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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Chamberlain care is a real thing, great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Faculty in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chamberlain University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Chamberlain has an underlying structure of care and they operate on the belief that if employees are encouraged to care for themselves, then they are better able to care for each other as faculty and staff, and in turn we are all better able to care for our students. I have worked on the Houston campus for multiple years and have found this to be true. While this campus has had some struggles, the consistent support... from the national team has lead to stabilization of campus leadership and a positive, supportive working environment, and much improved student outcomes. Having worked as a nurse for 3 decades and as a nurse educator for over a decade, I know that educating nursing students is a tough job, but I have found support, encouragement, freedom, and life balance at Chamberlain. This is by far the best company I have worked for. Pros include: great team work, supportive leadership, fair evaluation of my work, financial support and resources for continuing education and professional development, and appropriate compensation.

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    Cons

    Chamberlain operates in 8 week sessions through out the year. Only breaks are 1 week for Spring, 1 week for Summer, and 2 weeks in Winter. You have to prepare for the upcoming session while completing the current session. You have to be strategic in planning your time to make the most of your breaks.

    Chamberlain University2019-08-05
  2. "Best I've Seen Yet"

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    Current Employee - Faculty in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chamberlain University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good for growth, professional development programs, helps you get certification, supports ongoing education. Flexible schedule, deans seem to want to do a good job for both students and faculty. they support you when they have medical problems or family difficulty, good benefits. Students come first. Chamberlain care is more than a poster.

    Cons

    Fast pace is rough on students. There is division in the different departments and different groups of people, you can feel it. The faculty team has the usual drama, clicks. Things always seen to be broken when you need them.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication is needed all around. It feels like faculty and deans are always in the dark and are the only ones on campus every day actually doing the work.

    Chamberlain University2019-05-31
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Disappointing toxic environment"

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    Current Employee - Faculty in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chamberlain University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some students who graduate will make good nurses.

    Cons

    Favoritism is rampant. Bullying is rampant and even when reported to national HR and the ethics board, nothing has been done about it. Faculty are not supported when they try to hold students accountable. In fact, faculty are not supported at all.

    Advice to Management

    When bullying is reported to HR do something about it. Retaliation is not acceptable. How many people have to report an issue before you do something about it?

    Chamberlain University2018-10-17
  4. Helpful (9)

    "Nursing Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Nursing Faculty 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chamberlain University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay is competitive and the benefits are pretty standard. Benefits have been watered down each year for a number of years though and pay does not increase at the rate of inflation.

    Cons

    Faculty have little to no voice and the many, many, many layers of administration makes all the decisions. Unfortunately, many if not most of the administrators have little to no academic experience. Make no mistake that this is a for-profit business first and an educational institution second. All decisions center around keeping students in seats to pay more tuition even when the students aren't doing the work and... aren't learning. They talk about Chamberlain Care but don't practice it at an institutional level, from the top down. There have been multiple rounds of eliminating jobs and departments with announcements going out the day before a scheduled break and effected faculty and staff were told that they would not have a job at the end of the one week break. Almost any institution would try to place these people into other positions but not at an institution that has Chamberlain Care. They told them they couldn't help them and if they wanted a severance package they would have to sign a statement that they would never work for the company again. HR is the Gestapo and extremely unfriendly to faculty. When positions are posted, administration frequently has already hired someone. There is little room for advancement if you aren't willing to drink the kool-aid and insure that making money is more important than educating students. In short, I would not recommend this institution to anyone because they are not what they appear on the surface and do not truly support students, faculty, or staff.

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    Advice to Management

    A shared governance model for operations would improve student success and long term profit. Faculty governance of the curriculum and academics should exist. Look past the short term bottom line. Provide the same respect for faculty that you expect faculty to provide to students.

    Chamberlain University2017-08-31
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunity-Challenging Work/Life Balance"

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    Faculty in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chamberlain University

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity throughout the company. Great collaboration with colleagues/staff. Meet student needs. Using different tools to shift the culture.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be challenging due to short sessions, all year round format, and expectations from leadership.

    Chamberlain University2016-09-22
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Chamberlain College of Nursing"

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    Current Employee - Faculty in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Chamberlain University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    National company with resources available for students.

    Cons

    Leadership attempts to brainwash employees. The indoctrination process is horrendous. If you don't parrot the language you are blackballed. Inbreeding is common....most employees went to Chamberlain. Creativity is stifled.

    Chamberlain University2016-05-30
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent caring culture for employees & students"

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    Full Time Faculty in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chamberlain University

    Pros

    Chamberlain Care is a philosophy which is lived in real and tangible ways with both colleagues and students. This is an amazing place to work. Even though they are a for profit organization, they re-invest heavily in things to help students succeed. For example, there is a Center for Academic Success (similar to a tutoring center) and this is staffed by all RNs with a minimum of a BSN and most have graduate... degrees in nursing. All other tutoring centers I've seen at other organizations have non nurses doing this. There are structures and processes in place to help guide students where ever they are at with live challenges. Colleagues are amazing and we are here for the same reason around the same values and mission statement.

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    Cons

    This is not really a con, but sometimes the students have a lot of challenges in life (for various reasons).

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Leaders chosen represent Chamberlain Care well.

    Chamberlain University2016-01-28
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Academic role"

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    Former Employee - Full Time Faculty in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chamberlain University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Diverse student population, faculty diverse too but becoming increasingly less. Many resources available to students. Less resources to faculty and staff. Tuition reimbursement. Free parking. Stores and restaurants nearby.

    Cons

    Tuition very high, no breaks in between sessions, limited weekend campus and library access. Salary less for faculty and staff working in Chicago compared to sister campuses in Illinois. Faculty and staff moral low.

    Advice to Management

    Faculty and staff should resemble student population.

    Chamberlain University2016-02-08
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