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University of Richmond Reviews

Updated November 6, 2014
Updated November 6, 2014
35 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 an 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    some outdated practices, dependence on the board of trustees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
  2.  

    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 an 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
  3.  

    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 an 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
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    Students have ample opportunities to find jobs and the school even hosts an information session showing positions.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, time-off policies. The perks are that you can earn a decent living on the side with some of their part time opportunities

    Cons

    Poor compensation. Also as is usual on a college campus, there are quite a few outspoken liberals and will directly confront any conservative people.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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 an 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Great Benefits, but Strange Organizational Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The education benefits (tuition remission or exchange with partner schools) is a primary reason to seek employment at UR. Contributions to 403(b) accounts include an automatic 5% contribution plus a contribution match up to 5% is also nice to receive.

    Cons

    Most of the organization is stifled by an adherence to strict hierarchal management structures. Many employees have a long tenure but have done little to update skills or consider new, innovative ways for improvement. Resistance to change causes high-turnover with younger employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a greater commitment to performance management with increased training for managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Beautiful setting, tough culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Richmond

    Pros

    Great benefits, brilliant faculty, many helpful colleagues. A beautiful campus with amazing facilities.

    Cons

    As someone else said, political and petty. The majority of employees there are great. A small number of senior managers make it unpleasant for the rest of us.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work for any position

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    Former Employee - Boatwright Memorial Library Assistant in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Boatwright Memorial Library Assistant in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Getting to be outside on a gorgeous campus.
    Easygoing attitudes
    Low work requirements in general
    Many nice people and generally friendly enviroment

    Cons

    Little overtime available
    Fairly low paying given the wealth of the school and the services rendered
    Fairly low chance of any type of advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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