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Cabrini University Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  1. "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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great if you're a teacher or a VP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cabrini University full-time

    Pros

    There are great people to work with if you seek them out. The pay wasn't bad for a small school and if you stood your ground, you would be respected

    Cons

    A great number of the cabinet and management team had no clue what was going on or how to be helpful. Supervision toward growth was almost comical.

    Advice to Management

    Work with staff and listen to their ideas. Get rid of the dead weight and stop keeping around staff that are either doing their own schooling or outside jobs while sitting in their offices.


  3. "Great experience, hourly pay. If you need to pay your bills look to Villanova instead."

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    Current Employee - School Assistant in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - School Assistant in Wayne, PA

    Pros

    The Children's School offers a unique opportunity to work in a college lab school with master teachers and a constant flow of student teachers. Great opportunity if you don't need the $.

    Cons

    Low wages. Cabrini offers the lowest wages in higher education in the Delaware Valley.

    Advice to Management

    Director of the school is great. Not much support from the Dept. of Ed at the College.


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  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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


  8. "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'.


  9. "Nice school with low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and location. The benefits are really good.

    Cons

    Very low pay compared to other colleges.


  10. "Great faculty and staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Mission, commitment, good support staff, pretty campus, new president, new facilities, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x

    Cons

    Limited faculty offices, too few faculty, incoming student college preparation, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X


  11. "Good place to work, as long as your boss likes you"

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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

    Cabrini overall is a nice place to work. Good benefits package, summer hours, great holidays, etc.

    Cons

    If your boss doesn't like you, then you might as well start looking for a new one. Because your boss will do anything they can to make you leave in a way so they don't get sued.



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