Everglades University

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Everglades University Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
22 Reviews
3.3
22 Reviews
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Kristi L. Mollis
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Dysfunctional Pit of Hell. Unethical Management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Everglades University

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst job I've ever had

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Everglades University full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    RUN!!!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Everglades University

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Replace them all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    horrible

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    to have your own office

    Cons

    managment changes a lot nothing is consistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fie the president

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    MAY GOD FORGIVE ME!!!

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    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    I pray GOD has mercy on your souls!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    quag·mire
    ˈkwagˌmīr
    noun
    1.
    a soft boggy area of land that gives way underfoot

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Everglades University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working with great people who are passionate about what they do. (Definitely not upper management). Helping students begin towards dreams.

    Cons

    As the definition states above, a "quagmire"! Promises were made during initial interviews that simply just gave way underfoot. High turnover, poor work-life balance and upper management that is completely indifferent to the needs of their employees. Very high tuitions that increase annually, leaving graduating students with very high debt in the six figures. Military candidates recieve no military assistance that is substantial, and this is from a school that says that it is military friendly. No discounts for Military service which lead to Military student needing to exhaust benefits which results in the need for the use of loans to pay the extremely high tuition. Tuition is approximately $20K more than the average online Bachelor's degree. Just not a good scenario for students. Also no real growth potential as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about your employees and offer them the training needed to grow within the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    RUN AWAY - They don't deserve any stars

    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Everglades University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    None! they don't pay, they scream at you and they don't train.

    Cons

    you name it it's a con!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TAKE SOME OF THE CLASSES YOU OFFER AND GET A NEW CAREER - They do not train on anything. They will throw you to the wolves, and I didn't work in admissions. They scream at you in front of others all the time. They all think they are above others because they have degrees, however the degrees are from their own university. LAME! I had a higher degree than most of them and I was treated like garbage. They don't pay OT, they pay half time (illegal). You are required to attend events with students including an all day weekend graduation, however you are not paid to do so. Some positions (including mine) are required to work nights and weekends with out pay. They treat their students like walking credit cards, they need to pay ridiculous fees up front and if they don't pay, they will drop them out of school. Terrible people, I cannot believe they are still in business and the government hasn't come in and shut them down. Trust me, it's coming.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Is is possible to put 0 stars???

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Everglades University full-time

    Pros

    This job is only good to use as a resume builder, if you need the experience stick it out for as long as you can tolerate, then use this experience to get a professional job that value their employees. My cons will explain why...

    Cons

    -Very poorly managed, Corporate is located within an actual Campus and they mainly operate on the word called pride. Being on campus, they torture their employees all day, and I mean they literally have offices in the mix of campus employees and actually work amoungst them as if they are wanted there.
    -Corporate people treat and talk to you as if you are not human beings, no respect is given. They are not professionals at all!
    -They need much help in their training dept. as they do not properly train you, but yet expect perfection and slam you when you make a mistake.
    -There is a revolving door for certain positions, at some point they need to realize that the problem can't always be everyone else.
    -Many are secretly dying to get out of there but are stuck b/c they have began taking classes and will have to refund all of their tuition reimburstment (which is like ($80K) if they quit within a certain time frame. Do not attend school there!
    -Make sure you get a job before quitting there and tell the prospective employer not to contact your current one due to conflict of intesrest. Reson being, they will not give you a good reference just b/c you are quitting them. Again, Did I mention how disrespectful, unprofessional & prideful their Corporate team is?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -If there is a revolving door for certain positions, realize that the problem can't always be everyone else.
    -Stop the unrealistic expectations- if you Provide excellent training then you will produce excellent workers!
    -Stop talking to people like they are children, we are all adults here!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    If I can find something nice to say, I'll say it, but don't count on it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor

    I worked at Everglades University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The money isn't bad, but other schools pay more. They have benefits, but my guess is that no one actually stays long enough to receive them, especially in admissions.

    Cons

    Awful management. Really bad attitudes -- everyone is secretly looking for another job. And admissions is tough because no one really actually wants to pay over 70k to go to that crappy school. The marketing is awful and the sales team - that's admissions - takes the heat for it. This is undoubtedly the worst work atmosphere I've ever worked in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get another job. I'm shocked you haven't been fired, because every job position there is a revolving door. It's not because no one can "handle" the job -- it's because no one wants to deal with how you treat them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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