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Western New England University Reviews

Updated July 5, 2017
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  1. "Student Worker Experience"

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    Current Employee - IT Support Tech in Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - IT Support Tech in Springfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Western New England University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back office atmosphere
    friendly and fun co-workers
    work and effort was validated constantly

    Cons

    Part-time work study job. I honestly wish i didn't have to leave, but on to bigger and better things!


  2. "Wonderful co-workers, but hard to advance."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MA

    I have been working at Western New England University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits such as a good amount of vacation time and 403(b) match.

    Cons

    Salaries are low for most jobs and raises don't keep up with cost of living.

  3. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Springfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Western New England University part-time

    Pros

    Student research assistant, gained valuable project management skills and substantive knowledge of the law

    Cons

    nothing at all. Nothing at all nothing at all


  4. "Great Staff"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach/Assistant Director of Intramural Sports in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach/Assistant Director of Intramural Sports in Springfield, MA

    I worked at Western New England University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The athletic department there was one of the best atmospheres I had the opportunity to work within.

    Cons

    You are required to work long hours and don't get many days off. No health benefits either.


  5. "My short time at WNEC"

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    Former Employee - Dining Service in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Dining Service in Springfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Western New England University (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a nice atmosphere and environment to work at.

    Cons

    Had one person doing a lot of tasks all by himself


  6. "Good work study opportunities for students"

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    Former Employee - Biomedical Engineering Laboratory Assistant - Work Study in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Biomedical Engineering Laboratory Assistant - Work Study in Springfield, MA

    I worked at Western New England University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Western New England University has some excellent work study programs in place for students, particularly for engineering undergraduates. The new instrumentation laboratory and hospital suite additions in Sleith Hall are impressive.

    Cons

    Work study pay may be more or less in some opportunities depending on campus location. The hours can go late in the engineering college depending on the work study shift.


  7. "Beautiful university and campus placed that brightens the rough city around it."

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    Current Employee - Marketing and External Affairs in Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing and External Affairs in Springfield, MA

    I have been working at Western New England University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Community feel, family like coworkers, perks, great students!

    Cons

    Hard to move up as many people have been here forever

    Advice to Management

    Consider promotions more often

  8. "Engineering Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Western New England University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Willing to live in Springfield and working with students

    Cons

    you must pay for part of your insurance and retirement plan.


  9. "Great Employer, growing pains, but still great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Western New England University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family style and caring from the top down!

    Cons

    With expansion to University status, some poor direction choices were made, namely in hiring who would guide us into the new status. OIT is a perfect example.

    Advice to Management

    Stay education centric! You're great at it!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "How can you be motivated without advancement."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MA

    Pros

    Unfortunately, the people that work with me are stuck on the same boat so there is an agreeable level of camaraderie. There is not much else going at this place.

    Cons

    Well... There is the salary which is ever decreasing because the management is unwilling to at least adjust salaries inline with inflation. There are absolutely no opportunities for advancement and it is looked down upon to even ask. There is extreme issues with the mismanagement of the budget.

    Advice to Management

    In a weak economy, it makes sense to be show some austerity. A spending spree resulted in both a hiring freeze as well as a purchasing freeze. There also must be more opportunities to advance. As of now, the only chance to advance is to apply to an another internal position.


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