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Updated June 8, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Bristol, RI
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Bristol, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Roger Williams University (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was fun and engaging

    Cons

    There were no cons for me


  2. "Great staff, beautiful campus, lack of administration support"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Direrctor, Career Services in Bristol, RI
    Former Employee - Assistant Direrctor, Career Services in Bristol, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    RWU has the best college food service and the most beautiful campus. There are wonderful faculty and very supportive staff members and an incredible number of majors.

    Cons

    However, upper administration provided no recognition or support for staff. Salaries are not competitive and there is a lack of domestic diversity among the staff, faculty, and student body.

    Advice to Management

    Provide support and recognition providing competitive salaries. Also, do what needs to be done to increase diversity and provide required sensitivity training for current employees and support when those groups are recruited, accepted, and hired.

  3. "graphic design intern"

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    Former Employee - Production Artist in Bristol, RI
    Former Employee - Production Artist in Bristol, RI

    I worked at Roger Williams University (More than a year)

    Pros

    got to go onsite to see what we would be designing and where it would go.

    Cons

    didn't feel like I learned much to prepare me for the future.

    Advice to Management

    have more 1 on 1 time with interns and give them advice and point them in the right direction.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Bristol, RI
    Former Employee - Administrator in Bristol, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Roger Williams University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues were wonderful, especially those outside of faculty ranks, in student affairs and academic affairs. Collaboration was easy. People care about the students and doing the best for the students.

    Cons

    Horrible leadership (if you can call it that). Egos are HUGE and VPs and President care to only boost their stature at the expense of the staff and faculty. RWU practices fully that RI is an employment "at-will" state and has walked dozens of female employees, over a certain age, out the door and have kept underperforming white men. Years ago, the joke was that RWU stood for "Rich white underachievers" and administration attributed those terms to students. Now, those attributes clearly describe the school's leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Leave. Just leave.


  5. "Admissions Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Ambassador in Bristol, RI
    Former Employee - Admissions Ambassador in Bristol, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great fun fast paced atmosphere where you can really connect with prospective students and co workers.

    Cons

    Under staffed at times which resulted in lesser quality performances and services to prospective students and their families.


  6. "Stage Crew - student payroll job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hackettstown, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hackettstown, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Roger Williams University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to pick your own hours, cool boss, satisfaction of creating great experiences for students, opportunity to learn various audio video or sound tech, great exercise

    Cons

    Sometimes no work is available because hours are given on seniority basis (could be a pro if you have worked there 3+ years), work is primarily weekends and late nights (sometimes ending 12-2am)

    Advice to Management

    It would be helpful for new staff to demonstrate or otherwise convey guidelines for certain critical setup and breakdown procedures. These things were taught to me by older employees, but sometimes this information was inconsistent or wrong.


  7. "Roger Williams University"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Bristol, RI
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Bristol, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Roger Williams University full-time

    Pros

    Great university! The energy of the campus is great! I love working here! Good benefits, especially the tuition related benefits. My particular department is very supportive of the need for work/life balance and allows flexibility when needed. I feel my work is valued. The campus itself is beautiful.

    Cons

    Pay for staff is low. There is a lack of diversity. There is a distinct class system administration/faculty/staff. Top down communication could be better.

  8. "Work-study student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Roger Williams University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, lots of down time, friendly managers, fairly easy tasks

    Cons

    Not much advancement opportunity, low pay (min wage)


  9. "Academic Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Roger Williams University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The experience of working as an academic tutor is not only extremely rewarding but helps my personal understanding of subject matter. Working with my peers in order to help them further understand their coursework is an extremely beneficial experience.

    Cons

    I personally do not like how the timecard system functions. The system makes it difficult to change hours or correct mistakes in the system.


  10. "Student Fund Manager"

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Guilford, CT
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Guilford, CT
    Recommends

    I have been working at Roger Williams University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Real life industry exposure by managing a quarter million dollar equity fund.

    Cons

    The time constraint affects the amount of sleep on a regular basis.


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