Villanova University Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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Villanova University President Rev Peter M. Donohue
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Pros
  • Good benefits (although they have been reduced systematically over the past few years) (in 4 reviews)

  • Flexible schedules and good work life balance (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • very expensive, give out very little financial aid (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Villanova University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment with opportunities to advance. Lots of training opportunities as well. Great standard of living

    Cons

    Pay at corporate tech companies is higher.


  2. Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Research Assistant/Graduate Student in Bryn Mawr, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant/Graduate Student in Bryn Mawr, PA

    I have been working at Villanova University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Chose your hours, lots of vacation

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about at Villanova


  3. Learning to be a better shop

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tons of holidays, vacation and half days. Involved alumni. Promote without regards to seniority. Positive work environment.

    Cons

    Disorganized back end systems and procedures. Assume too much is known by employees. Sharing of information is lacking. Not always put in the best position to succeed.


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  5. Review

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    Current Employee - Program Administrator in Villanova, PA
    Current Employee - Program Administrator in Villanova, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Villanova University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Aged workforce which has led to outdated communication and recruitment.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to utilize millennials.


  6. Dedicated employees, very collegial atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Villanova University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Community environment, emphasis on service to community. Quality people. Great area and campus.

    Cons

    Slow to impliment change at times. Salaries can be modest.


  7. Student services

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Villanova, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Villanova, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Villanova University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Positive and uplifting environment. Highly motivated students. Warm and upbeat staff. Beautiful campus. Highly collaborative.

    Cons

    Humble salary as in most higher education settings.


  8. Campus Ministry Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Gain lots of experience; have to be very self-motivated to create relationships with students; receive supervision; opportunity for meeting with Campus partners to discuss best care for students; ability to create great and meaningful relationships with Campus Ministry staff; wonderful students

    Cons

    Lack of diversity on campus; Students are over-worked and have far too many commitments; Though there is a lot of room to grow for Campus ministry, sometimes there can be a narrow understanding of that growth or a monopoly of where to grow and who to minister to; Lack of communication and understanding

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff, create a welcoming and caring environment for the staff. The staff know the students best, and they understand the needs of the students, listen to them. Staff need to feel ministered to as well, so that they can best minister to students.


  9. Librarian

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Vacation and comp time off

    Cons

    Under appreciated by faculty and administrators

    Advice to Management

    I think it is the industry, not the particular university


  10. Viilanova University

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Villanova University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pretty Campus Green initiatives

    Cons

    Too much nepotism and no accountability Too top heavy, especially in non-academic areas, and not enough people actually doing work


  11. Athletic Facilities Attendant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work Study program was great, on campus working, and flexibility

    Cons

    Sometimes events would get cancelled due to weather, especially in the winter



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