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West Chester University Reviews

Updated Oct 12, 2019

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3.6
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West Chester University CEO Christopher Fiorentino
Christopher Fiorentino
12 Ratings
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  • "I really have no cons since it was the best job I had while at school(in 4 reviews)

  • "No raises, no growth opportunities, no work life balance, management only cares about a select few who are relatives or friends(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Visiting Assistant Professor 

    I have been working at West Chester University full-time

    Pros

    People stay here for a long time usually

    Cons

    No real obvious cons here

    West Chester University2019-10-08
  2. "Easy Job, Not much money"

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    Current Employee - Desk Assistant 

    I have been working at West Chester University part-time

    Pros

    It is an easy job and you can get homework done.

    Cons

    The pay is bad, and the hours are limited

    West Chester University2019-10-12
  3. "Most amazing job and experience to have during your undergraduate degree"

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in West Chester, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at West Chester University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free Housing!! Transferable skills Second support team Great staff

    Cons

    You have to be able to balance school work on top of the job and any other organizations you may be apart of.

    West Chester University2019-06-04
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid if you want a successful career"

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

    I have been working at West Chester University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Unions. Truncated summer hours. Long break between semesters.

    Cons

    Parking is basically nonexistant. Salaries are extremely low and unless you are in management there are very small incremental raises that barely keep up with the price of the healthcare. The culture is not the best. People who deserve nothing end up getting everything -- advancement, money and power. People who work hard and try to be team players end up with absolutely nothing. The culture is based on personal... associations. You have to have the right ones to get ahead. Not the best reputation among local employers which makes it difficult to transition out of WCU to a new job.

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    Advice to Management

    Reward good work and don't play favorites. Morale is quite low despite the mandatory cheerleading.

    West Chester University2019-06-19
  5. "Graduate assistant full time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at West Chester University full-time

    Pros

    Great people, weekly stipend, full tuition

    Cons

    Have to pay student fees )$1600!!)

    West Chester University2019-03-14
  6. "Great Leadership"

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    Former Employee - ACHIEVE Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at West Chester University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    West Chester University has an amazing leadership talent. They are definitely open minded and the staff enjoys to mentor their employees. They teach and challenge their employees to prepare them for future careers.

    Cons

    The pay can be quite low but the experience is worth it. Also another con is the fact that staff has to pay for parking.

    Advice to Management

    I appreciate how you thrive to get us prepared for other opportunities. Your encouragement gives us the Confidence to try new things

    West Chester University2019-03-14
  7. Helpful (1)

    "SUA2"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at West Chester University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, vacation time, nice area to work in

    Cons

    Your experience depends on which department you work for. Some departments had very low morale while others were different. There are a lot of changes happening, hopefully for the better. Sometimes it felt like there was a lack of communication between departments that made getting things done very difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee reviews and look for ways to improve morale.

    West Chester University2019-02-20
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Not a good place to work"

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

    I have been working at West Chester University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, pension, dental, life insurance

    Cons

    No raises, no growth opportunities, no work life balance, management only cares about a select few who are relatives or friends.

    Advice to Management

    Survey employees and read the results

    West Chester University2018-11-28
  9. Helpful (1)

    "RN"

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    I have been working at West Chester University

    Pros

    Good pay. Have autonomy at the job.

    Cons

    Disorganized faculty, hard to find support

    West Chester University2018-08-16
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Time of change for the better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at West Chester University full-time for 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.

    West Chester University2018-08-07
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