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Webster University Reviews

Updated October 5, 2018
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  • "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. "adjunct professor-Garduate On-Line"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Webster University part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Super supportive of students and staff. Entering my 17th year teaching for the University and it has been an outstanding experience.

    Cons

    none really, pay and culture are great.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up......


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great People, Terrible Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Public Safety Officer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Public Safety Officer in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Webster University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -people within departments are frendly and easy to work with
    -low stress
    -great benefits
    -fun environment

    Cons

    -President and provovost receive yearly incentive based bonuses despite poor performances
    -7 years straight years in the red, current administration has been there ...7years
    -very uncompetitive pay
    -resistance to change
    -not in touch with current social and economic climates (in terms of security)
    -poor resources management
    -little to no upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    New leadership is needed... 7 yrs in the red is enough

  3. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Webster Groves, St. Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Manager in Webster Groves, St. Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Webster University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Faculty and staff are hard working and easy to get along with

    Cons

    Lack of raises for years, giving up a days pay required, even though the president and bursar received bonuses, impossible work loads to handle, a lot of pressure daily due to decreased personnel due to budget cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of special interest groups that have ample funding and spread the money to the employees. Example: Chess Club, Africa Campus. Buildings appear to be more important than the employees. Webster continues to build large beautiful buildings that are half empty.


  4. "Decent place to work but it has challenges."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Great students.

    Cons

    Poor administration, poor budgeting, lack of support.


  5. "Marred by political infighting and sexual harassment"

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    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Webster University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The campus and students are great. I loved teaching here.

    Cons

    Most academic departments are run by an old boys club. Sexual harassment and assault by senior male faculty against female students is rampant, and employees are discouraged from speaking up. Senior leadership ignore the problems. The culture and politics toxic.

    Advice to Management

    They need to radically fix the problems before they get sued for severe Title IX violations.


  6. "No clarity, Real information like pulling teeth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people. The atmosphere. Good benefits and great matching retirement benefit. Free tuition for dependent. Free classes for employees.

    Cons

    We never get told the truth about what's happening with budgets cuts and layoffs. Had layoffs in 2015 but knew nothing about any other departments also having the same. Never new how much the deficit was till this year finally. No raises. Mid range pay. Mandatory furlough day now in place. One day.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management i would hope is also taking the furlough day. Why do they get bonuses and such high pay when the university is in such debt. Massive budget cuts in all departments. Tell us what is happening and what the plan is to correct this.


  7. "Friendly Atmosphere, Hard to Climb"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Webster University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great working environment, everyone is very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    very difficult to climb positions, incredibly low pay, loose management.

  8. "Site Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff and working environment.

    Cons

    Currently downsizing and there is a disconnect between the main campus and the extended campuses.


  9. "Great Company"

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    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.


  10. "They used to be better"

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    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.


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