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Shepherd University Reviews

Updated March 7, 2017
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  1. "Shepherd University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shepherd University part-time

    Pros

    The job is easy as pie, can be daunting, though. There are a lot of opportunities to complete homework.

    Cons

    Shepherd University sucks as a whole. They underpay staff and promote people purely on who they know, not by qualifications.

    Advice to Management

    Management with your boss is perfectly fine, it's the university as a whole that needs a complete make over.


  2. "Arrogance and attitude"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Martinsburg, WV
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Martinsburg, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice part of the country, some brilliant colleagues, nice hours and okay benefits. Long winter breaks, really only work 8 months a year.

    Cons

    Arrogant bullying management...antiquated student center, lots of politics, meetings on top of meetings, micromanagement, pitiful salary, minimal raises, very little emphasis on teaching, this university is more interested in research, which isn't a bad thing, but it is when the professors can't teach. Limited parking, must pay for parking, difficult to be reimbursed for anything, does not pay for the education of faculty that they require.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people the way you wish to be treated. Some of you are truly hateful.


  3. "Friendly work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Shepherd University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment that allows you to balance your work life and personal time. Close to DC and many other metro areas.

    Cons

    Extremely below average pay for the area and what is asked of employees. If you do a good job, they will simply look the other way or give you more responsibility for the same salary. The WV public education system is failing and funding is dwindling.

    Advice to Management

    Look to take better care of your long term employees. When people commit to making the University better, a blind eye can not turned.


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  5. "Good people, inadequate pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Shepherd University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Students are friendly and hard-working. Faculty and staff members are pleasant and dedicated to their jobs. Surrounding scenery is gorgeous.

    Cons

    The pay is not commensurate with the school's location. We're in West Virginia, but we're also next door to Maryland. Everybody needs to be paid at least 20% more than what we're getting.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to raise salaries across the board, in order to both entice people to come here and keep them here.


  6. "Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shepherdstown, WV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shepherdstown, WV

    Pros

    easy to do, and pays well

    Cons

    not all students use it


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Run away quickly!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shepherdstown, WV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shepherdstown, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice benefits package, ample parking for employees, not a lot of traffic for a college town, polite students.

    Cons

    Horrible supervisors, embarrassing pay, very petty rivalry between departments, out of date technology, complicated academic procedures, depressing and dull lifestyle for students.

    Advice to Management

    Look internally for the causes of your major deficit. Shepherd needs major improvements in campus living, extra curricular activities, technology, social activities, and numerous other things. Students nor faculty want to be at a place this behind in the times and with such a negative atmosphere.


  8. "work at suu"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    students are enthusiastic and engaged

    Cons

    compensation is low and teaching load is heavy


  9. "Everyone works equally hard to make it a great place to work and to provide a great education for students"

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Shepherdstown, WV
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Shepherdstown, WV
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shepherd University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Support from administration, flexible schedule, and academic freedom

    Cons

    There are many responsibilities on top of your teaching load.


  10. "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the individuals working depending on department are really friendly.
    Steady paycheck

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough advancement in the work place.
    Depending on department not enough training.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant professor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, scholastic community, collaboration with other professionals, easy access to health research resources, recreation and fitness facilities available

    Cons

    uninterested students, low pay, no raises for four years, classroom audio-visual resources are limited

    Advice to Management

    access management techiques



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