Abilene Christian University

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Current Employee - Student Worker in Abilene, TX
Current Employee - Student Worker in Abilene, TX

I have been working at Abilene Christian University

Pros

This job is fantastic! My boss is great and the work is very reasonable for a student worker position. The pay is phenomenal.

Cons

Sometimes the callers are ridiculous. You will get complaints that are not really your department. People will also distract you by coming by to chat.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you go to the right church and like West Texas, you might be okay.

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    Current Employee - Faculty in Abilene, TX
    Current Employee - Faculty in Abilene, TX

    I have been working at Abilene Christian University

    Pros

    ACU was innovative for about 4 years beginning in 2007 when it jumped into using mobile/tablets for learning and worked at being leaders in the field of higher education.
    People are friendly and helpful on campus.
    Complete change over of upper administration in the last few years (Provost position has changed twice). Waiting to see if it will be good or bad.

    Cons

    Pay is about 20% below other universities for similar positions (cost of living in Abilene isn't 20% cheaper).
    In three of the last five years junior faculty and staff have been not renewed due to financial problems.
    If you're not part of the in-crowd or go to the right church, your voice will not be heard.
    Abilene is 2 1/2 hours from any other major city. Very isolated in culture and activities.
    Plan to give a yearly summary of your church activities (yes, they want to know what your doing at church. It is part of T&P requirements).
    Brain drain continues (as noted by an earlier post).
    English faculty have an unusual amount of say in campus direction and activities.
    Very inbred faculty. Majority of faculty and administration graduated from ACU.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The burden of years of poor financial planning is being laid on junior faculty and staff; those who can least afford it and are the most vulnerable.
    Stop the inbreeding! Hire more faculty and administrators who never attended ACU.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A very positive place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abilene, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abilene, TX

    I have been working at Abilene Christian University

    Pros

    The mission and institutional culture are very good. It's an entrepreneurial environment.

    Cons

    It's in Abilene, great if you like West Texas.

    Recommends
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