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Webster University Reviews

Updated February 27, 2019
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  • "Not full time and not much money" (in 6 reviews)

  • "I have no cons about this university" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "College blues"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are pleasant. Enjoy teaching.

    Cons

    You work just as hard as FT setting up classes, gathering extra material, encouraging students - no benefits and underpaid

    Make PTers feel valued

    Advice to Management

    Offer benefits to Adjunct who request.


  2. "Not the best University to adjunct for, but not terrbile"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small class sizes, flexibility with curriculum

    Cons

    Disorganized administration. Students underprepared. Poor teachers not removed. Department politics. Low pay.

  3. "Department Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Webster University full-time

    Pros

    This is a good company to work for

    Cons

    Can be great or bad depending on the department you end up in


  4. "Backward and Monotonus"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff with good benefits.

    Cons

    The main campus is uninterested in the wellbeing of its satellite campuses. As a result, the extended campuses suffer due to lack of funding, not enough personnel, high turnover, and low salaries. There were years when extended campus staff didn't get annual raises due to poor budget management at the main campus, although members of senior management always seem to "earn" hefty bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    The school is majorly in debt and no longer seems to care about providing education -- they just want to make the most money they can. Get rid of current senior management. The fish rots from the head down.


  5. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a great university to attend with very friendly and helpful administration, faculty, and students.

    Cons

    I have no cons about this university.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "It's becoming about the numbers now"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a great educational institution as a whole. The instructors all know their respective industries and teach it to their students. They are also about their students.

    Benefits are nice.

    Working here has allowed me to get my masters and then some.

    Cons

    St. Louis doesn't care about the employees outside of St. Louis. Last year they cut the extended campus' ability to take the staff out for a Christmas lunch, however, St. Louis threw an expensive Gala for their staff. Let me rephrase that, they told the extended campuses that we could not have a Christmas anything. ---They, however, did have a huge Gala that was represented on Facebook. No one in St. -Louis knew/knows about it.

    Pay is below the state standards.

    Benefits are starting to decrease in order to keep more of that money in St. Louis.

    Our technology is becoming antiquated. Individual campuses are using their budget to get better equipment.

    The heads that steer this vehicle have decided that having many systems that do not work well with each other or even as a standalone work better and more efficient that one or two systems that communicate with each other and allow for efficiency and effectiveness.

    The culture and values at Webster, St. Louis have shifted and no one there cares about those extended campuses anymore.

    I have not received a raise in 3 years! We have been told that we have to obtain an excellent rating, however, they also tell us that we cannot receive one because no one deserves one.

    Advice to Management

    A good majority of the extended campuses are making enrollments and money for the headquarters, while the headquarters is in red. Stop taking our budget to put into new buildings in St. Louis and paying bonuses to the top tier.

    Work for us, AVPs, not for St. Louis. Your ethics and morals need to change because this environment is going downhill. Don't listen to their babble and not even hear us out.


  7. "Divided"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Webster University full-time

    Pros

    Great middle management in organization

    Cons

    Split in leadership caused friction

  8. 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


  9. "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......


  10. "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.