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"Disappointing"

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Current Employee - Accountant in Teaneck, NJ
Current Employee - Accountant in Teaneck, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Generous vacation days, academic setting, diverse amiable staff, tuition reimbursement, generous retirement match after two years service

Cons

No merit pay increases, few to no advancement opportunities, low tech out dated office equipment and procedures, entrenched management that resist changing to meet present day realities. Employee healthcare contribution increases every year without salary increases.

Advice to Management

Instead of requesting employees across the board to do more with less and providing low/no university wide salary increases, implement smarter streamlined processes and provide merit pay increases to hardworking, respected staff and faculty members.

Other Employee Reviews for Fairleigh Dickinson University

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Some good experiences with the university community at times."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Public Safety Officer in Madison, NJ
    Current Employee - Public Safety Officer in Madison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great tuition benefits for self, spouse and dependents if they wish to study at a so-so university. Use of the fitness center and library is beneficial. Aiding students and others in need of service may be a good job duty. When the university is closed, the work load is less.

    Cons

    For public safety officers, it is a boring position opening and closing university buildings. Most shifts require sitting in a security guard booth. There are ten hours shifts. And working a midnight shift is harmful to an employees' health. Shift workers lose sleep and have loss of time with family. it is a cat and mouse game all school year chasing underage students drinking alcohol and at times using illegal drugs. Vandalism and auto accident reports are common offenses at the university.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the 50% turnover rate. Create a career path so workers value their jobs. The new provost: Peter Woolley stated for workers to deal with the frustrations of the job which is not a healthy attitude for workers. Retraining new workers is high expense for the university.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "The date here is still 1965 and red-tape, laziness and overall mismanagement reign supreme"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Teaneck, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fairleigh Dickinson University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are practically very few pros. Apart from a laid-back work environment and slow-moving pace of work. Decisions here could take years, so it gives you a lot of time to kick back and relax.

    Cons

    Way too many to list. However the following rank high on that long list:

    1) The pay is marginally lower than what you would make in a similar position elsewhere.

    2) The Bureaucracy of top management and the slow pace at which they make decisions

    3) Most of the top management is technology illiterate and sometimes are technology averse.

    4) This shows up in the way they handle basic processes such as student enrollment, payroll etc. Everything is still done on paper, as if it were 1965.

    5) Red-tape at all levels will prevent you from getting anything done. Even secretaries will attempt to slow down your progress if are not in their good graces and their managers turn a blind eye to this obstructionism.

    Advice to Management

    They really need a person with more tech know-how and appreciation to lead the place. A person who will revamp their entire tech infrastructure and make their processes much more efficient. Once the process is more efficient, their payroll costs can be reduced significantly by trimming the workforce of recalcitrant office assistants and other administrative staff who currently hinder processes. Software can handle a lot more than these people currently handle and software does not obstruct processes like they do. Management also needs to spend more time improving the student curriculum to make the degrees offered more marketable.

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