Fordham Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Fordham University is a private research university in New York City, United States. Established in 1841 and named for the Fordham neighborhood of the Bronx in which its original campus is located, Fordham is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in the northeastern United States, and the third-oldest university in New York State.
A former student said this on Niche "I seriously didn't learn much online since it's hard to focus when doing everything online. The good thing is everyone cheats so we all get A for our grades. We'd all expect Fordham to issue a partial refund on our tuition but they never did; instead, they said they are kinda broke and need more money. Now they are asking us to pay for the fall semester while they don't even know if the school will be able to reopen, and the tuition just got more expensive. They make promises, and then tell you "due to xxxx we are unable to xxx." All they want is your money and please AVOID this college at all cost. If you are just coming to college for a diploma you can come here, but if you want to learn anything please go elsewhere. State universities are much better than Fordham".
Customer Helper (Former Employee) says"I love working here because it had to deal with clothing. what i dislike was that i felt like i was being judge because i was the youngest one there. The time they'll give me to work would be less them the other employees and i wasn't put in the schedules. they either called me in or i won't work at all. i go to school so i should be the one with a schedule but everybody else had one. Besides that i loved helping the customers. They wouldn't be rude at all with me."
Former Employee - IT Consultant says"I worked at Fordham University part-time for more than a year Cons: Some staff aren't helpful, look down on you for putting your studies first"
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Fordham University full-time Cons: Expensive required coursework is not relevant to actual degree or industry requirements. Rude and unprofessional program admin. No intern/working experience connections. Waste of time and money."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at Fordham University full-time Cons: incompetent micro-managers, horrible processes, lazy staff"
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at Fordham University full-time Cons: Odd behavior from the staff but i think this due to the culture there. Strict, unreasonable environment."
Current Employee - Professor says"I have been working at Fordham University full-time Cons: Leadership lies, salaries are a joke, administrators line their pockets and fund it by creating fraudulent programs full Chinese students. Then they pay themselves a big bonus"
says"I worked at Fordham University Cons: Horrible HR experience, not very close to subways"
Clerical says"I worked at Fordham University Cons: The people are very nasty and racist. They look down on the community as "locals" as opposed to their backgrounds. The HR dept is run by depraved people who treat new employees like trash. They are racists. Very un-community unlike CUNY. I was treated like a trash and I'm glad I'm not there anymore."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Fordham University full-time for more than 3 years Cons: No leadership, not current with technology or process, no accountability"
Current Employee - Assistant Professor says"I have been working at Fordham University full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Two-year contract considered for renewal every other spring semester. A tenure-track professor ends up investing time and effort in trying to secure a salary instead of applying for grants and doing research. Graduate students are assigned a wavy teaching load many times exceeding 12h/week, making it hard for them to do research (subsequently their output and publication record suffers and they are less competitive in the postdoc market). Opaque administrative decision-making processes."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Fordham University part-time for more than a year Cons: Management doesn't care about staff (student/RD/or full-time staff) Student RAs thought of as "replaceable" Very catty, hostile environment"
Chris Hufford says"Very professional at first as most of these reviews state. I worked with these guys several times, and each time at the end of the terms, the withdrawals would go on for days and this last time, weeks after it should have stopped. After thousands of dollars were taken from our account after the term was paid, we had to stop payments with our bank because both Howard and Rob Winston would not reply. Only once I filed a complaint with the BBB did they then reach out, and Rob continued to reply with false information and demanded I remove it if I want my refund. Use caution. Edit: I forgot the part where Rob Winston has his associate threaten me and let me know that I will not get a zero balance letter due to putting an honest review out there. Ask yourself if you want to wait 4 weeks for your refund, and on top of it they threaten to withhold a zero balance letter simply because I won't take down my honest experience. I put up a 2 star review, not 1. My review was honest, not spiteful. These guys were good to me at one time, but as soon as they knew I was not going to renew, they charged my account several thousand dollars over the amount owed. Gave me every excuse in the book for weeks before refunding, and did not UNTIL the review went up. That is when the offers started. "We will refund if you take the review down". NO. People need to know what these guys will do as soon as they've made their money. Below is the email from their associate. Chris, We’ve worked very well together for years and I would hope one lousy experience doesn’t negate all the good that we did together. That said, Rob is looking to resolve this all amicably and to speak with you. You already know how this busines works and the time will come where you will want a ZBL letter from Vanguard... Please reconsider the reviews, etc…I don’t believe one bad experience over positive ones should result in such negative reviews."