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Webster University Reviews

Updated May 31, 2017
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Pros
  • I loved my team, the benefits are great and the pto/sick days given are very generous (in 7 reviews)

  • Work life balance at Webster is outstanding (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay for adjuncts; management is strongly anti-union (in 7 reviews)

  • advising position not full time (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good opportunity for grads"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - 50% scholarship on tuition
    - Stipend 20hours/week at $16.22
    - Chance to get involved on campus

    Cons

    - 50% is only on 9 credits whereas grads enroll for 12credits. So they should make it for 12 credits. Also, health insurance should also be included.

    Advice to Management

    Give freedom to staff.
    Embrace new ideas & perspective.
    Hire younger talent


  2. "Low Pay but Low Stress"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Technician in Webster Groves, MO
    Current Employee - Computer Technician in Webster Groves, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Webster University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, lots of extra paid days off when university is closed, tuition remission, good health insurance, no overtime or weekends

    Cons

    very low pay compared to industry, no raises most years, very outdated infrastructure creates lots of pain points, very bureaucratic environment


  3. "Graduate Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Webster University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, great people, great culture

    Cons

    good place overall to work

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  4. "Great place to be a part of"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Webster University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great diverse atmosphere of people who are all very courteous and caring. No one seems to feel uncomfortable amongst their colleagues.

    Cons

    Communication between departments can be frustrating due to inconsistencies in protocol between them. A more streamlined, singular way of doing things may make things easier.

    Advice to Management

    No much to say to the management really. I can say though that there may need to be some changes made to the IT and Marketing departments.


  5. "Low barrier to tenure, but also low pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Webster University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Low barrier to tenure, 9 month contract, ability to travel to other campuses

    Cons

    Faculty are expected to do their job, as well as the jobs of every staff member that's left due to low pay and lack of respect. Administration is out of touch with students, faculty and the mission of higher education.

    Advice to Management

    Remember we're here for the students, not for your wallets.


  6. "Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant in Webster Groves, St. Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Assistant in Webster Groves, St. Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Webster University part-time

    Pros

    Amazing place to work for students. They are very friendly and helpful community. Always in need. Never felt it hard to work. There.

    Cons

    Considerably, pay is a little less. But no cons as such based on my experience.


  7. "Amazing work culture!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Webster University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The staff is very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Sadly, they don't pay attractive.


  8. "Media center"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Midi Room Audio Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Midi Room Audio Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Webster University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work with cool gear and get paid.
    Laid back for the most part.
    Flexible hours
    Good pay
    Fun people to work with and you meet a bunch of peeps in your field of study

    Cons

    Can get a bit boring at times
    Hours sometimes are late ones
    Stressful times training students on gear
    Lack of care for updating gear.

    Advice to Management

    Donuts and coffee free for all media center workers and school of communications students


  9. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Associate in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Department Associate in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I loved my team, the benefits are great and the pto/sick days given are very generous. I loved having the week off for Xmas and NYE.

    Cons

    Some of the upper management/directors forget that this is a school and their compassion/feelings towards students can be a little misguided. But then again some people give students too much.

    Advice to Management

    Although you can't make everyone happy, you can compromise, and that doesn't mean just compromising for the schools sake but also the students, without them the school wouldn't exist.


  10. "Tutor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Employee in Webster Groves, St. Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Student Employee in Webster Groves, St. Louis, MO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Webster University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible scheduling. Good work environment. Great work-study job.

    Cons

    Limited amount of hours offered. Pay is dependent on number of appointments scheduled by students. Pay checks are uneven and inconsistent.


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