Temple University Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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  1. Higher Ed IT manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Temple University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great job, great benefits, great environment. There are multiple IT managers thought the university since most of the individual schools have their own IT group.

    Cons

    Salary trends towards lower end of the scale when starting or getting promotions. You actually end up making more money if you were to leave the university and come back a few years later.


  2. Would recommend

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Temple University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, salary OK, great place to work.

    Cons

    Lots of politics at senior levels.

    Advice to Management

    Remember those who work for you as you reach for higher levels.


  3. Culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Temple University

    Pros

    Since, the university is making a lot of changes. A learning culture exists in the organxiaiton.

    Cons

    Can do a better job at handling matters of conflict.

    Advice to Management

    Can do better


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  5. High School Clique Mentality Ruins

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Temple University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Employees and their children can receive free educations from non-professional schools. On-site free medical clinic. Good health insurance and retirement plans. Easy commute via subway and bus lines.

    Cons

    Pay is below-scale for technical people. Vision plan is sub-standard. Promotions and training are only for those who are "in the clique". Heavy duty nepotism is the norm and is referred to as "the Temple Way". Clique members tend to harass outsiders with assignment overloads, ostracism, and snide remarks. Team work is defined as 2 cliquers are "in charge", 1 clique-outsider does all the actual work.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and be thankful you are not in jail on corruption charges for promoting only your friends. Keep your friends in-line and hold them accountable for their actions. Harrassment is against the law.


  6. intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Temple University part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good place to meet people

    Cons

    very low paying job for the amount of work


  7. Good flexibility

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Temple University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits were very good and I had no problems with my time off or medical insurance. My hours were pretty flexible and the staff were very friendly.

    Cons

    Sometimes administration were a little haphazard. I worked in research up at the medical school and the salary wasn't the best. Also, you have to be careful working in north philadelphia.

    Advice to Management

    Human Resources was often confused about pay or benefits. Perhaps streamline this area so people understand what's going on and there's not a never ending circle of phone calls.


  8. Great place to get an internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Systems Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Junior Systems Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Temple University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lot to learn, supervisors treat you like a family

    Cons

    Seriously there were no cons.


  9. Overall, a fantastic environment for student workers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Temple University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere is great, and because you're working in an academic environment, generally, coworkers and service users are respectful of you opinions. Also, feedback given to superiors is generally taken into account when considering or implementing changes in job-essential processes.

    Cons

    Scheduling can sometimes be erratic, and there are times when other student coworkers forget they are scheduled to work, causing confusion during shift changes.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to more carefully enforce attendance policies to help reduce confusion during shift changes when a student worker does not arrive within 10 minutes of their assigned shift start time.


  10. Teaching Assistant

    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Temple University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, nice work environment.

    Cons

    not a real job, only teaching assistant


  11. Post Doc

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Temple University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The lab I work in has a good positive environment for learning and scientific advancement. If you carefully select the lab you wish to work in as a post doc, you will be encouraged and have opportunities to improve you scientific knowledge and career. If you are not too careful, you will suffer.

    Cons

    Can sometimes take a while for deparmental equipment to be fixed. Departmental restructing is creating friction among faculty, with a lot of facutly seeking reappointment in other Temple Centers or indeed alternative institutions.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate effectively with faculty and let them know whats happening at each step of the restructuring process. Also make available the restructuring plan rather than keep it in a shroud of secrecy and changes only becoming apparent as the happen



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