Webster University Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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Pros
  • Great benefit for 100% tuition remission for you and family (in 5 reviews)

  • Recognition of domestic partnership along with their diversity visibility initiatives make for a comfortable work environment (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The administration cares more about lining their pockets than doing what's good for the university or its people (faculty and staff) (in 2 reviews)

  • No cons to comment on at this point in time (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Dean's Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Webster University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can learn a lot of new things. They are willing to teach you and help you grown as a professional

    Cons

    Can't think of any right now

  2. Administration

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Webster University full-time

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

    Pros

    Clean, professional office and classroom environment

    Cons

    No long-range plan for campus locations

  3. Great place to teach!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Webster University

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual environment, very service oriented, beautiful and well-maintained facilities. They make teaching a breeze - all I have to do is show up.

    Cons

    Although the compensation is on par with industry, it's low relative to private sector.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Webster is a crap shoot depending on what area of the University you work in.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Webster University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent retirement benefits - up to 6% employee contribution matched up to 9.5% from Webster. Good work-life balance, depending on what area you work in and your supervisor. Good healthcare coverage as well. Some areas of the university offer a somewhat flexible work schedule, but not all.

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities for staff. Poor employee morale and recent employee turnover. Upper management has created a climate that makes employees feel that the management can't/doesn't trust them. Pay is already on the low end and raises over the past few years have been marginal at best. Lack of clear, concise communication from leadership. Policy changes aren't widely disseminated throughout the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Increase employee morale and employee pay. Loosen up on micromanaging and have faith that you've hired competent employees who will get the job done without having someone look over their shoulder. Empower your employees instead of dis-empowering them. Stick to the stated goal of transparency and create a system to disseminate information about policy changes to employees on a regular basis.

  6. Small and cozy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Webster University

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

    Pros

    Small town atmosphere type of place

    Cons

    a lot of misinformation given to students. Unsure of certain accredidations

    Advice to Management

    Love the school, but needs to be more specific about credit transfers and accredidation

  7. Decent, but....

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    Current Contractor - Adjunct Faculty
    Current Contractor - Adjunct Faculty

    I have been working at Webster University as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Allowed to operate autonomously within a few parameters. Facilities are generally well kept and available. Pay is decent for time put in.

    Cons

    Office administration does NOT know how to communicate. There is much miscommunication and often an instructor doesn't know they are teaching a class until 2 weeks before the term (or when the schedule is published). Technology available to instructors needs updating. Some support staff is quite nosy and gossipy, which isn't the professional environment you'd hope for in higher education.

    Advice to Management

    Work on getting all office staff on the same page. Make sure communication that goes out to instructors is done in a timely manner.

  8. Great University to work for!

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor, Adjunct/Part Time in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor, Adjunct/Part Time in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Webster University

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

    Pros

    Working with non-traditional students who really want to learn. Our smaller campus gets a close community feel with strong support system of a large brick and mortar university. Professors who are experts in their respective fields and students who bring a lot of personal and professional experience to the classroom.

    Cons

    Not everyone loves classes that are 4 hours long in the evening and 8 hours long on Sat, but the class times are great to accommodate around most work and family schedules. As part time faculty, there is no place for promotion (no full-time faculty on this campus) and it would be wonderful to have full-time teaching and/or administrative opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Local management is wonderful. Faculty and students have open and continuous communication. Hopefully University management rewards the local leaders for such great work- if not, that HAS to happen.

  9. Excellent work life balance

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Webster University full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance at Webster is outstanding. It is a flexible work environment and I trust the current administration.

    Cons

    The university is not as progressive an many other liberal arts institutions. They are a bit slow to change and need to improve data and streamline communications.

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for upward mobility

  10. Exceptional Teaching Experience

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Webster University part-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The faculty has the flexibility to include real life examples when teaching the academic theory. The staff is exceptional interfacing with the students and faculty.

    Cons

    After over 30 years at Webster, I have no complaints.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Pros and cons

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Professor in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Professor in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Webster University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance, great opportunities for work-related travel, many pleasant and supportive colleagues, unique and likable student body.

    Cons

    Too much focus on enrollments from administration, not enough on academic excellence. Lack of follow-through on announced initiatives.

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