Coastal Carolina University

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Coastal Carolina University Reviews

Updated July 27, 2014
Updated July 27, 2014
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Satisfied.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coastal Carolina University

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, nice staff, some support for junior faculty.

    Cons

    Afraid to move forward (department); good ol' boys club.

  2.  

    Better than many equivalent places

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Conway, SC
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Conway, SC

    I have been working at Coastal Carolina University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Speaking for my own department, in the humanities, I am very satisfied. I find my colleagues to be committed teachers and pretty smart scholars, especially the newer hires. The administrative staff are top-notch.

    Cons

    Like many universities, Coastal is filled with anxiety about the future and lets itself be led around by the bean-counters. There is a lack of vision at the top. Some departments (for example, modern languages) have been gutted.

    The health benefits are the worst I've had. I'm amazed at the deductible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit talking about "customer service" and remember that you lead a university, not a vocational school, much less an outlet store. Don't bow down to the trend to outsource teaching to part-time labor and non-tenure-track faculty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great for entry level opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Conway, SC
    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Conway, SC

    I have been working at Coastal Carolina University full-time

    Pros

    It is a plus to be able to take a classes for free and have access to the gym and recreational facilities, good benefit package and my fellow staff are wonderful. There is daily flexibility, you can come in a little late and stay late to make up the time, it's not a strict punch in/punch out environment.

    Cons

    There is limited opportunity for growth, networking and professional development beyond the hallowed walls- depending on the department you are in. Being in the sciences, these opportunities are important but not readily available to staff. There are specific funding pools for faculty and administrative staff to pursue opportunities, but nothing for research staff. I don't feel as though the University is invested in my future success, though I've brought in money in my short tenure. Very simple employee issues are overlooked, the staff in my area don't get business cards making networking a little more difficult when the opportunities arise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide professional development opportunities and encourage supervisors to inform staff about opportunities. Employees satisfaction with Coastal will depend greatly on their supervisors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Resident Assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Conway, SC
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Conway, SC

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

    Pros

    -Team Building
    -Friendly Staff
    -Great on a Resume
    -Paid Housing & Meals
    -Nice Living Facilities

    Cons

    -Long Training
    -May have to share a suite
    -Can be Clickish depending on staff given
    -Work/ Life Balance around beginning and end of the semester is hard because of all the check ins/outs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving in a positive direction and break up the clicks among those who have been in housing for years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great job for students

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Conway, SC
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Conway, SC

    I worked at Coastal Carolina University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed, short shifts, friendly managers

    Cons

    poor job description, assigned random tasks, no promotions, under the scrutiny of school leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    define the job more clearly, take input from workerd

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Assistant Professor, Education

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Conway, SC
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Conway, SC

    I have been working at Coastal Carolina University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, nice living near the beach

    Cons

    Negative culture in the college, decisions made by very few even though the current Dean makes you think it's a college wide decision. I say current dean because In the last ten years, there have been four deans, and I don't expect this dean will last either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your professors, quit beating them up and blaming them for all the issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    As a student and worker of Coastal Carolina University, I was able to sustain my college career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Conference Assistant in Conway, SC
    Former Employee - Conference Assistant in Conway, SC

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

    Pros

    My professors and employer was caring and offered a huge support.

    Cons

    Benefits at work could have been more consistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication could be better when giving our supervisors daily tasks. Once rooms are turned over, we shouldn't have to go back due to maintenance. My supervisor was wonderful and he deserves the smoothest turn over period during the summer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Terrible salary, run like a business, cliquie, people very uppity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst II in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst II in Myrtle Beach, SC

    I have been working at Coastal Carolina University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I wish I could think of one but I can't

    Cons

    low salary for experience level, number oriented rather than quality oriented, co-workers very snooty, no opportunity to meet and mingle with co-workers, back stabbing goes on a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep things in the department rather than running to HR with every little tiny infraction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great, I loved working for the University.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Orientation Leaer in Conway, SC
    Former Employee - Orientation Leaer in Conway, SC

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

    Pros

    Access to the gym and free tickets to sporting events

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow students to work more hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    They are a great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisor in Conway, SC
    Current Employee - Advisor in Conway, SC

    I have been working at Coastal Carolina University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They have their ups and downs! I enjoy the state benefits and the access to free classes a semester!

    Cons

    They have their issues as far as management, people get in a position and it takes an act of god to get them out because of all the politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire people who don't do their job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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