Embry-Riddle Expands Its Collection of Best-Employer
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is one of the nation’s
best employers in higher education, according to a survey conducted
by the leading source of news about colleges and universities in
the United States.
Nearly 44,000 employees at 310 colleges and universities
submitted feedback on their employers for The Chronicle of Higher
Education’s fourth annual Academic Workplace special report,
published July 25 as part of the July 29 issue.
Of the institutions polled, only 111 achieved “Great
College to Work For” recognition for their worker-friendly
practices and policies – 85 four-year institutions and 26
two-year institutions. Each school is listed in one of three size
categories and some schools win additional recognition in
specialized categories, but the schools are not ranked against each
With more than 34,000 students enrolled annually at its
residential campuses in Daytona Beach, FL and Prescott, AZ, at 150
Worldwide Campus locations around the globe, and in online
learning, Embry-Riddle falls into the large-university category. To
serve these students, the University employs over 2,500 faculty,
staff, and administrators worldwide.
“The Chronicle is the gold standard in higher-education
news and analysis, so we’re very proud and honored to appear
on its prestigious list for the first time,” said Irene
McReynolds, Embry-Riddle vice president of human resources.
“We’re also grateful to our faculty and staff for the
vote of confidence they gave us in their survey responses. Even in
a challenging economy we continue to fine-tune our benefits package
to maximize our ability to attract and retain top-quality faculty
and staff – after all, our people are the foundation on which
we’ve built our reputation as the global leader in aviation
and aerospace education.”
Embry-Riddle employees who participated in The Chronicle survey
rated the university highly enough for it to win placement in the
special category of Work/Life Balance, which honors institutions
that excel in creating policies and programs that allow employees
more flexibility and enrichment in their personal lives.
Embry-Riddle employees enjoy several paid holidays, including
the week off between Christmas and New Year’s Day, a generous
personal leave program, a four-day summer workweek, a telecommuting
option, a comprehensive employee assistance program, and health
insurance with vision and dental coverage. A tuition waiver program
offers free tuition to employees and family members, with employees
allowed paid time off to attend Embry-Riddle classes.