University of New Orleans Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
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  1. Every day is mostly different, with a few of the same basic tasks and I'm having fun doing what I love.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at University of New Orleans

    Pros

    They offer amazing opportunities for students to gain experience in a field they are interested in while gaining credits for a degree. Graduate assistanceships help pay for your tuition. Flexible to work around school schedules, excellent office culture and encouragement for personal growth

    Cons

    office job, sitting at a desk most of the day

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great Potential, Limited Motivation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    Great place to study at a very decent price.
    Gym located on campus.
    There is some wonderful talent throughout campus.
    Decent vacation time.

    Cons

    Benefits changed a couple of years ago to program that is average/bad.
    The constant fear of being cut or workload overload due to budget cuts is unbearable.
    The mismanagement of budget for many years.
    Gym is not free for faculty/staff.
    Politics, Red Tape, etc. lead to unproductive, unsuccessful employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Separation between Administration and Academics, and between higher level and lower level employees, is hurting the university achieve its mission. We need leaders to bridge the gap and buy-in to our mission.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. Another victim of higher ed budget cuts and systemic mismanagement of funds

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of New Orleans full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The university is doing great work and research, and is an asset to the city. There is an abundance of talent here.

    Cons

    Administrative red tape, mismanagement and misallocation of funds is rampant. It is hard to make the changes necessary to keep the university competitive without more support from those running the school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management needs more creative thinking, unorthodox thinking and it needs to remove obstacles to growth and change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Lack of Supplies for research.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at University of New Orleans

    Pros

    Nice people. The campus is quiet.

    Cons

    Lack of funding for research.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow the grad programs!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Program Advisor

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    Current Employee - Program Advisor in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Program Advisor in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    The work atmosphere is great.

    Cons

    The medical benefits are a joke.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Work Experience Varies Wildly by Department

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of New Orleans full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Decent holiday schedule and good benefits
    - Sufficient training

    Cons

    Some departments are underfunded. Little room for advancement in general. There is an attitude on campus (perhaps rightfully so) that the Louisiana legislature considers this institution a lower funding priority than other similar ones.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great learning experience

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    Great learning atmosphere, very relaxed yet fast paced.

    Cons

    Budget cuts are forcing more and more layoffs, which creates an air of tension around the university.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9. Great place to learn

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at University of New Orleans part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    UNO is great place to learn knowledges and it provides lots of in campus jobs. The faculty and students are very nice and easy-going.

    Cons

    The administration of UNO is horrible. Because it has budget issues, they try to cut the GA's salaries. Also trying to cut some programes.

  10. Great learning opportunities, lots of creative freedom

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at University of New Orleans part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was able to gain a lot of experience in different aspects of publishing and learn how to design and conduct layout for books. I was also given a lot of creative freedom on the projects I did for the company.

    Cons

    It is the press for the University of New Orleans, which is having a lot of leadership and budget issues right now. I was a graduate assistant and paid very little.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Bloat at the top.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of New Orleans full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice co-workers/people to work with. Health care is fair, time off is outstanding. Compensation is fair.

    Cons

    Leadership is terrible. No direction. "Good ol boy" system at it's finest. Wasted dollars in top administration leads to cuts of valuable employees. Protection of civil service workers leads to the top quality un-classified employees being laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is quite pointless, as management could care less as long as they are "getting theirs' and their friends a great salary to retire on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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