Regent University Reviews

Updated July 13, 2014
Updated July 13, 2014
25 Reviews

2.7
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    An ever-changing work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Regent University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A great vision and high standard of excellence, faith-based foundation and values, beautiful campus, great benefits

    Cons

    constant changing in leadership and staffing, division between departments can lead to stressful work environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Myopic Nepotism!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at Regent University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, grounds, and buildings. State of the art everything. Diverse student body from 90+ nations and 40+ denominations. Award-winning Law School. Many of the faculty are hard-working and wonderful people to work with.

    Cons

    The inherent problem at Regent University is the fact that the Founder and his family run the school like a Country Store. If any employee or teacher has a thought all their own - not inline with the Founder - they are deep-sixed immediately. The former President was ousted mid-contract just last year because of trying to do his job. When he wanted to fire the EVP and correct some family members, he was shown the door as were 20+ people who worked with him that were perceived as a threat. Thus, trumped up charges of cost-overruns and financial mismanagement and even theological differences were used to justify to the public their exit. The Board of Directors are hand-picked cronies of the family who are nothing more than a rubber stamp for the Founder and his family. No real change will ever come to this place and the people who work here operate in fear for their jobs all the time. EVP Office is spying constantly on those considered subversive or those who question the status quo. It's not worth your time to work here, really.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well there is none because anything I write here doesn't matter because they all work in fear of the Family.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Regent University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Health benefits, atmosphere, people, vacation, etc.

    Cons

    not the best pay, but the great health insurance makes up for it.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you care about your career, stay away from this institution

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    Current Employee - Faculty  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Faculty in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Regent University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and great colleagues at department level

    Cons

    Incompetent, unreliable, unethical executive leadership. No opportunities for professional growth. Total disregard for faculty. 84-year-old CEO, who does not want let power go and drags the institution down supported but corrupt and inept EVP and family members. Toxic environment indeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If executive leadership is not replaced soon, there will not be Regent University anymore in just few years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stepping stone in career path

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Regent University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Religious organization who is open about faith and ministry; has excellent benefits package; service and purpose-minded while being student-centric; growing university with lots of current job openings (pro and con); beautiful campus location.

    Cons

    Compensation is lower than equivalent positions at state institutions. Very little growth opportunity once pigeon-holed into a role or position. Tend to let highly quality staff move on instead of investing in them in terms of professional development and salary increases. At times too reliant on faith and fail to move quickly on pertinent issues. Select few run the ship and are at times resistant to needed change. If employees conflict with management, they tend to disappear quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees; develop them instead of watching them walk (or run) away! As for the CEO approval question below, Glassdoor needs to remove Dr. Campo from the option and replace with Pat Robertson. Dr. Campo was removed as president in October 2013.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good co-workers/students, toxic academic leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Regent University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Beautiful campus.
    Centrally located in Hampton Roads, Virginia.
    Easy access to I-64.
    Great students/co-workers.

    Cons

    Isolated top leadership.
    Toxic academic leadership.
    Instead of a Christian ethos of love, trust, support, kindness, tolerance, and treating others with decency and respect, the academic leadership fosters an ethos of mistrust and insecurity that is highly judgmental and narcissistic and is excessively preoccupied with power, prestige, and vanity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Obtain a fresh academic leader that strives to be Christ-like. Stop spending money from the endowment like the end-time is tomorrow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Easy jobs for student workers

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Regent University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility for student hours, good coworkers, room for creativity, ability to use skills and talents to improve things, quiet workspace, good experience with leadership, taking initiative and working as a team

    Cons

    Underpaid for the amount of work done, and Regent can be somewhat shady in the way they deal with their employees. People just kind of stop working there and the university doesn't bother to let anyone know what's going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put a higher value on your good employees.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The quality of one's experience depends on one's supervisor at Regent University.

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Regent University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The university has a beautiful campus ad there are some wonderful people who work there, albeit, in lower level positions.

    Cons

    There are Inconsistent policies and procedures. Individuals who work hard are not rewarded or compensated fairly; yet, those with marginal performance and/or a sub-par work ethic are promoted. Favoritism and nepotism prevails.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Given it's stated core values, there is too much hypocrisy as a Christian university. They boast on their diversity, however, the institution does not know how to manage and embrace the needs of a multicultural community.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Students are great, colleagues are good, administrators are bad.

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    Current Employee - Professor  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Professor in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Regent University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Students are good. Campus is nice.

    Cons

    Administrators are bad, unprincipled, not very good at business or leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire someone principles and serious to lead the school.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A good working environment. Colleagues and other staff, faculty good to work with.

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    Former Employee - Special Projects Manager  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Special Projects Manager in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at Regent University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Mission-focused, beautiful campus environment, dedicated employees. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Tends to have some silos in terms of departmental structure. Very hierarchical at times, which inhibits members of other departments/colleges/schools from providing input to overall mission that could be beneficial. Limited opportunities for advancement and cross-departmental transfers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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