Johnson & Wales University Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2020

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4.0
75%
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82%
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Johnson & Wales University President and Trustee John J. Bowen (no image)
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88 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits (housing, meal plan, scholarship/free class) if you stay as a summer employee(in 19 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and people to work with(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "This was a part time student job and it paid minimum wage(in 11 reviews)

  • "There are no cons to this university as far as the people involved go(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Employer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson & Wales University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Solid departments and staff. Everyone works towards one goal.

    Cons

    No Cons to speak of.

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  2. "Okay Place to Work"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Technical Support Assistant 

    I worked at Johnson & Wales University part-time

    Pros

    As a student assistant working in the IT department, it helped that most days were quiet and many of us could work on assignments or personal projects.

    Cons

    This was a part time student job and it paid minimum wage. However, I had a great boss and was sad to see her go. After she left it became clear she shielded us from the petty politics that worked in the background.

  3. "Dwindling enrollment"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Coordinator in North Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson & Wales University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fair amount of autonomy given to make decisions.

    Cons

    High rate of turnover leads to feeling that you're constantly understaffed.

  4. "People are great"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Instructional Technologist 
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson & Wales University full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement within org structure. Very top heavy

  5. "Good stepping stone to a future career somewhere else"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisor 

    I have been working at Johnson & Wales University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Half day Fridays in the summer. 2 weeks off for winter break. A lot of the staff are truly caring individuals who provide a lot of mentorship, personally and professionally, although this is changing as more people leave.

    Cons

    Sinking ship, everyone is trying to leave. No raises, no bonuses, incredibly low pay for the area. Not a secret that management is actively trying to get rid of people, at the expense of those who stay and have to take on the extra work, leading to even more turnover. Eventually the whole place will be staffed with part-time workers who have no emotional investment in the success of students or company.

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  6. "Great job with Great people!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Tour Guide 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Johnson & Wales University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very supportive environment for student employees. Great benefits (housing, meal plan, scholarship/free class) if you stay as a summer employee.

    Cons

    Minimum wage with small raise every year

  7. "Fantastic!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator 

    I worked at Johnson & Wales University full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and people to work with

    Cons

    Slow in the summer, but you get Friday’s off

  8. "Good benefits and contract"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Associate Professor 

    I have been working at Johnson & Wales University full-time

    Pros

    9 month contract For work

    Cons

    Teaching load is heavy for semesters

  9. "Cashier"

    5.0
     

    I have been working at Johnson & Wales University

    Pros

    You meet some great people/ relax/ discounts for working there/ good pay

    Cons

    Could be more hours/ standing all day could give a chair / gets really busy first 2 weeks out of the whole month

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  10. "TSA"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TSA 

    I worked at Johnson & Wales University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice boss and nice co-workers

    Cons

    Low pay and low benefits

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