Southern Adventist University

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Southern Adventist University Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern Adventist University

    Pros

    Great environment, beautiful campus, relaxed setting

    Cons

    Church politics can affect your own spirituality


  2. A caring community to work in where faculty and staff are focused on the students education and life calling.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern Adventist University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    caring community beautiful campus close to chattanooga amazing variety of outdoor opportunities within 2 hours

    Cons

    low salary low turnover of core faculty

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the quality of instruction by professors. Not all nice, smart people make good teaching professors. They need to be replaced (even though they are both nice and smart).


  3. Work/Study

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Collegedale, TN
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Collegedale, TN

    I worked at Southern Adventist University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Education focused, caring supervisors, very community oriented, flexible around class schedule.

    Cons

    lack of communication between departments, low pay (as would be expected in work/study scenario), departments and how they handle everything varies considerably.


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  5. Excellent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern Adventist University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Supervisors are generally very helpful and want to enable you to succeed. Generally a low-stress environment.

    Cons

    Pay isn't great. There is not a lot of opportunity to advance as a student worker.


  6. Great people and environment!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Collegedale, TN
    Former Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Collegedale, TN

    I worked at Southern Adventist University part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    *positive work environment *willing to work with you and your class schedule *friendly bosses I was a TA for a class I had already taken so it was like having a refresher course while getting paid :)

    Cons

    Working with students can be difficult sometimes...We all have bad days so it's understandable, but some individuals are tougher than others. Pay is not much above minimum wage, but it's a college campus so I wasn't expecting more.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being kind to your employees, we appreciate it.


  7. Great Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern Adventist University

    Pros

    Good environment, wonderful people, good benefits

    Cons

    limited opportunity for growth, lower compensation


  8. Library Work Study Position

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Collegedale, TN
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Collegedale, TN

    I worked at Southern Adventist University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I enjoyed the supportive environment and the room for implementing ideas. Flexible hours to work around class times.

    Cons

    Pay could have been better and if you want a raise, you will have to ask for it.


  9. Supportive environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Collegedale, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Collegedale, TN

    I have been working at Southern Adventist University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    As an adjunct and then later an assistant professor I had the opportunity to be part of the team in the School of Education and Psychology. My supervisors were great and the office staff were incredibly supportive and helpful. I was given a lot of freedom to develop my curriculum.

    Cons

    Having to both teach and be an academic advisor created a lot of extra stress. At times the environment was a little restrictive.

    Advice to Management

    It would be beneficial to separate teaching and advising and get full time advisors that would free up teachers to focus on teaching.


  10. I love working for a company that has a clear purpose and mission. I also enjoy working at a company that is spiritual.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Admissions and Recruitment in Collegedale, TN
    Current Employee - Director of Admissions and Recruitment in Collegedale, TN

    I have been working at Southern Adventist University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, culture, value, spiritual environment, pay, vacation

    Cons

    Groupthink, low turnover, everyone is same religion

    Advice to Management

    Learn to delegate, broaden opinion of leadership, fire people who aren't performing, more training


  11. Feels like family

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern Adventist University

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very caring people, great superviser

    Cons

    Pay is a little cheap



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