NSU (Nova Southeastern University)

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Updated April 29, 2015
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NSU (Nova Southeastern University) President & CEO George L. Hanbury II
George L. Hanbury II
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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. Overall positive

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NSU (Nova Southeastern University) full-time

    Pros

    - College campus with interesting speakers for commencement and other events
    - More or less smoke-free campus
    - Employee engagement and health is encouraged

    Cons

    - Sometimes archaic policies got in the way of productivity
    - Some coworkers were sometimes gossipy
    - Program to log hours was internet-based, so you'd have to arrive earlier in the mornings to turn on computers and wait for them to start up before clocking in (minor annoyance, not really a con)

  2. N/A

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NSU (Nova Southeastern University) full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Tuition Waiver, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Low Pay, Little Room for Negotiation

  3. Great and fulfilling organization

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NSU (Nova Southeastern University)

    Pros

    Collaboration, Productivity, engagement and tech savvy

    Cons

    laid back, not a risk taker

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  5. Grossly underpaid

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NSU (Nova Southeastern University)

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

    Pros

    Tuition waiver, flexible at times, but they plan to make salaried employees clock in instead of targeting those who are deviants

    Cons

    Very low pay even if you have your masters; no room to grow unless you know some one or are sleeping with someone

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff what they are worth. Just because you are non-profit didn't mean you should be as top heavy as you are. Some of your doctoral candidates who are also employees haven't even touched $40,000. You should be ashamed. Salaried staff should not be making less than $55k with a masters and not less than $65k with a doctorate.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Very political and employee quality not rewarded.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at NSU (Nova Southeastern University)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, job security, flexibility, central location, growing, diverse work environment, relatively low pressure work, nonprofit, employee development and education is available

    Cons

    Low pay (except at VP level and higher), HR department is a disaster, very disorganized. It seems like people who are very under qualified are hired more often relative to those who are well educated and experienced.

    Advice to Management

    The direction NSU is taking is concerning. Decisions are made by the president and board of trustees without consulting other departments, often with significant negative consequences. The University as a whole needs to start valuing quality over quantity (in employees, students, and academic programs). The president also does not reflect the values that NSU stands for and it is painful to listen to him try to make a speech.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Unreal expectations for some, great benefits, some really nice people.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    Beautiful Campus, wonderful academic resources, elaborate base of education programs. Majority of professors and professional educators. Student culture is ambitious and was enjoyable to be around.

    I think the university will continue to grow and there is a lot of fantastic people.

    Cons

    SOME incompetent management and department communication, lots of blame and gossip trash talking, but no balls to make confrontation (pretty much the worst because its a waste of time and solves nothing). The departments are very different from each other, proceed with caution.

    Too many departments and a lot of unnecessary archaic structure that will for sure be phased out in favor of modern improvements. Too many paid non-academic employees that are not adding any value. Just an opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Build an application for the university that brings us all together. This university needs an iPhone/Andriod app for everyone that has more than just what the website has to offer.

    Please focus on academics and research programs and nothing else. We are much too busy in this city for campus shenanigans, its a research university not a party school.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Flexible and a Great Place to Work at

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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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The job is flexible, and the program directors are understanding of your schedule. Everyone is friendly and they are quick to explain things to you if you don't understand a program.

    Cons

    Technology is dated, especially the computers. It's always hard to work when your computer is down and just waiting for a replacement to come in.

    Advice to Management

    Get new systems

  9. 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

  10. Recommend

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    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)

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

    Pros

    Very good employer to work for.

    Cons

    There is no room to move up in this department.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  11. You can do much better!

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    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

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