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Updated February 16, 2015
Updated February 16, 2015
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  1.  

    The University of Richmond is a very pleasant University to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Richmond part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The location of the University is ideal, outside of inner city Richmond but close enough to utilize the resources of the city. I was compensated extremely well for my work and the culture is great.

    Cons

    I often found the most difficult things were the tasks that I was asked to complete. Some of the instructions were extremely vague or not correct at all and I often found myself on my own trying to complete a project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more clear about exactly it is you want done and how you want it to be done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Packs a punch beyond its size!

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    Former Contractor - Lecturer in Richmond, VA
    Former Contractor - Lecturer in Richmond, VA

    I worked at University of Richmond as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Ambitious faculty, both in teaching and research
    - Supportive and professional staff
    - Works with continuous improvements
    - Student focused
    - Great campus
    - Works actively with internationalization

    Cons

    - The international ambitions are successful when it comes to students going abroad. However, the level of faculty involvement is partial and can be further developed.
    - Only offers terminal degree in law and the limited size makes it harder to offer Ph D studies in other diciplines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the focused strategy - for top notch education with great faculty!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great university to work for

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    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at University of Richmond

    Pros

    Friendly co workers and management. The students you serve are super polite and friendly. Base pay is fairly competitive. Easy job with a free lunch everyday

    Cons

    Part-time hours with no benefits. There just aren't many cons that I can possibly think of. You might feel bad throwing away some good loaves of bread every Friday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Incredibly Tediuous

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    Former Employee - 8: 15 Coffee At University of Richmond
    Former Employee - 8: 15 Coffee At University of Richmond

    I worked at University of Richmond part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great attitude, occasionally able to department charge, workers are generally friendly

    Cons

    As a student, the pay and hours are terrible.
    Working the hours are terrible.
    You are almost ALWAYS busy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great summer work as a student

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at University of Richmond full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible, great coworkers, compensation, understanding environment, room for advancement, departments work together, high ranked departments compared to national standards

    Cons

    some outdated practices, dependence on the board of trustees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The school is too at the whim of the board of trustees. Everyone tiptoes around not offending them. The school should be serving the needs of the students as their needs advance and progress, not defending upper-class old white male ideologies about what is important for college students

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Computer Assistnant

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    Current Employee - Computer Assistant in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Computer Assistant in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at University of Richmond part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It was a great environment to work in. Flexible hours, relaxed setting. I really really enjoy working at that office.

    Cons

    Scheduling hours is sometimes difficult because the office closes at 4 so you must schedule your hours during the normal class day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work part-time

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    Former Employee - Intern in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Great people, very flexible hours and work load, comfortable working conditions, good pay for the type of work

    Cons

    Sometimes lack structure and leadership from management, did not seem to be enough work for everyone at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more specific with work needed, follow-up with students on projects

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Its a great time to be a spider!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Richmond

    Pros

    study abroad, a ton of research opportunities including publishing, small class sizes, approachable professors, beautiful campus, and overall well worth the investment. Its gaining popularity and for the right reasons.

    Cons

    Tuition is high but a quality education.

  10.  

    I love UR

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    Current Employee - Tutor in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Tutor in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    People are very nice here

    Cons

    It is a bit isolated from the outside word

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interaction with people outside

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Rewarding, professional environment. Great for life long learners.

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    Current Employee - Director in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Collegial staff, flexible work environment and schedule, great benefits as far as colleges and universities go. Opportunity for continued education.

    Cons

    No/minimal training or development programs. No clear advancement opportunities for staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be in touch with the market for attracting and retaining talent. Create paths for young and mid-level employees. Improve transparency in decision making. Provide credits for continuing education outside of the organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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