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Updated April 23, 2017
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  1. "Admissions Department Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    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!


  2. "Alumnus and Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  3. "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.


  4. "Alumni Office"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "The truth"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Atheltic Trainer in Northfield, VT
    Current Employee - Assistant Atheltic Trainer in Northfield, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Norwich University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you like the outdoors the surrounding area is a beautiful place to live and work.

    Cons

    Poor health care, benefits are going down the tube. Not a lot of leadership at an institution that praises leadership. Lacks desire to keep good employees.


  6. "Great students. Collegial environment."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Northfield, VT
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Northfield, VT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being a military school, Norwich University has some of the hardest-working students I have ever met. They don't complain for the wrong reasons and take any feedback (including their grades) in stride—not as a personal insult, but as guidance on how to improve. Teaching is one of the core values of this institution, unlike some of the R1 institutions in the US. It's a pleasure to teach and the students are always eager to learn more. The university provides a great benefits package, which includes very low-cost healthcare, dependent care, as well as matching retirement contributions. All of the teaching positions are 9-month, however summer support is provided if you'd like to do research. Faculty development funds are abundant and easy to apply for. Startup packages are fairly generous, especially if you are in the technical field. Overall, this is a dream school, if you don't mind moving to Vermont.

    Cons

    One of the biggest challenges is that you live in Vermont: "A great place to visit and a terrible place to live." Competent medical doctors are very hard to find. For a state with cold and snowy winters that last 70% of the year, the DoT doesn't know how to manage the roads: they almost never plow until it's too late.. and they never use salt.. just sand. Getting anywhere in this state is a drag.. the locals half-jokingly say: "You can't get there from here."

    Advice to Management

    Don't resist change. Know how to manage your employees.


  7. "I really enjoyed my time here and if the opportunity ever presents, I'd work here again in a flash."

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Northfield, VT
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Northfield, VT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had forgotten how much fun it can be to teach undergraduates. I was also granted a great deal of autonomy in lesson planning. Initially I was concerned that the military-themed environment would be "up tight", but the cadets (though respectful) could be thoroughly engaging.

    Cons

    Initially, I did not have a great understanding my performance expectations and so felt a little tentative, but in a short period of time I was comfortable and relaxed. As an adjunct faculty, it is hard to develop a feeling of community and I felt like something of an outsider.

    Advice to Management

    I felt that the University was a place with a great deal of spirit and a coherent vision.


  8. "Poor"

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    Former Employee - Janitor in Northfield, VT
    Former Employee - Janitor in Northfield, VT
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Norwich University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a pretty fast paced work enviorment. If you wanted to stay busy it is easy to find extra work to be done. Plenty of overtime options if you are a hard worker, and need some extra cash.

    Cons

    Students and Profressors treat everyone else on the campus like 2nd class human beings. The department heads would not stand up for their employees. Dirty job with low pay and little rewards.


  9. "Overworked and underappreciated"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northfield, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northfield, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great sense of pride for working here. Great students.

    Cons

    Too many big wigs and not enough actual workers.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better so they stop leaving!


  10. "Adjunct Faculty"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


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