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Clark University CEO David P. Angel
David P. Angel
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  • "Low Pay and President is not very cordial(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "All fine"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant 
    Recommends

    I worked at Clark University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Straightforward position, reading and facilitating undergraduate discussions. Minimal time commitment.

    Cons

    Undergrads at Clark are a special type and take some diplomacy.

  2. "Very positive experience"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Clark University part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Everyone collaborates and does great work.

    Cons

    Overall had a great experience

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Web Developer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA

      I have been working at Clark University full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Cool. Flexible time. Nice parking

      Cons

      Less challenge. Less salary. No growth

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      "Sr. Administration lacks direction, focus, vision, and micromanages"

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      Former Employee - Manager in Worcester, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Clark University full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Parking is inexpensive and relatively convenient.

      Cons

      High personnel turnover, declining enrollment, senior administration very siloed, employee morale across campus is morose, lack of leadership from management and board.

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      "Not for true professionals"

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      Former Employee - IT Related in Worcester, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Clark University full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Flexibility, autonomy The work/life balance, flexibility, and no micromanaging are some of the good things though.

      Cons

      Management, heathcare, technology, budget, expertise If you're IT, this is not the place for you, unless you really love the (lean) higher education culture. They like to squeeze the duties of 2 or 3 people into one position (to save money). Many end up being stretched extremely thin, which leads to very slow progress, lower priority items on the back burner, and some falling through the cracks. This also leads...

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      Advice to Management

      Change to corporate company model. Centralize management. Meld departments under a single management banner. Determine which positions are stretched thin and invest in your staff. Education your employees on true business and management practices.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Information Technology Systems"

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      Current Employee - ITS in Worcester, MA
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Clark University part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Small close knit group, gets work done pretty efficiently.

      Cons

      No room for advancement and job gets repetitive.

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      "University Advancement"

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

      I worked at Clark University full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Free gym, good health insurance

      Cons

      Constant turnover, job description and responsibilities are constantly changing due to the constant turnover, lack of opportunities to advance, pay is way below average and salary increases are a joke

      Advice to Management

      Pay your staff more, give them professional opportunities to grow and feel engaged in the university, vacant positions should not take 6+ months to fill

    • "Dissapointed"

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      Former Employee - Assistant Director in Worcester, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Clark University full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Gym, nice people to work with for the most part

      Cons

      Pay, lack of diversity, administration does very little about widespread pay gaps, HR all over the place

      Advice to Management

      Make sure HR is doing their job with new employees. Be transparent with new hires

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      "Good people, bad leadership"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Clark University full-time

      Pros

      The people. Staff believe in the university mission and care about the students. We do good work and are proud of it. Benefits are good: tuition, free gym, good health insurance coverage (but expensive).

      Cons

      Staff is undervalued and underpaid, and opportunities for staff advancement are rare; the university would rather hire from outside, and pay more to external candidates than it would to internal ones. Faculty and students rule. Salaries, low to begin with, are not equitable across campus. Health benefit is great but expensive. The university's priorities shift frequently. Trustees tend to overstep and get involved in...

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      Advice to Management

      Listen to your staff and treat everyone equally. Stand up for your employees.

    • "Work Study"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA

        I worked at Clark University part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Being able to relocate the job provided flexibility.

        Cons

        Took a little while to finalize the work study connection.

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