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Bethel University TN CEO Walter Butler
Walter Butler
6 Ratings
  1. "Staff"

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    Current Employee - Staff in McKenzie, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bethel University TN full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great people, great environment feels like family.

    Cons

    Not much to say, only con is small town.

  2. "Constant Money Problems"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Jackson, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bethel University TN full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Used to be a great place to work. Staff and Faculty usually get along well. Great time off package.

    Cons

    Never any pay raises. University is constantly in money trouble.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bethel University TN full-time

    Pros

    The friendship in coworkers I found BEFORE the big shakedown/restructuring. Yes, there were problems that needed addressed but calling everyone into a room and firing 75% of them doesn't fix the problem....as Bethel can see now that the university continues to deteriorate long after everyone has been fired.

    Cons

    Leadership uses fear tactics to get what they want. They're not keen in investigating to determine what the actual problem is whether it be recruitment numbers, etc., they just call you in and ask for your laptop and you're done. If you speak up to voice a workplace concern in a professional tone, you're given a 'written warning.' They also don't hire key department heads based on academia/demeanor/character qualifications....

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  4. "Worse Place To Work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Bethel University TN full-time

      Pros

      Travel if you like to travel, networking with some great people

      Cons

      Micro Managed, Poor Leadership, Irrational Expectations

      Advice to Management

      Hire the right people and trust them to do their job. If you were that worried then you shouldn't hire them.

    • "Wouldn’t recommend"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Bethel University TN full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Generous benefits and paid time off.

      Cons

      No pay increases or opportunities for growth.

      Advice to Management

      Evaluate the qualifications of the people in leadershipand recognize those that are putting in the hours to get the job done.

    • Helpful (1)

      "RUN!"

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      Former Employee - Recruiter 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Bethel University TN full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      When things are going okay, it is a good place to work. Team atmosphere, coworkers are fun

      Cons

      No room for advancement. ABSOLUTELY NO loyalty to employees. When they are ready to get rid of you, you are called in for a meeting to catch you off guard, then your Bethel property taken, and you sent out the door with a swift kick. RUN!

      Advice to Management

      Quit using fear as a management tactic. Treat employees with respect.

    • "Good Starter Job"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Bethel University TN full-time

      Pros

      Great co-workers, good relationships,

      Cons

      Small town, low pay, a lot of chiefs, not enough Indians

    • "Video Coordinator/ Tight Ends Coach"

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      Current Employee - Video Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach in McKenzie, TN
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Bethel University TN full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Christian university, Having the opportunity to work with young athletes. Helping these athletes achieve their goals of graduating college. Working with a great group of coaches from different backgrounds. This is a great starting point for a young coach.

      Cons

      Small School, Low Budget, Pay Rate, Retention is low causing to recruit and sign 100 football players a year.

    • "Excellent Leadership"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Bethel University TN full-time

      Pros

      Student focused, improving transparency and engagement, employee contributions, unification

      Cons

      Culture has improved, but key admin remain stagnant.

      Advice to Management

      Male decisions based on ability and performance, not friendship.

    • Helpful (2)

      "The new Bethel?"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Bethel University TN full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Good group of people to call co-workers...

      Cons

      Very poor communication and low wages for workloads...

      Advice to Management

      More transparency and consistency with policy and pay...

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