University of New England Reviews | Glassdoor

University of New England Reviews

Updated May 20, 2019

To filter reviews, or .

Found 51 reviews

2.8
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
36%
Recommend to a Friend
47%
Approve of CEO
University of New England CEO James Herbert
James Herbert
12 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Through the work culture runs a hearty strain of paranoia that allows a sort of bullying towards this employee class (those under a Level 9)(in 3 reviews)

  • "Salary doesn't keep up with current salaries at other institutions(in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Adjunct Faculty"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Portland, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of New England full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Reasonable expectations and competitive pay. Full-time administrative employees are great.

    Cons

    Not all the adjust faculty were well qualified.

    University of New England2018-05-30
  2. "Somewhat relaxed though really poorly managed work environment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Assistant 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of New England full-time

    Pros

    I would say (for a staff assistant and in the department I worked for) it was a pretty relaxed environment. I never felt very micro-managed and work hours were fairly flexible. Some of my coworkers were fantastic which made all of the difference.

    Cons

    Pay is low and not consistent across departments. An admin in one department may start at a rate $2-3 below an admin in another department at hire. There is no transparency about compensation, so don't bother asking. Business systems haven't been updated since the 1970s. Processing expense reports literally involves taping receipts onto other pieces of paper, scanning, making duplicates, filing, and sending off in the...

    Show More

    Advice to Management

    Update (or create) University-wide business systems that are off this millennium. Treat "professional" staff with a bit more respect. Don't leave departmental staff out of important business process decisions as they are the ones that will be performing these tasks day in and day out. Starts staff at a consistent and livable wage!

    University of New England2019-04-18
  3. "Poorly run academic institution where innovation is the buzz word to the public, but not within the institution."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant in Biddeford, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of New England full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Student body are kind, the benefits are solid and most departments offer flexibility.

    Cons

    Salaries are astoundingly low. There is no transparency in the salary structure and there are wide gaps in pay inequity and usually men make at least 10-20k more than female staff, administrators and faculty.

    Advice to Management

    Your fiscal mismanagement has put the university in dangerous waters and is glaringly apparent to the outside academic arena. Start to value the people who work for you in a way that is fiscally sound at the same time.

    University of New England2019-05-20
  4. "New President does not care about faculty or staff"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of New England full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    He's a nice guy and a snappy dresser

    Cons

    Has really sent the University in a negative direction during his very short time there. Completely disregards the safety and well-being of staff, faculty and students. Sends people to work in very dangerous road conditions. Dr. Ripich would NEVER have done that. Generally gives off a vibe of simply not caring about the people who work at the University. Ever since Dr. Ripich retired, he has subscribed to a doom...

    Show More

    Advice to Management

    Bring back Dr. Ripich

    University of New England2019-04-15
  5. "Excellent colleagues, flexible schedule, a pleasure to work with UNE's students and fellow faculty & staff"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Science Academic Support Specialist in Biddeford, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of New England full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    My SASC colleagues made for one of the best teams I've ever worked with. Everyone put their heart into their work. My co-workers always encouraged and helped one another. They truly made the work environment enjoyable and inspiring.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for promotion within my position. Investing more into my work and professional development did not correlate with any increase in salary. That, I feel, was one of the main drawbacks of this position.

    University of New England2019-02-12
  6. Helpful (2)

    "A collection of amateurs"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Full Time Faculty in Portland, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of New England full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Before I get into the pros and cons, let me just say that the problems with this institution is due to poor leadership: from middle management all the way to the top. Nobody has had any formal business and/or management training, and every single person in a position of power is a complete amateur at their job. The end result is more cons (listed below) than pros. I guess if you could really twist my arm into giving...

    Show More

    Cons

    As stated above, all the cons are a result of incompetent leadership. This results in: 1) Chaos - there are no standard operating procedures, thus creating uncertainty in how work gets done. Sometimes, faculty will vote on a policy/procedure, only to have it become completely ignored/forgotten until the next disaster. At that point, the forgotten/ignored policy will be re-discussed. It's like the movie "Groundhog...

    Show More

    Advice to Management

    Management will not listen so this advice is to the job seeker. Run. Do not take the job. You will get it because they are desperate for people. That is not a good hiring strategy; it results in a mediocre workforce. If you do end up taking it, you have to view everyone like amateurs playing baseball: they will never be professionals, and trying to get them to improve is pointless. All you need to do is have fun...

    Show More
    University of New England2019-02-01
  7. "No longer a great place"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of New England full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are ok, clean facilities

    Cons

    Limited parking, low institutional energy, unresponsive HR

    Advice to Management

    Motivate your good people through promotions and meaningful pay increases, fire the lazy and toxic people rather than ignore problems for fear of lawsuits. You are cultivating stagnant teams and chasing away high performers.

    University of New England2019-01-19
  8. "contentious culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at University of New England full-time

      Pros

      Very talented and engaged staff

      Cons

      Staff are micro-managed by high ranking executive

      Advice to Management

      Let your experienced and talented staff do their job

      University of New England2018-12-08
    • Helpful (1)

      "great benefits, no appreciation"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at University of New England full-time

      Pros

      Great benefits, great people to work with.

      Cons

      Administration plays with people's livelihood like it's a toy.

      University of New England2018-10-26
    • Helpful (1)

      "Staff Assistant"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at University of New England full-time

      Pros

      Very little to like about this position

      Cons

      Hostile work environment, no opportunity for growth.

      University of New England2018-11-02
    Found 51 reviews