Charleston Southern University

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Charleston Southern University Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
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  1.  

    Very Traditional, Solid Organization.

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    Current Employee - Adjunct in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Adjunct in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Charleston Southern University as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very smart leadership and faculty.

    Cons

    University processes and procedures are very different from public/private companies and can often times be inefficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run it like a business, with a focus. The focus can be student satisfaction or quality of graduates (not necessarily profit), but have an enterprise-wide direction and adhere to it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Won't get fooled again.

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    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Charleston, SC

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

    Pros

    It is a good environment... at least on the surface. Conducting chapel worship and song each week is the best aspect of CSU. Students are required to attend (albeit, a controversial subject).

    Cons

    I chose CSU over other offers, even though the salary was much less at CSU. I liked the fact that CSU seemed to be a gospel-driven institution. It seemed to me that the administration would be more understanding and enlightened about the greatest problem in higher education... giving the students what they need instead of what they want (continuing to build the bubble that exists in higher education). In fact, CSU thoroughly scrutinizes student evaluations of their instructors and use only the negative comments of the students to determine a professor's merit. In this way, they keep administration on top, wielding supreme executive power, while professors remain rote providers of information keeping classroom entertainment high... and with full expectation that all students will receive A and B grades... regardless of the students' performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place the professors in the position of control... creating and overseeing curriculum, and so on. Allow those "on the front line" (instructors and professors) to create a more honest and meaningful method of evaluating the quality and effectiveness of teaching. Award good teaching with salary increases and bonuses. Establish seminars and other tools of positive change for those professors who may need help (as opposed to the strictly punitive methods that now exist... using only student comments as the means of evaluation).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Great environment, Poor pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Charleston Southern University full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great benefits such as tuition. Somewhat flexible hours depending on the manager/department.

    Cons

    Slim chances of raises or advancement. There is a ton of turnover. Upper-management does not care about morale of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show appreciation to your staff. Stop the politics and showing favoritism. Quit using the bad economy to not give out raises. The President gets one EVERY year. And you are continually building. Your employees have to eat too!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Learned anything related to keeping the wireless network working.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Charleston Southern University

    Pros

    Learned how to install access points, worked on students computers, setup and managed a lab, and repaired desktops. They worked around my classes.

    Cons

    Most of the stuff we worked with was old technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the employees in the same position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Will be great with President leaves

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    Current Employee - Professor in North Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Professor in North Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Charleston Southern University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I teach good students and I like them.

    Cons

    Not a pay raise in years. We can't live like this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people with respect. We have to pay the bills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    "We should all be happy to have jobs"

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    Current Employee - Lower Echelon In Higher Ed in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Lower Echelon In Higher Ed in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Charleston Southern University

    Pros

    Clean and hospitable atmosphere
    Great Chapel entertainment
    Close to home
    Great benefits - like tuition!
    Medium-sized nonprofit agency
    Terrific students!

    Cons

    VERY little chance for advancement
    Less chance for pay increase
    Poor communication
    Too political and hypocritical for a Christian environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I recommend strongly taking some of the advise from the consultants that we pay for...

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Residence Life Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Residence Life Coordinator in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Residence Life Coordinator in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Charleston Southern University

    Pros

    Pros: living on campus, Employee Tuition Scholarship

    Cons

    Cons: lack of opportunities to be promoted, lack of salary increases, lack of training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the people at Charleston Southern University through raises, training, and promotions!

    Doesn't Recommend

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