Fisk University Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
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  1. Fisk

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Nashville, TN
    Current Intern - Intern in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Fisk University as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are worker-friendly all day.

    Cons

    Time Constraints. The hours are grueling.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are great


  2. Review of Fisk University

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fisk University

    Pros

    Dedicated educators and researchers. Friendly environment.

    Cons

    Strapped for funding. Poor IT services.

    Advice to Management

    Obtain more funding, make repairs to facilities. .


  3. My experience at Fisk University was exciting I learned alot with working with customers.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Administrator in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Administrator in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Fisk University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its great networking, you will have a variety of experience in different things. you will be busy at times but the work in the end will become very beneficial to you when you go out to the real work force.

    Cons

    It can be very challenging but you learn from your mistakes an make them useful for the next task that you will have. You will have to learn how to balance your work life and personal life , working here will teach you a lot of time management and how to prioritize different things.

    Advice to Management

    Its very important to pay attention to your work, while working make sure you handle business very professional at all time because you may never know who you may come in contact with.


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  5. Great University and a joy to work with all the staff and faculty.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Systems Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Administrative Systems Coordinator in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Fisk University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Has a wealth of history.

    Cons

    Just haven't been here long enough.

    Advice to Management

    Provide and require better training for staff and faculty on the university wide software.


  6. Alright, Friendly Atmosphere,

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Fisk University

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    workers are friendly for the most part. management appreciates hard work willing to grant you time off for valid reasons

    Cons

    the salary is not so competitive an extra amount of self motivation needed to function effectively very few bonuses offered on the job


  7. fisk student

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Researcher in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Student Researcher in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Fisk University

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a close knit community. Everyone knows each other and you feel like a family. Advisors/managers take the time to train you well and recognize you for good performance.

    Cons

    Very small campus. Not many activities on a regular basis. A lot of the buildings need to be rennovated and more recruitment needs to take place.

    Advice to Management

    Be more active at rejuvinating this university. It has a great legacy to live up to and doesn't seem to be meeting standards of the past.


  8. Good place to work bad communication

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Fisk University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    one of the best reasons to work at Fisk are the benefits. you get plenty of days off paid vacation. they people are fun to work with and the students are not that bad. they offer tuition remission if you are looking to go back to school or have children that goes to the school.

    Cons

    no one communicates with each other, and they can fire you when ever they want with out any explanation. they want too much for little money and expect you to know how to do other jobs. when you want a vacation you can not get it until your boss takes a vacation. work long hours and get no vacation. you have to call in sick to get a vacation. the senior leaders do not care what is going on in your life as long as you complete your work. if they do not like you but you do your work well you will get fired.

    Advice to Management

    if i had to give advice to senior management i would tell them to leave their personal life at home and do not take out your frustrations on other employees.


  9. Fisk University Review

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Fisk University as a contractor

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The staff was great. any were down to earth however some could be arrogant and thought of themselves as better than thou. But that was rare. Fairly diverse bunch at the faculty - very nice

    Cons

    Could not pay their bills. This company is not solvent they need a good CFO that knows what they are doing. You can talk until you blue in the face at meetings and waste a bunch of time at using buzz words that you just off the internet! Bottom line you still dont have any money!!

    Advice to Management

    Restructure several Depts. Be leaner in your spending.And i see this in so many Companies....quit competing against each other unify and help one another to accomplish the companies Goals.


  10. Fisk encourages independent work development skills

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student
    Current Employee - Graduate Student

    I have been working at Fisk University

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Very willing to move you to differant locations if your lifestyle needs to. As well as moving up in the company if you preform well.

    Cons

    You will be very challenged with your management skills. You will also work alot of hours. But that is the beast of retail

    Advice to Management

    My biggest irritation in jobs like these is often managers attempt to make the jobs seem harder then they are. As long as employees are not being rude, disruptive, or inattentive and the store does not look unkept. It is okay to leave them alone



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