Wake Forest University Employee Reviews about "low pay"
Updated Oct 14, 2021
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
- "Generally great people in the office (nice and want to get the job done)" (in 41 reviews)
- "Tuition concession and great benefits" (in 32 reviews)
- "The campus is beautiful for daily walks." (in 22 reviews)
- "Great and flexible hours as a student" (in 13 reviews)
- "Great staff to work with" (in 13 reviews)
- "Pay was low but believe that better shortly after I left" (in 40 reviews)
- "Low salaries relative to average" (in 14 reviews)
- "no health insurance included and parking is expensive" (in 10 reviews)
- "It is appealing the senior leaders seem to have a 1950s model of leadership." (in 9 reviews)
- "REU Program should include a greater diversity of underrepresented minorities than advertised" (in 5 reviews)
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- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Not a great institution to work for if you don't want to code switch 24/7Aug 23, 2022 - Community DirectorRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Can't think of any to give...
Diversity Hours Racism Homophobia PAY is very bad to be at such a wealthy institution
- Former Employee★★★★★
Good student workJun 4, 2022 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good student experience working for research
Limited hours and pay rate
- Former Employee★★★★★
Great place to build your resume and get learn some great skills!Mar 3, 2016 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great people and facilitating environment. It was the best place to boost my credentials and get some more experience before applying to graduate school.
Lower pay but it will result in more offers whether in school search or maybe even other industry settings. It is best to get in with teachers before graduation to ensure opportunities.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Assistant DirectorJun 15, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NCRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Beautiful place to work, great paid time off, good work/life balance, nice people.
Very low pay and very secretive about the process for promotion or asking for a raise. Women do not advance as quickly as men. Once you're hired in at a specific rate, they will do everything they can to keep you there. The review process is meaningless, especially if you're an exceptional worker because you will not be rewarded for outstanding work.
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
GroundsApr 21, 2022 - Grounds/Maintenance WorkerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Beautiful campus great people to work for
Pay was low but believe that better shortly after I left
- Current Employee★★★★★
Be cautious of Wake Forest University but overall a good place to workJun 6, 2010 - Cook II in Winston-Salem, NCRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Fellow Employees are great to work with; Most work hard and have a great work ethic; Great atmosphere to work in.
Pay scale is poor but it is a not-for-profit; Advancement is very short coming and rare; Hours of work vary a lot.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Good sense of community; very low payJan 16, 2017 - Assistant Director in Winston-Salem, NCRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great sense of community A sincere commitment to diversity and inclusion (although much work has to be done on actually achieving this in practice)
Politics can stunt great initiatives; oftentimes initiatives and programs are changed without proper evaluation or trying them a second year to measure year-to-year outcomes; very very low pay and a concerted effort to keep paying under market value for positions; expectation to work over-time in spite of low pay; much of pay issues stem from a very dysfunctional HR (the list of grievances for the HR team is too long to list here).Continue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
Wake is great!Sep 16, 2021 - Associate Director in Winston-Salem, NCRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great people, care about employee wellbeing, flexibility, opportunities for growth and learning, organizational mission is worthwhile
Pay in higher ed isn't great
- Current Contractor★★★★★
Exploitation of professors continuesApr 9, 2023 - Visiting Assistant Professor, CommunicationRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Wake Forest is a fantastic university - the students are great, the campus is high quality and well-kept, all around a lovely place to work!
Students pay 65k a year to go to this school and apparently Visiting Assistant Professors (VAPs) have a salary capped at 50k. I can hardly pay the bills anymore with this salary, unless I moved in with a few other people, it's near impossible to live normally and to work with such an affluent organization and still be so underpaid, it's more frustrating than it's worth.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 8 years★★★★★
Learning experienceJul 11, 2013 - Research ScientistRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences is all about the students and she also conducts a research lab there where students can gain valuable skills while doing research with her team. In my experience, the job quality will be greatly affected by the department and your individual employer. My employer believed in working hard and playing hard, which allowed for extreme flexibility when my kids were sick. One advantage of working on campus is that you can audit any class you like and continue learning in whatever field you choose.
it is academics and the pay is less. Also the HR is off campus which makes things difficult.