Sullivan University Reviews

Updated June 11, 2015
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Pros
  • Lots of training is provided and the culture provides a lot of little perks and a lot of fun to break up the day (in 2 reviews)

  • Probably the best value proposition for a private university in the state of Kentucky (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • New ideas tend not to be well received by upper management (in 5 reviews)

  • Out of the entire building there are only a handful of faculty and staff the genuinely care about the success of the students (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A fun environment, lots of growth and development opportunities. When you speak, your voice is heard. So much money is put back into the school to help better the students opportunities.

    Cons

    Don't let go of under performing staff when they need too and hold on to toxic and underperforming staff longer than they should.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Thank god I din't work here anymore

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Corporate in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Sullivan University full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many nice co-workers, decent insurance, free tuition

    Cons

    Most of the deans are morons who got their degrees from Sullivan or some other third world college. The Sullivan family are oddballs who are so removed from normal people, they just don't get it. HR is just a bunch of mean, close-minded gossipers, upper management is just a bunch of old dudes who couldn't get a job at a real school. I was always embarassed to say I worked at Sullivan because everyone in the city knows the place is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Stay at Sullivan because no one else will hire you.


  3. Helpful (3)

    A lot of turnover

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Sullivan University full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good training and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Tough to justify their expensive educational benefits if students don't need to use those benefits. Egos among upper management are horrendous. Tt is an "ol' boy" network. Its a shame that many do not "walk their talk." Owner is too loyal (to his detriment) to many in management if they've been there a long time.


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  5. Sullivan University

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sullivan University full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There are people who have worked at Sullivan University for over 20 years on every campus, and a lot of people who really care about the students and the work they do.

    Cons

    One of the cons of having people work for over 20 years at the same place is that they have set ideas on how things should happen, and it can be hard for new ideas to take traction.

    Advice to Management

    Involve newer employees in discussions about the university, so that fresh ideas and new energy can be brought in at all levels.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Long time employees get fired before they can retire.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sullivan University

    Pros

    Only typing in this box because this site made me. I have no pros to report.

    Cons

    They are all about profit


  7. Helpful (3)

    Administrative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Tuition benefits and some of the staff you work with. But you only get the tuition benefits if you can survive there an entire year first.

    Cons

    Money grubbing company that doesn't put anything back into the infrastructure of the school itself. They will accept any student that walks in the door, college-ready or not.

    Advice to Management

    Decide if you really need all of the corporate management that you have. Make sure the people you have are actually qualified for the jobs they hold and upgrade your computer systems.


  8. Helpful (2)

    This place is a joke

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can't think of one but if I am to give one it would be the 100% tuition reimbursement program. This is also only good if you have been there a year and good luck with that.

    Cons

    This place is all about one thing: turning a profit. It is not about the students or employees. The management team in place is there to protect themselves and they do not care about there team. You are asked to hide things to protect the managers. This problems is from the very top and will not change until they clean house and bring in fresh people that can put the students first. Managers feed you crap to make you feel good and thing you are doing well. Don't buy the hype and be sure to look behind the curtain and discovery who is the real powerful oz behind that corp office.

    Advice to Management

    Promote new people to replace the clowns currently in management positions


  9. Understands the need for work life balance of its employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    ??


  10. Helpful (1)

    Profit above all else

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Aid
    Current Employee - Financial Aid

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (5)

    Profit is the real mission.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Dean in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Assistant Dean in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Sullivan University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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