Trinity Washington University

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Updated June 15, 2015
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  1. Just okay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trinity Washington University

    Pros

    Good education benefit, beautiful campus with storied history

    Cons

    Excessive oversight, lots of micromanaging. Very gossipy, yet antisocial work culture

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees


  2. Not what is presented

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to take on new responsibility.
    Overly qualified employees
    Location in the city
    There are limited positives to this environment

    Cons

    Salary
    Unclear directives
    Unreasonable goals from management
    Overly qualified employees
    No personal development
    No plan to keep staff
    Not focused on the goal of educating young people

    Advice to Management

    Invest in resources before investing in people... Even the best people need resources to get the job done.


  3. Not a good place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Trinity Washington University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Made lasting friendships with other miserable employees

    Cons

    School needs to do major upgrades to campus, office furniture is used, main areas new students use still look like they are in the 1970's


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Negative Work Experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Admissions in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director of Admissions in Washington, DC

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

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

    Pros

    Working to help an awesome group of first generation students
    Opportunities to move up
    Great Salary

    Cons

    Micromanagement
    Employee gossip is constant and in every department
    Negative work environment - hostile employees and students at times
    People in the enrollment office and admissions are expected to work well over 40 hours, many weeks 60+without additional compensation
    No bereavement time off

    Advice to Management

    Trust employees, take real leadership development and positive leadership workshops, create a positive work environment by having positive leadership -- the leadership is constantly gossiping about employees and students in a derogatory way.


  6. Helpful (3)

    If you are looking for development, professionalism, and career growth opportunities, look somewhere else.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resident Coordinator
    Former Employee - Resident Coordinator

    I worked at Trinity Washington University part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The students are the only thing that make the job worth having.

    Cons

    There is a lack of cohesion among departments, no feedback or evaluation system for employee performance, general sense of callous attitudes among all staff members. Didn't even require employees to sign a contract upon hiring. Very high turnover rates.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Mixed Bag

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trinity Washington University full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    School has a great mission and serves a need in the community.

    Cons

    There seems to be high turnover and a general negative view of working there amongst staff.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Trying Times

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trinity Washington University full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    More time off then where I came from and requesting time off is hardly an issue, the lunch is affordable in the cafeteria

    Cons

    There has been a lot of turn over since I have been here in all departments. The school has a rich history and is doing a lot for the community and the students but sometimes when it comes to their staff, they forget about us and our needs. They need to figure out a way to make morale higher so that people want to stay. They also need to have more growth opportunities and better less expensive insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on keeping the morale of the staff and faculty high so they want to stay with you. Be open to all opinions not just the one of the president of the instition.


  9. Great place to teach

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    an opportunity to work with an amazing group of predominantly female students

    Cons

    limited school resources and budget


  10. Helpful (3)

    Difficult to go anywhere

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Trinity Washington University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Time off is very respectable, and getting a week off is usually easy.

    Cons

    No professional development. Little leadership. Constant problems with Human Resources not communicating throughout the organization. No matter how bad or good an employee you are, you will get the standard raise - not performance-based. Every decision you make will be examined before you are allowed to make it. There is no ability to use existing knowledge - the upper management will do what they feel like doing, regardless of the skillset of subordinate. Professional development is not valued, and rarely approved.

    Advice to Management

    Allow competent employees to make their own decisions. Let go of some of the decisions and let adults decide on their own.


  11. Helpful (6)

    You will not go anywhere professionally

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trinity Washington University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    If you have a good supervisor and you need time off, it is usually not a problem. Lunches are very affordable. There are some very good, interesting and intelligent people among the staff. If the college closes due to a weather emergency, staff gets paid. You have a few more paid holidays than most other colleges.

    Cons

    While as mentioned above, there are some great people among the staff and faculty, it is a very difficult and unhappy place to work at. Any mistake, no matter how small and insignificant can get you fired. The upper management bases most of their decisions on the current mood, not on facts. If you have a degree from an online college you will never get hired. No raises, just a standard 3% adjustment every year. Medical and Dental benefits are very expensive. No sick leave. You only get 15 days of general leave for staff and 20 for administrators- that is it! Employees are supposed to take all their vacation, sick and personal days from that pool. Students are not held to any code of conduct whatsoever. Foul language, yelling at staff and faculty and even threats from students towards staff are common. Yet, very little is done in terms of disciplinary action. The building is very old and it is understandable that it is difficult to maintain but mice and mold are everywhere! No central air conditioning or heat. During the winter break, the hot water is turned off and the staff working has to wash their hand with cold water. There is very little heat during the colder days and yet you cannot use a portable heater. In the summer, the heat in unbearable.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the staff and faculty, keep an open mind and do not retaliate if you hear criticism. Hold students accountable for their actions and impose higher standards in the admissions process.



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