Charleston Southern University

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Updated May 20, 2015
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  1. Staticisian

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Charleston Southern University part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment. Opportunity to work in sports. Good people to work for. Good environment.

    Cons

    No consistent hours because of the sports/team schedules. Some weeks you could work 35 hours, some you don't work at all.


  2. Enrollment Counselor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Charleston Southern University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome environment to work in. Great supervisors and colleagues.

    Cons

    Some late nights and long travel trips. But that is rare.


  3. Very Traditional, Solid Organization.

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    Current Contractor - Adjunct in Charleston, SC
    Current Contractor - Adjunct in Charleston, SC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. 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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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).


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    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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!


  7. 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    Keep the employees in the same position.


  8. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I teach good students and I like them.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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


  9. "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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

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


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    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

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



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