Point Park University Reviews

Updated Dec 17, 2020

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3.1
38%
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Point Park University President Paul Hennigan
Paul Hennigan
12 Ratings
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  • "Strict schedule, low pay and impossible to get promoted(in 3 reviews)

  • "low salary, faculty and staff are segregated,(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Work Student"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Shuttle Driver 

    I have been working at Point Park University part-time

    Pros

    I am an international student, a work student.

    Cons

    I am an international student, so it was a good experience.

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  2. "Don't do it unless you want free schooling"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Point Park University full-time

    Pros

    Free schooling for my children, nice coworkers

    Cons

    "Management"--if that is what you want to call it. I think a lot of people in management have titles because of the "good ole boy" network. Another thing--go and check out the Board of Trustees/Directors and upper management. How diverse is Point Park University outside of the college students? It speaks volumes.

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  3. "Great place to work in education"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Point Park University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice staff. Loved it. Great training

    Cons

    None. They’re pretty cool. Very kind

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  4. "No Employee Accountability - Pay Entry-level Wages and Expect Expert-level Skills"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Point Park University full-time

    Pros

    Students are a joy to work with

    Cons

    I work myself to death and make the same amount as someone who sits at her computer and watches YouTube videos all day and my boss never holds her accountable and they wonder why the staff here are bitter.

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  5. "Okay"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Point Park University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Tuition benefit and being downtown

    Cons

    Strict schedule, low pay and impossible to get promoted

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  6. "Great Leadership in the Rowland School of Business"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Point Park University part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great place to teach motivated students the practical application of the textbook and what it's like in the real world.

    Cons

    Parking in town can be dicey, would like to see a dedicated area for adjunct faculty to park

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  7. "Great grad Assistant program"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Grad Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Point Park University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Masters is paid for, flexible hours and flexible management. Great environment

    Cons

    No work related to engineering

  8. "A Great Learning Community"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Point Park University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fine Colleagues and a mutual good spirit with support for discovery, cultural enrichment and learning

    Cons

    Salaries could be a bit higher

  9. "Acceptable pay but at a price"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Point Park University full-time

    Pros

    -comparable pay -flexible working time for salaried employees

    Cons

    -Negative work culture -never felt valued as an employee

  10. "Do NOT recommend working here. I worked here nearly 15 years"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Plumbing in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Point Park University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pleasant working environment, Good benefits but far below industry standard pay. Also I left in 2015, but the calendar only went back to 2016.

    Cons

    Very poor management, for one three year period, I actually had a supervisor who was hostile, a chronic liar, and very abusive to nearly all staff until he was "allowed to retire". After being a loyal employee for nearly 15 years, I offered to give a months notice to try to make it easier for them to work in my replacement, My reward? I was kicked out and told to leave the day I gave my notice. HR Department extremely dishonest and biased.

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