Creighton University
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www.creighton.edu Omaha, NE 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 17, 2014

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Creighton University President Rev John P. Schlegel

Rev John P. Schlegel

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81% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Worthless Department

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Omaha, NE (US)

I have been working at Creighton University full-time for more than a year

ProsNo micromanagement, large personal office, quiet environment, ability to work independently, interaction with medical students, ok health insurance

Consno direction, the department is costing the univeristy tons of money and the university refuses to do anything about it, low pay, horrible management, invisible administrator

Advice to Senior Managementthe upper management in the university needs to open their eyes to the money sucking department that they are keeping a float

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Right hand doesn't know what the left is doing.

Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Omaha, NE (US)

I have been working at Creighton University full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLove working with students and staff; most faculty are great too. Depending on department you are in hours can be flexible which is another perk.

ConsNO communication between management & staff; very top heavy, too many chefs making the soup. Raises are non-existent or so small (1-2%) that if you work here for more than a couple of years you are paid less than the new person just hired.

Advice to Senior ManagementLISTEN TO YOUR EMPLOYEES!! Quit paying millions of dollars for an 'expert opinion'; take advantage of the talent you have on campus and those that are invested in seeing CU be successful. And for Pete's sake give someone besides upper management a raise!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A crapshoot with respect to satisfaction; not up to image

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Omaha, NE (US)

I worked at Creighton University full-time

ProsBeing a part of a university that gives a great education to students
Interaction with students is usually positive
Beautiful physical environment, i.e., campus
Opportunities to advance one's own education
Free tuition for sons & daughters of CU employees
When your supervisor and coworkers have good people skills, working there is great

ConsThe oft-used phrase "Creighton Family" reminds me of John Bradshaw's books, especially "Family Secrets: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You"
Small departments (few subordinates per supervisor) means people may be afraid to speak up even with constructive suggestions
Some supervisory intimidation leads office staff to stress out
Complaining about your boss (for legitimate reasons) yields only retaliation
Authoritarian management gets carried away sometimes, such as onerous performance evaluation system that is a distraction from rather than a stimulant to doing one's job
You're likelier to be happier working in an academic (except professional schools) than administrative department, especially as a faculty member - they're treated better

Advice to Senior ManagementSince you are a Christian university, read and heed Matthew Chapter 7 and use it as the basis to revise your workplace policies

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I love it here.

Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Omaha, NE (US)

I have been working at Creighton University full-time for more than a year

ProsSense of community and work life balance.

ConsI really can't think of any cons of working at Creighton. It is a great place.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Research

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Creighton University part-time

Prosflexible hours, good pay, everything

Consnothing, no downsides to deal with

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great school, small community

Assistant Professor (Current Employee)
Omaha, NE (US)

I have been working at Creighton University full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat salary, kids get free tuition

ConsNone at the time because I really like the school

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Good job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Creighton University

ProsGreat people to work for

ConsCan get very cold in the winter time

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Good in spite of itself

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Omaha, NE (US)

I have been working at Creighton University part-time for more than 8 years

ProsPeople can be great, depending on what department, school, college or division you work in.

ConsToo much variation in management style from place to place. Top-heavy - there are at least 100 kinds of provost, vice-presidents and executive directors. Ego is unavoidable, evidenced by a private bathroom for a VP, an executive director who claims to need three offices, deans who want Macs for clerical staff when Windows boxes would be have the cost, and so-called revenue producers who use corporate credit cards to get around policy. To be clear, nothing at all sketchy in a criminal sense. Just human nature running to petty excess, like leaks you decide to live with rather than fix.

Advice to Senior ManagementI don't give money to Creighton because I won't see it wasted by under managed, competing, scheming, upper academic & business managers. Best advice: study how George C. Marshall managed his generals in WW2. Go and do likewise.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I have enjoyed working at Creighton for over 20 years.

Laboratory Supervisor (Current Employee)
Omaha, NE (US)

I have been working at Creighton University full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood coworkers.
Good benefits, especially health care and tuition remission for self and family members.
Able to take classes for a nominal fee.
Able to attend Mass, bible study, and spiritual direction.
Opportunities for employee/career development.

ConsSalaries are a bit lower than other places.
Workplace satisfaction varies depending on department, school, etc.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep communicating with employees; they are interested in what is going on in the institution, and prefer to find out from management rather than the news media.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great environment and community

Intern (Current Employee)
Omaha, NE (US)

I have been working at Creighton University part-time for more than a year

ProsNot too intense or competitive, focused on a family like environment, utilizing team work and efficiency through working smart rather than hard.

ConsOnce people get a job here they stay for a long period of time so it may be difficult to move up, but tuition reimbursement program allows for one to gain more training and greater potential future payoff as well as a great amount of current value.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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