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Bethel University Reviews

Updated December 5, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great people to work with, great mission to support" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Great work/life balance, with understanding leadership" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "The salaries are maybe in line with other non-profit universities, but are definitely low for comparable skills in other industries" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Best job I've had so far"

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    Former Employee - Public Relations in Arden Hills, MN
    Former Employee - Public Relations in Arden Hills, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bethel University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great mission to support

    Cons

    Salary was lower than average, even for a non-profit


  2. "Clinical Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bethel University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, great pay, wonderful people.

    Cons

    A bit political, and hard to advance.

  3. ":)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bethel University full-time

    Pros

    This is a great environment to work in.

    Cons

    Benefits are pretty expensive based for a young person.


  4. "Student Success Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bethel University full-time

    Pros

    Work Environment, Work Culture, Supervisors

    Cons

    Pay, recent cuts, low departmental budget

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for positive changes for students


  5. "Be aware"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bethel University full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, kind people, innovative, amazing food in the dining center

    Cons

    Passive leadership, budget cuts, abusive personalities go unchecked


  6. "Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bethel University full-time

    Pros

    Education is a great industry to work in.

    Cons

    Change is always happening at Bethel.


  7. "Campus Store"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Friendly and helpful managers
    -Job is pretty easy to learn and training doesn’t take long at all
    -Really enjoyed working with pretty much all of the other student workers
    -Very flexible scheduling. They will work around your class schedule and are understanding if you need to miss a shift due to an excessive homework workload.

    I worked multiple on campus jobs during my time as a student and this was by far the best experience.

    Cons

    -Relatively low pay, but for a student worker position that is to be expected.

    -Can be boring on slower days, but there’s usually always something to keep you busy and the managers are good at finding stuff for you to do.

  8. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bethel University full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits! Tuition reimbursement, and 14 holidays annually. Plus 10-15 days of vacation and 3 personal days a year. Also, sick time is separate from vacation time.

    Cons

    Listen to employees, some have great ideas that could save money and increase Bethel's enrollment.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Corrosive Environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Students and the staff are fantastic. The community on campus is amazing. Coworkers are passionate and self sacrificial and they end up being used up and spit out.

    Cons

    Administration consistently hires poor leaders who in turn create corrosive and oppressive work environments unlike any company I’ve ever worked for. Here’s looking at you, Office of Advancement. More over, blatant sexism and favoritism exists. New male department heads with zero experience were paid more than seasoned female managers and directors.

    The year I left, 7 other employees quit all citing the same issues. Bethel has yet to address the obvious concerns with morale.

    Advice to Management

    Yes, we all love Jesus. But when you hire leaders, you need to look at their relevant experience and ability to perform the core functions of the position. Not their church attendance record.


  10. "Student worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bethel University part-time

    Pros

    works around classes
    pays a good amount
    different experiences

    Cons

    Long hours
    fast paced work
    depending on the job you could miss lunch or dinner