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James Madison University Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2019

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4.3
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93%
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James Madison University CEO Jonathan R. Alger
Jonathan R. Alger
118 Ratings
Pros
  • "JMU has a warm and welcoming environment(in 26 reviews)

  • "State Benefits - Health insurance and FSA, time off, Great people(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "JMU apparently thinks they have a rivalry with Virginia Tech - something I had never heard of until I started working here(in 13 reviews)

  • "Minimum wage requirement for starting slary(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great work-life balance, but lack of resources is an issue."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Harrisonburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at James Madison University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly workplace Great work-life balance Focus on growth and innovation Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Lack of resources for program and projects Bit of an "old boys club" in the leadership levels

    Advice to Management

    Work to be more inclusive to women and all other minorities.

    James Madison University2019-06-19
  2. "Great experience and flexible hours"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant 

    I have been working at James Madison University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Professors are very flexible with students juggling schoolwork, graduate assistantship work, and research.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to live off of such a small annual amount, but not unusual for graduate school.

    James Madison University2019-06-11
  3. "Excellent job"

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      Former Employee - Residence Hall Director 

      I worked at James Madison University part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Growth opportunities, excellent mentorship, supervisory role as a undergraduate

      Cons

      Very time-consuming, not stable hours

      James Madison University2019-06-13
    • "Lots to like but pay is poor"

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      Current Employee - Assistant Director 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at James Madison University full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Good city, friendly people and lots of vacation time

      Cons

      poor pay, little flexibility, worries of job security

      James Madison University2019-05-17
    • "Student Worker"

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        Former Employee - Athletics Communications Student Worker 

        I worked at James Madison University part-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Make your own schedule, hand on work

        Cons

        Not many events to go around for all students and volunteers, so some weeks had light pay check.

        James Madison University2019-05-16
      • "Great Place to Work"

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        Current Employee - Associate Director School of Nursing 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at James Madison University full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        JMU has a warm and welcoming environment. Amazing place to work and there are many opportunities for growth with support.

        Cons

        I am not aware of any downsides

        James Madison University2019-04-29
      • "great atmosphere"

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        Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at James Madison University part-time for less than a year

        Pros

        welcoming environment for all there

        Cons

        rural area, large student population

        James Madison University2019-04-05
      • "Friendly work envirnoment"

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        Current Employee - Visiting Instructor in Harrisonburg, VA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        Very nice biology department. Beautiful campus. Lots of food options. Respectful students. Good resources for students and teachers

        Cons

        Food is a bit expensive. Sometimes it takes too long to get something done within the department

        James Madison University2019-02-21
      • "Awesome Job, Learn a lot and earn money at the same time"

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        Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Harrisonburg, VA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at James Madison University part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        -Get one on one interaction with your professor -Get leadership and communication skills -Become a better teacher -Help students with their problems

        Cons

        -Could use a little bit more money

        Advice to Management

        its awesome!

        James Madison University2019-02-15
      • "Student Life"

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        Current Employee - Student 

        I have been working at James Madison University full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Extremely friendly. Professors want you to succeed.

        Cons

        At the end of four years, you have to leave.

        Advice to Management

        Keep it up

        James Madison University2019-02-14
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