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Western New England University Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
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  1.  

    Great community, great work study opportunities.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Western New England University

    Pros

    Work study opportunities are very flexible

    Cons

    Work study pay is minimum wage in most positions.

  2.  

    It's okay...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Western New England University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits! Free undergrad education for you and your children. Campus is really lovely! Master's degree you only need to pay tax on. Good place to take advantage of that benefit then get the heck out.

    Cons

    Insanely low pay for the jobs performed. Little to no hope of a raise because "there is no money". Half the workers don't know what they are doing which makes those who DO works twice as hard to cover everyone's butt. Frustrating and stressful, hard to cope with for the low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please ensure that all departments have someone competent enough to be able to use google or at least be able to look things up on the universities own web page. A raise would be nice, taking home 12k a year is laughable and painful. Need a big morale boost for staff, most are miserable and looking for a way out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Stuck in the past this is actually for New England College of Business-

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Western New England University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Academically sound and I choose to believe they have the best of intentions.

    Cons

    The leaders lack the skills and knowledge to run a college university and are stuck in the past and are unclear on how to operate in the future. resistance to change systems that fail both employees and students. Any one that attempts to help correct the situation, and not part of inside leadership, are terminated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace change.
    If the system is not working something needs to change.
    Hire, embrace and acknowledge those that know what they are doing, Subject matter experts and allow them to do it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Residence Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Residence Manager
    Former Employee - Residence Manager

    I worked at Western New England University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are helpful & supportive, great professional developmental opportunities, tuition remission, ability to mentor and provide development to advisees/residents/students, meal plan, apartment, pay is good for the position, on-campus health complex.

    Cons

    Though the job description is part-time, some work will require more commitment. This should be obvious if you plan to work in a Res. Life career though, and it is worth it overall. Also, you live in the same hall or complex as student residents so make sure to set boundaries early on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do! The staff and students appreciate your support and commitment to their development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good work study opportunities for students

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Biomedical Engineering Laboratory Assistant - Work Study in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Biomedical Engineering Laboratory Assistant - Work Study in Springfield, MA

    I worked at Western New England University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Western New England University has some excellent work study programs in place for students, particularly for engineering undergraduates. The new instrumentation laboratory and hospital suite additions in Sleith Hall are impressive.

    Cons

    Work study pay may be more or less in some opportunities depending on campus location. The hours can go late in the engineering college depending on the work study shift.

  7.  

    Engineering Fellow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MA

    I worked at Western New England University full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Willing to live in Springfield and working with students

    Cons

    you must pay for part of your insurance and retirement plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Beautiful university and campus placed that brightens the rough city around it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing and External Affairs in Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing and External Affairs in Springfield, MA

    I have been working at Western New England University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Community feel, family like coworkers, perks, great students!

    Cons

    Hard to move up as many people have been here forever

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider promotions more often

  9.  

    An OK place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Western New England University

    Pros

    Western New England has some nice features - an on-campus health center that faculty and staff can use, an attractive campus. There are a lot of great people there and some of the departments are great.

    Cons

    Management is kind of tone-deaf, location is kind of in a desert as far as food/shopping/amenities goes. Senior leadership salaries are way far removed from rank and file salaries, more so than at most schools.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great Employer, growing pains, but still great!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MA

    I have been working at Western New England University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Family style and caring from the top down!

    Cons

    With expansion to University status, some poor direction choices were made, namely in hiring who would guide us into the new status. OIT is a perfect example.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay education centric! You're great at it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    How can you be motivated without advancement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MA

    I have been working at Western New England University

    Pros

    Unfortunately, the people that work with me are stuck on the same boat so there is an agreeable level of camaraderie. There is not much else going at this place.

    Cons

    Well... There is the salary which is ever decreasing because the management is unwilling to at least adjust salaries inline with inflation. There are absolutely no opportunities for advancement and it is looked down upon to even ask. There is extreme issues with the mismanagement of the budget.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In a weak economy, it makes sense to be show some austerity. A spending spree resulted in both a hiring freeze as well as a purchasing freeze. There also must be more opportunities to advance. As of now, the only chance to advance is to apply to an another internal position.

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