Catholic University - Diamond in the Rough Needs Polishing | Glassdoor
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"Diamond in the Rough Needs Polishing"

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Current Employee - Associate Professor
Current Employee - Associate Professor
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Academic freedom allows for a great flexibility and creativity. CUA has a relatively low stress environment, a strong commitment to student learning, energetic students, and friendly atmosphere. Washington DC is a dynamic city and has lots to offer intellectually.

Cons

CUA salaries are below market levels, esp. considering cost-of-living in DC. The health benefits are awful and it seems the university changes HMOs every 2-3 years. The university seems to be boot-strapping at every corner. There are buildings that are in disarray and go unused for 5-10 years. Senior management seems out-of-touch with reality. Faculty size has decreased over the past 5-10 years while student population continues to grow dramatically. Established faculty with renown reputations and research programs are allowed to leave while young faculty are recruited. Seems many programs hit the re-start button every 3-4 years.

Advice to Management

Invest in the people capital. A university is a place for learning... it's not a for-profit organization. To build excellence, you need excellent faculty. Priorities are set with allocation of resources, not with rhetoric.

Other Employee Reviews for Catholic University

  1. "Good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catholic University full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits compared to most others

    Cons

    cannot think of one at this time


  2. "Grad Assistant Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, friendly coworker

    Cons

    Slow internet, and sometimes have duplicate files from other department

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