Chatham University Reviews

Updated 9 Dec 2020

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3.7
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26 Ratings
Pros
  • "As the Graduate Media Assistant, I had very flexible hours, a low-stress work environment, and competitive pay for an entry level position(in 6 reviews)

  • "beautiful campus(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great experience for my future career"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Chatham University part-time

    Pros

    Worked on my own time from home

    Cons

    Had an unsuccessful program for logging hours

  2. "Many Opportunities"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Student in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Chatham University part-time

    Pros

    The smaller student to teacher ratio really helps with personal growth of students and leads to better opportunities with finding on campus jobs and other outside opportunities.

    Cons

    Has the limitations of a small University


  3. "Small Private University"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Student Accounts Coordinator 

    I worked at Chatham University full-time

    Pros

    The work load was light, and it had great work-life balance.

    Cons

    The work became mundane, and people don't know how to do their job.

  4. "There's no place like Chatham"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chatham University full-time

    Pros

    The benefits package was decent.

    Cons

    The most disorganized workplace you will ever know. Corners are cut in every which way, unethical actions take place weekly, and politicking is everything.

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  5. "IT Helpdesk is a great place for students to work part time!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Consultora De Cobros De Hipotecas 

    I have been working at Chatham University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really friendly and hardworking staff. The supervisor and coworkers are determined to be engaged and helpful.

    Cons

    No opportunity to increase wage.

  6. "Decent but disorganized"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Real Estate, Executive in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The campuses are mostly gorgeous. IT’s small structure means that project visibility to management is more likely. If you’re dedicated and add value, it gets noticed. Benefits were pretty good.

    Cons

    Absolutely terrible communication between divisions of IT. At the time of leaving, no SLAs or meaningful documented procedure. Blame culture is heavy. Frequent moving of goalposts.

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  7. "Horrible Leadership"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Truly wonderful people who care about the students. Staff are constantly working well beyond the forty hour work week to make sure each person is heard and valued and supported.

    Cons

    The leadership is truly horrific. People are constantly crying at the desks out of frustration and fear. The rumors that spread throughout campus between departments is disgraceful. HR is fully aware and refuses to do anything. You will be promises mentorship and receive nothing short of manipulation and abuse. There is no room for growth here, only distress.

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  8. "Great Place to Work!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Office Assistant 

    I have been working at Chatham University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Helpful staff, low amount of hours

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about at this time!

  9. "Mid management good..."

    3.0
    Former Employee - Coordinator of Residence Life 

    I worked at Chatham University full-time

    Pros

    Cool environment Small Community Progressive mission Good food

    Cons

    Lack of growth encouragement Low pay

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Downward pressure bloats job and leads to burn-out"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Programs Assistant 

    I have been working at Chatham University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Beautiful campus; great location in Pittsburgh; excellent medical and retirement (matching) benefits; (mostly) great people to work with

    Cons

    High pressure work culture and no opportunity to advance for support staff positions. There is tremendous pressure from president's and VPAA offices on Deans and PDs/Chairs to produce scholarship, teach, do outreach, perform innumerable administrative tasks, staff Admissions events, etc. Chairs off-load what they can resulting in support staff performing higher-level functions than what they are compensated for. It's great for skill development, but there is no mechanism for promoting, providing bonuses or stipends for the work that falls way outside job descriptions.

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