Regent University

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Regent University Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    Incredible atmosphere of respect, love, and ethics.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Regent University part-time

    Pros

    Great staff, very available and personable EVP and Family, great leadership, wonderful vision, opportunity for growth, great Christian values. These are just some of the things that create Regent University. When you walk on campus you feel the presence of God and you know He is in the middle of all we do here. I love this place and the people.

    Cons

    offices are a little small and pay isn't the best, but the people and relationships make up for that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More office spaces

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    There are great people to work with at Regent.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Regent University

    Pros

    There's a good work environment. The people are friendly and kind and they are supportive of a good work-life balance. It's a beautiful campus as well.

    Cons

    Depending on the department you work for, there could be concern about the financial future of your office. Salary is probably decent, but that's dependent on your job.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible leadership

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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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The staff of Regent University is great. There are some wonderful people at Regent who really care about people and their work. Regent also has a generous benefits package.

    Cons

    Arrogant and rude leadership. The leadership team leads with fear and seeks for anyone who does not agree with their particular brand of conservative politics and evangelical theology for reprimand or termination. People are routinely fired for mysterious reasons and the university will not discuss why, but the walls at Regent are thin and everyone knows the truth. People are pushed out because they do not follow the particular ideology of the the leadership. Many senior leaders and management have left or are leaving Regent because of the vitriolic environment. The staff are regarded as dispensable. Not many people stay at Regent for long. There are rarely any raises and the incentive to do excellent work is next to nothing (except fear). The staff and faculty are not appreciated. Research is not valued and science at Regent is a joke (many teach from an anti-evolutionary perspective). But they did just build their first science lab!

    Regent is a place that creates lots of "Christian leaders" who wear facades and pretend to be holy and righteous while in reality are anything but. If you work at Regent, be prepared to enter the heart of the Christian judgment and gossip machine. The leadership is the center of the hypocrisy and judgment machine. There are those who even scour Facebook and instagram to search for those who might disagree with them. And God forbid, do not ever question their decisions or you won't be around for long! If you are not a baptist-type evangelical with conservative political views who enjoys low pay and constant anxiety, avoid Regent and work at a real University.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the the leadership at the top of the university and bring in real experts who know how to treat people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    bad experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great working relationships. People in lower positions are generally very friendly

    Cons

    Horrible pay. Very unethical. Nepotism like crazy. Poor organization and management. Environment of fear all over campus. Top leadership way too powerful and close minded. No faculty security or input. You are either a very conservative Christian or you are out of the "club" and perhaps out of a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire directors and VPs with successful university experience and stop the culture of fear

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 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 (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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  8. 2 people 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 (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
  9.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Regent University full-time (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stepping stone in career path

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Regent University full-time (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
  11.  

    Good co-workers/students, toxic academic leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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

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