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University of Hartford Reviews

Updated April 25, 2018
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University of Hartford President Walter Harrison
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Pros
  • "Benefits, great people with a sense of purpose/mission, good work/life balance" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Flexible schedule and friendly people" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Higher ups bend to student complaints, even in the face of blatant cheating" (in 2 reviews)

  • "There are no cons for this job in particular" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "graduate research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in West Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in West Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very welcoming to foreign graduates... Encourages students

    Cons

    Small city to live in


  2. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Hartford part-time

    Pros

    It was a great experience

    Cons

    Timing could have been better

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Employee in Residential Life Department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to connect with many people and see direct results

    Cons

    Organization struggles to communicate effectively

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive and less reactive to problems within department


  4. "Student Centers Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Hartford part-time

    Pros

    Focus on growth and leadership. Supportive administrators who understood learning through failure and growth through experience.

    Cons

    Small staff so at times disorganized and not enough resources

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Some good benefits, low staff morale"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in West Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in West Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good 403b and education benefits. New president has big plans, which could seriously improve the University if they are achieved. Great student body, despite the very public and awful actions of a very small few.

    Cons

    Poor health insurance benefits. Poor staff morale. Bleak outlook. Little room for movement. Difficulty getting its employees on par with regional pay rates.

    Advice to Management

    Treat faculty and staff as an asset and not as disposable and replaceable. We interact with students daily and are a huge but ignored part of retention efforts.


  6. "Institution with a growing problem."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Hartford full-time

    Pros

    Leadership within the program/college is strong, and supportive. Great focus on developing students into young professionals.

    Cons

    University administration is NOT supportive. The new president may improve things. This is a teaching institution, while some administrators want it to be an RO1 research institution. This results in mixed signals and priorities for faculty, college leadership, and university administrators.

    Advice to Management

    Young faculty retention will continue to be a challenge if administration continues to expect high level of faculty/student engagement, but also high level research with limited facilities/resources. This will lead to faculty burnout.


  7. "Great people!"

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

    I have been working at University of Hartford full-time

    Pros

    The staff and faculty are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    The pay lags behind peer institutions.

  8. "Great Place except Staff Job description unfair making some position under paid"

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    Current Employee - Office Coordinator
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, education for dependents, great management within departments, friendly supportive faculty, flexible schedule

    Cons

    HRD did a review of staff positions without contacting managers or staff members. They googled rather than speak with people. They made changes to education requirements without checking with managers or deans. One size does not fit all. HRD has forgotten what the "H" stands for. The HRD management looks down on staff members and makes inappropriate remarks such as pay is ok because you spouse works. Hard work is not rewarded

    Advice to Management

    Pay should equal work the individual does and should not be on who you work for. Speak with individuals don't just google a job description. Pick up the phone and speak with employee. Leave your office and discover what is really going on at campus.


  9. "U of Hartford Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Hartford full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, great people with a sense of purpose/mission, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Low salary, not a lot of opportunity for promotion/movement, a bit sheltered


  10. "Armed Public Safety Officer Full time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Hartford full-time

    Pros

    Pay rates are quite good

    Cons

    Colleagues are great, administration is not go great at working with officers


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