Webster University Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Webster University President Beth Stroble
Beth Stroble
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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
  • No cons to comment on at this point in time (in 2 reviews)

  • The administration is adding layers of bureaucracy for reasons that remain to be clear (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Webster University

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    Former Employee - Marketing/Communications Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Marketing/Communications Assistant in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Webster University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family like atmosphere with great people. The application and interview process was not bad. Tuition re-reimbursement was a benefit!

    Cons

    Often politics came into play and caused issues. Also, there was not much movement for growth.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Assistant to the Dean

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant to the Dean in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Assistant to the Dean in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, including free tuition for you and your family members.

    Cons

    Inadequate compensation for the actual work done.

    Advice to Management

    If you value your "star" employees, you need to compensate them accordingly so that they do not leave a year later.


  3. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

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

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

    Pros

    Great learning environment to teach. Wonderful students who want to learn. Faculty members always willing to help. Small class sizes

    Cons

    There are not any cons that I have come across so far in my first few years at Webster.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the class sizes small and continue valuing the input of faculty and students.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good company but poor communication

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Webster Groves, St. Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Webster Groves, St. Louis, MO

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling if needed, FREE college, laid back environment. Decent campus dining. Most of the mid level managers are pretty decent.

    Cons

    The upper administration gets yearly pay raises and bonuses, yet projections and enrollment are down every year for the last 4 years. Meanwhile the day to day employees struggle to survive.

    Advice to Management

    Focus your efforts on fixing the issues at the main campus rather than continuing to expand to new markets.


  6. Student Employee

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

    I worked at Webster University part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible with school schedule and supportive.

    Cons

    The hours are limited in how many you can work a week.

    Advice to Management

    Let student workers have access to the newsletters that staff and faculty get. Communication to student employees is sometimes limited by supervisors due to the shifts the work and limited hours. It would help keep us in the know.


  7. Dean's Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    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


  8. Administration

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Great place to teach!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

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

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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.


  11. Small and cozy

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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