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Johnson & Wales University Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, work/life balance, focus on student experience (in 7 reviews)

  • Great benefits, retirement, PTO, sick time (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • There were not many benefits for being a student assistant (in 6 reviews)

  • There are no cons to this university as far as the people involved go (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Nice Place to Teach"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in North Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in North Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson & Wales University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The school provides excellent access to teach, mentor, and reach out to the new generation of college students interested in culinary, hospitality, and sports/entertainment management careers.

    Cons

    Hope that they can continue to keep admissions up!

    Advice to Management

    Just keep thinking positively and understanding that the students need to be taught, mentored, and counseled!


  2. "Student Assistant"

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

    Pros

    Convenient. Time management. flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Pay. Advancement help. working hours.

  3. "Great benefits, great people, low income"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johnson & Wales University full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, retirement, PTO, sick time. Great group of people to work with

    Cons

    Lower income than same position at other institutions.


  4. "undecided"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson & Wales University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Depending your on position you have a lot of time off around the holidays

    Cons

    Management does not value their employees and are condescending.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees the way you would like to be treated.


  5. "Admissions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working with students keep the atmosphere alive and moving. There's never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Being in a "younger" environment, there's more drama that you will overhear


  6. "JWU Providence"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    very good work environment for beginners

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to share

    Advice to Management

    Provide internships for graduates and undergraduates


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great spirit of cooperation among departments

    Cons

    Recent budget cuts and travel freeze.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Going Downhill Fast"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Admissions in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with incoming students

    Cons

    Pay, budget cutting, president spends money like there's no tomorrow and lays off good workers to compensate.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the current president, she's worse then Trump


  9. "Education"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Students are willing but lazy

    Cons

    Unstable work, lazy students, ineffective program chair

    Advice to Management

    More information sharing is needed.


  10. "Professional Tutor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice location and free parking downtown, very friendly staff,

    Cons

    Litte training nor specific guidelines for the various tutors

    Advice to Management

    Periodic group meetings to make sure all tutors are in synch in terms of exactly what services to provide students, and for sharing of experience.


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