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Johnson & Wales University Reviews

Updated January 24, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good benefits, work/life balance, focus on student experience" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and campus locations" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are no cons to this university as far as the people involved go" (in 8 reviews)

  • "There were not many benefits for being a student assistant" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson & Wales University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly and homely environment

    Cons

    No negative aspect. Very good environment.


  2. "Hockey Coach"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johnson & Wales University part-time

    Pros

    Tools to succeed, freedom to get things done

    Cons

    Not a large budget to work with

  3. "Student assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johnson & Wales University part-time

    Pros

    nice place to work at.

    Cons

    nothing really. keep up the good work


  4. "An excellent place to work yet stressful."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Johnson & Wales University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits. Creativity. PTO. Employees. Vacation days.

    Cons

    This is an incredibly stressful environment.


  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Internship in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Internship in Providence, RI

    I worked at Johnson & Wales University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The job comes with a scholarship.

    Cons

    Things happen very slowly, no real coaching.


  6. "Clerk"

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

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers, a lot of students and nice professional environment

    Cons

    Low income, a limited amount of opportunities is available


  7. "Fast-paced, fun, exhausting, well supported"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johnson & Wales University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation, year-end bonuses, strong departmental support for new faculty

    Cons

    Large teaching load with relatively large class sizes, not much time for academic/research growth

  8. "Technical Support Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Networking
    - Invitations for dinner from culinary students and professors

    Cons

    - Minimum wage required by state
    - Few benefits


  9. "Technical Support Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI

    I worked at Johnson & Wales University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment and excellent team to work with

    Cons

    Internal growth rate is slow.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Johnson & Wales University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues, initial vision genuinely geared toward student success

    Cons

    Management visibly shaky and misdirected

    Advice to Management

    Stop throwing spaghetti at the wall