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Wake Forest University Employer Reviews

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Prestigious Institution in Every Way
Reporting Analyst, Senior - Information Systems (Former Employee), Winston-Salem, NCApril 2, 2014
Pros: great benefits, beautiful campus, wonderful colleagues
I loved everything about Wake Forest University. It's difficult to think of any cons.
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It's my great pleasure to be here
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee), Winston-Salem, NCMarch 9, 2014
This is a nice place to study and work. I like my students, they are smart and hard working. My professors also help me a lot on everything.
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Great place to work!
Cashier-Accounts Receivable Rep (Current Employee), Winston-Salem, NCFebruary 25, 2014
Pros: beautiful campus
My hours are 8:30-5:00, I'm so close to all my co workers, WFU is a close-knit family of faculty, staff, and students.
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The benefits are beyond compare
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Winston-Salem, NCFebruary 14, 2014
Pros: benefits
Cons: change management
I think it depends on the department for which one works. My experience had many positives and quite a few negatives. Recent changes in the department has cause a great deal of job insecurity and distrust for management. But overall, I think WFU should be a good place to work
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Great Workplace and wonderful atmosphere
Marketing Intern, Student Union (Current Employee), Winston-Salem, NCJanuary 3, 2014
Wake Forest University provides great employment and internship opportunities on campus for current students. I have the great opportunity to be both a work study student in the library and an intern with the student organization, Student Union. This organization organizes events for students on campus such as Trivia Nights, Concerts, and Carnivals. – more... I am the media intern so I create online contents such as Tweets and facebook posts along with on-campus marketing such as banners, flyers, and posters!

The great part of this job is the close relationship that grows with the students and faculty. I have also learned a great about different social media outlets. – less
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GREAT PLACE TO WORK=COMPENSATION THE BEST
Director of Custodial Services (Former Employee), Winston-Salem, NCDecember 22, 2013
Pros: good benefits & salary. overall good working conditions
Cons: vice president did not need any help from directors/
I enjoyed working there. The co-workers were great. I did have different way of accomplishing things that did cause me to leave.
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Fun place to tutor
Student Tutor (Former Employee), Winston-Salem, NCDecember 9, 2013
Pros: work life balance
Tutored when you were available. It was great to meet new people and expand your skill set in teaching.
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Dealing with serious situations, yet it was a fun and great place to work.
Administration Assistant/Judicial Affairs (Former Employee), Winston-Salem, NCOctober 30, 2013
Pros: free coffee, pizza, and other foods, access to in-house movie theater and gym.
Cons: keeping confidential information private while sitting at the front desk.
Answering and directing calls, taking messages, scheduling judicial hearing, and filing and other clerical duties.

I learned there comes a time you must speak up for yourself and it can be successful as long as it is done in a respectful and professional manner.

My manager and most of my co-workers were great.

The hardest part of my job was to bring – more... to a manager's attention students concerns regarding his behavior.

The most enjoyable part of my job was working with the students and watching them mature. – less
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Dealing with serious situations, yet it was a fun and great place to work.
Administration Assistant/Judicial Affairs (Former Employee), Winston-Salem, NCOctober 30, 2013
Pros: free coffee, pizza, and other foods, access to in-house movie theater and gym.
Cons: keeping confidential information private while sitting at the front desk.
Answering and directing calls, taking messages, scheduling judicial hearing, and filing and other clerical duties.

I learned there comes a time you must speak up for yourself and it can be successful as long as it is done in a respectful and professional manner.

My manager and most of my co-workers were great.

The hardest part of my job was to bring – more... to a manager's attention students concerns regarding his behavior.

The most enjoyable part of my job was working with the students and watching them mature. – less
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The most enjoyable part of the job
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee), Winston Salem, NCOctober 14, 2013
Pros: continuing education
The most enjoyable part of the job was that I always learned on a daily basis .
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Fun place
Research Assistant (Current Employee), Winston-Salem, NCSeptember 5, 2013
Nice place to learn and work. I go to the lab every morning and perform research tasks. I learnt how to do first principles calculations here.
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Conservative ACC Universtiy
Senior Graphic Designer (Former Employee), Winston-Salem, NCAugust 25, 2013
Pros: access to university facilities, holidays.
Cons: weak management
I worked on a number of projects (Recruitment materials, development materials, logos, reports, newsletters, Alumni Association) for the University. The management was somewhat weak and hands-off. Most of my co-workers were good at their jobs. The hardest part of the job was trying to find pictures of female students who weren't wearing tank tops. The – more... hours weren't particularly taxing. – less
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Cultural
Assistant to the Director of Athletics (Former Employee), Winston-Salem, NCMay 6, 2013
Wake Forest provides a nice culture and an inclusive workplace. However, there is little room for professional advancement.
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Negative Culture
Mid-level managemet (Former Employee), Winston-Salem, NCMay 3, 2013
Pros: the faculty/student interaction
Cons: negative culture and lack of trust
Staff, faculty and most administration love the students. The worst part of WFU is there is no organizational trust. The management structure is top heavy and as a result underlings are fatigued by shifting directions and changing objectives. There really is little or no chance for advancement. Wake seems to prefer hiring from the outside versus promoting – more... from within (no succession planning). Compensation is below other academic institutions but I believe one gets more holidays and vacations than at the higher paying institutions. – less
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Poor Compensation
IT (Current Employee), Winston-Salem, NCApril 4, 2013
Pros: college enviroment, laid back atmosphere
Cons: low pay!!!
Job pays poorly compared to the private sector. Almost 40% less for doing the same job. If you want to move up, you have to fit within there culture.

The best aspect of working their is the interactions with the students and the abundace of PTO. Unfortunately, you won't get paid enough to go anywhere or do anything with it
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Poor Compensation
IT (Current Employee), Winston-Salem, NCApril 4, 2013
Pros: college enviroment, laid back atmosphere
Cons: low pay!!!
Job pays poorly compared to the private sector. Almost 40% less for doing the same job. If you want to move up, you have to fit within there culture.

The best aspect of working their is the interactions with the students and the abundace of PTO. Unfortunately, you won't get paid enough to go anywhere or do anything with it
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Friendly work environment
Procurement Clerk (Former Employee), Winston-Salem, NCMarch 24, 2013
Pros: flexibility and friendly atmosphere
Cons: compensation
Few barriers to top management. Operational enhancement suggestions readily accepted and considered.
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fun to help clients reach goals
Personal and Group Trainer (Former Employee), Winston-Salem, NCMarch 18, 2013
helped clients reach personal fitness goals
heavily concentrated on customer service and satisfaction
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Great place to work.
Student Analyst (Former Employee), Winston-Salem, NCFebruary 19, 2013
Management is always friendly and understanding and works with you whenever you need their help.
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High energy environment.
Gift Specialist (Current Employee), Winston-Salem, NCJanuary 23, 2013
High energy workplace with good work / life balance. Beautiful location. Friendly coworkers.