Sullivan University Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. Understands the need for work life balance of its employees.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere with supportive and friendly co-workers and supervisors. The company really makes an effort to show employees they are valued. Free tuition for employees and dependents! Nothing says family-friendly like free college education for my kids!

    Cons

    Lots of long-term employees, although a good thing, means there is not always a promotional opportunity for those who are ready. Many have left and come back, though, which just says how great of a place it is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Profit above all else

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Aid
    Current Employee - Financial Aid

    I have been working at Sullivan University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers in department are great, other than that though, not much else nice to say about this company.

    Cons

    Unrealistic work load
    Incompetent management
    Time off requests are like pulling teeth
    Expectation to have no work/life balance
    Turnover is very high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a singular mind. Know who you have in place to "manage" and make sure those people are capable of doing their job and are able to provide guidance and knowledge rather than instill fear and anxiety.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Profit is the real mission.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Dean in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Assistant Dean in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Sullivan University

    Pros

    Decent benefits, nice people at the bottom.

    Cons

    Unethical leadership, petty rivalries, management and sales staff lie to people to get them in the door as customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Challenge your staff in a meaningful way. Put students priorities first. Share the millions the Sullivan family is making off all the government loans. Make President Sullivan earn a masters degree and a doctorate - his dad gave him his doctorate. Don't motivate by fear and stop being racist to the international students.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Would never recommend this company to anyone

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    Former Employee - Academic in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Academic in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at Sullivan University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They tend to look the other way a lot of times for certain employees mistakes.

    Cons

    Terrible work environment. Only people in certain cliches advance. High school type mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize what your company is and stop pretending to be a respectable "university" with faculty on the same caliber as U of L or UK.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    It's okay, BUT...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professor in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Professor in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Sullivan University

    Pros

    Clean environment, good computer/IT systems all over. Pretty much left alone in teaching a class. The place is not a diploma mill and does no pressure faculty to pass all students.

    Cons

    They ant facuty to feel loyal to the school, and although they give lip service to faculty appreciation, the loyalty goes only one way. Their bottom line is making money, although they do put the profits back into the institution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your faculty and treat them all with respect, not just the favored few.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    love it

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sullivan University

    Pros

    Laid back, Tuition Assistance, personal growth

    Cons

    not very structured compared to my previous position but most everyone is willing to help learn the ropes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 8 people found this helpful

    Terrible overall experience working here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Academics in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Academics in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    Pros

    I really can't think of much to say that is positive.

    Cons

    Culture of this company is terrible. They are in denial that their reputation exceeds itself , so they expect you to sell this company to poor students who are signing away thousands of dollars in student loans... Knowing they can't get gainful employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lot of 'good old boys' mentality here and if you aren't a Yes Man or Woman you won't last. You need to change with the times and respect your employees and the students who are your lifeblood.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    A very well run University that exceeds all of the SACS and ACICS accreditation standards.

    Former Employee - Director of Admissions in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Director of Admissions in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at Sullivan University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Probably the best value proposition for a private university in the state of Kentucky. Quality education at a reasonable cost. The Chancellor and all of management care 1000 more times about their students than the tuition dollars. That is the key to Sullivan's success.

    Cons

    When will the other shoe drop. I'm surprised that there has been no class action law suite filed from current and former Admissions Officers regarding the 1/2 of the hourly rate for overtime compensation. In addition to that the Associate Directors of Admissions, who truly don't manage anybody were paid no overtime of any kind for working 60 hour weeks to make their extraordinarily high start plans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is what it is. Enrollment is down at all post secondary private for-profit schools. The wind fall of students recruited from 2008-2012 may never happen again. If you want to grow expand to other KY cities and states. You provide a good quality education.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. cook food to order

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sullivan University

    Pros

    flexible hours and easy to work with

    Cons

    the customers are not so nice

  11. 3 people found this helpful

    Sullivan University exemplifies the best practices in career education... a pleasure to work with and for.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Director in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Director in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Sullivan University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Professional, opportunity, collaboration and integrity

    Cons

    High standards, expectations and accountability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to empower talented people without undue interference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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