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Post University Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
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    A great place to work

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    Current Employee - Communications in Waterbury, CT
    Current Employee - Communications in Waterbury, CT

    I have been working at Post University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Incredibly collaborative culture, and a real focus on student support. Post is comprised of a dedicated team of educators who are focused on providing a genuinely student-focused educational experience.

    Cons

    Given that classes are offered year-round, there is virtually no down time during the year. It's a blessing and a curse.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Student/Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Post University part-time

    Pros

    There was no PRO going to Post University except that I graduated from here!

    Cons

    School is based on favoritism, staff can be rude but they are better than the students. Nobody values the students opinions unless they are athletes or RA's and theyare always treated better than the rest of the students at Post. Horrible dorms filled with bugs, Undercooked meat in the Cafeteria, there's only one good chef there! I HATE THIS SCHOOL SO MUCH AND WISH I NEVER ATTENDED IT. It needs a lot of work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FIX EVERYTHING , THE DORMS AND THE FOOD & THE STAFF!! & THE GYM, THEN MAYBE THE SCHOOL COULD BE ALMOST 25% DECENT!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Academic Success Counselor for Online Educational Institute

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    Former Employee - Academic Success Counselor in Waterbury, CT
    Former Employee - Academic Success Counselor in Waterbury, CT

    I worked at Post University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    While this position operated in a call center environment, the team worked closely together and made for a welcoming and productive environment. I never felt like I couldn't turn to someone for help when I found myself in a tough situation with a student. The HR department is great and really takes care of its employees as far as benefits and resignation. I had to relocate to a different state and was sad to leave such a great team.

    Cons

    Cubicles are a bit too close to one another and at times makes for a noisy atmosphere while you are on the phone trying to speak with a student. However, I've never received complaints from students about having trouble hearing me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    The school is backed by a venture capital firm (need I say more) looking to make money in online education.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Post University full-time

    Pros

    This is a good place to get your foot in the door if you want to teach in higher education. The pay for adjunct staff, which comprises over 90%, is decent. The administrative staff are dedicated.

    Cons

    The unscrupulous activities of the investors influence the college experience in negative ways. Many students have very low grades coming in and distract the students that want to make something of themselves. A smarter decision for these low scoring students is to attend a two year college and then transfer to a better school or even a good online school. Don't be fooled by rankings and statistics. Walk into a live class and see for yourself what goes on. You simply have to be out of your mind to go into debt for a school like Post.

    The physical campus is very very small and you just can't get a real college experience this way. Use of sports teams to attract students to a bottom tier university while allowing them to miss class is a disservice to them. You are virtually guaranteed to play on a sports team as a student. But, why pay a substantial tuition to play intramural sports? These students would be better served by going to a better school (preferably a state school) and join outside sports teams for a fraction of the cost.

    Over 95% of on campus faculty are floating adjuncts with Masters degrees. They receive no benefits and have no voice.

    They are trying desperately to expand online education but are losing the battle as better brand name schools that offer the same at a lower cost with higher prestige, much better technology and a solid infrastructure. This results in telling students what they want to hear as opposed to guiding them in their best interest. The sales team is engaged in high pressure sales and commissioned to bring in more students.

    Please save your money and choose a school that will provide you with a better education & serve your end goal...preparing you for the world of work, providing internships and an alumni base that you can leverage for a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency is important. They have had 4 presidents in the past eight years. Current president Don Mroz needs to focus on being ethical and not sacrifice standards for profit. He is a puppet to the shareholders.

    The main reason Post has a very small campus is to drive the profitable online business by showing they have a physical campus. But, many schools that have a physical campus are now offering online degrees. What's the difference. First, you will get a higher caliber education from a university with well known and high quality faculty. Many professors at post have cheap online degrees, including Don Mroz who received his credentials from a time when online education was more of a correspondence course with ancient technology compared to what exists today.

    The resources at Post are poor to say the least...another advantage for other online schools.

    Unfortunately Post is a disgrace to higher education. Their online profits will fall as the market becomes commoditized. Employers are now partnering with online schools to provide a $10,000 BA degree. If online profits don't meet shareholder expectations, their is a good chance the the doors of Post will eventually close. And, we will all be better for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Great Place to Start Your Career!

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    Current Employee - Residence Director in Waterbury, CT
    Current Employee - Residence Director in Waterbury, CT

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

    Pros

    You get the opportunity to get your hands into as many different aspects of higher education as you could imagine. There are friendly faces wherever you go. The president is an amazing human being and I am honored to work for him. Plenty of sick time/PTO. Tons of one-on-one student interaction on main campus.

    Cons

    Being a for-profit institution, it's all about the numbers. Some, especially those in upper management, tend to forget about the importance of the individual student and focus more on the total number, thus sacrificing the quality of time for those students already present at the university.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that retaining students is just as, if not more, important than bringing in the new. Keeping the current students happy is how the money is made and how a good reputation is built. Invest in the now!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work Doesn't Pay Off

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    Current Employee - OEI Admissions Counselor in Middlebury, CT
    Current Employee - OEI Admissions Counselor in Middlebury, CT

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

    Pros

    The employees in Online Admissions are all miserable together so it builds a unity through fear of job security.

    Cons

    Working here is resume suicide. Every real college and university in New England knows that Post University has questionable ethics, a "sales over student consideration" focus, and is not respected as work that translates well into another higher education field. Upper management lies to employees and freezing salaries and promotions after a very successful budget year is common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Report yourselves to NEASC for violating accreditation standards. Think more about investing in employees' happiness rather than blatantly playing favorites, since we pay your salaries. Senior management should not allow *managers with only high school diplomas* to get promoted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    SALES POSITION

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    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor OEI in Waterbury, CT
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor OEI in Waterbury, CT

    I have been working at Post University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you like a competitive sales job this is it..

    Cons

    shuttle service, can't park where you work have to wait for a shuttle.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good people, reasonable expectations

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Post University full-time

    Pros

    Some good administrators that are concerned with their employees. Less bureaucracy than public universities. With a few glaring exceptions, good quality academics are offered that offer credibility to the institution.

    Cons

    The for-profit aspect of the university has some drawbacks. Admissions is reportedly pretty shady in terms of how they meet quotas and treat employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Predatory banking practices led to the financial meltdown; for-profit universities have a duty to society to avoid a college loan crisis. Your admissions department should have an independent ethics board.

  10.  

    Business Development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Post University

    Pros

    Very professional organization to work for

    Cons

    no current issues with this organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to listen to your organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Supportive environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Post University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The leaders of the university are warm and always open to hearing from any employee.

    Cons

    Difficult to communicate effectively to the admissions staff and the distance with the marketing department in Philadelphia is complex.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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