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Review averages

  • 41 employees say

    Excellent (37)
    90.243902439024%
    Good (3)
    7.3170731707317%
    Satisfactory (1)
    2.4390243902439%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.41
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for James Madison University

Reviews - What employees say

4.41 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Company Culture

As a student employee, I am supported with a flexible schedule

Support from management

Always backup

Teamwork

It's a complete independent role

Freedom to work independently

I create my own tutoring plans and create my own work hours

Internal Communication

We receive weekly email updates about important things like paycheck due dates

Gender Equality

I see many female tutors working

Attitude towards older colleagues

Not able to answer since we are all student employee

Career Development

It's a student employee role

Overall compensation for your work

Above minimum wage

Office / Work Environment

Very clean offices

Environmental Friendliness

JMU is a LEED certified school

Work-Life Balance

There are rules about hours per week students can work

Company Image

I love my job

Job Security

I haven't been fired

Handicapped Accessibility

Handicap entrance

Workplace Safety

Swipe card access to building only

Challenging Work

As an academic tutor for classes I excelled in, it's not very hard but fun

Inclusive / Diverse

I am african American

Suggestions for improvement

  • I truly believe that this is the best student employee position I've ever had. I do wish you could meet with athletes outside of the athletic center and still get paid but that's okay

What I like about the company

When I was sick my boss helped me cancel all of my tutor assignments to rest up and get better! This was a great example of how positive and helpful management is for student employees who are struggling

What I dislike about the company

Really none! As a student employee, I can sent my own hours and make more money than most of my peer. It's great

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    james madison university
  • City
    Harrisonburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Company Culture

I worked in an office where teamwork was practiced. The culture was very welcoming

Support from management

They always send me little gifts or notes to show their appreciation

Teamwork

We often had events to bring us closer together

Freedom to work independently

My supervisor trusted me to work unsupervised and trusted me to accomplish my tasks

Internal Communication

We had weekly meetings that covered all the bases

Gender Equality

The larger part of my office was female. There was no discrimination

Attitude towards older colleagues

We had several older employees who were given equal consideration

Career Development

She is always willing to teach me something new

Overall compensation for your work

Very fair

Office / Work Environment

The only thing lacking was a pretty view

Environmental Friendliness

Encouraged recycling

Work-Life Balance

The work schedule was Monday through Friday which is conducive to family

Company Image

My present employer allows me to work from home which is more conducive to family life

Job Security

For the most part

Handicapped Accessibility

Elevators were in place so even those with handicaps could easily access the office

Workplace Safety

Very safe

Challenging Work

The work was challenging in the respect that it could be very fast paced

Inclusive / Diverse

No opinion

Suggestions for improvement

  • No improvements necessary unless it would be to add part time benefits

What I like about the company

My co-workers were wonderful. Often I would arrive at my to a treat or flowers as a token of appreciation. The atmosphere was welcoming.

What I dislike about the company

I think the workloads could have been better divided. And I think the director could have been more involved in the daily office work

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Desirable office location is offered
  • Company
    james madison university
  • City
    Harrisonburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Company Culture

It's a family. They care about us

Support from management

Yes. My boss is great

Teamwork

Absolutely

Freedom to work independently

Definitely

Internal Communication

Yes. They tell us everything

Gender Equality

Yes. Many women are in upper management and leadership roles

Attitude towards older colleagues

Yes

Career Development

Depends on your area. I'm at the top of mine

Overall compensation for your work

It's alright. I'm in it for the benefits and hours

Office / Work Environment

My office is so nice

Environmental Friendliness

They recycle compost etc

Work-Life Balance

Yes. They do shorter Fridays.

Company Image

I definitely tell people where I work

Job Security

Yes.

Handicapped Accessibility

100%

Workplace Safety

Safety is a huge priority

Challenging Work

It can be basic and it can be complicated.

Inclusive / Diverse

Yes

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better pay and no charge to park on campus

What I like about the company

I like it. Great place to build a resume and learn. I couldn't ask for a better place to work

What I dislike about the company

They could compensate with salary better, especially the lower level employees

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    james madison university
  • City
    Harrisonburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

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Review averages

  • 41 employees say

    Excellent (37)
    90.243902439024%
    Good (3)
    7.3170731707317%
    Satisfactory (1)
    2.4390243902439%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.41
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

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James Madison University
4.41
41 reviews

Industry average (Education )
3.67
94,531 reviews

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3.39
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