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Temple University Philadelphia Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  • Lack of communication between full-time faculty and adjuncts, no health or dental benefits, no hierarchical pay scale for contract employees (in 8 reviews)

  • As a student worker (not through the proram) you still receive low pay (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Academic Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Academic Advisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Academic Advisor in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    The laid back atmosphere isn't too stressful and the health and dental benefits are in alignment with other universities where I've worked. Public transportation is readily available and easy and there are numerous dining options available to students and staff. There is ever present construction on campus, which some might see as a negative, but it means the university is growing and upgrading.

    Cons

    Although a large state university many of the departments and offices still run as if they are smaller private liberal arts colleges. The campus definitely doesn't feel very collegiate and parking on campus can be difficult. Pay is good, but not competitive with other surrounding universities, especially coupled with the cost of living in Philadelphia.


  2. "Temple University - Main Campus"

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    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Temple University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Family type atmosphere. Striving towards world class processes. Gaining more notoriety in higher education. Excellent research school. Many nationally competitive programs.

    Cons

    Large organization. Often slow moving in identifying and implementing better tools and processes.

  3. "Administrative assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible
    Increase in salary with time
    Nice people

    Cons

    Base salary should be higher


  4. "work experience"

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    Current Employee - Dentist in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Dentist in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of patients in need to serve here

    Cons

    there are no places to visit around the building


  5. "Front Desk Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Temple University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The leadership was devoted to providing quality service to the community at large.

    Cons

    The work study hourly rate


  6. "Communications"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tuition Remission Benefits and Professors are excellent.

    Cons

    Leadership rules out of fear. Constant threat of job security given verbally. No support from HR. Very unprofessional work environment. Not about the individual or upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership training. Ability to manage up and provide feedback to supervisors and their supervisors.


  7. "Expectations are department/advisor dependent"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Temple University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    NIH minimum salary enforced. Flexible hours. Multiple health insurance options. Software available for all employees.

    Cons

    WageWorks for transportation costs takes a while to set up and go into effect. Required training is almost completely irrelevant to researchers.

    Advice to Management

    Help new post-docs with setting up WageWorks or switch to a better system for transportation costs. Taylor required training to job responsibilities.

  8. "Part time administration"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really great people and students, fair pay.

    Cons

    Limited development options in department.

    Advice to Management

    Needs more opportunities for growth and less of a strict corporate model.


  9. "Front desk receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    You can learn a lot than you think. Not just about front desk jobs but marketing and artistic things.

    Cons

    Everything is good for a student worker. No real cons.


  10. "Lew Klein Fellow for Philadelphia Neighborhoods"

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    Current Contractor - Multimedia Journalist in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Contractor - Multimedia Journalist in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Temple University as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, room to explore projects

    Cons

    Pay is subject to institutional lag


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