Elon University

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Elon University Reviews

Updated November 6, 2014
Updated November 6, 2014
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    Working in press row and box.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Elon University

    Pros

    it is fun and interestinf

    Cons

    None, nothing is bad about job.

  2.  

    Good people, good work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Elon, NC
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Elon, NC

    I have been working at Elon University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary for those without an advanced degree. Good work culture in every department. Elon University is constantly growing and will only continue to be nationally recognized as one of the best universities in the nation.

    Cons

    Long hours, always plenty (sometimes too much) work but Elon will not add additional employees. Has a competitive/pressurized feel to it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget to concentrate on internal and not always on external feel.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great work environment and young staff. Great opportunities for professional development.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Director Recreation in Elon, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Director Recreation in Elon, NC

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for younger staff. Many entry level positions for those looking to work in higher education. Good benefits. Beautiful campus. Amazing opportunities for staff to be advisors for trips, groups, etc regardless if you are a professor, student life staff member, even administrative assistants!

    Cons

    Low salary compared to other universities. University as a whole treats their students like children - almost like an extended high school. Be prepared to interact with parents more so than your average university. Most positions are revolving doors - many people do not stay for more than 2-3 years because of low salary (not because of job atmosphere).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on ways to improve career opportunities within the University. Many people would love to stay, but there is not much chance of promotion and very low salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great work atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - House Manager in Elon, NC
    Former Employee - House Manager in Elon, NC

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

    Pros

    Everyone surrounding Elon and other employees are friendly and fun to be around. I always enjoyed the work atmosphere and my superiors were always conscious of my class schedule.

    Cons

    It is tough working for the school you are attending because you feel like your entire life takes place inside the small Elon bubble sometimes.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Great Experience and Relationships

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Fitness Supervisor in Elon, NC
    Current Employee - Fitness Supervisor in Elon, NC

    I have been working at Elon University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is very team oriented and works towards a common goal. It feels very much like a family, it's a lot of fun, and you get to see a variety of things.

    Cons

    Being paid every 2 weeks gets tough every once and awhile, and it takes a long time to get a raise towards an already low commission.

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  7.  

    Great School

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Camupus Technician in Elon, NC
    Current Employee - Camupus Technician in Elon, NC

    I have been working at Elon University part-time

    Pros

    Great Networking with people high up
    Small Classrooms to get one on one time

    Cons

    Constant campus changes building new things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistant with campus policies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great place hamstrung by dated administrative practices

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Elon University

    Pros

    Colleagues & students, beautiful place to work every day.

    Cons

    Pay, vacation time, incompetent people left over from last administration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the incentive plans.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent university with great support for faculty

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professor in Elon, NC
    Current Employee - Professor in Elon, NC

    I have been working at Elon University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a friendly community of teacher/scholar/mentors and a great place for staff and faculty in regard to the work atmosphere, perks and positive attitudes of supervisors and administrators at all levels. Definitely a wonderful place to work. Beautiful campus, well-appointed office spaces, attention to employee needs in regard to providing the training and equipment to succeed is outstanding. Great location within an hour's drive of Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem and six hours or less from Washington, DC, Charleston and Atlanta. Three-hour drive to the Outer Banks on the Atlantic and a three-hour drive to the NC mountains of the Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

    Cons

    If you want to live in an overpopulated urban area, Elon is not it. It is located a short drive from urban attractions in a cluster of idyllic small towns in Alamance County. All of the shopping and dining choices found in a typical suburb can be found here - Target, Home Depot, Bed-Bath-Beyond, Kohls, Best Buy, Michael's, Red Lobster, Chili's, Texas Roadhouse, Olive Garden and dozens more - but there are not many non-chain restaurants, no local opera company, no pro sports right here, locally.

    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great school and excellent work environment. Students are passionate and senior faculty are open to help.

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Programs Coordinator in Elon, NC
    Former Employee - Programs Coordinator in Elon, NC

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

    Pros

    This is a school to look out for in the future. Elon has become more and more recognized as a leading private institution and it is booming

    Cons

    There are not many cons about working at Elon as long as you're in a position you enjoy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great job for a current student

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Elon, NC
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Elon, NC

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule and great staff

    Cons

    N/A The job is great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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