Bethel University

  www.bethel.edu
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Bethel University Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014

Be The First To
Add Photos

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.6 17 reviews

17 Employee Reviews
in
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Bethel is a great University that sharpens students skills to be the most effective leaders of our day.

    Delegate Team Member (Former Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsChristian environmnet, values, career connections, awesome faculty

    ConsNot everyone wants to abide by the covenant

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Plus

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood faculty. This is a very supportive environment to students. They seek to allow students to flourish.

    ConsIt was extremely expensive. However, I had over half of my tuition and housing covered by scholarships and minimal loans.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Great Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsGreat Work-Life Balance
    Great People
    Not too much bureaucracy

    ConsLow Compensation
    Not Much Room For Career Growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

  1. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Great place to work!

    Recruiter (Current Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsThe community is unbeatable - working at Bethel has provided me with a sense of belonging and life-long friendships. Working in an institution where Christian beliefs are incorporated into higher education has been beneficial to me on many levels.

    ConsIn comparison to other academic institutions, the salary is much lower.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have enjoyed working here!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    great opportunities

    Chef (Current Employee) Arden Hills, MN

    Prosleadership is experienced abd caring

    Consstuck in a rut and need a fresh look

    Advice to Senior Managementuse strengths not emotional attachments

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Great support, benefits, and work-life balance

    Student Writer (Former Employee) Arden Hills, MN

    ProsI was well-supported by my manager, there was a great work-life balance, and I held similar values as my fellow employees.

    ConsThe salaries aren't great and there seems to be a lack of communication throughout several departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere needs to be more focus on efficiency and task.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Was a true joy to work with the Professor's, staff, and Faculty at BU. I raised close to 4 million for them in 4 years.

    Senior Development Officer (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsThe impact BU has on the training up men and Women is priceless.

    ConsSadly they ran into financial problems and had to eliminate 55 job, very sad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI'm praying that they can pull out of the hardship they are now in.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Career Opportunities

     

    I completed my MA in Organizational Leadership, as well as my Post-Secondary Teaching Certificate, at Bethel University.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBethel has a high standard of education. The University also has excellent Professors, who engage and challenge students to think for themselves, against the backdrop of all theories, classic, as well as contemporary, while, at the same time, integrating faith and spirituality -- without which learning cannot occur. Bethel students leave the school with an excellent understanding of what they believe, why they believe it, and know what others believe -- and can engage individuals with diverse beliefs in calm understanding, tolerance, and serious discussion.

    ConsIn the past few years, I have discovered that many universities hire individuals from within their organizations -- either recent graduates or friends and family. While hiring from within is commendable on one hand, the practice isolates the institution from more diverse and new ideas, and can eventually lead to unproductive nepotism -- and an institution's slow death. Change is difficult, and often challenging, but necessary for continued growth and success. I believe that Bethel has not been exempt from the problems associated with the practice of hiring too many people from within its immediate circle of influence.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhile it is important for an organization to remain true to its vision and mission, it may be beneficial to diversify to "pool" from which new employees are hired. There are many individuals, who are qualified, have an excellent work ethic, will remain true to the institution's vision, but will bring fresh, new, ideas to the table. These individuals are often ignored,because they do not "fit" neatly into a job description. My advice would be to take a bit more time, and personally interview new-hire candidates, with an open mind.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Admissions Counselor

    Admissions Counselor (Former Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsBethel is very good to their employees. Within the admissions office there were countless individuals who were positive, kind, encouraging, and hard working. I always felt appreciated and valued within the admissions team.

    ConsMy main concern with Bethel, both in the admissions office and the University at large, was the mild ignorance and naivety. I feel like it was usually by default and not in a vindictive manner, rather, they are just that way because it is all they have ever known. I would have liked them to be more open minded.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think the office needs to diversify a bit, not necessarily in ethnicity, but in world views.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Relaxed, friendly and fun place to spend every day

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEnvironment of students and employees with a Christian mindset; relaxed atmosphere; great dining options; casual; friendly workers

    ConsCan be noisy and crowded depending on the area, due to it being a university

Worked for Bethel University? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.