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Cabrini University Reviews

Updated July 28, 2017
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  1. "Good Faculty and Staff but Issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cabrini University full-time

    Pros

    Cabrini has a lot going for it. The vast majority of faculty and staff care deeply and work hard. The programs like the LLCS are innovative. The students are hardworking for the most part and you get to know them.

    Cons

    Poor cross campus communication and collaboration. Salaries were very low and compensation mysterious. Faculty and staff burnout high.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in real resources and comparable compensation for your employees it will stave off burnout and help with staff and faculty retention


  2. "Administrative staff"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Staff
    Former Employee - Administrative Staff
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cabrini University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a safe campus.

    Cons

    Poor pay; nightmare administration; unqualified/unskilled management in non-academic areas. This place will suck the soul out of you.

    Advice to Management

    Close-up shop and move away.

  3. "Stay Away!!!"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Radnor, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Radnor, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cabrini University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Location . . small size of campus

    Cons

    Old campus, low pay . . I truly dont know how this school stays in business they are idiots

    Advice to Management

    Sell property to Eastern and retire


  4. "Lovely place"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cabrini University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, strong sense of mission. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Low salaries, for the area.


  5. "Wonderful people"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Radnor, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cabrini University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People across the board are kind and caring and dedicated

    Cons

    Pay, as at most small colleges, is low. Lots of extra work to do.


  6. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cabrini University full-time

    Pros

    The people here are great to work with. PTO and college vacation days are a great benefit.

    Cons

    Compensation for technical work is not justified. Could easily make more in same role at another company.


  7. "Not bad, but usual school politics"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Radnor, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cabrini University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great freedom to excel in your area of expertise within your field. Lots of good teaching opportunities in school core.

    Cons

    No posted salary scale; even as a full-time faculty member we do not know where the salary is going.

    Advice to Management

    Higher-up management is less accessible than ever before in the University structure. Would be nice to encounter them more often.

  8. "Unrealistic Expectations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cabrini University full-time

    Pros

    This is a small liberal arts college. The students are enthusiastic and the faculty is dedicated.

    Cons

    There are unrealistic expectations of faculty. The teaching load is greater than at other institutions and the amount of committee work doesn't allow faculty to engage in scholarship. Do not believe the 4 day on campus commitment. You will be expected to be here 5 or 6 days a week. The number of committee meetings and other faculty assemblies makes the 4 day on campus commitment a joke. Also the salary is below that of similar institutions.

    Advice to Management

    Don't pretend that just because there is a 4 day/week teaching schedule will allow for a day reserved for scholarship. Be honest with new faculty and just say you'll be there 5 days a week on most weeks.


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    "Great place- most times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cabrini University full-time

    Pros

    People are great, friendly, students are hard working.

    Cons

    totally forgot mission, greed driven, top management heavy, needs to hold people more accountable, salaries are poor

    Advice to Management

    hold people more accountable, pay attention to the campus temperature


  10. "Professional Staff"

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    Former Employee - Professional Staff
    Former Employee - Professional Staff
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Free tuition after one year; relatively safe environment; clean and attractive campus; great history/political science department, English department, education department; nice suburban area.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment; culture of fear; management has an adversarial relationship with their employees; school is broke so raises haven't kept pace with inflation for the last five years; budgets keep getting slashed; hiring freeze in many positions; no faculty cohesiveness; no AAUP presence; high turn-over; more and more positions / departments are outsourced each year (Sodexo, CSI, Allied-Barton, etc.); too broke to maintain facilities so they repair only what they have to (asbestos in several buildings but school can't afford to remove; turn in facility requests for simple things like desk repairs, office temperature adjustments, or light bulb replacement and no one comes to fix the problem); quality of students has diminished since admissions testing and SAT/ACT requirements have been eliminated;

    Advice to Management

    Dump your vice presidents and department directors and start from scratch (the people advising the new president have him bamboozled), hire former president Iadarola (who left in 2008) as your advisor and then clean house. Stop outsourcing - it's 'penny wise and pound foolish'.


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