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Bethel University TN Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  1. "Great Job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Management would act like they cared about you and were helpful when called.

    Cons

    It was hard to move up within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Show employees that they can have growth within the company or they'll leave.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Bethel University College of Professional Studies management needs to be replaced!!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues to work with on a daily basis. Education is 50% but please look elsewhere as this degree could lose its value.

    Cons

    The management team is a joke. If you are looking to grow and have an employer to appreciate you as an employee; work elsewhere. If you want the high school mentality atmosphere; you can retire here if they stay in business.

    Advice to Management

    Resign from your positions because you do not have a clue as to how to run a legitimate program. The board should be ashamed keeping individuals like you.


  3. "Staff"

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    Current Employee - Staff in McKenzie, TN
    Current Employee - Staff in McKenzie, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bethel University TN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great environment feels like family.

    Cons

    Not much to say, only con is small town.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bethel University TN (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice building. Lots of eatery options downtown Nashville and within walking distance. Secured and covered parking. That's about all.

    Cons

    Management does not have the credentials to be management hence accreditation being questioned. All management are best friends and love to micromanage others. The organization runs backwards and a terrible institution to become apart of. Turnover is redicilious and in fact humorous. Nothing but politics and fakes. Pay is even worse, now that's a laughing matter!

    Advice to Management

    Quit while you are ahead, before you run this place in the ground. Everything is transparent these days and to think you are fooling students and employees is sad.


  6. "Interesting, never a dull day."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in McKenzie, TN
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in McKenzie, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great for a single person. 100% Tuition discounts for your immediate family.

    Cons

    Low Salary, but benefits makes up the difference. Good ole boy mentality is not advantageous for growth of the University.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity Training, meaning hire more people who are not from West Tennessee, or graduates from Bethel, need coaches who played/coached fb somewhere besides Bethel. Think outside the box, if everyone you know and network with is from the same place, then you miss out on alot of programs that could be potentially profitable in the development of the University.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "I was an MBA Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - MBA Recruiter in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - MBA Recruiter in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was good. The freedom and flexibility was wonderful. Very independent work environment, Boss was not onsite lots of downtime.

    Cons

    Had to create your own work, very little direction, very disconnected with the Nashville Crew, I worked in another location. Micromanagement at its best, constant phone calls and emails, everything was questioned, often lied to and the Management in Nashville was terrible, all about who you know and if you were "in" you were good to go, otherwise you were nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management is such a joke that there could absolutely be nothing that could be said to them to prompt any type of positive change.


  8. "Facilitator"

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

    Pros

    Great Leadership in College of Professional Studies with phenomenal LMS.

    Cons

    Some students struggle with essay based program...

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on "student based" decisions....manage growth appropriately...


  9. "I worked with this school for 4 years. I taught ground and online courses. This position was a blessing to me!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in McKenzie, TN
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in McKenzie, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    One of the biggest pros was the ability to work from home. This allowed time for family and to build my law practice. Also, Bethel was one of the higher paying online schools I have worked with.

    Cons

    This con is common in most schools I have worked with: Frequent staff changes result in having at least 4 different immediate supervisors over a 4 year period.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce turnover of supervisors through increased retention efforts.


  10. "Good people on campus to work with and around. Well organized department and honest employees."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Security Officer in McKenzie, TN
    Former Employee - Security Officer in McKenzie, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Steady work - 40 hours, plus overtime.
    Job functions are not very demanding.
    Great upper management - flexible and willing to work with your schedule.
    Fun work environment.

    Cons

    The annual salary is lower than avaerage, but for the position and the demands of the position, I believe the annual wage to be fair.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Stay far away!! unprofessional and illegitimate!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Online Advisor in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Online Advisor in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    most weekends off, free parking

    Cons

    lack of training, accepts no feedback of any kind, poor salary with unmet promises of raises, terrible leadership with no communication skills, HIGHLY UNORGANIZED and unprofessional, insincere HR department, extremely negative work environment!

    Advice to Management

    Most of the Senior Management team graduated from Bethel University and it shows by how poor their leadership and communication skills are. This is an illegitimate school lead by a poorly educated management team. They will lie and be deceitful towards you and your students in order to get what they want. I agree with previous reviews- create a logical training system and fire your entire "leadership" staff. This "university" will not last much longer.


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