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"Good Working Environment; Top of the Line Research Facilities"

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Current Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great technology, Top of the line Research Facilities
Easy to work with regarding technology updates, grants, IRB and funding needs
Materials easily accessible

Cons

If you opt to not do direct deposit, hours for pickup of check inconvenient; however they do provide a debit card where they will load your pay biweekly which is convenient

Other Employee Reviews for Temple University

  1. "Teaching assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Temple university is a nice place. It is very close to downtown of Philadelphia (about 5 minutes), low living cost,
    I spent 5 years in Temple University, and I love it.

    Cons

    unsafe neighborhood, I get message and email from police about reporting crimes in the neighborhood of Temple university. It is really hard for parking in Temple University.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to get started, but salaries and career opportunity is limited"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Temple University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of tools at your disposal and a good dojo to learn stuff. They use everything from .Net to Java to PHP, and a lot of server side and scripting going on. You have an audience of over 70k student and 10k employees that will use the software you write. You will never take work home with you, when you go home, it's done. If you want vacation time, their policy is generous. There are some really nice folks that work there as well.

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics. Salaries are generally slanted heavily towards those with advanced degrees, and those who came "during the good times". There is a ton of "dead wood", it definitely feels like a government job. With the state budgets being slashed year after year, they are always scrambling to figure out how they will keep everyone employed, no less award the ones doing good work. You won't likely be noticed if you're doing a great, and likewise if you're doing a bad job. If you are likeable enough, they'll keep you around even if you can't write a line of code that runs on your own, especially if your family is connected somehow. The ones who write software that saves tons of money are kept in their role and not given any increases, the increases that do come are very modest. Middle managers are scared to death of the younger generation who knows software engineering, it's almost like they don't want great "doers". If you don't care about your salary that much, maybe this is an ok job for you to just sit and tinker on stuff and learn. They will give you a bunch of time to do even the most menial task at times, other times they will ask you to write some crazy mission critical thing in a week without tests, the project management is kind of non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the dead wood, run your college like a business. Set performance metrics that are actually measured and actionable.

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