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James Madison University Reviews

Updated June 16, 2017
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  • Not very much, except you only make minimum wage (in 10 reviews)

  • It's hard to get a full-time position, but well worth taking a part-time position (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Collaborators"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Harrisonburg, VA
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Harrisonburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at James Madison University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people who help each other and not very competitive.

    Cons

    Heavy teaching load, 3 or 4 courses every semester.

    Advice to Management

    Spend less money on athletics and more on instruction - faculty salaries and facilities


  2. "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Harrisonburg, VA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Harrisonburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at James Madison University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great! I really enjoy working here

    Cons

    I have no comments for this section

    Advice to Management

    No advise here thanks

  3. "Assistant Professor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Harrisonburg, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Harrisonburg, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at James Madison University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment, good students, beautiful city, low cost of living, reasonable salary, mostly four year college but reasonable research is going on, shared labs and instruments

    Cons

    teaching is the main goal, somehow dominating research which is understandable for the kind of institute it is.


  4. "Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at James Madison University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, easy job, worked for a nice professor

    Cons

    I was only allowed to work up to 6 hours per week

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "Sr. Asst. Director of Admissions"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Assistant Director of Admissions in Harrisonburg, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Assistant Director of Admissions in Harrisonburg, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at James Madison University (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Positive Work place for recent graduates.

    Cons

    State institution with a lot of red tape.


  6. "UREC student employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recreation Assistant in Harrisonburg, VA
    Current Employee - Recreation Assistant in Harrisonburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment that makes coming to work enjoyable. Students go through training's to improve their leadership experience. Supervisors are all helpful.

    Cons

    The pay is minimal and can take a lot of time during the week while going to classes. There are a lot of rules for students that can make it hard to enjoy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the enjoyable atmosphere that makes working at UREC the best place on campus. Keep in mind the culture that has been in place and try not to change it completely.


  7. "Best Place on Earth"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor, College Or University in Harrisonburg, VA
    Former Employee - Instructor, College Or University in Harrisonburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is extremely friendly. Students are great! Faculty and Staff are very welcoming. The culture of the university is amazing. It is not intimidating to ask questions.

    Cons

    I have no cons about working for James Madison University

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work- prune the individuals who do not meet your cultural expectations of friendliness

  8. "Great School"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Mafor in Harrisonburg, VA
    Current Employee - Engineering Mafor in Harrisonburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at James Madison University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing people, great opportunities for future employment

    Cons

    Expensive, can be a bit big

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at James Madison University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hours are good and pay is great.

    Cons

    Small place and hard to park.

    Advice to Management

    Good job


  10. "Program Admin Manager II"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Administrative Manager II in Harrisonburg, VA
    Current Employee - Program Administrative Manager II in Harrisonburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at James Madison University part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    dependable work; you are working for a state organization

    Cons

    Sometimes working for a state organization can seem tedious as many rules have to be followed that a business perhaps does not need to follow, but it's dependable, solid, steady work

    Advice to Management

    I do not have advice to management


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