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  1. "Dining services"

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    Former Employee - Dining Services in Culloden, WV
    Former Employee - Dining Services in Culloden, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The group of people I worked with comprised a team

    Cons

    The cost of commute and shorter daily trips

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge the workers you rely on to keep business go g


  2. "Great people to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The university of charleston has some of the greatest people to work with. However every department is run differently throughout the university which can hurt transparency and common goals.

    Cons

    The pay could be better. Most of the time you are not eligible for pay raises if you switch jobs even if the job switch was internal. This is because most of the pay raises are only awarded if you are there for a certain amount of time in the position, and when you switch they start you back at zero...

    Advice to Management

    If an employee who has been at the university for a certain amount of time transitions into a new role. Make sure they are still awarded the opportunity for a pay raise.

  3. "Assistant coach"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Coach in Charleston, WV
    Former Employee - Assistant Coach in Charleston, WV

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

    Pros

    Athletic director is easy to work with

    Cons

    No money to athletics for employees


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Least favorite work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Having a hard time with this one... Good people to work alongside.

    Cons

    No communication, no accountability, low salary with high expectations.


  5. "It's all smoke and mirrors"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Charleston full-time

    Pros

    Small school and not a "corporate" environment. The work atmosphere is pleasant enough. Facilities are okay for a school of this size. With a new marketing slogan that keys on the work "innovation," UC dreams big...

    Cons

    ...but really it's all just lip service, smoke and mirrors. A weak effort to expand to other locations was followed up with a "well, we tried" shoulder shrug and the pullout is underway. As for working here, the pay scale is very, very low, even by the standards of this region, which are far below national averages for almost all categories.

    Advice to Management

    UC has great possibilities. Look around at what other schools, even smaller schools, are doing. They are giving it a real go in marketing, investment, infrastructure. UC could rock if it did the same. The ancient model that is based on "if we open the doors and sit by the phone, they will apply" is not viable. And it takes more than a new building with the word "Innovation" stenciled the face on to actually BE innovative.


  6. "Steer Clear."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Staff Member in Charleston, WV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Staff Member in Charleston, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    -Friendly staff (for the most part). I enjoy my co-workers within my department.
    -Nice fitness center (free)

    Cons

    -Terrible Pay
    -Terrible vacation time
    -Senior staff unwilling to make changes
    -Extremely outdated facilities
    -All talk, no action

    Advice to Management

    Best of luck becoming an "innovative" institution. It is laughable. Also, don't you find the turnover rate to be alarming?


  7. "Bad career move"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Charleston, WV
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Charleston, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great deal of autonomy in the classroom.

    Cons

    Administration wouldn't provide adequate resources and equipment for program. Administration micromanages and doesn't support scholarship of faculty. Too much emphasis on health sciences, not enough on social sciences and humanities.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Starts Good, Ends Bad"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Charleston, WV
    Former Employee - Instructor in Charleston, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Charleston full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible with your time, appears to care

    Cons

    Turns things shared in confidence against you, no policies are applies to everyone equally, must get in with the right people to keep your job

    Advice to Management

    Implement policies and apply them to EVERYONE no matter who the employee is, how long the employee has been there, who the employee has befriended or who the employee is related to.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Nice people with poor organization and neglect for employee appreciation."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Charleston full-time

    Pros

    Pleasant co-workers and students; opportunity for growth within the company; management offers superior recognition of a job well done

    Cons

    Poor pay and long hours; management tends to play favorites and bases promotions upon personal feelings; benefits package is something that is less than desirable; although often-times respected, lower/mid-level employees are taken advantage of

    Advice to Management

    pay your employees for what they deserve


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Biggest mistake of my Life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, WV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Students are great. Fun environment. Location is nice.

    Cons

    Upper administration is too focused on cutting corners and saving money. They have no concern for their employees what-so-ever. They combine a lot of positions instead of filling spots that are crucial for the University to grow and benefit. They have no contingency plans set in place for anything. Their expectations are if you are salary there should be no reason why you can't work 10+ hour days (including weekends and holidays) You're volun-told to do multiple things outside of your job description with no compensation of any means.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees more and thing of their needs over the Universitys