Western Carolina University
3.6 of 5 19 reviews
www.wcu.edu Cullowhee, NC 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated May 25, 2014

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    Audit Employee (Current Employee)
    Cullowhee, NC

    ProsI have3 enjoyed my time in the Internal Audit Office.

    ConsThere is nothing I would change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros-enjoyable people
    -easy, satisfying work
    -lots of cool people
    -there are perks to running your school (connections, budget, stuff like that)

    Cons-pay is sort of weak, although its incredibly easy work
    -it is run by the greeks, if you're not in a fraternity or sorority, expect to be ignored

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I loved working at school while I took classes on the side.

    Editing Lab Monitor (Former Employee)
    Cullowhee, NC

    ProsI enjoyed working with students in my major and helping them with any technical difficulties they may have had throughout their editing process.

    ConsIt was only one day a week. I wish I could've done it more than just one day at a time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Unique place of employment.

    Accountant (Former Employee)
    Cullowhee, NC

    ProsTalented people to work with and learn from. Great IT training and support available. Able to utilize your talents and interests to advance your career.

    ConsState supported university, so due to economic downturn, short-staffed and career banding is below the state average.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet staff know they are appreciated since many are covering more than one position to get things done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good but not great.

    Assistant Professor (Former Employee)
    Cullowhee, NC

    Prosbeautiful and nice place. The mountains are a good place to be. Also close to great smokey mountain park.

    Consthe place is very far froma city so the access to shopping and entertaiment is limited. Housing is also expensive. not a good place to start your career.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working here gave me work ethic

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAs a student worker they care about your success as a student first, and the job second.
    Flexible schedule.
    Depending on the job, you might be able to study during your breaks.

    ConsMinimal wage, with not enough room to grow.
    Sometimes communications from highers up are not clear through different departments and it gets taken out on the student worker.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSometimes there needs to be a better flow of communication through all offices. When there's not, it gets take out on student workers who are just trying to do their best.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    FacLif

    Assistant Professor (Current Employee)
    Cullowhee, NC

    ProsBeautiful natural environment
    laid-back lifestyle
    Full of options for outdoor adventure
    nice weather

    ConsFar from big city
    Life quality is poor (beside outdoor adventure part)
    lack of options for shopping, restaurant.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work, even as a student

    Assistant Professor (Former Employee)
    Cullowhee, NC

    ProsGreat people, beautiful surroundings, very flexible hours

    ConsLow pay associated with all work study positions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Print Shop

    Work-Study Student (Former Employee)
    Cullowhee, NC

    ProsGreat staff. Very flexible. Enjoyable place to work

    ConsSome tedious work, but that's to be expected when making large amounts of documents

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was like Junior High, only worse...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWestern Carolina is a beautiful place. Perfect for outdoor activities (hiking, fishing, biking, hunting). Very rural living, perfect for getting away from city life.

    ConsIt is all about friends there. Either you are among the chosen few or not. The chosen have the good life - easier workloads, more resources, etc. Those not chosen are burdened excessively and treated poorly until they leave, voluntarily or not. Please note the high turnover of employees. This occurs even though WCU is the only local employer of note. If it does not work out, you will have to move.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would encourage them to listed to all employees, not just the happy long-timers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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