University of Delaware Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Newark, DE

    I have been working at University of Delaware part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Absolutely amazing job. My managers are so kind, and understanding - they truly care about the welfare of their employees.

    Cons

    i have no cons for working for this company. My experience going to work every day is always positive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Ok place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE

    I have been working at University of Delaware

    Pros

    Ok compensation, best benefit is the free tuition for your children.

    Cons

    Hard to get rid of the deadwood.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of those who don't/refuse to contribute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great Place to work and learn

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Newark, DE

    I have been working at University of Delaware

    Pros

    Good life and work balance. Good pay.

    Cons

    didn't find any cons. Very appreciate the opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Major pros and cons

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Newark, DE

    I have been working at University of Delaware full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    For a small university, the concentration of talented, proficient talent doing engineering research in a relatively stress free setting was astounding.

    Cons

    Graduate students rights were virtually non-existent and some of the university policies are pretty archaic, this University has a backwards code of ethics that are years behind anything I've ever seen. The new models of running each department of universities like business have there share of growing pains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your students and employees. I hope the new president and higher management take some time to start listening to the buttom 99%.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Enjoyed being around sports, but tough hours.

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    Current Employee - Sports Information in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Sports Information in Newark, DE

    I have been working at University of Delaware full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Interactions with coaches and players.

    Cons

    Long hours take a toll

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A better working atmosphere would be appreciated. Very little talking during the day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Grad Student - Biology

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Newark, DE

    I have been working at University of Delaware

    Pros

    Many varied research opportunities; good, informative classes, with a focus on research training; very supportive faculty and staff, and cognizant of different career paths and interests in science

    Cons

    Nothing major comes to mind

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Love working here; wish it'd be longer with more opportunities

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    Current Contractor - Graduate Assistant in Newark, DE
    Current Contractor - Graduate Assistant in Newark, DE

    I have been working at University of Delaware as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely place to work in, self-control schedule, positive competing environment.

    Cons

    Wish for longer time, more opportunities. Very confusing finance procedures, low efficiency. School website system is poorly designed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve the school website system, with way more user-friendly functions and accesses. improve the finance system too. release more job opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Graduate student

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Newark, DE

    I have been working at University of Delaware full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Medium sized university. This is nice because you can be familiar with everyone in the department fairly easily. It's also situated close to other business and culture centers.

    Cons

    Newark as a town does not have too much going on, which could be good for you depending on what you're in to. I am a graduate student, so my adviser is my boss. This is the biggest factor in whether you will enjoy your time in grad school, so get to know him/her before you get to school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would enjoy getting paid more, but who wouldn't? University of delaware does a decent job of promoting well being for the graduate students with an on campus graduate student only bar and other graduate student life things like that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Ice arena is a very uninviting place to work

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    Former Employee - Skate Guard in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Skate Guard in Newark, DE

    I worked at University of Delaware part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good facility
    Good ice at arena to skate on
    College hockey games
    Always have work to do
    Free shirts and jackets for some positions

    Cons

    full time staff are very sarcastic and not straight forward with you
    All training is poorly conducted and almost self taught
    Supervisors goof off while on the job
    Office employees are mean and rude to part-time college staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train the supervisors and skate guards to do their jobs properly, what they can and cannot do, and what you expect of them doing at all times while being on the job.
    Treat all employees with the same respect in which you expect to be treated with in return.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Good place for research

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Newark, DE

    I have been working at University of Delaware full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Excellent support of incoming graduate students. You don't have to choose an advisor right away as the university will support you for the first 6 months.
    - Professors are knowledgeable and friendly
    - Actually really good facilities and university institutions like CCM, IEC, and DBI

    Cons

    - Length of a graduate experience seems to be expanding. Have many colleagues who took >6 years to graduate
    - Social life leaves something to be desired. People are not active or very friendly.
    - Newark is not exactly a bustling hub for culture
    - Food options are mostly chains or the ubiquitous half bar/half restaurant establishments and located on a single street
    - Public transportation is infrequent or expensive to get to Philadelphia or Baltimore

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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