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John Carroll University Reviews

Updated February 10, 2017
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  1. "Office Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    The staff is very friendly

    Cons

    dealing with parents can be difficult

    Advice to Management

    just continue what you are doing


  2. "Recommend with reservations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Wonderful benefits for exempt employees - very generous vacation schedule along with a more than usual amount of paid holidays. 37.5 hour work weeks plus tuition benefits. These are the reasons most people stay and deal with the management BS.
    -The HR department has come a long way in the last few years, offering much more training and opportunities for development at all levels.
    -In general, employees are treated well but there is a chasm between exempt and non-exempt staff.
    - Relativity progressive for a Catholic organization - thanks Jesuits!

    Cons

    -Lower pay than most other higher education institutions in the area.
    -Upper Administration is very slow to act and resistant to change.
    - Division VPs have too much power over human resources; meaning how you are treated, if HR best-practices are followed/allowed, if you are given an annual review, and if you are fully allowed to participate in organizational mission opportunities is based on which division you are in. This also means that the VPs aren't disciplined for bad management or borderline harassment-type behavior.
    - Upper administration is non-transparent in operations/governance decisions, especially in the nonacademic divisions.
    -Current administration has driven the budget and enrollment into the ground, causing deep financial issues.
    -The VPs scapegoat lower-level employees when things like tuition revenue, budget, and enrollment forecasting is wrong or goals are not achieved. They stay and get positive recognition while their staff gets fired/laid off/blamed.
    -Not much room for internal career growth

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving lip-service to things like 360-reviews and university-wide meetings and actually DO something with the information you gather. After 5 years, it seems to be that employees get more opportunities to talk but nothing is ever acted on.


  3. "Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good environment, helpful, learned alot

    Cons

    Tedious at times, Not many hours


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  5. "Recreation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Carroll University part-time

    Pros

    Your voice is heard in all aspects. Willing to work with you around schedules and other events. Lots of fun in general.

    Cons

    Dealing with students can be difficult at times. Also alumni and faculty patrons can be demanding. Lack of technology used could also be improved.


  6. "Student Manager"

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    Former Employee - Student Manager in Wexford, PA
    Former Employee - Student Manager in Wexford, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Carroll University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I loved the players and coaches that I worked with

    Cons

    I usually just sat around and had to wait for the team to need me


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director
    Current Employee - Assistant Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mission-focused, opportunities for professional development, colleaugeal relationships

    Cons

    low salaries, little or no room for advancement


  8. "Supervising Manager"

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

    Pros

    Good people, relaxed environment, incentives

    Cons

    repetitive, tiring, may take a certain type of personality


  9. "part-time adjunct ph.d's"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in University Heights, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in University Heights, OH
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good scholarship, facilities, dedicated students

    Cons

    HR does not allow part-time employees to use health savings plans.


  10. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in University Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Current Employee - Team Member in University Heights, Cuyahoga, OH

    I have been working at John Carroll University (More than a year)

    Pros

    the staff really cares about the students

    Cons

    it is a small campus so limited opportunity for mobility


  11. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at John Carroll University part-time

    Pros

    I love that the school is small and engaged. This allows one on one contact and richer discussion.

    Cons

    Like I said above, sometimes the small environment can get annoying. Everyone knows everything.

    Advice to Management

    Time management is key to succeed. You can't assume you will get by without studying



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