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  • CUA can struggle when the intentions alone are not enough (in 8 reviews)

  • Low salary, not comparable to cost of living in D (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "HR"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I have been working at Catholic University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits: 401k matching, tuition assistance, medical/dental/vision,

    Cons

    Mid-range salaries, heavily paper based


  2. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Catholic University full-time

    Pros

    relaxed environment, free classes, area is nice

    Cons

    disorganized, slow moving, not very motivating

  3. "nice people, troubled institution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A pleasant environment with a lot of hardworking, good people.

    Cons

    Catholic University has always been a conservative institution, but in the past its students' sincere culture of service gave the school much of its character, and now the president's political agenda is more dominant. The university had a lot of financial problems that seem only to have gotten worse, and that show themselves in a multitude of small ways.

    Advice to Management

    If the president's salary were not so high, CUA might be able to afford light bulbs, much-needed support for international students, and better medical benefits for its employees.


  4. "CUA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Catholic University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Terrific benefits from day 1

    Cons

    Currently in transition. Good time for new hires, but long time employees are having a tough time,

    Advice to Management

    Get out of crisis management mode


  5. "Under Paid for financial and office work"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant
    Former Employee - Student Assistant
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Hours are very flexible if you reside close to your office. While usually everyone is very nice and pleasant to talk to.

    Cons

    -Payment to students is far below minimum wage
    -Most time spent doing tedious financial models and organisation that other office members will randomly give you from their own assignments.
    -Office potilics
    -Slow HR functions


  6. "Underwhelmed Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Catholic University full-time

    Pros

    Small campus, so it is easy to build relationships with leadership in various units. Beautiful campus in the heart of DC.

    Cons

    Underpaid staff and staff shortage, which is a double negative. No paid maternity or paternity leave. Antiquated processes and systems that adversely affect efficiency. Expensive benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Strive to make the leap into the many technological advances that are available today. One of the most expensive universities in the area should not also be one of the most outdated regarding operations.

    And unpaid maternity/paternity leave is unacceptable.


  7. "Great oportunities"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great community family atmosphere, great for those working here and who apply in house it is easier chance to get a position

    Cons

    Need to reboot the technology services

    Advice to Management

    Clean up house get rid of the outdated services and opertations

  8. "student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Catholic University (More than a year)

    Pros

    close connection with teachers. Flexible schedules. They offer many different types of engineering

    Cons

    poor management. not enough distribution of resources across the different departments

    Advice to Management

    give more money. upgrade facility


  9. "Great environment, not the best pay"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catholic University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    plenty of days off, including long Christmas/Easter breaks. Other Catholic holidays off, and most of the federal holidays too. 1/2 days Fridays in the summer, and of course a generous annual and sick leave policy. excellent 401K match, but you have to wait a year for it to kick in, and have to be at least 26 years old for it.
    everyone on campus is friendly, and generally easy to work with.

    Cons

    there is always stuff "behind the scene" that seems to be going on, so you get the sense of a lack of transparency. also, the pay could improve by ALOT! the health insurance need to be looked into too!

    Advice to Management

    consider improving the pay for your employees,


  10. "Administrative staff member (exempt)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and great students, collegial environment, excellent matching 401-k plan.

    Cons

    Poor management from the highest levels of the University - secretive, reactive, and often leading the University backwards.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication to students, faculty and staff.


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