Lipscomb University Reviews

Updated June 19, 2015
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  1. Great Work Environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Administrative in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Lipscomb University full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Faculty and staff are all very warm, caring people and share a common Christian core. The campus is beautiful and includes a cafeteria, food court, post office, gym, and library - all of which are available to employees. Great location (Nashville). Tuition discounts are available for employees and their children, as well as other great benefits. Employees tend to stick around for long periods of time.

    Cons

    Low salaries (as is common in most private higher education institutions). Many departments are short-staffed. Summers are slow for staff because students are off campus.

    Advice to Management

    Make budget cuts elsewhere in order to increase employee salaries. Offer increased salary opportunities for staff who are not receiving tuition discount.


  2. adjunct opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Lipscomb University (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    weekends or evening class times made opportunity easier

    Cons

    have become more restrictive on hiring instructors without Ed.D credential

    Advice to Management

    key to hire is current relevant experience in the subject/topic - not theoretical study


  3. ETS

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Lipscomb University (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Team. Positive message. Potential to be a great place to work.

    Cons

    No upward mobility. No creative control. Department Involved in illegal business practices. Low moral due to department manager.


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  5. My experience working for the engineering department as a technician has been very beneficial for future jobs.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Lipscomb University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The short walking distance and access to local technology.

    Cons

    The pay grade and method of recording hours.

    Advice to Management

    Can't really find anything to argue about.


  6. don't bother

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lipscomb University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers are very nice and fun to work with. My boss is one of the best I have ever had.

    Cons

    You will never get an increase is salary here. The starting pay is ridiculously low and increases of only 2 to 3% percent are given each year to everyone across the board regardless of performance. Now, administration, that's another matter entirely. Their salaries are outrageous and there titles are inflated. The president is the most insincere speaker I have ever heard. Don't waste any time considering a position here. It will never be worth your time.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Best place ever! Servant-leadership, respect, love and more are what you will experience in this community.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Lipscomb University

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

    Pros

    Good environment! Good people! Small but loving, growing and understanding.

    Cons

    As of today, I still can't say or choose my I would not recommend this work place. Other than parking which most outstanding organization face, I don't see any con.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work!


  8. Admissions Student Worker

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Student Worker
    Current Employee - Admissions Student Worker

    I have been working at Lipscomb University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Fun, Flexible, Relational, Encouraging, Learning

    Cons

    - Not enough work,

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job


  9. Great place to work, great co-workers, but limited earning potential.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Lipscomb University full-time

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

    Pros

    The campus atmosphere is fairly informal and friendly, with lots of interaction with students and co-workers across campus. Leadership seems pretty progressive, with lots of growth plans and opportunities to expand an exisiting program, given the right circumstances. With a master's degree, the ability to adjunct is a positive towards supplementing a salary on the low-end of area average. Time off is generous, education benefits are good, and spouse/child discounts at campus school and university are higher than average.

    Cons

    Financially, my experience has been challenging, with little ability to grow a salary or be rewarded for expanded work responsibilities and education as a staff member. Leadership can be distant and hierarchical, and most decisions at the mid to lower levels get "committeed" to death.


  10. Worked at the Robotics Camp

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Robotics Camp Counselor
    Former Employee - Robotics Camp Counselor

    I worked at Lipscomb University part-time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lipscomb is like a Big family. They paid really well for a camp counselor. It was rewarding to work with the children and share a passion for technology. In addition, Robotics is fun!

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  11. Safe

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

    I have been working at Lipscomb University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great place to work with many great benefits and coworkers.

    Cons

    The biggest down side is the pay is below market value. One of the greatest assets Lipscomb has are it's people but many are lured away with the opportunity to provide more for their families.

    Advice to Management

    at least compete with the state schools on salary.



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