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I do not recommend working for Bethel University.

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Former Employee - Faculty in Saint Paul, MN
Former Employee - Faculty in Saint Paul, MN

I worked at Bethel University full-time (More than 5 years)

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

Pros

Some great faculty, mission driven (mostly), good football team.

Cons

As a faculty (and most likely a staff member as well), you won't be hired by Bethel unless you meet their Christian faith requirements (which are very conservative). Very complicated (potentially impossible) place to work, especially if you are perceived as skeptical of leadership decisions. If you are a person of color, then this is a much, much more complicated (and potentially unfriendly) place to be.

Advice to Management

Not worth the effort.

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  1. Relaxed, friendly and fun place to spend every day

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bethel University

    Pros

    Environment of students and employees with a Christian mindset; relaxed atmosphere; great dining options; casual; friendly workers

    Cons

    Can be noisy and crowded depending on the area, due to it being a university


  2. Big Problems with Diversity and Race Relations

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    Former Employee - Community Relations in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Community Relations in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Bethel University full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Bethel University holds true to their conservative, Christian, Evangelical core values. The St. Paul campus is beautiful.

    Cons

    The culture of the administrators and faculty is catered to Whites. Bethel has an office of diversity matters only to appease the minorities they attract through job solicitation. Once there, support and connections are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Be sincere in your engagement and stop using the legal system and $$$$ to shove the problem under the carpet. You are not ready for true diversity or accepting differences. Get rid of Vincent Peters.


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