NSU (Nova Southeastern University)

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NSU (Nova Southeastern University) Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
93 Reviews
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NSU (Nova Southeastern University) President & CEO George L. Hanbury II
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Tuition waiver is a great value, though graduate education is only partially covered (in 18 reviews)

  • Provide great benefits (tuition waivers, time-off, health) (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • No room for growth at satallite location, it is sometimes a thankless job, the more you do, the more is required, No support from (in 5 reviews)

  • The pay is less than industry standard but it is a trade off where you can benefit from the tuition waiver and easy work mentality (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NSU (Nova Southeastern University)

    Pros

    The environment encourages creativity and teamwork.

    Cons

    The low pay was discouraging for many employees

  2.  

    Recommend

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Funds Disbursement Specialist in Davie, FL
    Former Employee - Student Funds Disbursement Specialist in Davie, FL

    I worked at NSU (Nova Southeastern University) full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very good employer to work for.

    Cons

    There is no room to move up in this department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good overall employement experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions in Davie, FL
    Former Employee - Admissions in Davie, FL

    I worked at NSU (Nova Southeastern University) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great benefits
    PTO and Holidays
    Tuition Assistance

    Cons

    Some positions have a glass ceiling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your stars from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Working at NSU

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NSU (Nova Southeastern University)

    Pros

    Easy job, lots of assisting patients and students

    Cons

    Poor organizational structure, low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structure should be considered more through the different departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    You can do much better!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davie, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davie, FL

    I have been working at NSU (Nova Southeastern University) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You receive a lot of time off. They pay for part of your education. The campus looks nice, but sometimes they do not like to give employees offices. Most buildings look great, except for the Maltz bldg in Davie.

    Cons

    There is too much politics, and there is a glass ceiling when you are trying to move up. There are too many cliques keeping people that outside of the cliques from moving up. It's all about who you are connected with and who can protect you, not how hard you work or how much you know. On top of that, NSU does not pay well compared to other places.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many of the people in upper management need to move on and give other people a chance to be promoted or create real opportunities for promotion where hard workers actually have a chance. Better pay is definitely needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Stagnant, Boring, Weird, and Creepy

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Davie, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Davie, FL

    I worked at NSU (Nova Southeastern University)

    Pros

    There is nothing positive about working at NSU. Attending NSU as a student is great because of the professors and the great online programs, however working at NSU in bricks and mortar is a huge blow to your professional life.

    Cons

    - Poor Management (they make no money, have little or no education themselves despite working in a university, no courage to fire poor workers and try to fire good workers because they are paranoid they will take their job, some have education but are super dumb, seem to be on drugs and most of the time 45+, not much "new blood" around there despite trying to attract more undergrad students, almost all middle aged menopausal women or old old men).
    - No upward mobility if you are not in one of the categories aforementioned
    -The older women stalk and harass young females
    -The older male employees stare at the young females
    - The young female students have to put up with sexual and emotional harassment which is rarely addressed
    - Not student centered at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -someone working for a place for a long time is not a reason to allow them to abuse new employees
    -offer more jobs to NSU students and stop hiring outside of NSU
    - Give NSU students good jobs and not pushing paper for a middle ager or gen y who rarely comes to work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Dysfunctional and full of egotistical bullies.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NSU (Nova Southeastern University)

    Pros

    Some make really high figures. Lots of vacation.

    Cons

    Some make pitifully low salaries. Dysfunction and disorganization are rampant. Egotistical bullies abound. Little opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher qualified people and don't run them off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Had a decent experience working here but management/direction of the University needs some work

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at NSU (Nova Southeastern University) full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is relatively friendly.
    Decent benefits, including a tuition waiver for staff.

    Cons

    Low salaries
    Little room for advancement
    Extremely small raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop spending so much money on pointless stuff and work on retaining and getting more students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Research assistant

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    Former Contractor - Research Assistant
    Former Contractor - Research Assistant

    I worked at NSU (Nova Southeastern University) as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Employee benefits
    80% tuition waiver
    Stipend
    Laid-back atmosphere

    Cons

    Employees that truly care for students are prevented from improving the graduate program

    Political agenda in administration department

    Little opportunity for creativity

    Inappropriate government grant spending

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make students the priority and trust and allow them to advance the program. Spend wisely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Research, publications and promotion

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at NSU (Nova Southeastern University) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good benefits and good teaching conditions

    Cons

    Students are "ignored", nothing counts than the executives, in HPD. All the other faculty are blue collars. There is no scientific improvement. If the supervisor is not very smart, then you are stuck! And these will track down all those colleges.
    There is no diversity, no promotions and too much politics between the HPD executives and the college executives. The focus is to stop the faculty who is really good, and replace them with mediocre faculty. They will obey and will not bother the executives.
    The executives are chosen for life! This is ridiculous!
    In each department of the College of Osteopathic Medicine there are faculty who left in the last 10 years, which obviously is a weakness, and BAD management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executives must function in a job for no more than 5 years (exceptions are when they are eligible for another 5 years). The maximum time in job for executives should be 10 years.
    The replacement of the executives must be done a.s.a.p. since in HPD they are chosen for life! And most of them are incompetent.
    The President of the NSU must take action and replace the executives. The best way is to choose from the existent faculty, who know very well the college and have been there for at least 10 years.
    HPD has acquired faculty from other universities and this is how they improve the research, but not with students! Those faculty are very good scientists, but their goal is their huge salary, and that's it. And... they are automatically promoted as executives!
    The "nepotism" MUST go away, otherwise NSU cannot succeed in its 2020 goals.
    Continuing contract must be done by a unique committee at the NSU level, where the college executive cannot oppose or play other politics.
    Promotion of the good faculty it is a must, otherwise NSU cannot grow. But at HPD level only the executives are "good" not the faculty.
    For the 2020 goals, student research and opportunities(promotion) will not be met in HPD, College of Osteopathic Medicine.
    The HPD executives must go. They represent an obstacle in the 2020 goals! All the colleges MUST report to the Executive Provost of the NSU, there should be no other administrative structure between the colleges and the NSU Provost.
    The Board of Trustee must agree with these simplifications a.s.a.p., otherwise the President and his team cannot do their job.
    The President is the CEO of NSU, thus there is no other CEO in NSU.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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