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University of the District of Columbia Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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  • Little guidance is given to new faculty on basic things, like benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • Remitted tuition is the best benefit UDC offers and to be honest, is the only reason many staff are still there (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Various projects & programs that are student centered to impact retention. Rewarding work

    Cons

    Micro-management, a lot of turnover leads to double duty of work for long periods at a time; veteran employees do what they want with little to no reprimand.


  2. "Workforce Development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of the District of Columbia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong identity as HBCU. Excellent mission.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment, outdated systems, distrust of employees

  3. "Great school"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of the District of Columbia part-time

    Pros

    Thats where I graduated from. It was a very good learning experience

    Cons

    Research on CyberSecurity and netrowking


  4. "There is a limit to benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of the District of Columbia full-time

    Pros

    Great community partnerships are made

    Cons

    No leadership structure in some departments


  5. "Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of the District of Columbia part-time

    Pros

    Small, close-knit interaction, having almost no hierarchy

    Cons

    Delayed payment. Unclear objectives. Limited resources

    Advice to Management

    On-time payment can be huge change


  6. "Diverse student community, poor infrastructure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of the District of Columbia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to service a great population of students from diverse cultural and academic backgrounds. Exposure to non-traditional students.
    Hands-on approach which allows you to obtain good experience in a variety of areas related to your role.
    Highly committed academic faculty who genuinely care about the population they are servicing.
    Good salaries in comparison to other local institutions.

    Cons

    Poor infrastructure and limited resources
    Constant funding and low enrollment issues
    Like many other DC government entities, UDC suffered from poor management.


  7. "Needs Improvement"

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    Current Employee - Faculty Member
    Current Employee - Faculty Member
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of autonomy and flexibility, which is nice as it allows you to do your job as the expert that you are. For the most part, colleagues are friendly, as are students.

    Cons

    Policies are unclear, unposted, or just not followed at all. There is a lot of non-response, miscommunication or no communication, misinformation provided to employees, and a lot of "information holding". Little guidance is given to new faculty on basic things, like benefits. HR is non-responsive and, when they do respond, are not supportive at all. The buildings are falling apart, funding is severely lacking, some programs require more rigor.

    Advice to Management

    Create policies that make sense, share these policies with faculty and staff (for instance, a Faculty Handbook would be nice), and cultivate a culture of accurate and prompt communication.

  8. "Operation Assistant and Event Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Operations and Event Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Operations and Event Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at University of the District of Columbia (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is Flexible and the team work well together

    Cons

    no much of a con in this institution


  9. "DataBase Admin"

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    Former Employee - Database Developer in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Database Developer in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at University of the District of Columbia (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was very good,I learn a lot from the company.

    Cons

    It was very good.And The contract was ended.


  10. "Assistant Professor"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at University of the District of Columbia (More than a year)

    Pros

    They hire international students looking for H1B visas.

    Cons

    Managers disrespect and harass staff, and the university pays secretaries more than faculty.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep your current faculty members instead of saying you'll find more.


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