Administrative Specialist (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 21, 2017
hard at times but you learn a lot, I learn how to do pre certs and hardest part of the job was not to get a study approved for a sick patient. the most enjoyable was the people you get to work on a daily basis
Wonderful colleagues, low pay, little room for advancement
Adjunct English Faculty (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 24, 2017
Temple University has a wonderful working environment for instructors. Shared values toward excellence in teaching contributed to a positive working environment. However, the pay is low and there is little room for advancement.
Professor (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 9, 2017
I love to teach, teaching an Intellectual Heritage 101 course was delightful: attending the weekly teacher meetings led by various professors who taught Intellectual Heritage courses. The professors were tenured in other departments and most, if not all, were full-time employees. I learned many things: world literature; discussions with students, teaching writing, and working in the Writing Center. I also worked with each student, tutoring them at appointed times in the library; planned and had a Star Gazing party to see the moons of Jupiter. The hardest part of this job was that I could not afford to earn a PHD; could not be employed full time; had no benefits. This job was intellectually stimulating; however, all of the adjunct jobs I've had are disappointing because you really don't belong to the department.
Lead Tech (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 1, 2017
Management doesn't understand other staff or students. Only care about making their salary and would send lower level employees to take care of stuff they weren't able to. Upper management hates lower management which makes for an "interesting" work environment.
Experience will be different depending where you work.
Sr. HR Business Partner (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – May 25, 2017
Great brand. No employee engagement. Can be a little political so it is tough to advance. There are really great people that are at Temple, with amazing skills but are not able to advance. Also, a lot of the jobs are not really the work they tell you, you will be doing. You must be open to doing a completely different job than whats on your JD.
Productive and vibrant atmosphere. No day working as a groundskeeper is alike
Groundskeeper (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – May 16, 2017
No day as a student groundskeeper is alike at Temple University. Not only have I been responsible for collecting cigarette buds and other forms of trash around campus. Also, I have managed to pour salt onto the streets and sidewalks of campus during winter storms, and plant flowers during the Spring. I have also been responsible with handling their various seasonal equipment, such as pouring salt into the back of the many snow trucks that the full-time employees use, as well as mow lawns and cut grass with the weed wacker.
Great corporate atmosphere. Everybody looks out for each other, within the Groundskeeping Department, from the student workers to the full-time employees, to our bosses.