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Belmont University Reviews

Updated May 31, 2017
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  1. "Staff Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Belmont University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to get into studios during off hours and stay later

    Cons

    Long hours and majority of pay is under 10


  2. "Student Worker"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Belmont University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As far as student positions go, Belmont offers a large variety of available opportunities. It's not hard to get employed, and there's lots of ways to get real life work experience here. It's even better if you have a federal work study award.

    Cons

    The pay is always minimum wage for student employment. However, if you work off campus, you make slightly more (to account for gas expenses)

    Advice to Management

    Give new students a chance, even the ones without prior work experience. I see so many students get turned down for work study positions just because they have no previous work experience.

  3. "It's not pefect, but it's pretty wonderful."

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Belmont is a warm place to work. When everything is at it's best, employees are treated wonderfully.

    Cons

    There is little room for advancement or career growth. When there is one dip in any number (whether enrollment, retention, etc.), there is a sense of extreme panic. We should not be complacent by any means, but not every number will be topped year to year, and that should not be seen as a failure.

    Advice to Management

    Remember your strength: you are generally very motivating and wonderful to work with/for and you are wonderful at looking forward. However, putting a string of doubt regarding job security in the air is not the motivation that works. This does not always happen, but when it does there is a trickle down effect of stress (president, to upper management, to middle management, etc). This stress is not lost on students, either.


  4. "Great Place to Work and Study"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Belmont University full-time

    Pros

    Friendly laid-back environment with awesome fellow instructors and an upper echelon that trusts the faculty.

    Cons

    Tough to get the Assistant Professor position. Not very many cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Great work.


  5. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Cashier in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Belmont University part-time

    Pros

    Relaxed, Good Experience, Customer Satisfaction, Textbooks included

    Cons

    Minimum Wage, Not much schedule flexibility


  6. Helpful (1)

    "To much politics, not enough Jesus"

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    Former Employee - Computer & Simulation Technician in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Computer & Simulation Technician in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Belmont University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was Better than being unemployed.

    Cons

    I assumed because it was a "Christian" university it would be a good place to work. I was wrong. You have to constantly watch your back. Everything is political. You either have to correctly identify the cliques and work your way into one or you have to stay below the radar and fend for your self. There is a web of connections and behind the back chatter that is effectively a minefield. I did not fit in immediately and did not have a chance. I was required to use personal resources to complete assignments, I was expected to change my schedule or work extra with little or no notice. I made every effort to communicate with managers and supervisors to make things work, I was assured that I was doing good work and had nothing to worry about and then two days later came in to find out I didn't have a job.


  7. "Relaxed but Organized"

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    Former Employee - Library Night Supervisor in Fort Campbell, KY
    Former Employee - Library Night Supervisor in Fort Campbell, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Belmont University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Different positions available at (literally) all hours of the day and night.
    Nice coworkers.
    Interaction with public, students, staff, teachers -- all respectful
    Relaxed environment

    Cons

    Some slow points throughout the day; can be a bit boring at times

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great atmosphere overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Really nice co-workers
    Fairly relaxed environment compared to corporate
    Beautiful campus

    Cons

    They can be very tight-fisted and only care about the bottom line
    It's mostly Christian in name only (could be a pro, depending on your stance)
    Few opportunities for advancement


  9. "Computer Lab Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Computer Lab Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Computer Lab Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Belmont University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work was challenging, but I truly enjoyed it. You get to meet a lot of people, help them with answering questions or fixing a problem. Coworkers were nice and friendly. I really nice student job.

    Cons

    The amount of emails sent by the manager. I would receive hundreds of emails about a mistake somebody made, about some documents, about updates, about whatnot. Fighting for shifts with coworkers.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is to be more strict with employees, because some are doing nothing. By strict, I do not mean rude or cantankerous - but realize who helps you and the Computer Lab improve, and who is just wasting the available resources and being paid for that.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "This could be a good place to work if they could run it like a business."

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech II in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech II in Nashville, TN
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the work I was able to perform.

    Cons

    Too many people (including students) who act like they are better than you.
    Money is wasted through and through and yet the raises are the same for all (at least in my department) no matter what your performance was or the quality of work you performed. Many people in management positions with no interpersonal skills.
    No job training or advancement opportunities (at least in my department).

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and listen to their suggestions (even if you look down on that department, but sing their praises when you are addressing them). ALL your employees are key to a successful organization, so they are just as important as the students are.


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