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Updated July 5, 2017
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  • South Bend is not amazing for single people (in 44 reviews)

  • Hard work/life balance, busy schedule (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Making a Difference"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Notre Dame, IN
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Notre Dame, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Notre Dame full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Collegial work climate, good people and colleagues, huge amount of non-salary benefits, autonomy in daily work, respect for others, focus on making the world better through students.

    Cons

    One comes to Notre Dame not for the money but the mission.

    Advice to Management

    Tighten up planning and budgeting; link to objectives rather than history.


  2. "WERND"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Notre Dame, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Notre Dame, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Notre Dame full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and leadership.

    Cons

    A lot of the alumni are rude snobs with suck attitudes!

  3. "Great place to start. Small comfortable environment with kind people"

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    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Notre Dame, IN
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Notre Dame, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Notre Dame as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small
    Plenty of opportunities to learn
    Pretty good pay for internship

    Cons

    Living in South Bend
    Tough if you don't make your friends right away


  4. "Worked part-time as a research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Notre Dame, IN
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Notre Dame, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Notre Dame part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Notre Dame has a great culture and a ton of great people working here. The students are excellent and great to work with as well. Campus itself has great food and is a beautiful place.

    Cons

    The location is a bit dull at times, but if you don't get out that much then it's a great place. The pay wasn't all that great.


  5. "No different than any other university"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Notre Dame, IN
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Notre Dame, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Notre Dame (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary is fairly high compared to cost of living.

    The university has a lot of resources available for research, but you may never know about them since there's no training.

    Cons

    Notre Dame pretends to be different from other secular universities; it is not. They care primarily about money. There is nothing that distinguishes them.

    Grad school is like a 1,000 little LLC's. Everything is up to your advisor, which can be good or bad depending on your advisor, but there is no support from the university and higher levels or even the department.

    You are essentially on your own with no formal training or guidelines from others unless some other group member provides it by mere happenstance.

    Advice to Management

    Offer some mentoring of grad students by senior grad students, but make sure those mentoring are first mentored.


  6. "Notre Dame"

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Notre Dame, IN
    Current Employee - Researcher in Notre Dame, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Notre Dame (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, great people to work with. Strong academic environment with an excellent smart and research-oriented group of faculties and phd students.

    Cons

    the weather can get really cold. Winter may get too long and combined with the windy nature of Notre Dame, it can get hard to tolerate.

    Advice to Management

    I would shift focus more toward academics, and less on sports. Notre dame is first known for stellar students and strong academics than anything else.


  7. "Don't be deceived. Look underneath the public image."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager/Engineer in Notre Dame, IN
    Former Employee - Project Manager/Engineer in Notre Dame, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Notre Dame full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stability. Training opportunities. Benefits. The university spends a lot of money on its campus and facilities.

    Cons

    Lots of dishonesty and unethical practices among some longtime employees to protect their own. Many other individuals with very similar experiences.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house.

  8. "Positive"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate In Electrical in Notre Dame, IN
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate In Electrical in Notre Dame, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Notre Dame full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    industry collaboaration. Strong networking options. Excellent research facilities. Freedom in using funds for research. Supervisor helped greatly in career development. Relocation package.

    Cons

    More work pressure. Pressure to deliver results fast. Work in tight deadlines. It all depends on your supervisor. Harsh winter but manageable.


  9. "ECDC- Not as great as they may seem."

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    Current Employee - Early Childhood Development Center Notre Dame in Notre Dame, IN
    Current Employee - Early Childhood Development Center Notre Dame in Notre Dame, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Notre Dame full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The children are wonderful (most of the time) and if you love working with kids it's a great group of children.

    Cons

    The early childhood development center is located at notre dame but is not actually part of notre dame. It is portrayed this way but it is not true. The staff also does not care as much for their employees as they do themselves. Probably great for those with children there but as for staff working there, it is less than desirable. If I could do it over, I would not have started at ECDC.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work that encourages internal growth"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Program Coordinator in Notre Dame, IN
    Current Employee - Graduate Program Coordinator in Notre Dame, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Notre Dame full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, fair pay, education opportunities for those interested, invested in keeping employees

    Cons

    Faculty/high ranking administrators allowed to be demanding/disrespectful to staff


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