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Catholic University Washington DC Reviews

Updated February 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Beautiful campus in the heart of DC (in 10 reviews)

  • Flexible work time, nice people, and good money (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Bad upper management at the time, 2011 (in 3 reviews)

  • the health insurance need to be looked into too (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Nice place to study!"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catholic University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice professors, great place, committed university.

    Cons

    Low salary as a graduate research assistance. Do not see any other major problem.


  2. "HFC"

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    Former Employee - Hfc in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Hfc in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Catholic University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    none that I can think of at this time


  3. "Smaller, Agile Organization, Offering Plenty of Opportunities to Develop New Technical Skills"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Services Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Tech Services Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Catholic University full-time

    Pros

    Great community and team-oriented environment with excellent vacation, retirement, and educational benefits.

    Leadership at every level is very approachable and committed to modernizing all IT service offerings.

    Cons

    Some challenges inherent with transitional phase require buy-in from long-term employees and patience from new-hires.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course in pursuing continued investment/improvement of IT policies, resources, infrastructure, and service offerings.


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  5. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and work environment positive

    Cons

    Medical benefits could be better

    Advice to Management

    Work on redoing health benefits for all. Pick better provider with lower cost and better service.


  6. "Student Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best community ever, nice facilities, and very good professors. Also, cua has the ideal campus ever; it's so beautiful.

    Cons

    Rush hour time in the area

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up cardinals


  7. "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


  8. "Temp Finance Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Finance Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Finance Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn interact on the job. I work with Tech. experts so the environment can get really serious quickly. There are some busy days which I like as the day not only goes faster but there is the opportunity to exercise my brain power/sharpening my multitastking skills

    Cons

    I found this job through a temp agency and as such my pay is seriously reduced/eaten into by the agency; that in itself can be very discouraging on all levels. When I got the job I was informed it was an administrative position but my job involves some finance, working with budget books, reviewing accounts. There is really not much admin involved- hence why I termed position Finance Coordinator or Administrative Coordinator II/III (I dont know)


  9. "Chemistry Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very laid back, students are engaged and it is fun to work with them. Most of the new labs are very well written and the lab periods go smoothly.

    Cons

    Some of the lab equipment is very old and there is not enough of it, and the labs are very small. Hopefully Mahoney Hall can be fixed up for Chemistry again someday.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep rewriting the labs and keeping everything organized. It helps the labs, students and TAs work very well together.


  10. "Positive Part-Time Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Student Library Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Student Library Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very easy, laid back, you can do homework while working

    Cons

    Too many lazy employees who would not even do the bare minimum

    Advice to Management

    More management of late-night crew.


  11. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Athletic Trainer, Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Athletic Trainer, Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great athletes and coaching staff to work with. They understand staffing difficulties and generally try to keep you up to date on schedule changes.

    Cons

    Salary is very poor for living in the area (DC). Generally hours are light but they are during inconvenient times. Typically working second or third shift times but pay does not reflect that.

    Advice to Management

    Need to keep salary and staff sizes appropriate to needs of department.



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