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Rockhurst University Reviews

Updated January 31, 2017
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  1. "Adjunct Instructor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place and culture.

    Cons

    Safety at night is a concern.


  2. "Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Gardner, KS
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Gardner, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockhurst University (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The adverse work enviroment and people.

    Cons

    Advancement is not quite rapid.

    Advice to Management

    Try to manage employee work behaviors individually and not clump everyone into a group.


  3. "Admininstrative Assisstant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockhurst University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Connections, Great experience. Very Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Low Pay and Hours, A lot of sitting around.

    Advice to Management

    When giving students part time jobs make sure they have something they can do because sitting around doing nothing costs the institution money and the students time.


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  5. "I loved working at the Greenlease Library!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Public Services Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Public Services Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are the top reasons to love your job. The students, the co-workers, the faculty, the administration. Very kind. Lots of time off at Christmas that is paid! The Library Director Laurie is one of the kindest human beings I've ever known.

    Cons

    Pay was low, not a lot of growth potential.

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating your employees well and they'll treat the students well.


  6. "Great Place to work if you aren't motivated by money."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockhurst University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    In general, the management is fantastic, very supportive and collaborative. The benefits are quite good as well with better 403b matching than many other companies.

    Cons

    It's a non-profit, so the salaries are well below industry standard for the work you're doing in most cases. While you are being underpaid you can also expect to be charged for parking, and constantly hassled to donate part of your meager earnings back to the school.

    Tight budgets make it extremely difficult to work effectively. You are always pressured to find a 'free' solution to any problem.

    Advice to Management

    I get that money is tight. The least you could do is stop charging staff to park and begging them for a handout. They are just as broke as the school I assure you.


  7. "Tense, strained, and unhappy atmosphere at the library"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Compensation for a part time job was above average.
    Most of the staff members were friendly and kind.

    Cons

    One employee in particular created a hostile, tense, and uncomfortable atmosphere that prevented collaboration and collegiality. The library worked in an extremely hierarchical way due to the demands of one staff member who regularly bullied other staff members at and below her level. This was felt by myself even as a part time employee. The atmosphere always felt tense during my day shifts and there was an aura of fear.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the atmosphere and do not allow a single staff member to create an uncomfortable and often hostile environment for other staff.


  8. "Very Disappointing"

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    Former Employee - Director of Music in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Director of Music in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great faculty colleagues, a lot of good support and energy at the faculty level. Pleasant campus.

    Cons

    Bullying atmosphere from Arts & Sciences admin, lack of concern and responsiveness to faculty needs, confused priorities for the college moving forward, poor salary, will not hire with tenure, unwillingness to accommodate, or even attempt to understand, "hidden" disabilities.

    Advice to Management

    The College of Arts and Sciences is in big trouble. Someone in administration there is unable to let go of their old faculty post, and it is impossible for any successor of his to work under those conditions. Micromanagement is not a good practice. That person needs to be the administrator he is supposed to be and relinquish all involvement in music, or reclaim his old post and just forget admin. The for-credit ensembles must take precedent over his personal projects; in fact, the college should eliminate all funding and support for that project, as it is impossible for the music program to compete with it. Also, the college in general must be responsive to disabilities of employees to a much greater extent than they currently are.


  9. "Tension among the staff and poor organization and mentoring by the supervisors"

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    Former Employee - Librarian in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Librarian in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rockhurst University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The hours are standard for the profession.

    Cons

    Micromanagement by the library administration. Unlike most academic libraries, the atmosphere is non-collegial. Supervisors are either unable or unwilling to mentor staff and other librarians. Suggestions or innovative ideas by staff and other librarians are not welcome.

    Advice to Management

    encourage and support those librarians and staff your supervise, rather than intimidating them and scapegoating them for your own shortcomings.


  10. "I loved working here."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockhurst University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Support, the President is an amazing man, and the culture on campus is so warm and inviting.

    Cons

    Pay and parking was often expensive and hard to find.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you!


  11. "Mission Driven"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rockhurst University full-time

    Pros

    They live by their mission and core values.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Needs more innovation.


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