Everglades University

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Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Cheap, Greedy, Horrible

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Staff in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Everglades University full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not much good here. The best about this place is when you finally are able to resign when you find your next job. You will be so relieved and appreciate a normal environment again. That happiness that I have now is wonderful.

    Cons

    Where to start? This is a greedy, horrible business first before it is a school. They do not care about students. They cut corners on everything to increase their bonuses and profits. Working here was just a horrible experience that has left me scarred. When I resigned, they magically offered me more money, which they insisted that they didn't have before I resigned. Beware, you can NEVER use this place as a reference! You cannot tell them where your next position is because they will actually call them and bad mouth you. Very unprofessional and maddening environment. If you can STAY away! You have been warned! Oh and yes all of the 'positive' reviews were created by their marketing department, obviously.

    Advice to Management

    Shame on you for ripping off naive students and for treating your employees like dirt. Your lying, cheating and manipulation will come back to haunt you eventually. May God have mercy on your pathetic souls.


  2. Helpful (3)

    The positive reviews on here are fake. FAKE, I tell you.

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    Former Employee - Academic Administrator/Faculty Member in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Academic Administrator/Faculty Member in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Everglades University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The cons outweigh the pros so much that there isn't much point in listing any. The location is convenient and there is a cool banyan tree in the parking lot. If you have no regard for the current state of the national post-secondary education system AND you have ethics with no boundaries when it comes to cheating students out of their future earnings, then this might be a great place for you.

    Cons

    The school is run by greedy, socoipathic, paranoid control freaks who will do everything they can to make you push the boundaries of your ethics to their limits... and beyond. There is nothing, NOTHING more important to them than getting the next enrollment. Please be aware that the positive reviews on here are FAKE. I worked there for nearly a decade and can assure you that the negative reviews are completely honest... and not those of people with poor work ethic, as stated in one of the positive reviews. Ignore the false positives! Run away as fast as you can.

    Advice to Management

    There is no way the managers would heed any advice provided, so there is no point in providing any. They will not change. It is my sincere hope that SACS does not continue this schools accreditation. Though, I feel bad for the students who will be hurt by the loss... it's better for the futures of many more if Everglades is not regionally accredited.


  3. Helpful (3)

    The worst experience of my professional career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Everglades University full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Had a nice starting salary and was close to residency. The campus is in a nice location.

    Cons

    This is the worst company to work for. Please save yourself the weeks or months it will take to figure this out. Worst turnover rate (my position has had at least 3 people since). Staff are miserable, terrible benefits, zero professionalism and ethics. One of them works at my current employer and another was a interview candidate. Both had the same awful experience with the Boca Raton campus.

    Advice to Management

    Kristi Mollis shouldn't be in leadership, let alone a President of any institution. She has no regard for her employees and the staff that have been there longer than 3 years only stay due to fear and bribing.


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  5. Helpful (7)

    The Positive reviews are FAKES

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Everglades University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing positive about working here!

    Cons

    The president must have some dirt on the Board Members, I don't understand why they have not fired her. When all of your staff quits ( Deans, Directors, VPs, etc..) then MANAGEMENT is the problem! Don't believe the FAKE reviews. This is the worse place to work. I absolutely dreaded working there!

    Advice to Management

    Fire Kristi Mollis!


  6. Helpful (7)

    Great place to work... if you have no spine, morals or ambition

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Everglades University full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's impressive that the president is able to instill such fear in her managers that they all have to write bologna reviews about working at EU to boost their ratings...

    Cons

    Being idealistic and bright-eyed will not get you far at this place. They want spineless yes-men that will throw complete logic out the window when it comes to basic good business practices. Being creative and having new ideas is seen as rocking the boat and you won't go far. They'll stymie you, take away your overtime and make your life a living hell until you quit.
    No life/work balance. Working on Saturdays and Sundays and changing your schedule without any advanced notice... we had to work on Labor day last year without holiday pay... we even had to work on Christmas eve without holiday pay.
    HIGH turnover (the staff has churned itself out at least twice in the past year... VPs, Deans, Department Chairs, you name it, they have all quit because that place is unbearable)
    This place is going to lose its accreditation. They created a masters program and without even having teachers, books or classes, they SOLD it to students!!! They didn't even have an academic chair to help create the program because they ALL QUIT. Not to mention, they would have us change forms and add advising paperwork to files when the advising never happened. I was actually asked to sign a document that was dated 2 years before I worked there! SACS needs to wake up and take a good long look at this place and its practices. Save your reputation and DO NOT work here. They're going down in flames and they'll use you as a scapegoat.
    DO NOT believe the positive reviews about EU. They were written by management and as you'll see from the previous reviews, management has no idea what they're doing. I've worked at gas stations that have better management than this place.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good long look at your turnover rate and realize that YOU'RE THE PROBLEM. This is not how you lead people in a successful business. Your students are dropping left and right because you have a team that could care less if the place fails. An attitude like that starts at the top. People don't get into education hoping that their students will flunk out. Management needs to actually BE A LEADER and not just some Machiavellian holier than thou tyrant that leads with an iron fist.


