Creighton University Reviews

Updated 18 March, 2015
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  1. Admissions (Intern)

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Creighton University

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Cared about the incoming students
    - learned a lot about social media, put in different marketing roles

    Cons

    - No compensation (It was an internship)

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. Great benefits. ...different environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE (US)

    I have been working at Creighton University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are truly good people that work here. They do give some great benefits, like the Christmas break and free tuition for Creighton.

    Cons

    Work life balance, at least for my area, is not there. Expectations and demands don't meet the pay. Seems that people get put in positions based on degrees and not ability. A lot of people in positions they cannot do but due to a degree they just are able to delegate what they can't do. ..which is most of their work. Creighton continuously reminds you of every thing at they give you and that you won't find a better work place. They also try and make you feel guilty for being paid because they apparently are always worried about money. You spend a lot of time reviewing your responsibilities and documenting how you spend your day, but nobody can tell you why they always want to know.

    Advice to Management

    Human resources is a tool not your management. Stop trying to inflict fear of the university needing to save money and then send a message that another high level person was hired. Hire more middle and lower level staff so the work can be equally distributed. I understand degrees are important but work and life experience is also valuable. You have people doing jobs that people with beautiful titles and higher pay are supposed to do.

  3. Find a home here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Omaha, NE (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Omaha, NE (US)

    I worked at Creighton University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent sense of community. Fantastic time off during the holidays. Even if you are not an alum, student or even catholic, you can believe in the Creighton spirit.

    Cons

    difficult to move "up" and often titles are handed out to pacify an employee. Titles that mean very little in terms of a raise or upward movement to management.

    Advice to Management

    Value the people that make you look good. If you find yourself countering to keep an employee who is leaving, it is too late.

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  5. Has its Pros and Cons

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Creighton University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent. Most people are caring and great to work with. Able to move around and find a good fit for a job/career. Ability to attend school at Creighton for free-limited degrees available for F/T working staff though

    Cons

    Most management is managers only because of educational degrees...they are mostly unable to understand what their staff does. HR is very powerful and makes some very irrational decisions. Most areas are understaffed and they remind you continuously that they are financially struggling-when it doesn't appear to be an issue

    Advice to Management

    Look more at job knowledge and performance and less for masters degrees. Staff areas appropriately. Balance out work loads and do a true audit of what areas are overstaffed and understaffed and why. Make HR what it should be-Human relations-take care of things in best interest of the University. Less committees and town halls and more fixing.

  6. Good place to wkrm

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Creighton University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good place to work, people are nice. Managers are understanding and very accepting.

    Cons

    You have to realize it is a university so the pay will be less. There's also not a lot of roomto move up.

  7. Creighton University

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Creighton University

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great community feeling

    Cons

    lower pay than corporate jobs - normal for higher ed

  8. Great place to work as they live the mission of the university.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Partner in Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Business Partner in Omaha, NE (US)

    I have been working at Creighton University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, benefits and family atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not the higest wages; however the benefits are great.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example.

  9. Good mission, positive impact on society through higher education, aims high, value-wise. Catholic but not stuffy.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Creighton University

    Pros

    There are some excellent people here. Helpful to a fault, devoted to the Univrrsity's mission. Many are alums, the children of alums, and are parents to alums, and donate to Creighton, too.

    Cons

    Managerial variety, and not in the positive sense. Some managers do not understand the managerial task of working through others; rather they see themselves as working managers, but end up not working or managing well. This is preventable though.

    Silo mentality, replete with information hiding and chicanery (sic) with the org chart and budget. Nothing illegal, just no explanation for behavior. Sad.

    To much independence at the corner office level without consideration for fiscal, budgetary or organizational impact of unilateral decisions. Mistaken for "leadership" when what's needed is a CEO with her/his head in the game.

    Vacuum leads to meddling by some Board of Trustees members outside of their professional or personal competence. External evaluation, oversight, appointment and replacement of board members is needed.

    A joint meeting of the Board of Trustees and the Faculty Senate to review faculty grievances would do a lot to clear the air.

    Faculty, however, would do well to remember that students' familys, and alumni, pay a great deal for higher education. The issue is not so much intellectual freedom as use of money. There are ample internal controls, but no ability to say "No" to the grandiose projects of some Deans. Those resources could be better used elsewhere.

    In 2014 there was $38 million in accumulated, deferred maintenance, typical for a 136 year old campus. Many new, wonderful facilities have been built for students. Faculty and especially staff are relegated to available space without rhyme or reason. Space planning and use are secretive processes.

    Advice to Management

    Please read the above and respond with something other than a scripted Town Hall meeting. Listen with Jesus' ears and speak with Jesus' voice, an eminently Ignatian sentiment for all at a historically Catholic, Jesuit college.

  10. You'll never find better people to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Omaha, NE (US)
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Omaha, NE (US)

    I worked at Creighton University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Like I said, the best people, plus the values, the work ethic and the sheer student friendliness of the school

    Cons

    Can be too laid back sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Expansion, expansion, the more programs that Creighton has, the better it would be for everyone who wishes to pursue higher education

  11. Important Work but not Always Valued

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Omaha, NE (US)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Omaha, NE (US)

    I worked at Creighton University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy going atmosphere with plenty of activities and events on campus.
    Tuition discount is excellent if not a little tight.
    I was able to get my start in the professional world and slowly gained more responsibilities as I earned the trust of my boss.

    Cons

    The pay is not fantastic.
    The benefits are mediocre which is a shame since there is a hospital, clinic, and dental school all on campus.
    Work we do is important and has potential for strong impact but is often seen as an afterthought to the current moment/life situation of employee or boss. I wish that professionalism was stressed more than it is.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that every department at the University has the potential to have a huge impact - and hold them accountable for the decisions they make.

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