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Drexel University is a private research university with its main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1891 by Anthony J. Drexel, a financier and philanthropist. Founded as Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry, it was renamed Drexel Institute of Technology in 1936, before assuming the name Drexel University in 1970.

A sophomore shares her experience on niche.com, "My online experience with Drexel was less than satisfactory. Although I had maybe one or two classes with great TA's and professors, the rest of my classes were pretty awful. There were times when my teachers wouldn't show up for class, and my emails would go unanswered. I was not getting nearly as much attention or support Drexel claimed would be given. For the amount of money that I'm paying in tuition, I expected way more than I was given. Any complaints that I brought up, to not only my teachers, but administration, were dismissed. It's disgusting, that they care more about money than they do their students. If they care about money that bad, I at least expect to get what I'm paying for."

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System Specialist (Former Employee) says

"I would never recommend this place to anyone. Great school. Terrible employer. Everyone is beaten down with criticism. It’s so depressing. I hope things have changed Cons: Everything about the place"

Administrative Coordinator (Former Employee) says

"The Office of Equality and Diversity (OED) is committed to promoting, supporting, and providing resources to sustain a living, learning, and working environment of diversity, equality, fairness, inclusion, and respect where all members of the University community are valued."

Dispatcher (Former Employee) says

"I went on two interviews with the drexel dispatch and they never called they have a high turn over ratio i see this job posted all the time and there is a reason for it"

Finance (Former Employee) says

"Politics and racism run ramped . Management does not care about the employees. Cons: Bullying"

Faculty Member (Current Employee) says

"No vacation; work year round; no raises; work all of the time; no rewards; poor managment; in great debt; many layoffs; not friendly; culture and moral is poor"

911 Emergency Dispatcher/Campus CCTV (Former Employee) says

"Sad to say, horrible management, and smarmy co workers, some of the police are decent, but over all the Public Safety unit is a deceitful, smarmy, surreptitious soap opera from the bottom to the top,top to the bottom, it needs a complete overhaul! Cons: A ton"

Department Administrator (Current Employee) says

"PhD-centered organization with no respect or appreciation of the thousands of non-PhD staff who work there. Cons: everything else."

Research / Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) says

"No guidance from most of Mentors! Cons: completely on your own, unstructured environment, no support"

Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) says

"Terrible Leadership from the top down. Pay is terrible and they over work you, and do not promote nor give incentives. There is also no room for growth. Executives treat admins terribly. Now with the new president and leadership they force politics down your throat, and take away 403(b)s. They have had no oversight with trying to get people back to work. Again the pay here is borderline poverty for most salaries. Cons: Literally everything about this place"

Medical Assistant (Former Employee) says

"This job is stressful and very demanding for them to always be short staffed. This job will drain you physically, emotionally, and mentally. This job makes you work harder than you are paid. Management doesn’t even help out unless it’s deemed necessary and only does the bare minimum. This job will make you feel unappreciated and overworked. I would not recommend this job to anyone."

Lab Manager, NACSS (Current Employee) says

"If you love to interact with college students and love to learn it is great. Learning goes beyond classroom. Great management is key to your success. Moral has dropped since RCM model implemented but you have to look at the silver lining. Hardest part of job is to continue to do your job when moral is low and you don't feel valued by those who make important decisions. LOVE working with the students, the true purpose for my work. Cons: RCM model"

Certified Medical Assistant (Gastroenterology) says

"Poor Management low pay grade. I am A CCMA, Scheduler, check in, triage, check out, stock, manage schedules and it's all being done on a minimal salary."

Program Coordinator (Former Employee) says

"The incredibly biased, stressful, disrespectful, and unprofessional behavior of management towards anyone unwilling to sacrifice one’s dignity for a paycheck made it necessary to secure work elsewhere. Ultimately, this resulted in incredibly low-morale among employees and rampant fiscal mismanagement, leading to the brutal elimination of jobs to make up the difference. This working environment is not conducive of building a productive and fulfilling career for those unwilling to sacrifice one’s dignity, self-respect, and health for it. Cons: extremely biased, political, abusive management, incredibly disorganized administration"

Teaching Assistant (TA) says

"The lack of academic and professional standards in the university's departments are alarmingly evident. Arbitrary grade assignment to students, teaching assistant overloading, sub-par lab cleanliness standards in multiple labs, a generally unenthusiastic faculty, and a culture of questionable data integrity, made the graduate experience at this university one which I would advise against."

Instructional Designer (Former Employee) says

"Long hours and little respect from the faculty and thus you are always proving to them that you are there to assist them and are there to help them make their courses better Cons: Long hours and little understanding of what an instructional designer does nor respect for them"

Director, Event and Conference Services (Former Employee) says

"Long days; spinning wheels with ever changing directives; micro-management prevent ability to get work done and be successful. Horrible experience. People treated poorly. Cons: Stressful"

Director (Former Employee) says

"The people (workers) are great. Covering your butt is required. Over 300 positions elimitated in the past 2 years due to poor financial descisions and leadership. No merit increase in over 4 years except for executive leadership. Instead they give you time off to compensate for poor financial descisions. Morale is very low and knowing who you can trust is not easy. If you need a job and there is nothing else out there...I guess you have to consider, but steer clear until the current leadership is gone and financial situation is better. Drexel will be great again, but not under the current leadership and financial woes. Remember...they want you to think things are great. Make sure you ask questions and be sure to negotiate everything in writing. Cons: Cut-throat leadership, poor finances and morale is a majority"

Asst. Teaching Professor (Former Employee) says

"Typical work day was often hectic; my students were sometimes needy. But, because they were so committed to learning and wanting to do their best, it was worth it. My loyalty was not only to my job, but more to my students. Cons: Management in general was full of red tape."

Programmer/Analyst VI (Former Employee) says

"quietness encouraged, sneakiness accepted, games on computers was allowed Cons: not accepting of diversity"

Police Officer (Former Employee) says

"between the manager the chief and captain they created a very hostile work environment. Do as i say not as i do attitude. always threatened to fire people who spoke up and HR did nothing to stop them. Cons: management"

Current Employee - Recruitment Specialist says

"I have been working at Drexel University full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Its a struggling university, they will work you to the bone and then not pay you for it."

Current Employee - Research Assistant says

"I have been working at Drexel University part-time for less than a year Cons: Everything else sucked so bad. They straight up lied about the position, didn't share the requirements."

Former Employee - Dispatcher says

"I worked at Drexel University full-time for less than a year Cons: Upper management is really out of touch and the current salary is not on par at all with the competitive market. For all the responsibilities they expect of you, the compensation is just not worth it."

Current Employee - Welder says

"I have been working at Drexel University part-time Cons: Low paying wages. Owner is rude."

Former Employee - Budget Coordinator says

"I worked at Drexel University full-time for more than a year Cons: Work culture was frightening, just drained the life out of me. Made me loose my self esteem as well."

Former Employee - Administrator says

"I worked at Drexel University full-time Cons: Terrible pay and no career growth"

Current Employee - Associate Professor says

"I have been working at Drexel University full-time for more than 8 years Cons: Top-Down management style that protects and insulates upper administration and middle management at the expense of workers and students"

Current Employee - Graduate Student says

"I have been working at Drexel University full-time for more than a year Cons: No 401k, no savings, bleak future."

Current Employee - IT Support Specialist says

"I have been working at Drexel University full-time for more than 3 years Cons: No room for advancement, bonuses, raises, promotions,etc."

Former Employee - Professional says

"I worked at Drexel University full-time for more than 5 years Cons: No raise's, no promotion's unless you know someone. If your not part of the "in crowd" you are not getting anywhere."

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