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Fordham University Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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Fordham University President and Trustee Rev Joseph M. McShane
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Pros
  • The dedication to Jesuit values is apparent in many aspects of the school and the Rose Hill campus is a wonderful environment to work in (in 14 reviews)

  • Wonderful benefits (tuition remission, excellent matching retirement program, etc (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay per course compared to full time faculty (in 8 reviews)

  • There are no cons that I can think of (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Enjoyable Fellowship Experience in English Dept"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Fellow
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Fellow
    Recommends

    I worked at Fordham University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus (Rose Hill), strong training, excellent students

    Cons

    Cramped quarters at Rose Hill, no offices for fellows/adjuncts at Lincoln Center


  2. "Fordham Law School is a toxic work environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice colleagues to collaborate with on projects - knowledgeable and dedicated .

    Cons

    Senior management do not communicate with law staff, make decisions without consideration to work process flow, and treat colleagues with disrespect.

    Advice to Management

    Dean of the law school must lead with passion, purpose, and a kind heart. Do not allow politics to influence your position. Conducting a 360 degree self review of the entire law school will provide valuable insight from the law staff.

  3. "Eh..."

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Chill co-workers
    Standard schedule shifts
    Just dealing with college kids most of the time

    Cons

    Supervisor is always watching your office from the camera


  4. "Great Business School"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fordham University full-time

    Pros

    Practical Powerful Well Communication Skillful

    Cons

    Strong Community in Gabelli Business School


  5. "Good overall, but changes needed."

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    Former Employee - Director of Admissions in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Director of Admissions in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, generous time off (vacation/sick leave), overall good working environment, Catholic faith and mission enhances day to day work life experience

    Cons

    Little opportunity to advance, low salary (compared to other universities in the area), poor maternity leave policy (only 6 weeks/8 weeks for c-section - as a Catholic university you would expect better support for mothers)

    Advice to Management

    Allow more opportunities for advancement, work on balancing the budget so that financial windfalls are avoided (there is a lot of waste in offices in terms of personnel - too many people doing the same jobs), provide equal benefits to administrators and faculty, re-envision maternity leave - six weeks is not enough and a Catholic university should be progressive in its support of the family - give moms and dads the time that they need with family (flexible working from home schedules at times when students are away and day to day office is slow)


  6. "Academic Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Academic Administrator in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Academic Administrator in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fordham University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Collegial atmosphere, Jesuit philosophy of education strongly immersed in university culture: Educating men and women "in the service of others" and emphasis on "cura personalis" or care of the whole person; University values long-term employees and encourages employees' educational advancement with tuition reimbursement and schedule accommodations; striving to advance academic performance and educational ranking and maintain mission of outreach to the local, underserved and immigrant communities; rewarding involvement with students at every level and age-range.

    Cons

    Silos: each college and departments within a college are self-contained and very difficult to bridge to create collaboration on larger projects and goals

    Advice to Management

    Bringing in only outside administrators ignorant of the culture without considering well-seasoned, invested and dedicated personnel is not advantageous to the culture, destroys morale, and ultimately loss of very valuable people who are committed to the students they are there to serve.


  7. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fordham University full-time

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere and colleagues

    Cons

    Very slow upward professional growth

  8. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fordham University part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, great experience, Matlab codding

    Cons

    Part-time schedule, Luck of full time


  9. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Depend on who you worked with and if that topic interest you

    Cons

    Career opportunities are not many


  10. "Great Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Grounds Crew in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Grounds Crew in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fordham University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fordham offers a paid quality education. Amazing time off and super competitive salaries for trade workers. Calm environment and beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Managers get low salaries and, therefore, no incentive to move onto management if you have attained a degree. Union membership has its many benefits, but a seniority-based promotion system removes any incentive to be creative and push boundaries.


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