High Point University Reviews

Updated July 11, 2015
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  1. good place to grow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at High Point University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Lots of perks, bonuses.. fun place to work and a young environment.

    Cons

    staff are treated as 2nd class citizens in comparison to faculty, low pay


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great connections, but oblivious to reality

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

    I worked at High Point University part-time

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

    Pros

    You are introduced to many connected people, though the promoted culture and high value system are not regularly practiced.

    Cons

    The school is a bit disconnected from reality. The grounds and facilities are beautiful, but money should be spent on less shallow expenditures such as scholarships.


  3. Resident Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in High Point, NC
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in High Point, NC

    I worked at High Point University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Complimentary room & board, $390 a month, single room, meet lots of people (residents, and fellow RAs), good work experience

    Cons

    Lots of poorly planned training sessions, hard to have a social life, inconsistent Resident Directors, usually had a negative misrepresentation, seemed like we dealt with more student problems than security did.

    Advice to Management

    Build better lasting relationships with your RAs we do everything for you!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Beautiful Campus; that's about it.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Chemistry Lecturer in High Point, NC
    Former Employee - Chemistry Lecturer in High Point, NC

    I worked at High Point University full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Nice looking campus, and there are many decent teachers and instructors. The students were nice, and I got the best student reviews in the department, even though, as an adjunct, most of the tenure track people wouldn't give me the time of day.

    Cons

    I worked as a chemistry teacher. The chemistry department is worse than you'd see in a poor third world country. The new head of the department is a physicist, with scant knowledge of chemistry. There is NO modern equipment. I told the head of the department that the condition of the department "bordered on fraud". He didn't disagree. This place is a mess, and a massive waste of time and money. HPU is a pretty cake with lots of frosting. The administration is nasty, tightfisted, authoritarian, and clueless. I am embarrassed for having been a part of this debacle.

    Advice to Management

    I doubt that management would listen to anyone who isn't part of the inner circle. I'd start by firing the utterly useless provost and dean of arts and sciences. And start funding academics, instead of building more Disneyland fluff.


  6. Departmental student jobs

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at High Point University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible with schedule and usually nice bosses

    Cons

    Not offered enough hours to make working worth it


  7. Helpful (1)

    Terrible place

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at High Point University (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are not pros to working for them.

    Cons

    They do not value anything but money

    Advice to Management

    Do better, much much better


  8. Helpful (1)

    It depends on what you are looking for in a job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    It is a beautiful campus and great atmosphere when the students are on there.

    Cons

    During the interview and hiring process many promises were made. Make sure you request these in writing as they did not honor what they told me during the interview.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees. The only reason there is not a great turnover is the job market is still tight in the area. Once it picks up then all those promises that were not kept will not matter as their will be a constant flow at the exit door.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Culture - Words vs Behaviors

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    Current Employee - Professional Staff in High Point, NC
    Current Employee - Professional Staff in High Point, NC

    I have been working at High Point University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Beautiful surroundings and an educated workforce.

    Cons

    Family values and work life balance preached, but not practiced.

    Advice to Management

    Be certain that the values you preach, those that draw folks to the workplace, are understood and reflected by folks in the highest levels of leadership. Very disappointing.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Superficial and surface level, feel-good attitude

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in High Point, NC
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in High Point, NC

    I worked at High Point University part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Most people within department are fun to work with, individual managers are great

    Cons

    Fake, unqualified department management, try to make you feel important in meetings yet do very little for you in day-to-day occurrences, school will do literally anything to keep parents and students happy--favorites definitely played (depending on how much parents donate), low pay and hypocritical management.

    Advice to Management

    Stick up for your employees, be genuine, raise pay and follow same expectations given to employees


  11. Pretty good

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facility Manager
    Current Employee - Facility Manager

    I have been working at High Point University part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Close, easy, simple, training, work alone

    Cons

    Low pay, High point owns your soul



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