Full-time Spanish Instructor (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – October 29, 2018
This whole university is unorganized. They push the students along and are all about retention for the wrong reasons. They seem money-hungry. They have a very low standard in regards to the type of students they accept. I have had students who I am sure was on an eighth grade reading/writing level. I was told by a colleague that there is an unwritten rule not to fail seniors or athletes or my contract will not be renewed.
CAMPUS TOUR GUIDE (Former Employee) – Union, VA – October 9, 2018
I learned how to open up more to people along with projecting my voice across large groups. The hardest part of the job was trying to learn the campus and the history of the campus. The most enjoyable part was seeing people smile and give them the excitement of being ready to become college students.
Assistant Director of Enrollment (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – September 29, 2018
Lack of structure and funding. Incompetent staff; a few loyal qualified professors. The Theology Dept is the pillar of school and reputable ministers, lawyers and other professionals have been prosperous.
Bookstore Attendant (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – July 8, 2018
A typical day at work at Union bookstore is busy, a better word for that , I would say is a consistant learning experience. The hardest part about the job is , redoing students college cards if something is wrong with it. I've Iearned that many different walks of life can be come to a place where it has many possibilities.
Resident Assistant (Former Employee) – Union, VA – July 5, 2018
To communicate well in group and individual situations; to establish rapport with a wide variety of people; to design and implement experiences to meet specific established goals; and to quickly evaluate crisis situations and respond appropriately.
Counselor (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – April 9, 2018
It's not a good place to work. The salary is very low. I have a masters degree and I don't even make $ 40,000. The culture is the students have a tendency to submit information late, and nothing is done about it. The management is new and a lot of changes have been implemented that aren't going to work due to the culture. I don't feel as though it's job security. The new management plan to outsource a lot of jobs in the near future.
Student Orientation Leader (Former Employee) – Union, VA – December 1, 2017
I enjoyed this job, because I really enjoy helping and motivating others. My coworkers had great work ethic and they were very helpful to me. My boss was did a really good job with the employees and she was very understanding of our balance with school and work.
Maintenance Supervisor (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – October 8, 2017
Enjoyed working with the team members and fostering good relationship. Supervisor with fair and willing to listen to employees. Each employee function independently, but was able to support each other if the need arise.
School of Arts and Sciences Computer Lab Director (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – July 12, 2017
This university is not a safe and secure working environment for anyone white. Because it is a historically black university your abilities and education mean nothing unless you're black. You can not file for vacation time without being given the run around to every department but the one you need, and complaints about student misuse of the lab environment falls on deaf ears.
Human Resources Assistant (Current Employee) – Human Resources Department – July 3, 2017
Excellent culture for higher education; private institution. The University offers great benefits. The Acting President is a professional, caring, knowledgeable man of optimal integrity. The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting and helping people. The hardest part of the job currently is being micromanaged. A typical day at work would include resolving staff and faculty issues by phone, in person or by email; preparing payroll information including tax status changes, salary changes, address changes, etc.; assisting new hires with completing paperwork; attending unemployment hearings; completing employment verifications; preparing Excel spreadsheets; compiling new hire and termination reports for management; preparing disbursement vouchers; auditing bills for benefit compensation and all other projects as assigned.