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Case Western Reserve University Cleveland Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder
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  • Low pay, no free parking, I found very little encouragement to collaborate outside of my immediate research group (in 18 reviews)

  • Parking is expensive, health insurance is so so (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Case Western Reserve University (MSASS)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Assistant in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Department Assistant in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Case Western Reserve University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work atmosphere is excellent and the staff and colleagues were kind and helpful, supportive.

    Cons

    Parking is an issue when working for CWRU, you will most likely have park farther away from your job site and walk or take a shuttle.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the administrative /rules of the University are unclear, fragmented and need to be more cohesive across different schools/departments.


  2. "Great opportunity and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant I in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Research Assistant I in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Case Western Reserve University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Little supervision, good benefits including free tuition.

    Cons

    Below average compensation for research assistant jobs

  3. "A Truly Disappointing Experience"

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    Former Contractor - Research Assistant in Cleveland, OH
    Former Contractor - Research Assistant in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Case Western Reserve University as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many opportunities to grow within your lab or move to others. Also opportunities to learn in free symposiums.

    Cons

    I was only contracted by Kelly Scientific to work at CWRU but was made several promises by my lab's PI, Peter Zimmerman, to be hired full time. Unfortunately, I when my request came from HR to my PI that a reasonable accommodation be made for my service dog, my PI immediately fired me. He didn't even have the courtesy to do it himself; he had someone from Kelly Scientific call me after hours to tell me that I was not allowed back in the lab and that my things would be sent to me. It's been over 8 months and I'm still waiting on the return of some of my belongings. What a truly disappointing experience this has all been.

    Advice to Management

    Please look at how you treat people with disabilities or that require accommodations. Even if HR wasn't directly responsible in this case, a PI is still considered a member of management and should be trained and trusted with this responsibility. I am truly disappointed in the university for the handling of this situation.


  4. "CWRU"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Case Western Reserve University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong engineering and medical schools. Very inclusive and progressive culture. Cleveland is a nice big town/small city, low cost of living.

    Cons

    Tone-deaf administration which is concerned with growing its endowments and not much else. Prone to gimmicks which appeal more to investors than to the actual needs of students and faculty.


  5. "Department Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Department Assistant in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Department Assistant in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Case Western Reserve University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed, diverse work environment. Possibility of attending classes (tuition waived for employee and dependents) and participating in on-campus speaker events.

    Cons

    While salary might be commensurate with similar higher education jobs, if salary is an important criteria, job seekers should look elsewhere.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Accountant in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Case Western Reserve University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Location
    Rank
    Overall Work Environment
    Many Staff Perks

    Cons

    Parking
    Raises
    Some Upper Management
    Cap on Tuition Reimbursement
    Need changes to Tuition Exchange

    Advice to Management

    Offer a variety of salary increases and options to work from home.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Weigh your options! CWRU is a dead end career"

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    Former Employee - Alumni Center Coordinator in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Alumni Center Coordinator in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Case Western Reserve University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get to leave work at 5pm

    Cons

    Bureaucracy of lowly skilled and overweight women that micromanage your every move
    The "work" you are doing isn't dynamic or fulfilling
    The Alumni Association is by far the worst branch to be stuck at
    The culture is as bad as it gets
    No accountability by "Upper Management"
    It's hilarious everyone has an "Assistant Director" of something title
    In my job I was literally graded on how to properly fold a linen
    Every job at CWRU is a dead-end job
    No opportunities for professional growth
    The HR department literally are paper pushers, don't expect them for help on anything

    Advice to Management

    Everything is broken at CWRU
    Turnover is rampant

  8. "Research Associate at CASE"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Case Western Reserve University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Career development, great culture, multicultural

    Cons

    Small school and campus, high criminality around campus


  9. "Great Campus Job"

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    Former Employee - IT Support in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - IT Support in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Case Western Reserve University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, flexible hours, decent pay for a part-time job.

    Cons

    No major cons come to mind.


  10. "post doctoral research associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Case Western Reserve University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, surrounded by high ranked clinics, within city limits

    Cons

    Parking hassle, old constructions, private university,


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