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Bethel University Reviews

Updated March 18, 2017
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Pros
  • The tuition benefit is excellent (in 5 reviews)

  • Tuition benefit (100% free tuition for employees, large tuition discounts for family members) (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Where to start, they went to a more corporate work environment and being Christian is in name only (in 5 reviews)

  • Youth and tech skills are promoted to the detriment of ethical and honorable treatment of mid and late career staff and faculty (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends

    Pros

    The community is unbeatable - working at Bethel has provided me with a sense of belonging and life-long friendships. Working in an institution where Christian beliefs are incorporated into higher education has been beneficial to me on many levels.

    Cons

    In comparison to other academic institutions, the salary is much lower.

    Advice to Management

    I have enjoyed working here!


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great Work-Life Balance
    Great People
    Not too much bureaucracy

    Cons

    Low Compensation
    Not Much Room For Career Growth


  3. "Bethel is a great University that sharpens students skills to be the most effective leaders of our day."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delegate Team Member in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Delegate Team Member in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Christian environmnet, values, career connections, awesome faculty

    Cons

    Not everyone wants to abide by the covenant


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic workplace, fantastic coworkers, great advancement opportunities."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    This is one of the finest and best places to work. It's not perfect, but no place is. The people care about their work, and the senior leadership helps people understand that they are contributing to something significant. Despite what others have said, I find that if you perform, you will be promoted. In addition, the vacation and tuition benefits are fantastic. Tuition is paid at 100% after 6 months (full-time), and for children after 5 years. I began at Bethel with 3 weeks paid vacation PLUS 3 weeks sick time PLUS 3 days PTO. University is closed over major holidays, which doesn't count toward vacation time or PTO.

    Cons

    Bethel cannot pay what other places can pay, but they make it up with additional benefits, which are listed above. The work environment soured briefly when a number of people were laid off over the past several years. These lays offs were difficult, but necessary to make the University lean and able to continue. Since these layoffs, Bethel has begun to turn the ship.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent with the changes you're making, and empower mid-management the opportunity to walk with people through the changes and process.


  6. "Great Culture; Supportive Co-workers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Strong sense of community that cares about you beyond life at work. Frequent communication with supervisor ensures that I am meeting my expected goals and growing as an individual

    Cons

    Campus has been on a pay-freeze in certain departments for quite some time. Additionally, compared to other private schools in the area, staff and faculty do not make as much.


  7. "Admissions Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor - CAS in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor - CAS in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Bethel is an amazing place to work. Christian environment with great people all around. We work for a big and important mission of educating maturing adults to impact God's kingdom.

    Cons

    Sometimes working in a faith environment can make you complacent in your faith. Also, the academic setting is extremely slow to make change for the better.


  8. "Student Worker--ITS"

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    Former Employee - ITS Help Desk Call Center in Arden Hills, MN
    Former Employee - ITS Help Desk Call Center in Arden Hills, MN

    I worked at Bethel University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    An empowering place where we were challenged to grow in both our work and our faith!

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of downsides to this job. Was one of the best jobs that I could have hoped for as a student!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and don't forget your mission and values. Maybe get students more involved on higher level decisions?


  9. "Student ITS Helpdesk - Great experience for a part-time"

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    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Arden Hills, MN
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Arden Hills, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bethel University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great culture
    - Friendly staff
    - Helpdesk experience
    - Homework during downtime

    Cons

    Not allowed to work more hours due to part-time status


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Library Circulation Desk Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arden Hills, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arden Hills, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bethel University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great management and easy going work environment. Really fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    Unable to work as many hours as I would like.


  11. "Bethel is great!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Bethel University full-time

    Pros

    Unbelievable coworkers with strong faith and character.
    Fun working environment - relaxed.
    Great vacation and sick leave.

    Cons

    As with all of higher ed, sometimes it is difficult to get good change going at Bethel.


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