Point Park University Reviews

Updated 18 Jan 2021

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3.1
38%
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Point Park University President Paul Hennigan
Paul Hennigan
14 Ratings
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  • "Strict schedule, low pay and impossible to get promoted(in 3 reviews)

  • "low salary, faculty and staff are segregated,(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Resident Educator"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Educator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Point Park University part-time

    Pros

    Room and Board coverage Opportunities for personal growth

    Cons

    Added responsibility that might not be suitable for some individuals

  2. "good experience"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Academic Tutor 

    I worked at Point Park University part-time

    Pros

    good people, thoughtful staff. great for students

    Cons

    not to many as a part time tutor


  3. "Administration does not understand department needs"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Point Park University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Wonderful immediate co-workers and students. Convenient location.

    Cons

    Administration attempts to put all departments in the same category and does not make an effort to understand needs that are particular to each discipline. The immediate environment is warm, but much cooler at a university-wide level.

  4. "Work Student"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Shuttle Driver 

    I have been working at Point Park University part-time

    Pros

    I am an international student, a work student.

    Cons

    I am an international student, so it was a good experience.

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  5. "For Profit Academia"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Visiting Assistant Professor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Students are overall eager to learn and great to work with.

    Cons

    Admin is a joke, plenty of cover ups of faculty misbehavior. Prepare to be gaslight if you have any claims. . . If you have tenure you can do anything. Administration is more worried about getting new students than keeping or supporting current students.

  6. "Don't do it unless you want free schooling"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Point Park University full-time

    Pros

    Free schooling for my children, nice coworkers

    Cons

    "Management"--if that is what you want to call it. I think a lot of people in management have titles because of the "good ole boy" network. Another thing--go and check out the Board of Trustees/Directors and upper management. How diverse is Point Park University outside of the college students? It speaks volumes.

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  7. "Great place to work in education"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Point Park University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice staff. Loved it. Great training

    Cons

    None. They’re pretty cool. Very kind

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  8. "No Employee Accountability - Pay Entry-level Wages and Expect Expert-level Skills"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Point Park University full-time

    Pros

    Students are a joy to work with

    Cons

    I work myself to death and make the same amount as someone who sits at her computer and watches YouTube videos all day and my boss never holds her accountable and they wonder why the staff here are bitter.

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  9. "Okay"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Point Park University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Tuition benefit and being downtown

    Cons

    Strict schedule, low pay and impossible to get promoted

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  10. "Great Leadership in the Rowland School of Business"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Point Park University part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great place to teach motivated students the practical application of the textbook and what it's like in the real world.

    Cons

    Parking in town can be dicey, would like to see a dedicated area for adjunct faculty to park

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