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Villanova University Reviews

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Intern in Villanova, PA
    Current Employee - Intern in Villanova, PA

    I have been working at Villanova University as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Culture, People, Location, Environment, Campus

    Cons

    None really at all. School is great and amazing campus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

  2.  

    Hierarchical, Patriarchal and hypocritical.

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Villanova, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Villanova, PA

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

    Pros

    Nice campus, some very dedicated employees.

    Cons

    No surprise for a conservative, Catholic institution. Aside from the above, women face a particular challenge. The University makes a great show of "participatory" management, but it is top down, with major decisions made without true collaboration and input. The lack of unethical and amoral behavior, and complete lack of appropriate response is tough on morale. Too many people are too comfortable looking the other way. Last place in the world I would advice a woman faculty member to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop talking about collaboration, and start listening to everyone, not just the small group of old-timers who seem to have a lock on every decision made.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Student Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Villanova University

    Pros

    Great school, excellent teachers, great alumni network

    Cons

    very expensive, give out very little financial aid

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  5.  

    Enjoyed working there...

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Radnor, PA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Radnor, PA

    I worked at Villanova University as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    I was a contracted instructor (non-faculty) in the office of continuing education. Management was invested in success of classes and instructors and was very professional. Teaching facilities and technology were top notch compared to other schools I've taught at.

    Cons

    My only real issue with the office of continuing studies was that student enrollment could have been higher. This was consistently a limiting factor in the growth of the program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in partnering and other marketing opportunities in order to continue the success of the program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    villanova research and internships

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Villanova, PA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Villanova, PA

    I worked at Villanova University as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    great professors that offer great support
    great facilities to work in
    campus is great and summer was awesome
    try to get a meal plan and gym benefits
    great friends if doing in group project

    Cons

    no vacation obviously
    strenuous work involves strenuous effort
    min pay or no pay at all
    long hours sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep finding funding opportunities to encourage more projects like those

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great student worker program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Villanova, PA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Villanova, PA

    I worked at Villanova University as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The best thing about working here was the flexibility. I was able to attend all my classes, complete all the work I was assigned, and also be a student worker.

    Cons

    The cons were sometimes there just wasn't enough work to go around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a list of projects available that people can assign themselves to. Have student workers come in when their is work to do as opposed to just coming in everyday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Research internship

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    Former Employee - Research Intern in Devon, PA
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Devon, PA

    I worked at Villanova University as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Beautiful place, comfortable financial benefits, professors are really helpful. You will love discussing on various topics with them. they are quite experienced.

    Cons

    cultural diversity is needed in labs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to maintain diversity in labs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Part Time Position

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Villanova University part-time

    Pros

    Good part time job for students

    Cons

    Finding coverage could be difficult at times

    Recommends
  10.  

    Avg pay for student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Villanova University

    Pros

    part time
    nice prof
    a lot of learning

    Cons

    part time
    nice prof
    a lot of learning

  11.  

    a good work place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Villanova University

    Pros

    Very flexible, very good work life balance. if you have college bound kids who are interested in going to VU, it will be well worth it

    Cons

    If you kids want to go to elite schools, chances are the school will not on the tuition exchange list and it won't be beneficial.

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