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Drexel University Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Accommodating and easy to work environment (in 22 reviews)

  • People have a great work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay and limited employment opportunities (in 12 reviews)

  • It was very difficult to maintain any kind of work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "A good place to learn and teach"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Drexel University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced life with very friendly colleagues and a good city life

    Cons

    A quarter system is very demanding for most people


  2. "n/a"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Professors care about your work

    Cons

    graduate opportunities need to be laid out more clearly


  3. "Figuring it out"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Drexel University full-time

    Pros

    Great salary, great people, great students

    Cons

    Can be a tad unorganized at times


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  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Drexel University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced work Co-op a a

    Cons

    Fast paced work a a

    Advice to Management

    English speaking teachers more


  6. "Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Drexel University part-time

    Pros

    -Nice location
    -Straight forward job description

    Cons

    -No advancement prospects
    -Overworked staff'
    -Unmotivated staff


  7. "Great university!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Drexel University part-time

    Pros

    Lots of resources and great faculty

    Cons

    Slow processing of initial hiring documents


  8. "Unhappy Campus"

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    Former Employee - Professor in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Professor in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Drexel University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    College teaching is a hoot. If you've done it and love it, nothing else needs to be said. Drexel kids are moderately bright, highly driven and often splendidly naive.

    Cons

    The collegial atmosphere is poisonous. I've never worked at a place where distrust was so rampant. As the number of underpaid adjuncts increases, the sense of community declines even further.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some of your own business and hospitality faculty to advise on how to make Drexel a good place to work


  9. "Working as a research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Outcomes Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Outcomes Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Drexel University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good support and mentorship, good pay, multiple research opportunities

    Cons

    Competition to get published is fierce

    Advice to Management

    Remember why we do our work. Always.


  10. "Student Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Student Researcher in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Student Researcher in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Drexel University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gain great research experience and fantastic networking opportunities. The people in my lab (nano-materials institute) are fantastic to work with and are always helpful and want you to learn

    Cons

    there is not much bad i can say bout working here. the pay is not super high, but for a student researcher to be paid at all is a pretty unusual thing, i will say that most student researchers are not paid

    Advice to Management

    honestly keep doing everything the way it is, here at NMI (nano-materials institute) the only thing that could really be improved is keeping some of the equipment in stock before it runs low


  11. "Great Advisor in MEM department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility with hours, friendly atmosphere, privacy and sufficient individual space to work

    Cons

    Pay can be quite inadequate

    Advice to Management

    Need more funding for RA's



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