Villanova University Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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Pros
  • Good benefits (although they have been reduced systematically over the past few years) (in 4 reviews)

  • The results were rewarding, and I was later able to create my own web page in my spare time on weekends (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • At the law school there is a clear division between faculty and staff (in 2 reviews)

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

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  1. Good but improvements are necessary to maintain relevance.

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    Current Employee - Media Relations Coordinator in Villanova, PA
    Current Employee - Media Relations Coordinator in Villanova, PA

    I have been working at Villanova University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are very friendly and the mission of the university is excellent.

    Cons

    Pay is low considering the area. Chances of advancement are low.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2. Serious management problems

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Villanova, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Villanova, PA

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

    Pros

    Very nice and friendly people to work with.

    Cons

    They have serious management problems running the university.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get new administrative assistant, make sure you higher long term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Villanova is full of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Villanova University

    Pros

    Positive outlets for all types of interest and personality types;Tons of autonomy; accepting culture amongst staff and faculty; solid pay.

    Cons

    I guess one could always use more financial compensation for their work, but Villanova has exceeded my expectations thus far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Good experience, great people, very laid back

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Villanova, PA
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Villanova, PA

    I have been working at Villanova University

    Pros

    I was able to work where I go to school

    Cons

    Very low rate of payment

  6. Villanova University

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Villanova University

    Pros

    Strong Community presence, very charitable, great learning environment

    Cons

    The school is small in terms of population.

  7. great fellow employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Villanova University

    Pros

    high quality people as co-workers, great holidays, 35 hour work week is standard, beautiful working environment

    Cons

    compensation seems to factor in a benefit available to people with children who could attend villanova and take advantage of the reduced tuition offered to children of employees--if you do not have children that attend or might attend villanova, you cannot take advantage of this benefit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensate people who cannott take advantage of the benefit of reduced tuition for the value of this benefit that they cannot take advantage of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great institution

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Villanova University

    Pros

    Colleagues are wonderful and supportive
    Students are great to work with
    Good number of vacation days
    Overall benefits package
    Team atmosphere

    Cons

    Overall Villanova University is a great place to work. All cons are similar to working at any large institution and not exclusive to Villanova.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Graduate Student Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Villanova, PA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Villanova, PA

    I have been working at Villanova University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I like the work ethics and the environment.
    The work assigned to me is more practical and I really liked it.

    Cons

    So far I didn't experience any Cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to allot some grad room so that we can work at flexible hours.

    Approves of CEO
  10. Overall a good experience, but humanities are not a priority

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Villanova, PA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Villanova, PA

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

    Pros

    Professors in my department were great. I have very few complaints. I had a ton of access to them, felt like I was really helping their overall mission to educate. I was treated like an adult, which goes a long way in academia.

    Cons

    The Catholic culture was a little oppressive, but never in the classroom. But it was a bummer to have students citing Bible verses as actual evidence in serious essays.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Great place for graduate thermal engineers

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Villanova, PA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Villanova, PA

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

    Pros

    Compensated for tuition as well as a stipend. Experienced and knowledgeable professors. Great program for thermal management with leading edge research.

    Cons

    Some of the graduate courses aren't taught very well or just don't hold much purpose. Overall they were good but a couple weren't satisfying.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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