Villanova University Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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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. Review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Administrator in Villanova, PA
    Current Employee - Program Administrator in Villanova, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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    Aged workforce which has led to outdated communication and recruitment.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.


  2. Dedicated employees, very collegial atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    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.


  3. Student services

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Villanova, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Villanova, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


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  5. Campus Ministry Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Villanova University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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.


  6. Librarian

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Villanova University

    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


  7. Viilanova University

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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


  8. Athletic Facilities Attendant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Villanova University

    Pros

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

    Cons

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


  9. Master's Candidate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Masters Candidate in Villanova, PA
    Current Employee - Masters Candidate in Villanova, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Villanova prefers a lot of freedom to pursue the research you're passionate about. The staff has experience in many different areas and all of the professors are willing to contribute any help they can.

    Cons

    Due to the small size of the program, there are sometimes issues obtaining the resources necessary to complete some research. This is common and smaller research unversities.


  10. A School Where Students Genuinely Care About The Employees

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Villanova University part-time

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

    Pros

    The employees here are treated pretty well. I think it is in part because of how highly Villanova Students admire the full time workers that make this place run. People always reach out and ask how things are going, and try to form actual connections with the people that work here.

    Cons

    Some of the managers on west campus are incredibly rude. They treat people like machines, not humans. It is particularly bad with the student workers. I think they fail to realize that these are people too, and more importantly, they are full time students so work can not always be their top priority.

    Advice to Management

    To the managers on West, this does not apply to all of you, but most of you need to be more realistic. Treat people like humans. Stop yelling at employees in front of customers, it's degrading. Especially when you are yelling at a student employee in front of their peers.


  11. 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.



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