Temple University
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www.temple.edu Philadelphia, PA 5000+ Employees

Temple University Reviews in Philadelphia, PA

Updated Jun 18, 2014
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Temple University President Neil D. Theobald

Neil D. Theobald

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69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Graphic Design (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsThe office environment is a great way to gain experience working in collaboration with others, meeting deadlines and being as efficient as possible. Everyone is a very welcoming and friendly, at least in my office, and most importantly value my work. The assignments come slow but are easy for the most part. The balance between school and work is absolutely manageable and a great way to supplement some expenses.

    ConsSometimes not enough work to the point where coming in is almost a waste of time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Research Analyst (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsResearch staff and colleagues are great.

    ConsLocation is difficult for some.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Usher - Temple Performing Arts Center

    Usher (Former Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsWhile in school at Temple University I worked part time at the performing arts center. It was a great atmosphere I got to see a lot of cool performances. (i.e. Jay Cole, Hypnotist.)

    ConsThe student supervisors could be little pushy at times when it wasn't necessary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to bring in quality performances into the center.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Your satisfaction will depend on what you're looking for.

    Media Services (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsTemple is a great place if:
    - You value health insurance above salary
    - You want your kids to (eventually) attend Temple
    - You want to earn an advanced degree
    - You're looking for a more laid-back atmosphere
    - You're looking for a job with an excellent work/life balance

    ConsTemple is a non-profit higher education facility, so it's not great for:
    - Climbing the corporate ladder
    - Earning performance bonuses, promotions, or raises
    - Working on innovative products and pushing the envelope.

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    24 yrs of all aspects of medical clerical experience

    Cash Poster (Former Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    Prosgood job with good benefits management was very good and fair i believed.worked as a team doing work on a daily basis , fast and accurate

    Consstressfull at times when we were short staffed,however the work had to be done and was all the time every day in time no matter what

    Advice to Senior Managementmanagement was always good to me and very helpful.no problem there always willing to help when needed

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to Work

    Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsBenefits are excellent. You can finish or start your degree, and your children/spouse have benefit of using remission tuition. The environment is very diverse with many avenues for you to explore. I have been here for 10 years, and even though my unit has a demanding schedule our time is flexible and we are fairly self-starters without much micro-management.

    ConsLong hours maybe a problem since projects are cumbersome. It is hard to advance if you are not a certain grade level. Compensation is very fair but hard to get merit bonuses or salary increases (outside cost of living) due to bootstrapped budgets.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTemple's core values are very transparent. My management team knows the stress level that we have but we have a clear vision of what to do. It would be better if more people collaborated more, but again demanding projects and taxed time management is tough for both staff and supervising units.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A research university in medicine

    IT Analyst (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsWork environment is good. People are realluy helpful

    ConsI dont think there are much challenges in working but geeting one was really difficult

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    not good for scientist

    Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    Prospeople are friendly. facility is ok.

    Conslow pay. bad work-life balance.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Underrated and under confident organization, needs new management

    Associate Professor (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsThe shining light of Temple are the students, as a professor they are the reason it is a good place to work. Colleagues are quite good but administration puts too much pressure on them so collaboration is difficult.

    ConsPoor uninspired management. Temple succeeds despite the administration and very corrupt administrative culture. Play the politics right and you are ok, no interest in politics good luck

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet inspired, get moving in a direction and raise some money for goodness sake. Temple is a better school and place to work than you are letting it be. I still recommend working here because of the colleagues and students, but the administration needs to course change or we need to change the administration.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Thought I would be teaching, but I only worked there.

    Master Electrician/Sound Engineer (Former Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsI loved working with the students.

    ConsThe culture is improving, but is currently steeped in negativity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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