The staffs were all understanding. As a student, who once took 18 credits, the Assistant Managers (AM's) understood what paths we, the RA's, were going through, and we often adjust our schedules and work with a high flexibility, minimizing the conflicts between the staffs.
I would enter the office and greet my co-workers. I would sit down at my desk and look over my task for today. I would insert data into FileMaker, copy transcripts, solve technology problems. I would handle students affairs. Coordinate with the Dean. I would talk to the technical team and see if they needed anything.
An extremely interesting group of co-workers and supervisors who were very helpful and friendly.
Research Assistant II (Current Employee) – 2829 Euclid Avenue • Cleveland, OH 44115 – March 14, 2017
I have worked with people at all of my previous places of employment, and have enjoyed getting to know a very diverese range of people. I work very well with other people. I also work very well alone. I am flexible and can work outside the job duties.
I am a very organized person. I am punctual and don't mind working later than my schedule.
I have been at CWRU for three years and I am very happy here. I recommend it to anyone. The people are supportive. The benefits are great. I enjoy my research, my advisors, and my fellow graduate students.
Engineer (Current Employee) – Glennan Building room 101 – January 27, 2017
Case Western Reserve is an excellent place to work. Every day has unique challenges and rewards. I have the opportunity to work with wide ranging materials (i.e. semiconductors, metallic alloys, ceramics, polymers, biological) which makes the position as an Engineer in the Swagelok Center for Surface Analysis of Materials exciting.
I have gained much experience in TEM, SEM, XPS, Auger Spectroscopy, and many techniques involving XRD.
My co-workers are extraordinary. We feed off each other in knowledge and work well as a team.
The diversity of the work makes everyday interesting.
Accounting Clerk III/ Vendor Research Specialist (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – December 20, 2016
I enjoyed my task and the department I was in I wish it would have worked out better for me and I got hired in but the supervisor I had at the time was very immature and she made the department fall short on her decisions but in all it was a great experience
Case is a great place to work, especially if your fresh out of a dental program. Case offers you an opportunity to learn beyond anything you learned in dental school, because you experience hands on Monday thru Friday. It also gives you an opportunity to meet people from all over the world! Case provides many different serves in dental such as Oral surgery, General, Pediatric, Orthodontic, Endo, etc.
One hour lunches, and you work Monday thru Friday.
Research Project Manager (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – October 25, 2016
It's a multicultural academic place. I loved there. Unfortunately, the jobs heavily depend on the funding. I had the best boss in the world. He is a family medicine doctor who loves research. He trusted our work. We had total atomy to work on our own. We met once every month to report our work. Every quarter, we meet for brain storm about writing all sort of papers on the data we collected. He made our job so much fun!
Contractor (Current Employee) – Cleveland, OH – October 25, 2016
As is the case with most departments on campus, CWRU has been stuffing their rosters with contractors on a contract-to-"hire" basis. As a result, the pay is considerably less than what you can expect at peer universities and institutions and far lower than anything in the private sector.
Benefits do not kick in until three months after the contract start and we receive subpar benefits as a contractor than other full-time employees at CWRU.
Condescending remarks to contractors is frequent. Get sick? Well, take some sick time! Oh wait, contractors don't get sick time. Well, take some time off! Well, we don't get paid for time we don't work. So showing up to work sick is a frequent occurrence. We know we are contractors, don't insult us further.
CWRU would be an amazing place to work if they put forth the effort to hire full-time employees and pay them a living wage. It's a laid back environment with few demanding pressures, and the dining options nearby (if you can accord it) are within an easy walk.
Culture is laid back.
Too many contractors with no promise to go full time.
Case Western Reserve University is an expansive and diverse school with numerous opportunities and resources. It is a leader in research and employs many great scientists who I have had the pleasure of learning from.
Some days are busier than others, but overall most days are fairly steady with the number of calls from our wonderful dispatch team. I am always trying to extend my knowledge within a company or my individual specific tasks. This position is fairly self-explanatory, so I attempt to meet as many new faces as possible while on shift. I work for one of the best managers. He is helpful, knowledgable, and very consistent. More often than not, I work alone. On the rare occasion that I work with others, my co-workers are helpful and extremely friendly. The hardest part of my current position is walking up many flights of stairs, but I do not mind the extra daily workout. I really enjoy interacting with students and getting to meet faculty members.
Very laid back work shift, excellent benefits, and numerous opportunities to network.
Not much for room for promotion and not at all challenged.