Abilene Christian University Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Great organization.

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    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Abilene, TX
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Abilene, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    wonderful people that genuinely care about student and other co-workers. Great leadership and communication flow. Compensation isn't amazing, but it is a small nonprofit university. The cost of living in Abilene is awesome, so that makes up for it.

    Cons

    Somewhat difficult to move up. Hard to get a job here unless you know people here.

  2. I worked with foreign language department while I was going to school.

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    Former Employee - Language Partner
    Former Employee - Language Partner

    I worked at Abilene Christian University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great support from my supervisor and friendly working environment. Got to talk with students and help with each other.

    Cons

    The community is very small and lack of full time job opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with ACU strong Christian faith.

  3. Great place full of great people.

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Abilene, TX
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Abilene, TX

    I have been working at Abilene Christian University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Residence Life is not only about complying with administrative obligations, but also about building meaningful relationships with the people around you. You learn a lot while on the job and you get to invest in people which is something ACU constantly does.

    Cons

    The supervisors are very different and your job experience will have a lot to do with their personalities. Sometimes there is lack of organization and it's hard for them to balance what they expect of you. The hiring process is also very complicated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

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  5. Fantastic, close-knit university that truly strives for an integration of faith and professional lives.

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Abilene, TX
    Former Employee - Instructor in Abilene, TX

    I worked at Abilene Christian University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Knowledgeable, professional, passionate faculty and staff who truly put teaching as their highest priority.

    Cons

    Remote location in a small town means few opportunities for developing a personal life outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the town -- help develop businesses in the city and that will attract more students and donations from those businesses.

  6. Great place for students and professors

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    Current Employee - Circulation Desk Assistant in Abilene, TX
    Current Employee - Circulation Desk Assistant in Abilene, TX

    I have been working at Abilene Christian University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I work in the library at ACU, great place to work. Everything is relaxed and constantly seeing friendly faces is always a plus.

    Cons

    I make very little as a student worker, but that is to be expected I guess. I wouldn't make it my sole occupation after I leave the university.

  7. A Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abilene Christian University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ACU is full of great people that care about your well-being both personally and professionally.

    Cons

    Below average pay but fair when compared to the cost of living in Abilene. Also, ACU offers above average benefits and is relatively flexible with time off/vacation.

    Advice to Management

    You value Christian community and hard work. Keep these two qualities at the top of the university's priority list.

  8. Organization is in the midst of an identity crisis, but faculty moral seems optimistic it will resolve soon.

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Abilene, TX
    Current Employee - Instructor in Abilene, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly culture and low student-to-teacher ratio.

    Cons

    Tension between faculty and administration.

    Advice to Management

    Refine objectives and organizational mission and stick to it, rather than trying to appease all shareholders.

  9. Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Leadership Camp Counselor in Abilene, TX
    Former Employee - Leadership Camp Counselor in Abilene, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As a student worker on campus, I've had great experiences. I was always valued as an employee and my boss always worked with my schedule.

    Cons

    The pay isn't great, as you'd expect. I can't say I blame the university, though. The more they pay me, the more tuition goes up.

  10. Good people, good town

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abilene, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abilene, TX

    I have been working at Abilene Christian University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's been great working for an organization that advances important values and that helps young people thrive.

    Cons

    Little room for upward mobility.

  11. One of the best places to work for while going to school!

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    Former Employee - Department Lab Coordinator/Circ Desk Worker/Dorm Lab Monitor in Abilene, TX
    Former Employee - Department Lab Coordinator/Circ Desk Worker/Dorm Lab Monitor in Abilene, TX

    I worked at Abilene Christian University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A solid Christian environment. Such a diversity of jobs in a Christian university setting. My student jobs and my part-time job after graduation really helped me to make ends meet while attending classes.

    Cons

    The only real issue I had was leaving such a wonderful environment. When I was returning to the states from the mission field, one of the first places I thought about looking for employment was ACU. Unfortunately, I did not have a PhD to qualify for a teaching position.

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