Budget cuts have altered organizational structures and culture
Coordinator (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – July 2, 2018
Depaul is a mission driven higher education institution, however it is being crippled by severe annual budget cuts and the elimination of hundreds of staff positions. The mission is supposed to drive the culture and strategic operations, but the mission has taken a back seat to the financial/business focus since 2012. The management is not concerned with the limitations and overworked staff. Staff are being driven to seek opportunities elsewhere because the pay is low and they are given additional responsibilities with no pay increases. There are good benefits such as tuition reimbursement, SDA benefits, paternity/maternity leave, 403b employer match. The culture has shifted due to the budget cuts. Due to budget cuts it is limited opportunities for travel, professional development, work/life balance, flex scheduling. Depaul has seen major shifts in university leadership over the last seven years. The staff have been suffering several years of low morale. Due to budget cuts many of the long term and seasoned institutional leaders and staff have left or been laid off, leaving voids in the institution. Coupled by missteps and poor decision making occurring by many executives and administrative leaders.
tuition reimbursement, SDA benefits, paternity/maternity leave, 403b employer match
Budget, Morale, Work/Life Balance, Management Training, Service Opportunities, Job Security, Lack of Advancement, Low Compensation, Poor leadership