Wake Forest University Reviews

Updated May 7, 2021

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Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch
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124 Ratings
Pros
  • "Benefits (like vacation time); work environment(in 19 reviews)

  • "Beautiful campus, good work environment, nice people(in 16 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Relatively low pay for most employees and not much room for upward mobility(in 14 reviews)

  • "low pay, not a lot of room for growth(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      So good!

      May 7, 2021 - Campus Rec Supervisor 
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      Pros

      Amazing team and place to work

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work with good pay and management.

      Apr 14, 2021 - Aquatics Lifeguard in Winston-Salem, NC
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      Pros

      Good pay for a lifeguard. It's not as good as a city pool but there's a reason they make more. City pools you will be contently saving people and dealing with more customer medical issues than an athletic pool like the one at Reynolds Gymnasium. Flexible schedule. You can block off any time you want to work or don't want to work with complete freedom. Good Communication. I do not know if the person I worked under is still there but there was great communication. Expectations were clear and if you had a problem you could contact them easily. There are opportunities to get into instructing swim lessons which is great money.

      Cons

      They hired an excess of employees. If you wanted more hours you had to aggressively take shifts on the trade board. if you aren't checking religiously you might miss the opportunities for extra shifts. During the summer the pool isn't open straight throughout the day. The pool closes a couple times a day for an hour or two. So even if you want to work an 8 hour shift most days that doesn't exist.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Some qualms

      May 3, 2021 - Program Coordinator 
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      Pros

      -Good benefits -Able to pay well and give raises/bonuses -Beautiful campus -Opportunity for career advancement/promotions

      Cons

      -Hyper focused on donors, exclusive community. -Gated community, literally and metaphorically -Very conservative -Outdated workplace -Not a very diverse workplace

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Student Worker

      May 4, 2021 - UndergraduateStudent in Winston-Salem, NC
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      Pros

      Easy job on campus. Convenient.

      Cons

      Sometimes have to deal with stubborn students and tough commands.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      May 4, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Nice people, easy to reach, collaborative environment

      Cons

      parking on reynolda campus is terrible

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Work hard, play hard

      Apr 22, 2021 - Assistant Adjuct Professor in Denver, CO
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      Pros

      Fun, rewarding, challenging, tough, energizing

      Cons

      hard, loud, stressful, complex, boring

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing Experience at I.T Help Desk: The Bridge

      Apr 14, 2021 - Information Technology in Winston-Salem, NC
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      Pros

      Great people, amazing collaboration, constantly learning, flexible hours,

      Cons

      I do not see any cons.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work. Very rewarding experience

      Apr 8, 2021 - Academic Tutor 
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      Pros

      Regular interactions with students, and ability to make an impact on their academic pursuits.

      Cons

      Must be able to coordinate around the students' schedules.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Solid for mid-level staff

      Apr 24, 2021 - Assistant Dean in Winston-Salem, NC
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      Pros

      Good community of professional staff. Steady senior leadership/administration.

      Cons

      New leadership is forthcoming, and may alter some aspects of employment

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Institute

      Apr 1, 2021 - Graduate Student in Winston-Salem, NC
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      Pros

      Quality programs and staffs along with great facilities

      Cons

      High expenses to cover for the time spent

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