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University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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  1. "Great environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great community, good work environment, small school, friendly people

    Cons

    Parking is not that great


  2. "'RUN'"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fridays off. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Corrupt system ridden with Politics and Self- centered supervisors. Lack of ethics. Glaring conflict of interest. You feel constantly undervalued. No real performance evaluation or growth opportunities unless you have a personal connection with your supervisor/head of department. Slackers get rewarded just because they have a positive personal relationship with the HOD. Head of departments have no fear of consequences whatsoever. Students/Staff suffer on a regular basis because of abusive/indifferent advisors/managers. Low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Paul Katz comes with a practical and fresh perspective which may change the dissatisfaction and negativity prevalant among Usciences' students and employees . Hopefully he gets rid of people who only care about themselves and their positions and not about the students, their staff or the University.

  3. "not a bad place to work, but lacks dirrection and leadership"

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

    Pros

    Fridays off in summer, benefits are good compared to market

    Cons

    lack of leadership and too many temp leaders make i hard for anyone to make decisions and the true ability to lead. with the lack of raises for many years, people work in fear of layoffs or outsourcing. hence the upper management are in fear of doing the right thing as they don't want to be seen as the problem area.
    way too many consultants, seems a lot of them have ties to the board or upper management.
    management make decisions based on the consultants and lack the input to the workers who have to use or deploy the choices .
    lack of accountability, bad decisions from bad leaders do not get addressed and they continue to lie to cover up the choices
    they lack the ability to communicate effectively, they us transparency word a lot but it is just a buzz word.
    student satisfaction is lacking, stop throwing money at it, if the staff is not happen they will not treat the students good

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees and react in a true effective manner and make choices based on it.
    remove a lot of the dead weight that are making 6 figures and hire fresh thinking people
    limit the use of consolidates, there are many skilled employees that have the skills to help the leaders.
    stop the reactive business model, we need to be offensive
    stop hiring people above the pay rate of employees that have been there many years, or give the current employees an adjustment to meet the market share.
    facilities department has too much power and makes decisions based on budgets and do things just to spend money. they need to meet the needs of the departments they service


  4. "USciences cares about their employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, including Fridays off in the summer. It really improves your quality of life.

    Cons

    Turnover in leadership has stressed the institution.

    Advice to Management

    focus on filling key positions


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Not at all recommended"

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

    I worked at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The students tend to be very bright and dedicated to their studies and it is great to be able to help them to fill their potential and grow in their academic pursuits.

    Cons

    Management, if you can call it that, is a mess. There is a lack of ethics that permeates the entire institution. There is very little accountability and people who do very little work and take even less initiative are the ones rewarded; actually trying to make a positive impact gets you punished.

    Advice to Management

    Hard to advise what is not there -- no real leadership...just interim alumni with more ego than experience


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The campus is small but nice, most of my coworkers are excellent to work with, my boss puts his trust in his employees to drive the University in the right direction, most of the faculty and staff are very pleasant, you will always get a hello in passing. Raise's are giving to those who deserve it, in my department. Constant bonus' and days off are a plus. In my experience here the one's who complain the most, are the worst employees.

    Cons

    People here get very used to working at a place like this, constant slacking off and outright just not doing their work fall on a blind eye, when brought to the attention of higher ups, any disciplinary actions are stonewalled by HR.

    Advice to Management

    Fire Slackers!


  7. "Love this job, though it is time consuming"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interaction with students, faculty and staff, great department chair, honest in interview process about the jobs pros and cons, autonomy, supportive co-workers, excited about the work I do, benefits are commiserate with market standard, nice company contribution to 403B, holidays off

    Cons

    Pay is not great and raises are far and few between, workload is high--to do a good job, must work well more than the 35 hrs/wk you are paid for

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the individuality of each college while trying to increase interaction, consider even a small raise to improve employee satisfaction, faculty really care--grab that momentum

  8. "athletics department review"

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    Former Employee - Head Athletic Trainer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Head Athletic Trainer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (More than a year)

    Pros

    good people the university itself seemed to be managed well. HR department was always helpful.

    Cons

    Athletics department was not run to the highest standards. Current technology was under utilized which affected communication, planning, scheduling and many other aspects of daily function in the athletics department.


  9. "Small but sweet"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Reputed Pharmacy School, Excellent research facilities, close collaboration between departments, great research environment, variety of graduate and undergraduate level programs

    Cons

    small projects, limited funding, limited collaborations with external agencies, not very popular apart from pharmacy program, small campus


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Just the worst...run just run!!"

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

    I worked at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fridays off in the summer.....trust me you need these because of all of the stress you have to deal with the rest of the year....really the only thing to look forward to

    Cons

    Where to begin, I've worked for many different places and I've never seen such horrible outright greediness....the people that complain about money are the ones who get the raises, and it seems like if you are lower on the chain, your job is meaningless and that's exactly how they treat you....the pay is so poor and the morale is so low....they are the things that are on the bottom of the priority list when it comes to employment. They will get rid of you with a quickness and without any warning.....oh and they are always saying how the university has no money but people are getting hired all the time and yet the big people are always getting raises......HR is the worst to deal with because even though there are some nice people there they can't help you if you have a conflict..the only resolution they have is to fire people...good luck asking them for help because they have no authority to help anyone but themselves

    Advice to Management

    It's time to tap into your younger employees and ask them what they think will drive this university into the future


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