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University of Richmond Reviews in Richmond, VA

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
28 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    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 for more than a 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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  5.  

    Low Pay/Lack of Diversity

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    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Richmond, VA

    I worked at University of Richmond full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The great thing about working here is that you get free tuition. The university has great professors. The work=life balance was good, enabling you to work, go to school at night and still have time for your family

    Cons

    I found that most employees had been there for a very long time. I found this to be a problem because they were not interested in learning new ways of doing things or being open to new ideas. There is a lack of cultural diversity in the workforce and among the student body and I did not find the work to be challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to new ways of doing things and be more welcoming to people from all walks of life; Don't be so quick to judge people.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  6.  

    Love UR but do not pay students well

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

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

    Pros

    The tutoring is fun and you met the best people. Your "bosses" are great and will help you apply for full-time jobs and help you however they can.

    Cons

    You start at $8/hour as a tutor and do not get moved up to a "Tutor Supervisor" until you are a senior or grad student.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay double.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The University of Richmond scores a 7 out of 10

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    Current Employee - Student  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Student in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    -Highly Ranked Business School
    -Large network the in the New York and Washington D.C. areas
    -Beautiful Campus
    -D1 sports

    Cons

    -Small feeling (richmond bubble)
    -Limited social options, diminishing greek life scene
    -Bad parking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider your student's as the main stakeholders, not the the teachers, parents or surrounding community.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at University of Richmond part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great location, intellectually challenging environment

    Cons

    For me, the lack the full time opportunity and pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working at the University of Richmond has significantly benefitted me both personally and professionally.

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

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

    Pros

    The university leadership creates a positive, growing work environment. People who work here are grateful for their careers and feel like they are a part of something greater that is a benefit to the larger community.
    After you master your current position, there are plenty of opportunities to grow laterally by giving back or being creative within the community. I wear many different hats on campus, including my current position, orientation, and even working with student organizations.
    For two years, human resources did a salary review in which the staff salaries were compared with comparable and regional colleges, local businesses, etc., and after the study 49% of staff received some measure of an increase in compensation. If you are full time, and sometimes even part-time, you can earn a good salary with good benefits.
    The community is encouraged to build itself here. We have numerous events throughout the year to bring our division or divisions together to celebrate our successes. People are encouraged to diminish silos and work together to increase campus-wide communication and open engagement. It has led to a great community on campus.

    Cons

    As with the national trend, after the 2008 recession many of the folks who would normally retire or move up to senior positions have not because of the decrease in their retirement packages. If we sustain continued economic growth, this pattern ought to rectify itself, but currently there is not much vertical opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Everyone is really nice and kind!

    Cons

    Not much room for job growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire people who don't do their job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    An amazing place to work and grow.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  University of Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in University of Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    The culture and environment are both fantastic. The faculty, staff and students are fun and interesting to work with. A lot of opportunities for growth in your personal and professional life. You really have the sense that the university cares about you and your family. There are a lot of extra benefits and events the university does to make you feel welcome and a part of the community. Beautiful campus and access to a lot of free or cheap services.

    Cons

    Depending on your role your compensation may not be competitive with the average pay in Richmond.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The compensation needs to be a little more competitive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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