Villanova University Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
33 Reviews

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  1.  

    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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    relaxing and nice coworkers

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

    I worked at Villanova University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Peaceful environment
    Nice coworkers
    Some administrative experience
    Meet Deans

    Cons

    Repetitive work
    Place got noisy sometime
    No promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent

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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ethical Professional Environment

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    Current Employee - Admissions  in  Villanova, PA
    Current Employee - Admissions in Villanova, PA

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

    Pros

    The title of my review says it all.

    Cons

    I think the pay should be higher considering all the traveling.

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  5.  

    Work Study is Okay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Villanova University part-time

    Pros

    The people are great. On campus work means that you do not need a car or other transportation. Flexible hours. Get to meet other professors and networking contacts.

    Cons

    Salary is basically minimum wage. Sometimes there is not a lot of things to do so work can become boring.

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  6.  

    Rewarding

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Villanova University

    Pros

    Flexibility, reporting structure, and benefits

    Cons

    401K account options for retirement

  7.  

    Technologist

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    Current Employee - Technologist  in  Villanova, PA
    Current Employee - Technologist in Villanova, PA

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Good management and direction. Flexible schedules and good work life balance.

    Cons

    Faculty do not view others as peers, act entitled and display poor behavior.

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    Business relationship management between Staff and Faculty.

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    Creative implementation of the latest Instructional Technologies using appropriate professional visual multi-media, wor.

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    Former Employee - Instructional Technologies Instructor  in  Villanova, PA
    Former Employee - Instructional Technologies Instructor in Villanova, PA

    I worked at Villanova University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Considerate, dedicated Villanova Family produced award-winning results in the most wired campus. I enjoyed working here, and often stayed in the lab much longer in order to study and learn new software in order to implement the very best work. The results were rewarding, and I was later able to create my own web page in my spare time on weekends.

    Cons

    This position only offered while a student.

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  9.  

    Great HR Department, Interaction with students, faculty and staff is rewarding

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Villanova University

    Pros

    interaction with students, staff, faculty and administration make it a unique place to work for. Opportunity for tuition remission, and excellent benefits for the worker

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours depending on the position played in the departments. Upward mobility is limited for some career areas.

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  10.  

    A great place to work and grow

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

    I have been working at Villanova University

    Pros

    Close knit community
    Beautiful Area
    Access to job training and continuing education
    Major discount for dependents tuition
    Excellent benefit package

    Cons

    Some Management can do what they please
    Not all employees held to standard policies
    No way to anonymously voice concerns/complaints

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  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    GREAT PLACE!!

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator

    I have been working at Villanova University

    Pros

    1. People are treated with Respect and dignity.
    2. People are all treated equally.
    3. Friendly, compassionate, and professional.
    4. People are happy and proud to be part of the Nova nation. People really LOVE Villanova and it shows through!!
    5. We work and act as a community while remaining professional.
    6. Not the level of the back biting, gossiping, and gross behavior that you find in some corporate america jobs.
    7. For the most part 99% of the people who work here just want to do a good job. They also help coworkers do a good job.
    8. The energy and enthusiasm of everyone on campus. The students, faculty and staff is amazing.
    9. Warm, welcoming environment, buddy system for new employees to get familiar with the University.
    10. Consistently impressed by the intelligence of everyone.
    11. Alright I'll say it, it is a Catholic university but working at an Augustinian University is pretty awesome, it's good stuff. Wish Corporate America would adopt some of those values.

    If I hit the lottery for millions I'd still continue to work here (for free). It's that great of a place.

    Cons

    Parking can sometimes be a pain. Walking for food in bad weather. Our building can get cold.

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    Thank you for having me be part of such a special place.

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