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Temple University Philadelphia Reviews

Updated January 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, especially tuition remission (in 25 reviews)

  • It is a great place to work with excellent management team (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • 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 11 reviews)

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  1. "This is just about Temple engineering school"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Locates in the city, great access, alive campus, high end tech center and study areas, diverse environments

    Cons

    Engineering school doesn't have enough TAship and RAship to support PhD students for the most of their study.

    Advice to Management

    To collaborate more with other organizations to bring more money to the school of engineering. Ask for feedback from PhD students because they know how everything is working including their advisers, labs, and also other schools!


  2. "Nice teaching environment but bad area"

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity, nice building and i really like the teachers here. Lab facility are great too. Stipend for phd student is satisfied.

    Cons

    Bad area. The safety issue is really making people scared especially working late and you need to walk to your parking spot.... parking is expensive

    Advice to Management

    Change location or ....


  3. "Undergraduate Research Assistant in the College of Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Able to pick my own hours.
    Gain a lot of relevant experience and learn a lot.

    Cons

    Very stressful environment at times.


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  5. "Flexible environment, low salary"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Flexible environment in terms of working hours and commitment

    Cons

    salary is not high as a postdoc

    Advice to Management

    good


  6. "working in a University"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, learned a lot..

    Cons

    Part-time, location, parking, expenses


  7. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    free tuition, decent health benefits, access to university amenities

    Cons

    long commute if you live in the suburbs, some facilities are out dated, poor financial compensation


  8. "Interviewer"

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    Former Employee - Canvasser in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Canvasser in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome and professional people to work with

    Cons

    Projects are term and can last a short time

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Information Technology Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Information Technology Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Work closely with Professors and you get to know a lot of your peers

    Cons

    Hours can vary a lot depending on the week.


  10. "not bad"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Philadelphia, PA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Temple University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I like Temple and the students and community there is good. My direct supervisor was also great.

    Cons

    I was an adjunct and man, do they not care at all about adjuncts even though adjuncts make the world go round.


  11. "Postdoc in education"

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

    I worked at Temple University (More than a year)

    Pros

    diverse, urban campus with plenty of smart students

    Cons

    terrible support of graduate students



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