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Updated Jul 13, 2014

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3.0 25 reviews

25% Approve of the CEO

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Pat Robertson

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    An ever-changing work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Virginia Beach, VA

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Myopic Nepotism!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsBeautiful 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Faculty (Current Employee) Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsBeautiful campus and great colleagues at department level

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    Consnot the best pay, but the great health insurance makes up for it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good co-workers/students, toxic academic leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Virginia Beach, VA

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stepping stone in career path

    Director (Current Employee) Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsReligious 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.

    ConsCompensation 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 Senior ManagementInvest 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Easy jobs for student workers

    Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsFlexibility 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

    ConsUnderpaid 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 Senior ManagementPut a higher value on your good employees.

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

    Director (Current Employee)

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

    ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementGiven 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Professor (Current Employee) Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsStudents are good. Campus is nice.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire someone principles and serious to lead the school.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Special Projects Manager (Former Employee) Virginia Beach, VA

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

    ConsTends 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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