  7. Helpful (5)

    The Dysfunctional Pit of Hell. Unethical Management.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Everglades University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No reason other than to gain experience and get out ASAP. Total smoke screen of lies.

    Cons

    1. Vicious and unethical executive team. 2. Will do anything to enroll...even call students on the DO NOT CALL list. 3. Scheming and vile President/ CEO. 4. Made Executive team write intentionally positive reviews to cover up their negative image. 5. Daily verbal abuse by the 3 executives. 6. You will be discredited and treated like trash..daily....until you have a nervous breakdown or you quit. Their turn over is astronomical. 7. Vile and cruel to staff.

    Advice to Management

    Your 3 executives in the top management team are unfit to lead anything but a pride of stampeding, wild boars. They are disgraceful and beyond disrespectful. Deceptive practices. Doctoring forms.... and don't care about the employees. Period. Students are given a very flawed and very low level education. This place is not worthy of SACS accreditation. Mismanaging set of misfits.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Worst job I've ever had

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Everglades University full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay of you're allowed to work overtime... Don't make them mad or they'll take it away from you...

    Cons

    Management is horrific and blatantly unprofessional. Ridiculously high turnover (not just sales either but like deans, Vice Presidents, department chairs... Just walking out). I've worked at gas stations with more professional and smarter managers. You don't need to be a hard worker to succeed here. You need to have your spine removed, care nothing for the students and the fact that you're giving them almost 100k worth of debt, be completely devoid of your own personality, not ever want to see your family again and enjoy bending over backwards for people that don't appreciate it. If that's you then you'll do just fine here.

    Advice to Management

    Retire and stop working and interacting with human beings in general.


  9. Helpful (3)

    RUN!!!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Everglades University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay. It's a job. Experience only. If you are looking to build your resume deal with it as long as you can.

    Cons

    Horrible unprofessional rude disrespectful management. Seeta needs personal and professional help. Most evil unprofessional person I've encountered. This place cares NOTHING about employees. If you have morals and don't tolerate disrespect this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Replace them all.


  10. Helpful (3)

    horrible

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Campus Admissions in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Campus Admissions in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Everglades University full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    to have your own office

    Cons

    managment changes a lot nothing is consistent

    Advice to Management

    fie the president


  11. Helpful (4)

    MAY GOD FORGIVE ME!!!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admission Counselor in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Admission Counselor in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Everglades University full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no Pros! DO NOT ENROLL AND DO NOT APPLY!!!

    Cons

    I have worked for this company for over a year as an Admissions Counselor. I have had to do some of the most demeaning, deceitful things just to enroll students. I have lied about the benefits of the programs. Promised them job opportunities for such off the wall programs such as Alternative Medicine or Alternative and Renewable energy. Lets get real! You have people with Accounting and engineering degrees that can't get a job and you think these prospective students will get a job with these degrees! GET REAL! Upon approval of management I was directed to tell a student to ENROLL OR ELSE. This is a Heavy Sales position. Understand that! With that being said, no one wants to enroll to an unknown school for $8000.00 a semester for undergrad for approximately 11 semesters. That's almost $90,000.00 just for a bachelors degree. INSANE!!!!!!! when well known community colleges cost 1/4th of that price. This school has no amenities. No Gym, no clubs no job opportunities. The classes are 1 month long. Imagine what you have learned in a class that you have taken all semester and condense that into 1 month. Now think quality of learning and retaining that material. Yeah Right!!! My job was to threaten students to enroll, If not I would have been fired. The president Kristi Mollis and her subordinates threaten your job on a daily basis. They call you,email you and text you several times daily while you are making calls and with prospective students wanting to now if you have found another sucker! and wanted constant reports daily. This seriously slows down your daily progress of finding said sucker! The stress and fear you have on a daily basis of losing the job will erode you inside in ways you can only imagine in NIGHTMARES!!. I have deceived students to enroll just to keep a job. I HOPE GOD CAN FORGIVE ME as these students will be in debt up to their ears with a degree which is virtually useless, unless you run out of toilet paper at home. If some part of you is looking for a job at Everglades University and you see this message. I hope you take this seriously. If i had a chance to speak to someone who was looking to get hired at Everglades University, I would tell them that not only is it better for them not to have a job, but that it would be better for them if they walked blindfolded, in reverse, into oncoming traffic!

    Advice to Management

    I pray GOD has mercy on your souls!!



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