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Updated Dec 30, 2017

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  1. "Great Work Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Lab Staff in Fairfield, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fairfield University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great work life balance and overall positive work enviroment

    Cons

    some under-staffing issues in some departments

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    Fairfield University2012-10-16
  2. "Work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fairfield University part-time

    Pros

    Tuition assistance and good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Very low salary for Fairfield county.

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    Fairfield University2017-12-30
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    "Administrative Position"

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    Investment Accountant in Bethel, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fairfield University for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The benefits are great as is the work life balance. Generous time off for Christmas and half day Fridays during summer. Cheap gym membership.

    Cons

    Not enough room for growth and low pay with no bonus. Top management has been plucked from the corporate world and work environment starting to reflect that.

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    Fairfield University2016-11-01
  4. "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fairfield University full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, good work-life balance, tuition remission for self and family

    Cons

    Inconsistent management, corporate mindset, dissatisfied faculty members

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    Fairfield University2016-10-26
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not for type A personalities, but a fantastic place for the right people."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fairfield University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Extremely generous amount of paid time off. The best health plan I ever had. Fantastic tuition remission program. Super friendly staff. Gorgeous campus. The lawn is always picture perfect. Healthy work life balance. University tries hard to offer a solid education to the students. Great place to work, get a graduate degree and still have a life.

    Cons

    Salary so low, the number is barely on the chart. There is a good chance that the students you are serving will start off with a higher salary than what the university is paying you. Not for type A personalities, you will become frustrated every day. Change moves at a snail's pace. University is slow to lay off unqualified employees. Many of these employees get ingrained into the system and become Fairfield University employees for life. These lifers occupy seats which could be occupied by more qualified staff. It is common to find people who have been working for the university for 10,20,30+ years. Sadly many of the lifers have made little to no attempt to move up in their careers. Even with the abundance of tuition remission at their disposal. Complacency has gotten the best of many employees. These employees would not last a day in the corporate sector.

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    Fairfield University2014-03-03

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