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Updated January 15, 2018
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Wesleyan University President Michael S. Roth
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  • Get paid at the same rate as other student workers who do far less work (in 3 reviews)

  • A little bit disorganized specifically in the Athletic Department (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wesleyan University full-time

    Pros

    Excellent people and place to grow
    Diverse environment

    Cons

    Although the opportunities to excel are great here, the resources are limited.


  2. "Wonderful University Environment"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Middletown, CT
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Middletown, CT
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small, interactive, wonderful faculty, collaborative

    Cons

    Less funding than other institutions

  3. "Tour Guide"

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    Former Employee - Campus Tour Guide in Middletown, CT
    Former Employee - Campus Tour Guide in Middletown, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I received a lot of institutional support for this role. The training program was extensive, thorough, and useful. The community of other guides was a huge factor in my enjoyment of the job.

    Cons

    Having to answer more questions of parents than prospective students was never fun. Also, the office seems to be split into folks that see admissions as a central part of the yearly operations of the school and folks that see it as an instrument to achieve some temporary prestige (read: ranking) bump for the school. Working with non-student employees of the latter camp made this job conflicting to hold, as that kind of thinking represents everything I don't like about higher ed.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just say students have the agency to tell their story about the school, encourage them to do so and realize that they are the best at communicating the assets of the school.


  4. "Great research"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Middletown, CT
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Middletown, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to develop critical thinking and work with great scientists.
    Smart students.

    Cons

    Small labs
    Few opportunity to move up or into a different position


  5. "Field Maintenance Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wesleyan University part-time

    Pros

    Lot of work available to do

    Cons

    A little bit disorganized specifically in the Athletic Department


  6. "Great school, amazing students, typical bureaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Full-Time Faculty in Middletown, CT
    Former Employee - Full-Time Faculty in Middletown, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The students here are overwhelmingly bright, engaged, inquisitive, and a joy to teach.
    Teaching colleagues are mostly collaborative, supportive, etc.
    Departmental administration is mostly on your side.

    Cons

    * The higher-level administration is often disconnected from the student body and teaching staff. There is a cultural mismatch between the academic and administrative wings of the school that results in unnecessary strife and politics. These relationships can be borderline abusive.
    * There is the typical academic bullying of younger teachers.
    * You may encounter some tremendously entitled students .

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent in your decision making.
    Find a president that can align the administration with the interests of the student body and teaching staff. Stop tolerating administrative misbehaviour.


  7. "Great"

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

    I have been working at Wesleyan University full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good working environment
    Fun campus

    Cons

    Too many long term employees phoning it in.

    Advice to Management

    Need to churn the soil.

  8. "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!


  9. "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


  10. "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


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