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Wesleyan University Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Wesleyan University President Michael S. Roth
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  • Low pay compared to peer institutions, no transparency in pay structure, people who've been around forever are paid very high salaries (in 3 reviews)

  • I don't have many cons about my experience (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Usdan Student Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wesleyan University part-time

    Pros

    Great team, solid leadership opportunities

    Cons

    Have to close up the building at 2am, including Saturday and Sunday nights


  2. "Not a bad time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pension plans, great students there

    Cons

    Students can get a bit self-righteous

    Advice to Management

    More training, please!

  3. "Graduate student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wesleyan University full-time

    Pros

    Small school with decent resources

    Cons

    graduate students are under appreciated


  4. "Great opportunity"

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    Former Employee - IT Student Worker in Middletown, CT
    Former Employee - IT Student Worker in Middletown, CT
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Generally easy to pick up shifts if you needed more money
    Great boss (IMS)
    Fair compensation
    On the job learning
    Opportunities for advancement
    Far more organized than when I first joined

    Cons

    Shifts and events sometimes at odd hours
    Academic/extracurricular/work life balance often difficult
    Get paid at the same rate as other student workers who do far less work


  5. "Long Lane Farm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wesleyan University full-time

    Pros

    outside, flexibility, community, fun, student-run

    Cons

    very few cons while working on the farm, I guess too much weeding?


  6. "Great Uni"

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    Current Employee - IT Helpdesk
    Current Employee - IT Helpdesk
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance for students

    Cons

    Pay is very low (minimum salary)


  7. "Life in the Academic Countryiside"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Solitude, ample time to pursue one's own projects, clever students

    Cons

    - No graduate students to mentor

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Students Are Great"

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

    I have been working at Wesleyan University full-time

    Pros

    The students at Wesleyan are some of the best and a joy to teach.

    Cons

    Visiting professors are unfortunately overloaded and the work/life situation is unbalanced. From the teaching load to the number of academic advisees and thesis advisees, its as though the institution is leaning too heavily on "visitors" and by paying them so low it's hard for resentment not to grow.

    Advice to Management

    The university is clearly in demand with the sciences exploding. Figure out how to create more tenure-track lines and hire more full time professors. Your students deserve it! As for President Roth, he is bright, articulate and forward thinking and there is a sense that while he can figure this out he's slower to take action.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Analyst/Programmer/Project Lead in Middletown, CT
    Former Employee - Analyst/Programmer/Project Lead in Middletown, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very family oriented - believes in work/life balance. Great benefits. I enjoyed all 17 years that I was there.

    Cons

    Not a lot of cons - could get higher pay elsewhere but that doesn't outweigh the atmosphere and benefits.


  10. "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wesleyan University full-time

    Pros

    Very good environment to work at.

    Cons

    Small school, so not a lot of opportunities.


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