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University of Richmond Reviews in Richmond, VA

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
37 Reviews
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  1.  

    Packs a punch beyond its size!

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Richmond, VA

    I worked at University of Richmond as a contractor (more than an 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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    some outdated practices, dependence on the board of trustees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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  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 place to work for any position

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    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 (more than an 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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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 (more than an 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

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