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Villanova University Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Pros
  • The School of Business has been climbing rankings with breakneck trajectory, and truly the caliber of the staff and faculty attest to why (in 6 reviews)

  • campus is beautiful, nice people (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Villanova University full-time

    Pros

    Good resources, solid salary for a grad student

    Cons

    They did not provide health insurance


  2. "Good!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Villanova University full-time

    Pros

    I am a student at Villanova University and it's a good place to be, the people are really nice and staff is great

    Cons

    Am a science major so the required liberal arts courses can get a little bit annoying but I do not mind them and the teachers understand that

    Advice to Management

    The advice aiI would give to management is that there should be more options for curriculum so students can be more specific about their majors and focuses

  3. "Student"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Great business school with good opportunities

    Cons

    High caliber of students can make things competitive

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  4. "Decent work environment, sub-par pay."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Villanova University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Healthy and happy environment. Great PTO and sick leave. Summer 1/2 day Fridays.

    Cons

    Low pay, hard to earn higher salary. Only increased pay because they have would otherwise been in violation of fair labor laws.


  5. "Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Tons of time off to take advantage of.

    Cons

    Pay is low considering job responsibilities.


  6. "Great opportunity"

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

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

    Pros

    Extremely supportive community. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching graduate students computer science concepts within Villanova's School of Business.

    Cons

    Be prepared to answer emails outside of allocated teaching hours.


  7. "Competitive atmosphere, good learning experience."

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    Former Employee - Student Fundraiser
    Former Employee - Student Fundraiser
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    I worked at Villanova University part-time

    Pros

    I worked as a student fundraiser for Villanova phonathon and it was a great way to build interpersonal and sales skills.

    Cons

    Strict rules, can not stray from script or rules.

    Advice to Management

    Very good at building and encouraging skills, maybe be open to other methods of sales.

  8. "Safe"

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

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

    Pros

    Tons of paid time off. Free tutition for yourself and reduced tutition for kids

    Cons

    Few promotions from within. Small % raise for is same for everyone whether you get or bad reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Ask staff to review their supervisors. Promote in house. And provide more merit raises.


  9. "Mendel Postdoctoral Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom in teaching and research with above average pay. Opportunity to work on all faculty duties, including course development.

    Cons

    Challenge to balance everything expected


  10. "Fantastic Place for Student Work"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Villanova, PA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Villanova, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Villanova University part-time

    Pros

    Ability to choose your own working hours, flexible with school schedule, amazing team, treated as a member of the team.

    Cons

    The work occasionally feels redundant, but there's always something new to learn.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


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