Mercer University

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Mercer University Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
25 Reviews
3.9
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    Mixed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mercer University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    can be a good place to work

    Cons

    sometimes admin is heavy handed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen more to teachers. reward longtime employees. pay attention to faculty retention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Work Atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macon, GA

    I worked at Mercer University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed and friendly environment. This company values its employees. Great Benefits including gym access and on site restaurants. Great area.

    Cons

    Small University but has a lot of employees. Hard to suggest changes due to the set up of management. Outdated equipment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Activities Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Activities Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Activities Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Mercer University part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have great flexibility when I work the 20 hours per week. I work with great colleagues. The campus is beautiful and well landscaped. Being primarily a post grad campus, the students are serious about their studies, so they are wonderful to work with. The administration of the entire Mercer University seems to minimize the importance of the non academic departments on the Atlanta campus

    Cons

    The low hourly pay is a definite drawback. The job posting requires much more than the listing of the required high school diploma. The opportunity for promotion is nil, and the advancement in pay has been only pennies an hour over the 6 years that I've been employed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage the staff on the Atlanta campus in conversations about improvements in their areas. Visit the Atlanta campus and realize that its culture is very different from that of the Macon campus. Fund the Atlanta campus in order to keep up with the facilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Teachers, Poor Administration

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Don't have to pay for parking.

    Cons

    Very poor management. No benefits to part timers. Full time employees not treated well either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the most qualified for full time positions, not the most "pliable".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    A good institute with a broad range of professional colleges

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance is maintained in the university

    Cons

    Average compensation for students-postdocs is very low

    Recommends
  7.  

    I enjoy my job.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - School of Medicine in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - School of Medicine in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Mercer University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People are friendly. Opportunity for advancement is good and University is good to loyal, productive employees. Faculty is very helpful and knowledgeable...and willing to share that knowledge. Main Campus in Macon is beautiful. I don't feel micro-managed and Management is receptive to new ideas.

    Cons

    Slow moving with decision-making and a bit behind in technology, but major changes are in the works. Pay is lower to start out at and benefits aren't phenomenal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Curriculum needs updating regularly and Faculty needs to be more flexible with change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Journalism

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mercer University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It was great, you get paid to write articles and that turned out to be a lot of fun. You will learn how to be a better writer.

    Cons

    Not any that I can think of. Not for people who don't like to write.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Real about the students. They are extremely committed to them.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mercer University part-time

    Pros

    Sense of community among the students and faculty

    Cons

    Lack of understanding the community that surrounds them completely.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Simple down to earth place, can get things done well and fast here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Mercer University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work oriented office culture and reasonable benefits.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for personal growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office culture can be relaxed a bit to allow for more friendly conversations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Graduate Student Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Mercer University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Boss understands the difficulty in attending graduate school, studying, and working.

    Cons

    No money in budget for more workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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