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Updated November 16, 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. "This is more for the student researchers..."

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    Current Contractor - Student Researcher in Richmond, VA
    Current Contractor - Student Researcher in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Richmond as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot! Ability to grow and work close with professors on project.

    Cons

    Really depends on who the professor is.

    Advice to Management

    Market it better. Not enough kids know about the program.


  2. "Great experience!"

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    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Richmond, VA
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Richmond as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good professors to work alongside.
    Learn lots of new skills and fields of computer science.
    Very friendly and fun work environment.

    Cons

    Not heavy emphasis on publishing papers.
    Very independently driven.
    Not much is accomplished if you don't push yourself.
    Not great office space.

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "Student Speech Center Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Speech Consultant in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Speech Consultant in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very friendly staff -- Jeanne is great!
    - Get to pick your own hours that you're available to work
    - If you enjoy public speaking, you'll have fun at your job too!

    Cons

    - Work hours are dependent upon people making appointments (and you only get paid for appointments)
    - Prerequisite classes are required to become a Speech Consultant (but this is expected, and increases the prestige!)

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  6. "Student Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in University of Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in University of Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Richmond part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I can work while being a full time student!

    Cons

    The salary is not that much.

    Advice to Management

    I would increase salary/


  7. "Student worker in technology department"

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    Current Employee - Student Technology Assistant in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Student Technology Assistant in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Good hourly pay
    2) Flexible hours
    3) Free coffee
    4) Ability to do own work in downtime

    Cons

    1) Supervisors don't really interact with you
    2) Work can be tedious (but you are a student)

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. "Instructor"

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    Former Contractor - Instructor in Richmond, VA
    Former Contractor - Instructor in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Richmond as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Spectacularly beautiful campus with high-quality services, very good compensation, plentiful resources, some really sharp students and and a few pockets of collegiality in the faculty.

    Cons

    Digitally delayed tenured faculty who have little experience or interest in new technologies. A culture of rigidity & excessive pressure on students along with an administrative arrogance that gives tenured teachers (and certain privileged students) a free pass while punishing those lower on the ladder for minor infractions. This leads to a climate of fear and a lack of genuinely free exchange. Faculty with children are given little to no support for work/life balance. Pressure to maintain secrecy, resistance to change, top-down management, protecting Title IX violators, assault and rape perpetrators, corporate PR team to distract attention from rape culture. Uses all the right language about "diversity" and "civility" to mask the unhealthy reality of a passive-aggressive management style that promotes standardization over fresh, new approaches. Not really open to new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Stop managing according to personal agendas & pet peeves of wealthy board members and tenured faculty. Be more genuinely transparent - the positive PR mask fools fewer than you realize. Repent from your corporate management style and return to leadership by educational professionals that encourages accountability at the top and rewards collegiality and support for non-tenured faculty, especially those who demonstrate superior performance & contribution. A brief review of honest student feedback over the past ten years reveals a culture of nepotism, lack of empathy and exclusion.


  9. "Center for Student Involvement"

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    Former Employee - Student Associate in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Student Associate in Richmond, VA

    I worked at University of Richmond part-time

    Pros

    Friendly office staff
    Multiple tasks
    Good pay for the work
    Lots of parties and free food

    Cons

    Must take some weekend shifts that go really late
    Lots of sitting during non-peak hours

    Advice to Management

    A bit more intensive training program as new associates are expected to take on multiple roles in a relatively short period of time.


  10. "Research"

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    Former Employee - Research in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Research in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work!

    Cons

    No upward option for promotion

    Advice to Management

    None


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