Valparaiso University

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Valparaiso University Reviews

Updated July 2, 2014
Updated July 2, 2014
22 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great launching point for future career

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    Current Employee - Interlibrary Loan Assistant  in  Valparaiso, IN
    Current Employee - Interlibrary Loan Assistant in Valparaiso, IN

    Pros

    Gained valuable experience while retaining the convenient hours and location on campus, worked personally with bosses as opposed to dealing with a chain of information.

    Cons

    There is no reward for individual effort, all bonuses and raises are institutional so that my experience, time working, training are not important in terms of what I get paid. Only the specific type of job matters.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    International Ambassador

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A lot of international experience

    Cons

    Too much work for the amount you get

  3.  

    Graduate Assistant- MBA

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Valparaiso, IN
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Valparaiso, IN

    Pros

    Great learning experience, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    sometime difficult work environment due to different personality styles

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Work Study At Harre Union  in  Valparaiso, IN
    Former Employee - Work Study At Harre Union in Valparaiso, IN

    Pros

    Employee morale was high
    Supervisor adequately informed you of policy changes
    Supervisor was interested in my feedback

    Cons

    Sometimes the mandatory training wasn't pertinent to my job

    Recommends
  6.  

    Good experience in higher education

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and beautiful campus

    Cons

    Information technology slightly out of date.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Fantastic experience working in Office of Information Technology

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    Former Employee - Instructional Technology Consultant  in  Valparaiso, IN
    Former Employee - Instructional Technology Consultant in Valparaiso, IN

    Pros

    Projects are fun and exciting as it concerns all Students and Faculty members of which you are one. Colleagues were very friendly and accommodating of my schedule as a Student. Integrity and hard work are usually rewarded. You learn a lot from so many spheres of education.

    Cons

    I really enjoyed my time and it was quite an eye opener so there's very little negativity working on campus. However, you have to bring your A game as Professors and Lecturers might be quite impatient when solutions are needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think they could increase the wages a bit to help student's cope better with the city's higher than average living expenses.

    Recommends
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  8.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Specialist  in  Valparaiso, IN
    Current Employee - Specialist in Valparaiso, IN

    Pros

    *Great people to work with
    *Campus events that keep you involved in University
    *Great leadership

    Cons

    Some departments on campus are resistant to changes but with the right leadership and foresight, this can be cahnged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep leadership strong as it is the cornerstone of progress in the Northwest Indiana area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Former Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent benefits. You do qualify for tuition benefits for family at the university.

    Cons

    Pay is sub standard compared to other colleges in the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees and be honest in communicating direction of the college.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  10.  

    Overall, I have greatly appreciated the supportive environment.

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    Current Employee - Financial Aid Assistant  in  Valparaiso, IN
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Assistant in Valparaiso, IN

    Pros

    The employees share in the cultural contribution of the campus environment.

    Cons

    The administrative culture operates in an archaic hierarchy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes your staff actually has lucrative ideas. Remove the glass ceiling.

    Recommends
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  11.  

    Overall a good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great location close to Chicago. Nice community.

    Cons

    Facilities aging. Many in need of major repair. Poor vacation and leave policy for staff workers. Compensation low compared to other higher education positions in the region.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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