Spring Arbor University

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Spring Arbor University Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Art work study

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    Former Employee - Art Department Work-study in Spring Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Art Department Work-study in Spring Arbor, MI

    I worked at Spring Arbor University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I was a part time student employee and it was good. I learned a lot about my future career by working part-time in the department. You can't go over a certain amount of time or you'll get in big trouble but besides that the people are great and it is fun getting to know more of the students by working for the university.

    Cons

    Work study just means that it's part time and very very strict on hours. The work sometimes was long and extensive but still really good.

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    Short but sweet!

    Current Employee - Credintialing Coordinator in Spring Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Credintialing Coordinator in Spring Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Spring Arbor University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Ability to work with different people everyday, building relationships, fact finding, strong support

    Cons

    It was a contract position, so the more success I had, the closer I was to working myself out of a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

  3.  

    Spring Arbor University provides a good work environment

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Spring Arbor University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Spring Arbor University provides good staff support and excellent health care and benefits.

    Cons

    The salary provided by Spring Arbor University is too low and necessitates that most faculty
    have other jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase the salary

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    I have enjoyed my time at Spring Arbor. I have learned a lot about myself, and what type of work atmosphere I thrive in

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spring Arbor University

    Pros

    Great community, family like atmosphere, tight knit staff

    Cons

    Not much room for growth within company position or salary wise.

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    Great E-team that communicates across the board.

  6.  

    A very good work and ethical environment - people care and are interested in what I do.

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    Current Employee - Director in Spring Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Director in Spring Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Spring Arbor University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It a "family friendly" workplace - people are very close

    Cons

    Working at a university has it challenges - faculty and administration do not always see "eye to eye"

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    I have demonstrated excellent leadership and management skills for a global organization.

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  7.  

    Good mission and excellent colleagues

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    Current Employee - Professor in Spring Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Professor in Spring Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Spring Arbor University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good colleagues and campus culture

    Cons

    Administration can sometimes be dysfunctional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your subordinates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Looks good on a resume' you don't really do much

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    Former Employee - School of Business Representative in Spring Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - School of Business Representative in Spring Arbor, MI

    I worked at Spring Arbor University

    Pros

    Almost anybody can get a job

    Cons

    Hours are limited and most people can only get one job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management seems to know what they are doing. They seem to raise a ton of money for scholarships

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  9.  

    A Christian school that is a great place to work, but is not perfect.

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Spring Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Spring Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Spring Arbor University

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and a collegial environment. Students can be very good to work with sometimes. Disagreements are well tolerated in most cases, but it does depend on the nature of those disagreements. The Christian confession of the school is taken quite seriously and that makes for an excellent faith community that is very tightly bonded together. The faculty and staff are a pretty compassionate and caring bunch and they are, for the most part, a joy to work with. There is also an exercise facility on campus that faculty and staff can use at their leisure. The administration tries to be fair.

    Cons

    The pay is lousy. There is no other way to say this. The health benefits were quite good at one time, but now have degenerated into an plan that covers very little and leaves paying for lots of things out of pocket. Some of the students are a pain. They expect much in the way of grades for virtually no investment by them. Academic achievement is very underrated and funds for research are scant. There is a grant officer who works very hard, but she has little to work with. Previous administrators have expressed little respect for the work done by faculty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect faculty in tangible ways. If you mess up, do not make the faculty pay for it. If we mess up, let us say we are sorry and continue instead of holding grudges and punitively targeting us.

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