Director of Development (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – July 21, 2017
The best part about working at Shaw University was being able to work directly with the students and being able to make a difference in their lives. I had the opportunity to make lasting relationships with the people at Shaw and in the community. I learned a lot about the HBCU culture and a lot about the NC community.
I hope this organization has grown since I worked there
Program Support Technician (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – June 14, 2017
Shaw was a good place to work but was a very disorganized organization in the early 2000s. I cannot speak for it now but what I remember is that there was difficulty to get things accomplished because you were unable to reach those necessary to settle matters. I hope this has improved since I left.
Administration is hard to get in conatct with, I have learned much experince from working here. Management at some CAPE site are caring and hardworking. The workplace culture is multi cultral, clean, and friendly.The hardest part of the job is dealing with administration from the main campus.The most enjoyable part of the job is helping the students achieve their goals.
Clean, friendly environment
Low Pay, over worked, hard to get in contact with administration.
Chief Information Officer (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – January 17, 2017
Great support from the executive level. Incredible commitment from faculty and staff. They work hard to raise money to improve the university, and spend the money wisely. Under the current presidency, I see great things happening.
IT Services Technician (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – September 28, 2016
Working within A college environment was great, I learned how to be a manager and how to further my interest in the IT department. My co-workers were great as well as management. The hardest part of the job was knowing that they were downsizing.
All of my jobs have been very rewarding and loved working with the public. You work with people of all nationalities and cultures, you are a team-player and wiliness to work until the job is complete, regardless of the time you have to put in. I did not have a problem with working over and beyond to get a job complete.
Executive Assistant of Administration Assistant (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – July 25, 2016
Created files for school’s funding and expenses. Answered phone calls and directed calls to different school faculty members. Presented ideas to make Shaw more of an admirable campus. Develop and maintain relationships with student body and factuality and staff members.
Work Study (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – June 2, 2016
My work schedule consist of being at the desk in the morning and afternoon and sometimes nights. • ¬Be knowledgeable about campus and community resources and function as a source of information, making referrals as necessary. • Assist with daily operational procedures: check-ins, lock-outs, identifying and reporting maintenance and safety concerns, etc. • Work at the residence hall desk as assigned by the Hall Director.
A typical day of work consists of clocking in. greeting the passer-by traffic of residents and parents signing residents in and out of the dormitory. Keeping track of the time, and selling food products to customers, it is important to keep a accurate up-to-date copy of all residents living in the building in order to verify if someone is indeed a resident or a trespasser.
A Great Environment for Independent Work and some team development
Administrative Support (Current Employee) – Raleigh, NC – March 29, 2016
It is a great work environment that allows for independent work their is a good level of communication and decent experience in honing interpersonal skill development, not much room for advancement but you are made to feel as an integral part of the organization.
Student Service Rep (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – March 22, 2016
Very low compensation for work, at will employees, Job culture very poor, there isn't any job work/life balance & management doesn't care at all about employees needs in terms of the job. I believe the new CEO is geared more towards making the job more corporate and there will be a lot employees that will no longer fit. That may be a good thing for the University. I enjoyed my actual job however often times management is who makes the job a struggle. There wasn't any support, we had to purchase our own supplies and were treated very hostile. I pray that others will be able to move on and the job will get the right fit in the positions in order to keep the organization strong. I have bad memories & can almost not even drive pass Shaw University but I still wish everyone well.
I love what I do but pay does not compensate for all we do and the variety of jobs we do. We provide a variety of services to students, staff and falcuty and also the public. I enjoy the interaction with the students and being able to guide in the right direction.
My day would ensue of guarding my post at the university and also overseeing the many high tech security monitors. I would also be required to walk around campus and make sure the appropriate doors were secured and locked. I greeted visitors and issued out badges as needed.
My job presently offers an opportunity on a daily basis to use analytical and problem solving skills. I presently open the business every morning and review the day to make sure things are in place prior to employees and participants in the program arrive. Problems could arrive from transportation, security, financial issues, coverage for classrooms, delivery persons, and to not to exclude the most important customer service. All of these can be covered first thing when I arrive.
Instability of job security based on university enrollment
Line Server/ Floor Monitor/ Service Assistant (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – September 23, 2015
Everyday starts with the same routine, preparing cafeteria to be utilized by students....(pulling chairs from tops of tables on Tues. and Thurs. from buffers the night before. preparing food for students breakfast, lunch and dinner. Keeping cafeteria tables, floors, chairs and food bars clean/sanitary for each serving session....)
Employee (Current Employee) – Raleigh, NC – September 21, 2015
Leadership has an EXTREME disconnect with employees. Rampant nepotism, narcissism and mismanagement of resources.
A typical day includes a review of ever changing policy and procedure expressed verbally and arbitrarily. Work flow is changed by people who have never set foot within a department and positions are filled and employees are terminated without warning.
The hardest part of this position is seeing the tremendous legacy of this austere university be trampled by those who are more concerned about their social media presence then affecting real change at the employee level.
The most enjoyable part of the job will always be helping the students who deserve so much more then what they are receiving.
Its an HBCU
Its an HBCU run by people who don't care about its legacy until the cameras turn on.