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Jacksonville University Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good sense of community

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Jacksonville University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I do like JU, especially the division I teach in. Small classes. Good students. Beautiful campus. There are a lot of changes that overall feel like an upgrade. Great balance of work and personal life.

    Cons

    Pay is low.
    Enrollment numbers feel very down in my division.
    There are a lot of changes going on right now (fairly new president and brand new provost), so that breeds bit of uncertainty about future.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Environment to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Jacksonville University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great entry level starting place or retirement. Awesome work/life balance. Extremely generous vacation time and tuition assistance for family. Small employee base so everyone knows everyone. I enjoy being there and most of the other employess are excited about helping the college and students succeed.

    Cons

    Compensation and cost of medical benefits. Because of the small staff, not as many promotional opportunities, but that is to be expected from small departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that most of the employees here want to help make a difference. We are not here because of the pay, we are here because we want to be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great.

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Jacksonville University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Rewarding environment.

    Cons

    Not paid well and little room for promotion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not where you want to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacksonville University

    Pros

    Great experience for entry level people
    Meet new people regularly

    Cons

    Extremely Underpaid
    Extremely Micromanaged
    Huge turnover rate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Truly a Higher Education Mirage

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    Former Employee - Administration
    Former Employee - Administration

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

    Pros

    Although the Arlington neighborhood of Jacksonville has deteriorated badly, the campus setting is attractive along the St. Johns River.

    Cons

    Only 6 out 10 first year students return for the 2nd year (61%). Only 1 out of 4 students graduate in four years (26%) - see IPEDS data from U.S. Education department. Only 41% graduate no matter the length of time.
    Average net cost (after grants and scholarships) has soared to over $20,000 per year. Very poor performance for a private institution carrying a high price tag. Recruiters mislead students into thinking that their opportunities for success are greatly enhanced by attending JU. The University is not well thought of in the local area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retention, retention, retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work in progress, but moving in the right direction!

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Jacksonville University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - New, enthusiastic leadership in President Tim Cost
    - Updated and up and coming facilities
    - Helpful resources for professors
    - Small class sizes
    - Increasing enrollment
    - Small, beautiful campus
    - Strong and growing athletic programs

    Cons

    - Communication across all levels needs improvement
    - Somewhat siloed departments
    - Resources and funding can be raised and improved
    - Fend-for-yourself environment at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Improve communication at all levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    My supervisor is great-makes me want to come to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacksonville University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    friendly, beautiful campus, lots of things to do on campus

    Cons

    sometimes its hard to find what you are looking for or who to contact when you have a question

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacksonville University

    Pros

    lots of vacation and time off

    Cons

    the salary is not good

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