Washburn University Reviews

Updated May 15, 2015
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  1. Law Clinic Student Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, manageable work load

    Cons

    No significant cons to report

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  2. Very excellent student position

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I was provided the opportunity to work on a lot of interesting projects.

    Cons

    There was a lot of downtime. Seemed to hard to bridge the gap from networking to systems administration.

    Advice to Management

    Involve the assistant role in more systems administration work.


  3. Amazing campus, quality faculty, modern facilities and technology.

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    Current Contractor - Lecturer in Topeka, KS
    Current Contractor - Lecturer in Topeka, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Washburn University as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Advanced teaching and training in the heartland.

    Cons

    Faculty parking could be more robust.

    Advice to Management

    Apple computers should be available to all faculty and staff.


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  5. Never again

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    Former Contractor - Health Occupations Instructir
    Former Contractor - Health Occupations Instructir
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Washburn University as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is hard to come up with 20 words that he says anything good about Washburn University and their affiliates.

    Cons

    The most bizarre experience I have ever had as an employee for any organization. Instructed there for almost 3 years and was fired with out any cause or reason. No communication, management is clueless

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue


  6. Good environment for a student worker

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Worker
    Current Employee - Student Worker
    Recommends

    I have been working at Washburn University part-time

    Pros

    Helpful and knowledgeable co-workers; Will work around your schedule as a student; Free time during work hours can be used for studying; Management is generally good about informing you of any changes to policy; Dress code is very relaxed; If you make a mistake, you will be gently corrected but no one will make you feel bad about it; Basically, expectations are very low, so if you are even a little bit competent, you will be appreciated.

    Cons

    Certain customers can be challenging to deal with, as with any customer service job; Pay starts low and stays low, although you may get a small raise when you renew your yearly contract.


  7. beautiful campus with great facilities and wonderful people.

    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Washburn University as an intern

    Pros

    The people who work here are very friendly and helpfull. Management is very enjoyable to work for.

    Cons

    work life balance and compensation


  8. Interested in maintaining enrollment not quality of education

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Professor
    Current Employee - Associate Professor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Washburn University full-time

    Pros

    Low standard of living in Topeka is good for low pay

    Cons

    Administration is heavy handed and cares little for faculty; was there for 10 years and more than half we weere on a salary freeze because of budget issues but llts of impressive building going onon campus with the explanation that these are different budgets; true but pathetic morale

    Advice to Management

    Take care of faculty


  9. Great environment, no benefits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washburn University full-time

    Pros

    Working at Washburn was great. My department was intimate and everyone was very professional and kind.

    Cons

    As an adjunct lecturer, I received absolutely no benefits and the pay wasn't fabulous.

    Advice to Management

    Benefits!


  10. Great experience, very time intensive

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    Current Contractor - Adjunct Instructor in Topeka, KS
    Current Contractor - Adjunct Instructor in Topeka, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Washburn University as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Teaching is a great experience and helps professionals hone skills they may not in an office setting.

    Cons

    Preparing lectures and grading is very time intensive. The pay for adjuncts is ridiculously low.

    Advice to Management

    While budgets are tight, make the pay more in line with the effort required to do the job well.


  11. Hired for expertise. Never allowed to use it.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Washburn University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People were pleasant to a point, decent salary, very strong school spirit

    Cons

    far too many meetings, either too much or too little independence, no one willing to listen to expertise of the one hired to be the expert

    Advice to Management

    Embrace people who have ideas. Support them. Be willing to let them have enough independence to take risks.



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