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West Chester University Reviews

Updated August 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great coworkers and relaxed work environment" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Once you get to be full time, There are so many perks working for the state such as paid vacations,paid holidays,raises,paid tuition,advancements" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "I really have no cons since it was the best job I had while at school" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Toward the end of my time there, some of the management seemed to be in and out every year" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic!"

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

    I worked at West Chester University part-time

    Pros

    research opportunities, easy work, fun work environment

    Cons

    Low pay, sometimes there's really low hours.


  2. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay. Have autonomy at the job.

    Cons

    Disorganized faculty, hard to find support

  3. "Time of change for the better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    High energy and high performing employees. Great mission. Family friendly work place.

    Cons

    Leadership changes (in progress) were necessary to bring consistency and professionalism.


  4. "Peer Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at West Chester University part-time

    Pros

    They are incredibly flexible and tailor tutoring hours to your schedule
    A good community is present
    Orientation and training sesssions are paid

    Cons

    The Compensation could be higher. Also, training sessions are geared primarily towards philosophy and humanities style learning... not too good for STEM.

    West Chester University Response

    Jul 16, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your feedback will be presented to the program for constructive feedback. We are happy you find the environment flexible and enjoyed the work.


  5. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed environment
    Pays for class credits

    Cons

    No real opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Expand opportunities for graduate students

    West Chester University Response

    Jul 16, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    The University appreciates your feedback and will research better strategies for offering growth and advancement opportunities for graduate assistants. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.


  6. "Outstanding place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and lots of resources. Outstanding students and co-workers.

    Cons

    I had a hour commute one way in lots of traffic.

    West Chester University Response

    Jul 16, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for the positive review. West Chester University strives to help employees learn and grow and promotes internal recruitment. Traffic in the borough can be a struggle, but the area is... More


  7. "Great state job with benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at West Chester University full-time

    Pros

    The benefits were okay, and the retirement process was easy and quick. The campus is nice and in a great location - walking distance to the wonderful shops and dining of West Chester. The environment could be stressful at times especially at peak times during the semester: registration, add/drop dates, finals, and graduation. Overall, I enjoyed my time at the university and made some great friends out of coworkers.

    Cons

    Some of the departments and different level of management seemed to be at odds with each other. It seemed like there was always a new crisis coming from the top down.

    West Chester University Response

    Jul 16, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    We appreciate the time you took to submit a review. The University is growing and most departments feel the “fast paced” environment, including last minute decisions. We are glad that overall you had... More

  8. "Great university"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in West Chester, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best thing about working at WCU is the people

    Cons

    The pay is below market

    West Chester University Response

    Jul 16, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to submit a review for West Chester University. The faculty and staff at the University work well together and we’re happy to hear you enjoyed working with your... More


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at West Chester University full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, state job, plus union

    Cons

    Low pay unfortunately, even for skilled work


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Poor Place to Be a Faculty Member"

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    Current Employee - Professor in West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Professor in West Chester, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at West Chester University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Poor administrative leadership; vindictive management,

    Cons

    Poor and vindictive senior administrative leadership; Very difficult to move to other schools due to poor academic reputation; Avoid employment if at all possible

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately, management is not interested in improving situation at the university

    West Chester University Response

    Jul 16, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    We appreciate your constructive feedback. All employees at the university are valuable to the campus mission and your input will contribute towards positive changes. West Chester University’s campus... More


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