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Norwich University President Dr. Richard W. Schneider
Dr. Richard W. Schneider
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  1. "Job"

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

    Pros

    Small atmosphere, nice campus, the weather, and the school is determined to evolve

    Cons

    Northfield is not a thriving town, the campus is dated is always under construction. Discounted meals for staff would be great

    Advice to Management

    More employeeNorthfield is not a thriving town, the campus is dated is always under construction. Discounted meals for staff would be great perks


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Adjunct Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wonderful students, supportive colleagues, state of the art simulation lab.

    Cons

    I can not think of any at this time.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "DO NOT WORK HERE! It's not worth it."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm glad I left when I did.

    Cons

    I'm an alumni and former employee. There is a huge disconnect in the value systems at norwich. Management do not know or understand the mission statement of the institution. Poor management, poor leadership. If you have a voice and a brain do not work here. Norwich does not appreciate either one in the workplace. They want you to shut up, don't ask questions and keep your head down. It's interesting because this is the exact opposite of what I learned as a cadet. They teach us to be vocal, be courageous and a leader. On the other hand, management don't appreciate or value these characteristics in employees. My experience working here for 6+ years is that Norwich is all about "the good boys club". If you're a person of color or a women, don't expect to make the same income or receive the same amount of respect as your male and Caucasian counterparts. Also, the president, has said in multiple private staff meetings that our new mission is to 1) stop recruiting poor students 2) recruit students "whose mommy and daddy can afford to pay tuition in full" ---This is legitimately the presidents solution to our financial situation. I lost complete and total respect for the president after that comment.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the mission statement, understand the values of the institution. Be bold. be creative. Encourage staff and know how to do your job.


  4. "Poor place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very beautiful at times during the year.

    Cons

    The staff has worked for years together and has a silo mentality. New ideas take a back seat to innovation. The closed circles of groups and decision making lead to a negative experience - counterproductive to the institution. Most importantly - the school is not forthcoming with money for any reason. The undergraduate and graduate programs are treated like two different institutions - and each is used independently to justify the school's motives (such as the undergraduate school had a decrease in tuition - so there could be layoffs while there is no addressing the giant surplus of the graduate program).

    Advice to Management

    Don't be cheap. You won't get anyone to Northfield on lower than average salaries unless they are lower than average employees.


  5. "Admissions Department Employee"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Employee in Southampton, PA
    Former Employee - Admissions Employee in Southampton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Norwich University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and a tight knit community!

    Cons

    Vermont can have a hard, unpredictable environment so be prepared if you choose to work here. Everyone is super helpful though so if you get stuck you always have someone to help you through it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work bringing in and maintaining the NU family! Norwich forever!


  6. "Alumnus and Employee"

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    Former Employee - Campus Security Officer in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Campus Security Officer in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Norwich University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to figure out how things work, nice people, and a beautiful location.

    Cons

    Resistant to change, isolated in the state, management avoids issues.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with advice from employees more often, don't always assume you know best, or are always right. Talk to other departments.


  7. "Developer"

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people who are interested in their job and each other.

    Cons

    I was on contract and it came to an end.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  8. "Instructional Course Developer"

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    Former Employee - Instructional Course Developer in Northfield, VT
    Former Employee - Instructional Course Developer in Northfield, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best people and friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Contract work so stability is an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you I loved everyday.


  9. "Norwich University Employment Outlook"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Norwich University part-time

    Pros

    Norwich University creates a sense of family within its community and tends to maintain its employees over an extended period of time. If you are a member of the alumni you have a slightly better chance of gaining employment and advancing within the University. (e.g If you are a graduate you could become the President of the University some day).

    Cons

    Norwich University is a private military college located in central Vermont. There is a small town atmosphere and it is not quite as urban as some may wish. Out of state employees may find it difficult to make friends beyond their co-workers.


  10. "Alumni Office"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Northfield, VT
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Northfield, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Norwich University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great department to work for; the morale makes you want to come to work everyday. The bonuses are also nice; as part of the Development team, when the team raises certain amounts of money, there are bonuses!

    Cons

    Some departments on campus aren't as easy to work with; communication from department to department is quite terrible.


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