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Webster University Reviews

Updated May 9, 2018
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Pros
  • Tuition Remission for employee and family (in 10 reviews)

  • Not a perfect work environment as far as training, etc (in 8 reviews)

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

  • Not full time and not much money (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Financial Aid Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast environment that tends to pickup during the start and end of enrollment sessions. The biggest upside to this position is getting tuition remission for education. I was able to earn multiple degrees while working here. Getting to interact with students and faculty is a great way to network and mingle with the community. Long winter break while campus is closed for Christmas.

    Cons

    Base salary is low and benefits are high. People simply don't get paid enough to worry about the details at Webster.

    Advice to Management

    Don't cut down the little guys, help us.


  2. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get your job done right and you will be good. Excellent mentors are around to guide you.

    Cons

    No cons for far for this institution.

  3. "They used to be better"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work for a private, non-profit university
    - Free Masters degree
    - Non-profit culture and values
    - Helping students achieve their academic and professional goals
    - Many resources to help
    - Big state school
    - Benefits
    - My position has helped me position myself within my community
    - Great reputation
    - Great instructors
    - Great education

    Cons

    - Centralized control.
    - St. Louis views extended campuses as a bother
    - Non competitive pay
    - 1% pay raises annually...if you get a raise
    - Expects more from less of a budget
    - AVPs are there for their own jobs and do not seem to take care of those under them
    - No room for growth
    - They say they want to help you, but only if you do things their way
    - Have no say in benefit options because it all chosen by those in St. Louis who get the big bucks and benefits them
    - Health benefits are costly because of high premiums
    - Culture and values are deminishing because of MANAGEMENT due to lack of leadership
    - Communication is lacking. We are told about things after the fact or last minute
    - Things are just going downhill from here

    Advice to Management

    Help us, help you, not the other way around. Be more leadership than management.


  4. "Institution rife with harassment issues"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Webster University full-time

    Pros

    The students are wonderful, and the school is very LGBTQ friendly.

    Cons

    The School of Fine and Performing Arts is rife with sexual harassment by certain faculty towards students. A culture of silence is strictly enforced by senior faculty. Those who complain, both students and faculty, are retaliated against. Senior leadership at the university turns a blind eye to the situation even though it's been going on for decades.

    Advice to Management

    There is a need to radically change the culture.


  5. "Not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Webster University full-time

    Pros

    Good healthcare
    Holidays off
    Week for winter break

    Cons

    Little Pay
    Outdated technology
    don't care about employees


  6. "Abusive Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Webster University full-time

    Pros

    Appealing geographic area, close to beaches.

    Cons

    Upon arrival, new Director claiming "I don't have to fire people because I know how to make them quit" & systematically intimidating senior employees into quitting.

    Advice to Management

    When an employee contacts HR about an abusive director, please pay attention to the employee instead of HR protecting the abuser


  7. "Webster University Adjunct Professor - Part time"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Webster University part-time

    Pros

    Excellent facilities, faculty and staff

    Cons

    Little Rock traffic at class start time.

  8. "Good place to work but low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Webster University full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Have to pay to park


  9. "Great school"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good students, lots of freedom in job.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be a small school with big school problems.


  10. "Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Webster University full-time

    Pros

    The wonderful benefits, caring co-workers, and the students.

    Cons

    Raises are few and far between. Merit really doesn't apply in the merit raises.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your good people before they opt to move on.


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