Xavier University Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Student Employee

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xavier University

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are very willing to work with your schedule as a student so that you can take classes while also working most weeks. The pay is minimum but since the work is on campus it's convenient as a student.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's hard to get work if you have odd class hours, as the most commonly available hours are very competitive. Scheduling is partly based off how often you work as you're seen as 'reliable' but if you can't work often it means you also get less hours.

    Advice to Management

    Balance the scheduling more fairly so that everyone gets closer to equal hours. Favoritism in scheduling sometimes means that even though someone is available they might only get a couple of hours in a week.

  2. Student Worker

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Worker
    Current Employee - Student Worker

    I have been working at Xavier University part-time

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule for student classes

    Cons

    Can't work more than 20 hours a week

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. I like it very much

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xavier University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    free parking, welcoming facilities, technology

    Cons

    pay is not very high

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  5. A culture of kindness-- and inefficiency

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

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

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

    Pros

    The culture at Xavier is full of people who are passionate, kind, and willing to help you learn, I have never once met a co-worker who I didn't enjoy. Being around students is fabulous.

    Cons

    As is to be expected, Xavier moves at the speed of a University. While we can work hard and get things done within our own departments, moving documents or requests through accounting or HR is a nightmare. I've heard horror stories of people not getting budget numbers for a year, or waiting 6 months for a committee to meet.

    Advice to Management

    While I understand that the inefficiency is due to the University culture as well as the large size of the organization, it probably wouldn't hurt to have the new Center for Innovation and some of the MBA Management Faculty do a process consult for the University and improve efficiency.

  6. Unrealistic and uniformed leaders

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Xavier University

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

    Pros

    Working in a university setting is unique and enjoyable. Staff was very friendly.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from superiors. Hiring with no real knowledge of modern technology leads to questionable expectations. Slow moving in making sure their new employees are set up correctly.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your staff.

  7. Exciting opportunity

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Faith based University
    Team environment
    Innovative

    Cons

    Smaller institution
    Sometimes difficulty advancing
    Salaries tend to be lower than larger institutions

  8. Student Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Xavier University

    Pros

    great place to work as a student.

    Cons

    not many cons that I can think of. Low Pay

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  9. Sometimes difficult work but really rewarding!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Student Rights Representative in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Intern - Student Rights Representative in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Xavier University as an intern (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    My supervisor and her assistant we amazing people to work with. They were both very kind and considerate.
    The hours were very flexible (I basically made my own).
    It felt very rewarding to help students

    Cons

    Sometimes working with students could be very difficult as they could become very emotional (angry or upset) over their situation.

    Advice to Management

    No advice

  10. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Xavier University part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers and advisors and flexible

    Cons

    i do not have any cons

  11. Fun, rewarding work

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    Former Employee - Customer Relations Assistant in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Relations Assistant in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Xavier University part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Worked in the Office of Admission. Fun and friendly staff, flexible schedule, and monthly trainings/weekly meetings. Working with the students applying to the university was great, very rewarding to help a student make the right choice in attending XU.

    Cons

    Petty drama was a given, which was frustrating and sometimes limited collaboration with other staff members. Though office culture was friendly, some staff turned it into an opportunity to form cliques, making it a less-than-warm environment for any targets of their childlike behavior. Pretty avoidable if you made the effort to be nice to everyone, do your work, and stay away from after-work outings.

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