University of the Incarnate Word Reviews

Updated June 11, 2015
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  1. Assistant Coach

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at University of the Incarnate Word (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very christian orientated and small class sizes

    Cons

    Small school, not much room for campus growth


  2. Optician. Retail Optical train 3rd and 4th year students Optical

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    Current Employee - Licensed Optician in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Licensed Optician in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at University of the Incarnate Word full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Holiday time off,Teaching 3&4year Optometry students how to open and run a practice,once they open a practice. Since I have 40 years of retail optical experience I can help them with the best technics to run a successful business. We have a fully functional Optical with high end frames and Essilor and Hoya lens and a edging lab.I specialize in 3 piece rimless frames. Progressive lens with No Glare and Transition lens.

    Cons

    the pay is not up to par

    Advice to Management

    Set an example to the upcoming Optometrist, that a experienced Optician can take good care of your patients eyewear needs and make the Doctor lots of money. So pay your Opticians well take care of your staff and they will take very good care of your practice. The Optometrist need the Optician and the Optician needs the Optometrist.


  3. It is a great school and positive work environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of the Incarnate Word

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Holidays off and relaxed environment

    Cons

    Pay for interns and student workers could be more.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to suggest better pay for student employees


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  5. Bus driver

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of the Incarnate Word

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    UIW is an asset to the community.

    Cons

    Management is mostly dysfunctional; the 'rules' change frequently; several departments openly disparage the other departments


  6. Development Office

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of the Incarnate Word

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The schedules are flexible if you need them to be. Management is great. Relaxed office environment. Everyone is pretty nice.

    Cons

    Not the best pay. Not much room for advancement. Traffic and parking are deplorable. Agnese sucks There's no pride at UIW


  7. Great mission-driven institution to grow and blossom as a professional.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of the Incarnate Word full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    UIW does a great job showing its appreciation of its employees; they shower you with staff-only fun events and discounts. There's always something going on so it's a very fun and young environment. I left because of relocation not because of dissatisfaction. The supervisors I dealt with really allowed for creative innovation and were open to new ideas.

    Cons

    The campus is always growing and changing and with that comes progress' downsides such as limited parking and office re-shuffling. The institution doesn't pay in the long run but they do a great job of starting you off with a strong offer, which is competitive compared to many places in and around San Antonio; they do give Christmas bonuses and great holiday vacations so it really adds up and is still better than elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to have better communication among each other but their vision is in the right place. Some staff does need to retire or re-freshen their outlook in order to contemporize UIW's mission.


  8. Excellent place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of the Incarnate Word

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing and talented staff/professors in a nurturing environment

    Cons

    281 traffic trying to get there :(

    Advice to Management

    There are an amazing, talented group of people who work there. Hang on to them!


  9. It was a positive and challenging environment.

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    Former Employee - Program Leader in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Program Leader in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at University of the Incarnate Word full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People, mission, facilities, and location.

    Cons

    Compensation was lower than average.


  10. Flexible

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of the Incarnate Word

    Pros

    Enjoyed the flexibility of the job

    Cons

    Not much room for promotions


  11. Solid employment, but little room for advancement

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    Current Employee - Academic Advisor
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor

    I have been working at University of the Incarnate Word

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very stable organization, experiencing real growth, flexible hours with core 9-3, pay comparable to industry

    Cons

    High student to staff ratio, not compensated for overtime (most employees working overtime reclassified as administrative staff to prevent need to pay for additional hours), high expectation of working 50+ hours a week, little managerial support, no room for vertical advancement.

    Advice to Management

    There's a mid point between laissez faire management and micro management - find it.



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