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Updated March 24, 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 11 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, relaxed setting (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • There really weren't that many cons to the experience (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. "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/


  2. "Student worker in technology department"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "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.


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  5. "Center for Student Involvement"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "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


  7. "Administrative Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in University of Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in University of Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Richmond full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful physical environment, colleagues are service-minded, education and fitness center benefits

    Cons

    Higher ed salaries may lag behind that of business.


  8. "Seasonal Design and Construction Helper"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Design & Construction Helper in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Design & Construction Helper in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Nice campus to work at. Friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Was given too much busy work


  9. "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - ADJUNCT FACULTY MEMBER/MBA PROFESSOR MAY in Moseley, VA
    Current Employee - ADJUNCT FACULTY MEMBER/MBA PROFESSOR MAY in Moseley, VA

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

    Pros

    great location and staff was very welcoming.

    Cons

    Would like more opportunities for teaching other classes.


  10. "concierge"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Richmond part-time

    Pros

    time off when school closed

    Cons

    random schedules and hours, lack of communication, support, and training

    Advice to Management

    Set a schedule, train staff, and communicate.


  11. "Undergraduate Student Researcher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Richmond, VA
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Richmond as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hands on experience beyond just learning about the topics in the classroom. Allows you to see real-world applications that can lead to working in a research lab in the summer and looks great when applying to gradschool.

    Cons

    There really weren't that many cons to the experience. The work hours were very set in stone and very rarely did I have to go over them. Only con is sometimes experiments take a long time to complete and you're stuck waiting for them.

    Advice to Management

    No real changes I see needed. It is well run, the professors are extremely well-versed in their respective fields, always have projects and advice when needed and are extremely helpful.



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