Unsure, Decisions are made here. Working for Wilberforce University, for myself, I built a sense of pride, devotion, and hard work. A typical day of work consisted of guiding students who you could not only teach, but students you could learn from. While under employment of this company, It felt like family, A culture of nurture. Every single day I saw someone grow! Transform! Inspire! Lead steps to new places for the future. The hardest part of this job, In the best way possible, must've been watching students, graduate, leave summers, find jobs close to campus, support them selves, move away from home, and gain knowledge of their future. Without any doubt, the most enjoyable memories I had to have made would have been keeping children from going back to broken neighborhoods, and place them in positions of self improvement.
Instructor (Former Employee) – Wilberforce, OH – September 2, 2018
I worked at Wilberforce for three years. It is the worst employment experience I have ever had. The Board and Administration there were highly dysfunctioning and disorganized. The facilities are outdated. Students were complaining about mold in their dorm rooms. In the summers, we often had to bring our own toilet paper to work. Also, they were often understaffed with custodians, so one person had far too much cleaning to do. There was no support from Administration. Although I always got paid on time, several of my co-workers complained that they were not getting paid on time. The turn-over there is ridiculous. And to top it off, they can't keep a president. This university has a long, documented history of being poorly run.
I loved working at Wilberforce, especially with my Dean/VP of Academic Affairs. She was brilliant and smart and very wise! She loved the students and would go out of her way to make sure they had what they needed to succeed, that in returned was passed on to me! Sometimes this would cause for us to work unusual hours, but we managed to get the job done! We tried our hardest to get to know our students personally and taught them how to be professional and have great work ethics as well as mannerisms! The students loved us and we loved them. I miss them dearly!
Wilberforce University is a private, coed, liberal arts historically black university located in Wilberforce, Ohio. Affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, it was the first college to be owned and operated by African Americans
Instructor (Current Employee) – Wilberforce, OH – December 21, 2017
Decent HBCU. High turnover rate of staff and faculty. For a student that needs a small classroom setting and a sense of being in a family environment this is a great place to attend. Students are known on a first name basis and are not just treated as a number.
Full-time Adjunct Professor (Current Employee) – Wilberforce, OH – December 6, 2017
Not a good workplace environment, the faculty and staff are not all on one accord. There is a disconnect between the two. there is too much going on within the University for some one to advance, people are under paid.
I love Wilberforce University it's my alma mater and I am also a former employee. The university was in dire need of upgrades and progress was/is being made. The biggest problem was the administrations in charge of running the institution for the past say decade or so. Too much time and money spent on self celebrations, stuffing pockets and superficial improvements to impress visitors.
Its the first HBCU in the nation and there is a spiritual connection to history.
MAIL ROOM ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Wilberforce, OH – August 8, 2017
Great atmosphere and environment. I worked with lovely and caring people in the financial aid & services department and Mail room. The work was simple and at ease. The work experience was stress-free which was the most enjoyable part of the job.
This university is the absolute worst place to work. You will not get paid on time and the management is oblivious to the everyday problems. I feel bad for the students because they are the ones who suffers the most. High turnover rate, work morale is extremely low, you will work weekends and 12 hour work days regularly. There is no work life balance.
Associate Vice President (Former Employee) – Wilberforce, OH – July 8, 2017
The students make everything worthwhile. It's high stress because the resources to do your job is usually lacking, but this provides an opportunity to get creative and innovative to make things happen.
Spurs the use of creativity and innovation, interaction with students