Cameron University

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Cameron University Reviews in Lawton, OK

Updated October 5, 2014
Updated October 5, 2014
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    A warm academic community

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    Former Employee - Librarian in Lawton, OK
    Former Employee - Librarian in Lawton, OK

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, benefits, and a lot of actual focus on improving service and quality of education.

    Cons

    Tiny town, very limited life outside of work. Also, lots of crime and poverty, the town really is polarized. There's still a lot of disconnect between university values, goals, and planning due to a lot of revising. There don't seem to be more (if any) tenure track positions opening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management is perhaps biting off more than it can chew in the sense of trying to be too many things: a community college, quality education, and improving student graduation and retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic, the people are inviting as well as the job itself.

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    Former Employee - Summer Art Camp Artist in Lawton, OK
    Former Employee - Summer Art Camp Artist in Lawton, OK

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

    Pros

    Engaging actively with the children. Creating new ideas so that they are able to learn more efficiently about art and such. Great teamwork and classroom experience.

    Cons

    Short time in between periods, however that is expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything worked out successfully.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    My Experience is great

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Lawton, OK
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Lawton, OK

    I worked at Cameron University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work was very good. I enjoyed working as a student employee. The hours were very flexible and the people are very friendly.

    Cons

    The cons was that there was not enough money. They need to pay people more than what they work for. But other than that it was good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Student Housing

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    Former Employee - Hall Director in Lawton, OK
    Former Employee - Hall Director in Lawton, OK

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

    Pros

    There has been a complete turnover in the department so its a "fresh start"

    If you want to work in housing this would be a decent "first" job. Salary is $27000, furnished apartment, meal plan and $1000 summer stipend. Very long hours, rotational on call schedule, and a questionable fire alarm system.

    Training wise was none existent at the time. With the new director and a change in focus training should be excellent.

    Health benefits are good.

    Cons

    Lots of cloak of dagger behind the scenes more so than other institutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you have ALL the facts before making decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  6.  

    Considerable development on campus

    Current Employee - Coordinator in Lawton, OK
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Lawton, OK

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

    Pros

    campus growth, strong core leadership

    Cons

    needs accountability in middle management and support professional development

  7.  

    Great to get your feet wet in higher education

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawton, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawton, OK

    I worked at Cameron University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits and great co-workers

    Cons

    Pay is low, hard to advance, favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the advancement of employees. Don't hold back employees from moving up into other positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Adjunct Professor

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Lawton, OK
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Lawton, OK

    I worked at Cameron University as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relatively good pay rate
    President is good

    Cons

    No office or office hours
    Little access to pre-class setup

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set standards and stick to those standards

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Life changing and enjoyably borin.

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Lawton, OK
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Lawton, OK

    I worked at Cameron University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Met some very fantastic individuals both students and faculty. Learned more than I ever before I started college and traveled more than I ever did over the country as a student.

    Cons

    Boring in the down times due to the region and area. But it could be just what I made it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep students engaged more. All of them require it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Cameron is a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawton, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawton, OK

    I have been working at Cameron University

    Pros

    The staff in most departments is nice to work with.

    Cons

    The pitfalls are that unless you know someone it is really hard to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring who you know is not always the best!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Faculty in Lawton, OK
    Current Employee - Faculty in Lawton, OK

    I have been working at Cameron University

    Pros

    Great opportunities for helping students recognize their potential to succeed.

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to other institutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more positive feedback to hard workers.

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