Wesleyan Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Wesleyan University (WESS-lee-ən) is a private university in Middletown, Connecticut. Founded in 1831 as a men's college under the auspices of the Methodist Episcopal Church and with the support of prominent residents of Middletown, the now-secular university was the first institution of higher education to be named after John Wesley, the founder of Methodism.
"Life at Wesleyan feels like a constant battle between the administration and the students." says a Wesleyan College Senior on the "Niche" website on May 19, 2015:
"Funny how they can be getting higher and higher salaries, raising tuition, and still taking funding away from everything which once made this school great. Life at Wesleyan feels like a constant battle between the administration and the students."
Graduate Student (Former Employee) says"Normal day as a grad student is hard work. Lots of experiments to do. And teaching and meetings. Undergrads are very smart."
Full time faculty (Former Employee) says"At first I thought that the school give a proactive working experience but suddenly they treat us unprofessionally like where just regular workers and that degraded our pride as a teachers. Cons: Teachers are not treated professionally"
Visiting Assistant Professor (Former Employee) says"friendly and fun place to work. Co-workers were mean. Good tech support."
PREP COOK (Former Employee) says"I was very excited to start my first job in a kitchen. I was anxious to learn from both the head chef and other prep cooks and chefs. The head chef ended up leaving and they brought someone else in. He had poor communication skills. Other chefs started doing less, which at first I didn't mind, after all I got to do more cooking and planning. I got a little experience in the Kosher kitchen. But then I was making almost entire meals and cleaning while getting paid minimum pay. I really had enough when the new head chef said "I was disappointing him" all because I couldn't cut 10 cases of squash as quick as he would of liked. From there I cut back my hours and found a new job. I wish the head chef was replaced quicker than he was because I would probably still be there."
Visiting Instructor in Korean (Former Employee) says"It was a fun and exciting place to teach Korean to college students. My courses were offered three hours a week as an elective course. Most students were heritage learners, but some non-Korean students took the courses."
Teaching Assistant/Research Fellow, Chemistry (Former Employee) says"Served as research fellow. Many opportunities to learn about all facets of Chemistry and publish in scientific journals. Presentations, seminars, and travel allowed for meeting many peers and professors. Cons: Small stipend, work time excessive"
Faculty (Former Employee) says"the institution is ok except for some arrogant heads. facilities are ok. My colleagues are great. compensation is not ok."
Teaching/Archive Assistant (Former Employee) says"Wesleyan University was a great place to work. the opportunities for learning new things were plentiful and the university environment provided an excellent background."
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) says"Overall, a great place to work. Had the opportunity to work as a fill-in Administrative Assistant in various academic departments and the admissions office until being hired for a part time position. One great perk is access to the state of the art fitness facility. Daily yoga!!"
Security guard (Former Employee) says"For my 6 months experience for being a security guard at wesleyan i must say that my boss is kind to all of us, but when talking about the salary, i must say that its too small i cant earn money for my self. Cons: Twelve hours duty"
Student Assistant (Former Employee) says"Working in a fast-paced environment is a challenging role I've experienced. Hard works turns to worthy because it gives me more chances to understand the different works and situations after college life. Cons: long hours"
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) says"Typical day would consist of running experiments which are aimed at understanding the mechanism of adjacent gene co-regulation in S. cerevisiae."
says"I worked at Wesleyan University Cons: snobby people are your coworkers"
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at Wesleyan University full-time Cons: -The students run the University -Staff is undervalued while Faculty receives all the perks -Expensive medical premiums"
Theater/Chapel Manager says"I worked at Wesleyan University for more than 10 years Cons: The Administration does not respect the students or staff. Money is driving force."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at Wesleyan University full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Wesleyan has shown a disappointing lack of commitment to its non-academic staff in recent years. Salaries are woefully and egregiously uncompetitive, and the university seems not to care at all about lack of staff retention and the commensurate loss of talent, time, reputation, and institutional knowledge. Internal salary equity is a sad joke. Wesleyan will allocate resources toward flashy new buzzwordy programs without hesitation while leaving essential areas perpetually understaffed and campus infrastructure crumbling."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Wesleyan University full-time for more than 5 years Cons: Very limited money and resources, to get things done you must know who to talk to and then be patient. Administration makes many frustrating decisions based on saving face and saving money rather than the well-being of students or employees. There is great pressure to produce research and grants similar to larger schools, but without adequate staff or funds this endeavor is becoming increasingly unattainable. In the past few years cuts to vital support staff have been made, including cleaning staff and the administrative assistants in many departments."
Current Employee - Temporary Worker says"I have been working at Wesleyan University part-time for less than a year Cons: Tough environment to work in. No community among staff."
Former Employee - Research Assistant says"I worked at Wesleyan University part-time for more than 3 years Cons: not enough opportunity to get promotions"
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant says"I worked at Wesleyan University full-time for more than 3 years Cons: because benefits are so good, employer can abuse employees."
Current Employee - Program Coordinator says"I have been working at Wesleyan University part-time Cons: Not enough hours to provide for myself, need to work a second job."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at Wesleyan University full-time for more than a year Cons: not many space to grow"