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Villanova University Reviews

Updated January 31, 2017
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  • There are no cons that I can think of (in 2 reviews)

  • Very less graduate students enrolling (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Mail services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Villanova University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and friendly staff

    Cons

    there is not much pay


  2. "Assistant Director"

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

    I worked at Villanova University full-time

    Pros

    The students are bright and community-minded; the University is well-known and has many great employees

    Cons

    It is a very political landscape with individuals in leadership positions that are not qualified for such positions but are in those positions because they will do whatever is asked of them, even if it is not discussed with the rest of the department.

    Advice to Management

    Put people in positions that truly want to make a difference and have the best intentions for all, students and staff, in mind. Don't forget that the University stands because of the students- it is about their experiences and providing them with a sound education both in and out of the classroom.


  3. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good place to work. I really like the work place, and the management is very supportive. The professors here are very helpful and great work culture.

    Cons

    Salaries for graduate students when compared to other universities are quite low. However, they should be sufficient for a student.

    Advice to Management

    Can increase the minimum wages/ hour for students who work on-campus. Some of the buildings can be renovated.


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  5. "Undergrad Research Assistant for an engineering laboratory"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Employer was good to me, and I learned a lot when he took the time to teach me fundamentals for laboratory work. Working it a lab, I got to participate in multiple projects as an undergrad research assistanct

    Cons

    Parking is a disaster now. They started a capital campaign to replace main lot with senior and grad housing. Replaced the lot beyond the business school with a garage. Anyone CEER side is going to have to take a lot more time to walk to the building.


  6. "work study"

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

    I have been working at Villanova University part-time

    Pros

    good hours and it is a great way to have some extra money to spend for food. I love my job here

    Cons

    Can interfere with class schedule depending on what job you work and what times you are scheduled to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Maybe provide better pay for work study students above the normal minimum wage. It would go a long way to help.


  7. "Graduate Assistantship Villanova"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Villanova, PA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Villanova, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Villanova University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice location and campus. A small group of students so you can show yourself better. A good place to get scholarship for masters. a great mechanical engineering team, professors and students and facilities

    Cons

    Fewer opportunities,facilities and funding for research projects. Smaller faculty group in graduate engineering than other big universities. Electrical engineering is less famous than Mechanical engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Add insurance as the benefits for graduate assistant international students. Having some events to get ideas of international students to implement on Labs and also courses guidelines.


  8. "great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    community feel, excellent campus, and great people!

    Cons

    pros outweigh the negatives, would reccomend


  9. "Best experience for new grad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working as a grad assistant allowed me to be engrained in the culture of the school while also maintaining responsibilities that lent to my personal and professional development.

    Cons

    I cannot think of anything bad about working at Villanova.


  10. "Development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people
    Community feel
    Campus very nice
    Student easy to deal with

    Cons

    Low salaries
    Lot of work
    Management was under qualified, and way to many people that spent entire career at Villanova as students then employees. Limited knowledge of industry

    Advice to Management

    Have a plan n just don't host tea parties to pick people you want to be friends with vs people who work at there jobs


  11. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Villanova, PA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Villanova, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Villanova University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and fantastic staff. Student population was always bright and open to learn.

    Cons

    Overall limited hours of work available.



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