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Roosevelt University Reviews

Updated Sep 7, 2019

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Found 104 reviews

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42 Ratings
Pros
  • "Faculty and staff are happier with the new President and our student applications for next year are at an all-time high(in 7 reviews)

  • "good school and fun environment to work(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Faculty and staff burn out is high(in 4 reviews)

  • "No raises in 6 years, most areas are overworked and underpaid(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Learning Experience"

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roosevelt University part-time

    Pros

    Positive Boss, meaningful tasks, great work/school balance.

    Cons

    There is some imbalance at the University, but leadership appears to be making meaningful headway to sort it out.

    Roosevelt University2019-07-22
  2. "Unstable"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really nice people to work with

    Cons

    financially unstable institution that is trying to cut costs. No upward mobility

    Roosevelt University2019-09-05
  3. "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Associate Professor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Roosevelt University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, really not much else

    Cons

    Struggling university - in all aspects High turnover - majority of colleagues lasted < 1 year Disparity in resources between Chicago and Schaumburg campuses

    Roosevelt University2019-09-08
  4. "Great place to work as a GA"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roosevelt University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good team. Superb environment.

    Cons

    nothing bad actually because of the teamwork

    Roosevelt University2019-06-25
  5. "Ttraitor to Social Justice"

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    Current Employee - Professor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Roosevelt University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are very few reasons to work at Roosevelt University.

    Cons

    The entire ruling hierarchy of the university (President, Provost, Deans, administrators, administrative staff, and Trustees) has adopted a free-market view of education. Collegiality is gone. Shared governance is reduced to kabuki theater. Administrators see themselves as "management," and faculty as "labor." Labor is seen as an expense, and replaceable. Education is seen as a "service," and the University as a... "service provider." Roosevelt is now selling a product on a market, and this "business model" has been damaging the "product," which used to be called a liberal education. Curricula have suffered from the demands of creating new, saleable programs and courses, "flavors of the day." Students have been enrolled who are looking for this kind of "product."

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    Advice to Management

    You should all either remember that this is a school "dedicated to the Enlightenment of the human spirit," or resign.

    Roosevelt University2019-07-25
  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roosevelt University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wonderful faculty, staff and students. Beautiful campus

    Cons

    Management was top down. Lack of cohesion amongst schools.

    Roosevelt University2019-06-18
  7. "Had a great experience, got the opportunity to learn and grow."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roosevelt University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. A positive work environment. 2. Conveniently and centrally located 3. Work-life balance

    Cons

    It's a laid back work environment

    Roosevelt University2019-06-14
  8. "Great school with challenges"

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    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roosevelt University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great faculty and staff - Great location - Newer high rise combined housing and classrooms - good salary

    Cons

    - layoffs - difficult financial situation - Micromanagement from higher administration

    Advice to Management

    Need to differentiate school from competition Focus on mission

    Roosevelt University2019-04-04
  9. "Pretty good"

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    Current Employee - Student in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Listens to students needs. Flexible professors. Teacher to student ratio.

    Cons

    Most classes are in a very old building that still utilizes black boards.

    Roosevelt University2019-03-06
  10. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Department Head 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roosevelt University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Diverse students

    Cons

    Organization culture has issues. Need to change to reflect the needs of this century

    Advice to Management

    Push for change

    Roosevelt University2019-02-12
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