Chatham University Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2021

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27 Ratings
Pros
  • "knowledgeable staff, great work environment(in 6 reviews)

  • "beautiful campus(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "extremely low pay, not much room for advancement(in 5 reviews)

  • "no opportunity(in 2 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place to Work

      Jan 26, 2021 - Graduate Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
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      Pros

      Friendly environment. A nice place to work while you are studying.

      Cons

      The salary range is low.

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Not so much

      Apr 9, 2021 - Assistant Professor in Pittsburgh, PA
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      Pros

      Great location in Gibsonia, PA

      Cons

      The Dean has enormous power. Ultra top-down "university."

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great experience for my future career

      Dec 9, 2020 - Physical Therapist in Pittsburgh, PA
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      Pros

      Worked on my own time from home

      Cons

      Had an unsuccessful program for logging hours

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good work study job

      Jan 29, 2021 - Desk Attendant 
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      Pros

      Convenient hours, good for getting studying/homework done

      Cons

      Late hours which could be difficult depending on class schedule

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Many Opportunities

      Nov 16, 2020 - Student in Pittsburgh, PA
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      Pros

      The smaller student to teacher ratio really helps with personal growth of students and leads to better opportunities with finding on campus jobs and other outside opportunities.

      Cons

      Has the limitations of a small University

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Small Private University

      Sep 17, 2020 - Student Accounts Coordinator 
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      Pros

      The work load was light, and it had great work-life balance.

      Cons

      The work became mundane, and people don't know how to do their job.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Downward pressure bloats job and leads to burn-out

      Sep 27, 2019 - Programs Assistant 
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      Pros

      Beautiful campus; great location in Pittsburgh; excellent medical and retirement (matching) benefits; (mostly) great people to work with

      Cons

      High pressure work culture and no opportunity to advance for support staff positions. There is tremendous pressure from president's and VPAA offices on Deans and PDs/Chairs to produce scholarship, teach, do outreach, perform innumerable administrative tasks, staff Admissions events, etc. Chairs off-load what they can resulting in support staff performing higher-level functions than what they are compensated for. It's great for skill development, but there is no mechanism for promoting, providing bonuses or stipends for the work that falls way outside job descriptions.

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee

      There's no place like Chatham

      May 22, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      The benefits package was decent.

      Cons

      The most disorganized workplace you will ever know. Corners are cut in every which way, unethical actions take place weekly, and politicking is everything.

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent but disorganized

      Jan 30, 2020 - Commercial Real Estate, Executive in Pittsburgh, PA
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      Pros

      The campuses are mostly gorgeous. IT’s small structure means that project visibility to management is more likely. If you’re dedicated and add value, it gets noticed. Benefits were pretty good.

      Cons

      Absolutely terrible communication between divisions of IT. At the time of leaving, no SLAs or meaningful documented procedure. Blame culture is heavy. Frequent moving of goalposts.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      IT Helpdesk is a great place for students to work part time!

      Jan 24, 2020 - Consultora De Cobros De Hipotecas 
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      Pros

      Really friendly and hardworking staff. The supervisor and coworkers are determined to be engaged and helpful.

      Cons

      No opportunity to increase wage.

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