University of the District of Columbia

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Updated July 19, 2015
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  1. Laboratory Technician

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at University of the District of Columbia full-time

    Pros

    Great experience ,love working there , Highly train under great supervision.

    Cons

    Lack vital tools for all experiments neede, No more money invested


  2. Data Analyst

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at University of the District of Columbia (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Peaceful environment, hard working people

    Cons

    Some bureaucracy in the IT department

    Advice to Management

    Cut out bureaucracy and some favoritism in the IT department. If you're friends with the IT department, they fold rules and do whatever you want. If you're not friends with them, it is a whole other story...


  3. Rewarding work with great students and mission

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    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Washington, DC

    I worked at University of the District of Columbia full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    UDC plays an important role in serving students in the DMV area who may not otherwise have ready access to a 4-year or advanced degree. The students are very inspiring and hard working, and motivated our team in Academic Affairs

    Cons

    Like any university, there is some silo-ing of units across Student Affairs/Academic Affairs, and across schools/departments. In general, the staff are very welcoming but there were considerable tensions between the faculty senate and the administration at the time. There has since been a transition in the executive leadership, so this may perhaps be resolved now

    Advice to Management

    Invest in student support services as the students do need many types of scaffolding to persist through


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  5. MY REVIEW

    Current Employee - Extension Agent
    Current Employee - Extension Agent

    I have been working at University of the District of Columbia

    Pros

    UDC is comprised of some amazingly innovative, talented, and caring individuals working hard to realize an extremely worthwhile mission in spite of many entrenched obstacles and difficulties. This is a land grant university and a HBCU. There are many opportunities to learn, participate in events, and hear guest speakers from around the world. Tuition remittance is a great opportunity for full time employees. Very convenient location. There is a union here!

    Cons

    1- Broken financial system makes EVERYTHING extremely difficult. 2- Constant turnover in top tier positions fosters university-wide instability. 3- There is a lot of unnecessary infighting. 4- No career path or ability to advance internally can mean years of above grade work without the commensurate salary, and can translate to a steady exodus of talent. 5- Effective, educated, hardworking employees get overloaded with duties (often performing more than one job with no salary increase), and (in many cases) get no help from support staff--while others seem to do nothing all day. 6- People without degrees can make more than those with advanced degrees! 7- There are some extraordinarily rude, grouchy, and ineffective people working here that should do EVERYONE a favor by retiring. 8- Change is happening, but it's very, very slow.


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    Adjunct Professor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of the District of Columbia

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    If you enjoy the idea of teaching, you'll appreciate this experience. Teaching has enabled me to provide subject matter expertise from the real world to further educate the students.

    Cons

    Community College Administration operates poorly and very inefficient for this to be an institution centered around learning. No one takes ownership for their actions.

    Advice to Management

    Audit your entire administration. Get people in those positions who want to be there and desire to provide the service they were hired for.


  7. feed back

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of the District of Columbia full-time

    Pros

    academic freedom, liberal work environment, etc

    Cons

    Nonexistent research infrastructure. less prepared students,


  8. Office assistant intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of the District of Columbia

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work at great and friendly employees

    Cons

    Too much gossiping and side convos Low pay


  9. Adjunct Professor-Law

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of the District of Columbia

    Pros

    Excellent network of adjunct professors.

    Cons

    changes in leadership and training could be better


  10. Adjunct faculty

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of the District of Columbia

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Students are eager and very interested

    Cons

    Poor faculty support and resources.

    Advice to Management

    Improve classroom facilities and interaction


  11. research assistant (electrical engineering department)

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Researcher in Washington, DC

    I worked at University of the District of Columbia (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    able to work on a project related to underwater communication working alongside a professor (advisor) to publish technical paper in underwater communication able to work with real underwater communication equipment access to IEEE website to gain cutting edge technical paper

    Cons

    Does a very bad job in explaining the goal of the project or problem definition Very less supervision is given by the advisor very less technical supervision is provided

    Advice to Management

    define the problem in a clear and concise manner try to understand the student's strength and assign the right kind of project encourage group effort



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