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Drexel University Reviews

Updated September 24, 2017
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  • Low pay seemed consistent across my division (in 13 reviews)

  • There are no cons about working here (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Nice place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The professor is very nice and flexible about the work.

    Cons

    Cannot possibly get a lot of technical support from the professor


  2. "Residence Hall Desk Assistant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Really minimal
    - Laid Back
    - Can multi-task easily by doing other work while at the desk

    Cons

    Can get hectic once in a while during move-in days. Depending on which hall you work at, your boss may not be so lenient with bending the rules.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Spiraling downward (quickly)"

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

    I worked at Drexel University full-time

    Pros

    Good, caring people (faculty and staff) in the schools and administrative departments

    Cons

    Leadership that is out of touch with workforce; that implements their plans with no regard for impact on workforce; culture of intimidation and punitive response to any form of challenges. Pay: unless you are in a high level leadership role or a tenured faculty position, pay is average to below average. Health benefits are good. Retirement benefits are excellent. Don't expect a merit raise anytime soon (unless you are in senior leadership).

    Advice to Management

    After 3 years of layoffs and no merit increases for the people who actually do the work, maybe the Deans, VPs, SVPs, Provosts (all 80 of them), etc. should skip their bonuses to show solidarity with the workforce. That would reduce the number of layoffs that will need to take place next year.


  4. "Drexel university in brief"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was a student in Drexel and currently working in a lab as part time. Drexel is a wonderful place to work with the best faculty and facilities.

    Cons

    It's hard to manage time when they give you awful amount of work to be finished in a limited amount of time.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in more facilities for the students to gain more experience and exposure.


  5. "Drexel U - review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, leading edge, impactful team, making a difference

    Cons

    Budget constraints, ongoing reorganization, not enough resources

    Advice to Management

    Get the right people and take good care of them


  6. "better grad stipends for strong researchers"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Drexel University full-time

    Pros

    Highly collaborative, good research resources

    Cons

    grad students are underpaid, not competitive stipends for many departments

    Advice to Management

    Arts & Sciences stipends for graduate teaching assistants and graduate research assistants should be increased to meet, or preferably exceed the national average in each respective field.


  7. "Research Fellow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ph D Researcher in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Ph D Researcher in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The location is great and many collaborative opportunities are open

    Cons

    The benefit for students is not ideal

    Advice to Management

    The management is in chaos, as many project is on and off the whole time. The management is money-oriented, resulting not good school reputation.

  8. "General Manager/Program Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Drexel University full-time

    Pros

    decent environment, pay is ok.

    Cons

    no pay increase, too many meetings, no real collaboration with other departments on community, work culture fragmented, several job position incorporated into one job

    Advice to Management

    Clarity needed in work culture and ethos, too much micro management from directors


  9. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Students were nice and worked hard.

    Cons

    I was expected to do a lot more than just teach. I was required to help with a lot of department's administrative duties. I was made to work like a lab manager on top of my teaching duties.


  10. "Advising"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Drexel University full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, work from home one day per week

    Cons

    Staff aren't appreciated as much as they should be

    Advice to Management

    Communicate to your employees more.


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