Villanova University Reviews

Updated April 22, 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. An institution with many resources but lacking guidance.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Villanova University as an intern

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of room to develop your own intiatives beyond basic job description. Also, strong on Catholic identity and growing ecumenically.

    Cons

    Direct supervisor doesn't give much direction and does not give constructive feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Get a driector of campus ministry to provide vision and strategic planning.

  2. Connelly Center Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Villanova University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This job gave me great management skills. Although some nights were especially busy, and I never took a break, the majority of nights were relaxed. And, in-between tasks I could catch up on homework.

    Cons

    Extremely low pay. Lack-luster effort by student employed staff. Late nights and early mornings. Overall, maybe more work than you are getting paid for, and the job has no concrete role. I did everything from oversee 10,000 sq feet to change toilet paper.

    Advice to Management

    something needs to be done to make sure that only people who will work hard without any complaints get the job, otherwise t is a real burden for everyone involved.

  3. Good place to be a TA

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Villanova, PA
    Current Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Villanova, PA

    I have been working at Villanova University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generally low stress environment. Great opportunity to have graduate education paid for, and receive a small finanacial benefit yourself. Great for learning how to teach, and learning how to interact with students on a one-on-one basis.

    Cons

    TA experiences can vary. Some TAs have signfiicantly more grading than others, and have much more responsiblity. Other TAs tend to only have a very small amount of work for the same compensation. Also, the pay is very poor.

    Advice to Management

    Work better to ensure that each TA has the same level of responsibility. Also, I would attempt to include some sort of lecture portion for the TA for each lab, since learning to speak publicly is a very useful skill to have in the future, and labs without a TA lecture portion are depriving the TA of that experience.

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  5. Great community of workers

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Villanova University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Obvious benefits and good people

    Cons

    The pay is just ok

    Advice to Management

    Pay a littler better

  6. Good but improvements are necessary to maintain relevance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    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.

  7. Serious management problems

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice and friendly people to work with.

    Cons

    They have serious management problems running the university.

    Advice to Management

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

  8. Villanova is full of opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Villanova University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  9. Good experience, great people, very laid back

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  10. Villanova University

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    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.

  11. great fellow employees

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Villanova University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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