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South University Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2014
South University – Tampa – “Atrium”

South University – Tampa – “Atrium”
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3.3 32 reviews

72% Approve of the CEO

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John T. South, III.

(18 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    SUO Treats adjuncts well

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsGood support, training, and care for students

    ConsThe pay could be better for the amount of work expected

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication is key

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    Pleasant.

    Adjunct Faculty (Current Employee) Novi, MI

    ProsThe students are in need of instructors who are both patient and caring.

    ConsThere are too many to list.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Inviting, student-focused classroom environment.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWonderful colleagues and a highly positive, hands on President that is a joy to work for.

    ConsI was very happy during my time with South University. I have nothing negative to say!

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    Okay place to work

    Academic Counselor (Current Employee) Chandler, AZ

    ProsHelping students obtain education. Working with like minded, educated coworkers.

    ConsLeaders have unrealistic expectations. It is a sales gig, plain and simple no matter how else they try to frame the organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop treating employees like puppets.

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

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    I teach mathematics courses as assigned on an adjunct basis.

    Math Adjunct (Current Employee) Tampa, FL

    ProsThe academic freedom is beyond reproach. The administrative duties are light as compared to many other educational institutions. The MyMathLab and MyStatLab programs are easy to use and make preparing class materials, homework and tests a relatively easy requirement.
    The administration is firm but helpful and approachable.

    ConsThe biggest challenge is the large number of students in class. On the other hand, this is a good thing because it shows that the school is growing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    When it all goes South...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt's a job, nice area if you like Savannah & the Georgia Coast

    ConsToo many to list, starting with Mr. South and the for-profit model...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I Learned a lot about myself and leading/managing

    Admissions Representative (Current Employee) Chandler, AZ

    ProsWorking with great people. Everybody is educated to some extent and typically have outgoing, likeable personalities. Good pay with benefits. Free education.

    ConsLittle to no development from above. Leadership gives expectations (often times unrealistic) without aiding or providing guidance on how to meet/ exceed them. Unbalanced new student opportunity flow. There is potential though.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHelp to ensure that floor level employees are truly being coached and developed. Also, make sure that you help your managers and directors get better by providing coaching yourself. Finally, be more transparent with marketing strategies and try to balance the flow of new student opportunity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A geat experience with hands-on instructors

    Instructor, Criminal Justice (Current Employee) West Palm Beach, FL

    ProsThe University allows its instructors to teach based on their personal life experiences

    ConsIn my six years as an adjunct, I cannot find anything negative about this university

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdjuncts should be given the opportunity to teach additional classes

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    South University combines high ethical values and acute attention to detail in all of its day-to-day operations.

    Administration (Current Employee) Savannah, GA

    ProsThe staff and faculty of South University care about one thing: getting students through their educational experiences in order to receive the career that they have always wanted. In most cases, the students receive individualized attention as often as needed.

    ConsThe only con--which can be perceived as a strength--is that the workload never lightens.there is always something that can/should be done during working hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep an eye on the future of higher education, and always try to maintain the competitive edge within the quality program offerings.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Life at South University is pleasant

    Educator (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsPay is good per class.

    ConsYou must work almost 7 days a week for a good review.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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