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West Chester University Reviews

Updated July 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people as peers and the administration staff which are your supervisors are actually more similar to mentors (in 4 reviews)

  • Great coworkers and relaxed work environment (in 4 reviews)

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

  • upper management consistently and letter those in lower positions receive an opportunity (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work and grow professionally"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere on campus to share ideas and develop programs to educate future leaders. Access to receive advanced degrees.

    Cons

    Parking near your office is sometimes tough, but there is always a spot you can find.

    West Chester University Response

    May 23, 2017 – Human Resource Associate

    Thank you for the positive response. We are working on the parking and hopefully by next year we will have another parking garage built.


  2. "Part Time Security officer."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at West Chester University part-time

    Pros

    You keep your days and management tends to be good about giving you your days off.

    Cons

    It is the night shift.

    Advice to Management

    Do something for the students who work as employees at the university part time.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work if your a tenured manager"

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

    I have been working at West Chester University full-time

    Pros

    There are not really many things that I can go on about. I would say that the benefits are great and your connected politically, this is a a gravy train

    Cons

    if your not on the inside politically, just hope you have a good manager.

    Advice to Management

    Objectivity and non bias is the best way to treat people


  4. "Adjunct"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at West Chester University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great student population. If you are full time adjunct (4/4), you have health insurance (bust must pay cobra during summer time.)

    Cons

    No matter what your level of instruction is, no matter how long you have been teaching, you are paid the same. Administration is unorganized and slow.


  5. "MEh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    you could do homework and chill

    Cons

    The management was absolutley terrible in my department


  6. "Friendly coworkers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at West Chester University full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, job security

    Cons

    boring, no growth opportunities


  7. "A great college to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at West Chester University full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, great location (in the middle of a small college town), terrific colleagues and students. The University keeps growing and developing in new ways.

    Cons

    Not enough physical space - there really isn't anywhere to put more buildings. This is a public university, so tied to state funding - sometimes this creates issues, like the recent contract negotiations and strike. But really not much to complain about.

    Advice to Management

    I think the Administration is doing a great job; keep the lines of communication open among all faculty and staff, keep looking for new ways to stay competitive.

  8. "Residence Life"

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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 West Chester University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Salary, Hard working students, great location and area, dedicated colleagues

    Cons

    Room for growth is small, upper management stays forever, needs a change of upper management consistently and letter those in lower positions receive an opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Have a cap for how long people can stay in positions


  9. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at West Chester University part-time

    Pros

    Free tuition, interesting work, exposure to a variety of professors, helps develop contacts and relationships, small stipend

    Cons

    There are no cons really, it is a good deal if you don't need the money to make rent!


  10. "Adjunct Lecturer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at West Chester University part-time

    Pros

    My department head supported and even encouraged my international travel for professional development. I was surprised because as an adjunct for other institutions I was not encouraged to travel to take advantage of conferences. At WCU, I was told to finform coverage for the class time I missed and to get the most out of the conference. I really enjoy being part of a community that supports growth in its employees.

    Cons

    I have not found many downsides to working at West Chester University. I would recommend working there if you have the opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting your part time employees because it really makes a difference in knowing we are respected and cared for like a full time employee.


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