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Updated February 18, 2018
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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)

  • Little room for advancement from entry-level positions (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Java Teaching Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Case Western Reserve University part-time

    Pros

    Great professor and team environment.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any cons


  2. "Director development and alumni relations"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Director in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extensive health, insurance coverage, easy work hours. You can't get fired... they are so gunshy of being sued - classic academia. People work there for years "pulling paychecks" for doing as little work they can get away with.

    Cons

    Minimal opportunities for advancement, annual salary % increase cap has been 3% for the last 5 years. Doesn't offset the 10% increase in health insurance cost per employee. Most departments are understaffed for the responsibilities but is is a non-profit and academia.. There is minimal accountability for work responsibilities so its okay if you don't work at full potential - which is impossible without proper staffing - in the long run no one notices...

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Company"

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    Former Employee - Director in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Director in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Case Western Reserve University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work. Good Benefits.

    Cons

    Politics can be an issue


  4. "Student"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Student in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Case Western Reserve University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Challenging school
    -Lots of R&D positions
    -Facilities aid towards to R&D

    Cons

    -Expensive
    -Professors are not good teachers

    Advice to Management

    -Make it more holistic


  5. "Graduate Student"

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

    I have been working at Case Western Reserve University full-time

    Pros

    cost of living - low, great engineering/clinical collab

    Cons

    horrible winters, too many phd milestones


  6. "Poor benefits, no flexibility, long hours"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The prestige of working for a large R01 institution

    Cons

    Benefits are not great
    No scheduling flexibility
    Large pay disparity between faculty and staff
    Few chances for advancement
    No work/life balance-expected to put in at least 50 hours a week

    Advice to Management

    Allow non-faculty staff greater flexibility in terms of scheduling. Structure benefits programs in a more equitable manner for exempt and non-exempt staff. Partner with better insurance agencies or negotiate down the costs for monthly premiums for insurance that does not provide real coverage. Be more transparent when making decisions (e.g., when insurance premiumsincrease by 17%)


  7. "overall good environment for graduate student to do research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Case Western Reserve University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are opportunities to collaborate with other research groups, and it's convenient to get training and use experimental tools/resources in other departments for your research.

    Cons

    The location of the university, Cleveland, is not a good place for students to pursue career after graduation. There is little opportunities in this city.

  8. "Student Worker"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    You can pick your time slot for work.
    If it is not busy, you can also do your homework.

    Cons

    There are no cons as such.


  9. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Case Western Reserve University part-time

    Pros

    Interesting work and positive experience.

    Cons

    Not the best support structure.


  10. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Case Western Reserve University part-time

    Pros

    Great culture, science, tools, and more

    Cons

    It is in a large urban area


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