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Roger Williams University CEO Donald J. Farish
Donald J. Farish
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "RWU has the best college food service and the most beautiful campus(in 8 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, especially the tuition related benefits(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Fortunately, there wasn't any downside to working media tech at RWU(in 8 reviews)

  • "(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Adjunct Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Bristol, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roger Williams University part-time for more than 19 years

    Pros

    Been teaching adjunct since 1999. Absolutely love it. Autonomy, Great Students, Great Administration, Great union

    Cons

    None that I have experienced

    Roger Williams University2018-03-22
  2. "Job"

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    Current Employee - A\d 

    I have been working at Roger Williams University full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful Campus very good benefits

    Cons

    Pays are under par financial issues

    Roger Williams University2019-02-16
  3. "Associate Director"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Roger Williams University full-time

      Pros

      Good benefits and nice people

      Cons

      Stagnant salaries and no way to move up

      Roger Williams University2018-08-17
    • Helpful (3)

      "Anonymous"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, RI
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Roger Williams University full-time for more than 19 years

      Pros

      The ocean view, that's about it!

      Cons

      They should be shut down!

      Advice to Management

      They already know but choose to ignore!

      Roger Williams University2018-09-05
    • Helpful (1)

      "Frustrating adjunct teaching experience"

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      Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Bristol, RI
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Roger Williams University part-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Decent pay, supportive administration within the department, excellent co-adjunct teachers.

      Cons

      Didn't know if teaching until literally days before a semester were to start. Very low communication between full timers and adjunct. Generally low respect from full time faculty towards adjunct faculty.

      Advice to Management

      Foster a more supportive environment for adjunct professors. Force departments to have minimum notifications of teaching in the next semester.

      Roger Williams University2018-08-14
    • Helpful (3)

      "Don’t let the beautiful campus fool you"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, RI
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Roger Williams University full-time for more than 19 years

      Pros

      Colleagues who want to work together to best serve students. Collaboration is easy when egos don’t come into play. The Student Affairs team is wonderful and caring.

      Cons

      Where to start? How about at the top. A disengaged President who is hanging on until retirement, which needs to come soon. Executives who are mostly all white men who have no clue about the value of diverse thought, which can best be delivered by people who don’t look like them. Terrible executives who are allowed to retire when they fire middle managers because they want to regardless of performance. RWU takes the “employee...

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      Advice to Management

      To the Board of Trustees: time for significant change. Get rid of the President and all of his cronies. Become the school Roger Williams would want you to be instead of one run by men of privilege.

      Roger Williams University2018-05-20
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      "Great work study jobs"

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      Former Employee - Math Tutor in Bristol, RI
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Roger Williams University part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Easy to fit work study job into your schedule. You have a great deal of control over how many hours a week you work. Working for the university means you're serving your campus and peers. Typically, if you start working a work study job you can keep it year-to-year if you want to.

      Cons

      Don't forget to swipe in and out!

      Roger Williams University2017-09-27
    • "Audio Video Engineer for Event Operations"

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      Former Employee - Audio Visual 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Roger Williams University part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      I worked as a student at RWU as part of the Event Operations staff. We operated under the supervision of Gordon Wood and SPL/CEN. I would say it is easily the best job for any students that are on campus, especially fields that involve multimedia, Journalism, engineering, theatre, or technology. It has a broad schedule that is malleable for student needs, and is usually a very open, easy space to learn valuable skills....

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      Cons

      As with any job involving college students, there is an inexorable amount of politics and drama that occurs in the job. We are encouraged constantly to maintain professional relations with our bosses and coworkers, but that often falls short. There can be favorites and have nots. You will argue with your coworkers, especially as you are given more manager responsibilities. You do have recourse with the senior SPL staff...

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      Roger Williams University2017-09-17
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great colleagues, poor leadership in many departments"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Roger Williams University full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      RWU is a wonderful place to come to work each day. The campus is beautiful and well-maintained by a hardworking maintenance staff. The opportunity for me to move up and take the charge on new initiatives is strong, and I can see why so many people have worked here for 40+ years! I've met some truly wonderful people here on campus over the last four years, and I can honestly say I love working here.

      Cons

      I've experienced some gender discrimination from my Dean, on more than one occasion. The lack of empathy for and awareness of employees lives outside of the workplace is concerning at times. There is a "no children on campus" policy that is truly a slap in the face to the employees that put in so much time and energy towards making RWU a welcoming and thriving academic experience for its students, leaving our own children...

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      Advice to Management

      The morale on campus for faculty and staff is low, but I think it could be improved by offering more inter-staff events and opportunities. Host a back-to-school beer and wine reception at the beginning of the school year for faculty/staff to mingle. Small displays of creating a community like this would go a long way!

      Roger Williams University2017-08-09
    • Helpful (2)

      "Good Benefits, Poor Work Culture"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Roger Williams University full-time

      Pros

      Great employee benefits and perks - up to 8% match on 401k contributions; low cost software licensing for employees; PTO, Sick time, Paid Holidays, comfortable work environment

      Cons

      Very insular; frustrated work culture; poor management

      Roger Williams University2017-06-04
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