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Avila University Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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  1. "Adjunct Faculty Member"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty Member in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty Member in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Avila University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent University. Small school environment where instructors feel compelled toward student success.

    Cons

    Not many negatives. Pay can be modest but if you are in it for the pay then you are teaching for the wrong reason.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time. The university is very well managed.


  2. "Academic Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Academic Coordinator in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Academic Coordinator in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Avila University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Avila is a very stable working environment with a lot of nice, respectable employees. Everyone is really nice and the authentic environment directly correlates to the experiences for the students at the university.

    Cons

    The rate of pay for this position at Avila is not as competitive as similar positions at other schools around the country.


  3. "Cliquish"

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    Former Employee - Academic Coordinator in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Academic Coordinator in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avila University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many friendly people, great students. Small community which has some pluses. Easy and free parking. Safe campus. Good cafeteria food!

    Cons

    Cliquish staff; HR is horrible to deal w/; no employee support; poor staff communication; supervisors have been there awhile and get away w/ unethical actions regularly.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the procedures you lay out.


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  5. "Unreliable"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Avila University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment, flexible to a point, ability to work with students in and out of department.

    Cons

    Very secretive and sneaky. Even if you think you are doing a good job and have had good reviews... they could blindside you with a lay off or termination. If you aren't all in with the mission or direction the University is moving you might find yourself on the outs.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication is needed. Also, listen to employees and be proactive when more than one person tells you that there is a problem with a fellow employee, regardless of the hierarchy.


  6. "Great people and just the right size"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Program in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Director of Program in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Avila University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and connected campus, small class sizes, decent benefits for full-time. Student activities is highly invested in making undergraduate experience rich and rewarding.

    Cons

    Antiquated faculty not open to current needs of new generations of students.

    Advice to Management

    Tenure has to be re-evaluated here.


  7. "Being a student with a work-study job."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Work-Study in Kansas City, MO
    Former Intern - Work-Study in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Avila University as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work experience and an amazing staff to help you learn. At the same time they give you plenty of room to grow. If I would have been offered a job after graduating I would, without a doubt take it. They prepare you for jobs outside of school and teach you how to successfully sell your talents.

    Cons

    There were communication issues. There are times when phones calls have to be made to several people just to get a question answered. Some of the other departments would go through or send people to the wrong department for tickets to be ordered for shows.


  8. "Great culture and awesome people. The best place to work in KC higher ed."

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    Former Employee - Staff in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Staff in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Avila University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lovely, quiet and friendly campus
    Exciting campus activities
    Very close knit campus community
    Small size makes the campus easy to get around

    Cons

    Pay could be better, but the benefits and environment make up for it.
    Dining Hall food isn't that great, and it's apparent that the budget is tight (reflected in the Kitchen menu).

    Advice to Management

    Work to make Avila more competitive in terms of pay and you'll have one of the most sought after places to work in KC (campuses).


  9. "Athletic Trainer"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Avila University as a contractor

    Pros

    Good comradely in the athletic department

    Cons

    Very limited budget allotted for programs


  10. "Counselor Career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Avila University part-time

    Pros

    the job is a laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    the salary could have been more


  11. "Not bad for on campus work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Work-Study
    Former Employee - Work-Study

    Pros

    Easy going environment, casual, care about your work/ home life balance

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to work more than your scheduled