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University of Richmond Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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Ronald A. Crutcher
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Pros
  • reputable university; friendly staff; beautiful campus; excellent benefits; tuition reimbursement is amazing (in 14 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, relaxed setting (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Part-time hours with no benefits (in 3 reviews)

  • Very high-paced, long work hours, average salaries (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Student"

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

    I have been working at University of Richmond full-time

    Pros

    Great, competitive liberal arts school with a rigorous curriculum. Great faculty to student ratio. Great resources

    Cons

    Small alumni base in comparison to very large universities or colleges. Some professors are old and should be replaced

    Advice to Management

    See providing the great and useful resources throughout the year which help prepare people for life after college here.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at University of Richmond full-time

    Pros

    Supportive colleagues, benefits, beautiful campus

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  3. "UR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Richmond full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Funds both student and faculty research. small class sizes

    Cons

    promotes as a teaching university but expects research one level work in addition to teaching excellence. Rewards interdisciplinary teaching but it is a difficulty expectation in some disciplines in order to teach the major.

    Advice to Management

    more work life balance focus. childcare on campus.


  4. "Financial Planning"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Richmond full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great retirement plan. Job security.

    Cons

    Lack Professional Development Opportunities


  5. "Communication Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Richmond full-time

    Pros

    The benefits and culture of UR are wonderful.

    Cons

    Although the benefits are top notch, the pay is average. People also rarely leave, which makes it hard to grow and move up from within.


  6. "Summer Analyst"

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

    I have been working at University of Richmond full-time

    Pros

    Helped me a lot towards my graduate degree application

    Cons

    You need to devote lots of time and energy to the project

    Advice to Management

    Actually it's great


  7. "Administrative"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a really pretty campus

    Cons

    I don't believe in this President, the level of education is starting to go down
    Faculty are rude to staff/Faculty are arrogant and angry
    Very low pay
    Benefits are becoming very expensive because the endowment took a huge financial hit
    The budget cuts are affecting everyday

    Advice to Management

    This use to be the best place in Richmond to work/All of the budget cuts are taking a toll/The pay and benefits are bad enough but UofR is falling fast/ Stop jamming your values down our throats while saying that you speak for us/A lot of bullying going on with terrible management

  8. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great relationship with professor I worked for
    Minimal administrative difficulty

    Cons

    Pay was low even for being a student job


  9. "The grass is always greener elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Administrator
    Former Employee - Administrator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Richmond full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The University of Richmond has a great staff and faculty,. There is often plenty of home grown talent available to fill positions.

    Cons

    While the University of Richmond has a great staff and faculty, when positions open there's s bias for hiring those from the outside.

    Advice to Management

    Don't think that every new hire adds to the excellence of the University.


  10. "Great Place for UR Students to Work"

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    Former Employee - Member Service Representative in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Member Service Representative in Richmond, VA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    They worked around my schedule (I was a full-time student). Staff was friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    I can't think of any at the moment.


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