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Culture determined by "old-timers". They hire their friends.
Faculty (Current Employee) –  Fairfield, CTAugust 20, 2019
Is very hard to find good chemistry with co-workers. You have to have "made the cut" before they accept you into their faculty circle. The campus is beautiful, students are great. For a small school it is a wonderful place. This may be part of the faculty issue, they need to recruit more from out of the general area so that they can be more diverse.
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good place to work
Professor - Program Director (Former Employee) –  Fairfield, CTAugust 3, 2019
developed over 160 education leaders every year in the most successful administrative leadership program in the state of Connecticut. Many graduates currently possess administrative positions.
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productive workplace - successful leadership program
professor - department chairperson (Current Employee) –  fairfield, ctAugust 3, 2019
Successful educational leadership program. Over 160 candidates per year who have become successful administrators in the Connecticut public and parochial schools.
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Decent work, but not a good job to make a living
Campus Operations (Current Employee) –  Fairfield, CTJuly 23, 2019
Since the university has nearly doubled in size over the last few years, the workload has grown and staff hasn't. During fall and spring semesters, the work itself isn't bad - it's simple, but communication is poor so the work piles up last minute and you have too much to get done in such a short period of time, all for very little pay; even with overtime. Unless you live with your parents, or pay rent that's under $500 a month (good luck), it's NOT a good living. It feels very disheartening coming home after a 50 hour busy week and still struggle to pay bills.

The only positive of the job is that most faculty/staff are friendly, you're constantly on the move (you're outside half of the time), and the available food is endless.
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5.0
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Great place to work.
Catering Dishwasher (Current Employee) –  5151 Park Ave Fairfield, CT 06825June 15, 2019
Never used a sick, vacation, or personal day and I've been there since 2016. Everyone knows their part and does it without issues. If complete earlier than expected they help others.
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3.0
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A lot of hours and weekends during the academic year
Admissions Counselor (Current Employee) –  Fairfield, CTJune 10, 2019
During the academic year there is a lot of 9.5hr days and weekend work. During the summer months, it is laid back with 4.5hr Fridays.

Management aren't good leaders. Expect employees to just know things.

Hardest part of the job: the lack of common sense
Most enjoyable part of the job: Three weeks vacation
Pros
Help students get into college
Cons
Poor pay, too many weekends
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5.0
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Great opportunities
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor (Former Employee) –  Fairfield, CTJune 4, 2019
Great opportunities to grow and develop if you are interested in higher education. Developed and maintained goals in travel territory, worked with different departments and faculty on campus.
Pros
Flexible, healthcare
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2.0
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Keep your head down
NCAA DI Coach (Former Employee) –  Fairfield, CTMay 15, 2019
Horrible management and very stressful environment. Very political and true to the Old Boys club mentality. Their favorite saying is "this is the way we've always done it."
Pros
Good Food
Cons
Horrible facilities and faculty who love drama
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4.0
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Good place to work with nice flexibility
University Counselor (Current Employee) –  Fairfield, CTApril 23, 2019
A great team of clinicians providing mental health services. Welcoming campus community. However staff members do not seem to be appreciated as much as faculty members, which can be a detriment to morale.
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Very good
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) –  Fairfield, CTApril 6, 2019
There are great courses offered, and the people coming together here bring a variety of fresh ideas. There are many opportunities to learn valuable and world-changing skills and knowledge. Although there are also mechanisms at play that pull students into archaic ways of thinking, unfulfilling lifestyles, and professions that have a net neutral or negative impact on society. I'd also like to see greater diversity among the faculty and a greater embodiment of diversity among the students. It's time for pluralism! Active expression and communal valuing of diversity - not diversity that is only quietly present and not honored for its value.
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Student (Former Employee) –  Fairfield, CTMarch 21, 2019
Wonderful place to go to school. learned a lot and made alot of friends. teachers were wonderful and very willing to help when questions were asked. Highly recommend
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collaborative
Adjunct Professor (Current Employee) –  CTMarch 8, 2019
educational focus with a collaborative effort utilizing evidence based methodology's.
It is a great place to help pave the way for the future nurses of the world. The culture is embracing.
Pros
evidence
Cons
none
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5.0
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Productive and fun work place
Audio Visual System Engineer (Manager) (Current Employee) –  Fairfield, CTFebruary 10, 2019
The environment there is great. I always look forward to coming into work. the people there are great. They welcome you with open arms from the first there you start.
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3.0
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Poor
Public Safety Officer (Former Employee) –  Fairfield, CTJanuary 17, 2019
God help Sacred Heart University if a tragedy occurs there. The public safety supervision is completely incompetent. A bunch of wanna be Police Officers that could never cut it as a real cop.
Pros
none
Cons
Incompetent Supervisors
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Great University, very low compensation
Director of Ticket Operations (Current Employee) –  Fairfield, CTJanuary 2, 2019
The University is continuing to grow, but they do not see what is making the university grow. The administrators and teachers make it grow. They do not get compensated for the amount of work they do and do not get recognized for it.
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5.0
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Great work place
Moving Crew (Former Employee) –  Fairfield, CTDecember 28, 2018
Working for Sacred Heart University's moving crew is a very simple job and allows students to see more of the campus. As in the title you will have to move furniture all summer if you are in good shape it is an easy job. Would not recommend for someone who cannot bench over 150 pounds.
Pros
Easy work and great bosses
Cons
have to be in shape
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4.0
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Teaching wasn't for me.
Adjunct Biology Lab Instructor (Former Employee) –  Fairfield, CTNovember 13, 2018
As a clinician I have one on one contact with my patients, as an instructor it was a challenge conversing with a class of 20. Teaching wasn't for me.
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Productive
Clinical Nursing Professor (Current Employee) –  Fairfield, CTOctober 19, 2018
State of the art facilities, dedicated faculty, motivated study body. Partnerships that are diverse and far-reaching. Enjoyable work environment and supportive culture.
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Productive place where you can work on school while making money
student (Former Employee) –  Fairfield, CTOctober 9, 2018
Very productive and good way to meet other students. The environment allows you to be friendly with everyone and work on school work when times are slow.
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Very calm working experience
Janitor/Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Bridgeport, CTOctober 5, 2018
You had to buffer the floors, as well as vacuum, sweep and mop them. Throw out all of the trash and clean where the field area was located. Restroom and classroom appearances had to be kept very well maintained.
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