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  1. "employer review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ave Maria, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ave Maria, FL

    Pros

    Great staff and generally a good, friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Administrative bureaucracy hard to overcome.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Dishwasher"

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    Current Employee - Cook Helper/Dishwasher in Ave Maria, FL
    Current Employee - Cook Helper/Dishwasher in Ave Maria, FL

    I have been working at Ave Maria University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Because i need more money by hours

    Cons

    My wage cannot pay my bill


  3. "Visitor Center Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Visitor Coordinator in Immokalee, FL
    Former Employee - Visitor Coordinator in Immokalee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ave Maria University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Low pressure. Family Environment. Welcoming.

    Cons

    Low pay for students. Not a lot of hours.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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  5. "Small Catholic College, great community feel, terrible commute"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It's really easy to get to know people fast, even in different departments, and most students and fellow employees are great people.
    The school and the town are intertwined and there are some pretty great (non-work-related) events as a result.
    The benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    The school is pretty remote.
    Unless you are able to live in the town itself, it might not be worth the daily commute for the salary you make.
    Might feel a little out of place if not Catholic.


  6. "Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ave Maria University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Able to serve the students and that is rewarding.

    Cons

    It has become a difficult place to work, upper management has no clue on what it takes to run the university.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and do whats best for the mission, not what is best for your personal gain.


  7. "Opportunities in growing university community"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Tutor in Ave Maria, FL
    Former Employee - Tutor in Ave Maria, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ave Maria University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Understanding supervisor, great community life.

    Cons

    Very bad location and the town culture is a bit bland


  8. "Severe Management Issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ave Maria University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The campus is nice and the students are mostly nice.

    Cons

    Completely mismanaged and the administration was a joke. Several times people from other departments asked me what I was doing or even did in my job when I was extremely busy. Administration always seemed to be out of their offices and chatting with other departments. In addition, my direct manager was a poor choice and was absolutely a terror. The priests also like to throw their weight around to get what they want.

    Advice to Management

    Compensation was under the average, but not a surprise for the school so I would say to give some sort of benefit to outweigh that. I found the actual work environment toxic and nothing was done to stop management in various departments from acting poorly in front of students. Most of the problem is that people that are not ready to be managers are put in the position. Maybe hire people with more experience in positions.


  9. "Athletic Dept is very motivated to succeed."

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Ave Maria, FL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Ave Maria, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful location and new University. The students have good academic work ethic, and its for the serious minded.

    Cons

    Going to take time to achieve all their goals. They are still in the process to add more majors so some studies are limited.


  10. "ee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Successful interns are typically offered full time graduate roles

    Cons

    The deadline is typically early January.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great students, sometimes tension between departments"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Caring, hardworking students who are interested in learning from you
    Flexible schedule
    Occasional opportunity to travel (as chaperone to students)
    Small campus
    Taken for granted that faith is an important part of your working life
    Good communication within departments

    Cons

    Little opportunity to advance
    Salary much less than at other Universities
    Cost of living in the area is high
    There is often some tension between departments
    Lack of communication between departments
    Infrequent positive feedback from upper-level management
    Overtime often required but not compensated

    Advice to Management

    Make more of an effort to inculcate a sense of pride and work well done among employees---staff are just as important as faculty. Encourage interdepartmental communication and a shared vision.



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