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Chamberlain University Reviews

Updated October 17, 2018
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Susan L. Groenwald
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  • "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 5 reviews)

  • "Salary less for faculty and staff working in Chicago compared to sister campuses in Illinois" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Dean"

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    Current Employee - Dean in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Dean in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chamberlain University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Resources, friendliness, help, faculty, staff & the leadership. Dr. Carla Sanderson, Dr. Carole Eldridge, Jill Price, Sonya - amazing!

    Cons

    A little bit of transition difficulties with all the leadership changes but for going through such a large transition doing amazing.


  2. "Admissions Representative"

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

    I worked at Chamberlain University full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were great and they offered flexibility with schedule and working from home.

    Cons

    Due to the number of representatives promotions were competitive.

  3. "Disappointing"

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

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

    Pros

    Some students who graduate will make good nurses.

    Cons

    Campus president is over 80 years old and falls asleep in the middle of meetings. She is a bully and allows ongoing bullying on the campus. Students get away with cheating, lying, and unprofessional behavior. Most graduates cheat their way through school and no one cares. Faculty are forced to pass failing students so metrics are inflated. Faculty are not supported when they try to hold students accountable.

    Advice to Management

    When bullying is reported to HR do something about it. Retaliation is not acceptable.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Military Enrollment Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Senior Military Enrollment Specialist in Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Military Enrollment Specialist in Lombard, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Working on a Military team that assists Military Veterans, Spouses of, and employees of the VA & DOD is an honor.

    Cons

    Management has come and gone in the last year or so as well as many very skilled and hard working Veterans of the team due to lack of communication within departments and culture change to that of a numbers based orientation.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as they should be treated with respect and acknowledgment that we all have much to add to the success of this organization. Please practice "Chamberlain Care" as the organization has intended by truly caring about the Registered Nurses that enroll and are interested in enrolling in our programs instead of so much on the logistics of enrollment numbers.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "WOW!!!"

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    Current Employee - Visiting Professor in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Visiting Professor in Downers Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chamberlain University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid every two weeks and the checks didn't bounce

    Cons

    You are a grading machine, time consuming, and lets be clear you are not teaching. If you hold students to any kind of rigor they complain and will not stop until you give them an A. This is clearly a for profit operation people in leadership positions with make believe degrees evaluate you on how happy you make students and how high your grades are. Clearly most of the students could not get into real nursing programs and are gambling this degree will get them a job. Supervisor was a moron who knew very little about pedagogy. Only counted the number of times you wrote on the discussion board, not the content of what you wrote or your knowledge of the subject.

    Advice to Management

    Stop calling yourself a university you are a diploma mill on your best days.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Admissions Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, able to work from home

    Cons

    You're essentially a telemarketer - you have to make a certain number of calls everyday and hit your goals in terms of how many students you need to start for each cycle. It's a really stressful, sales based toxic environment that can make you feel really hopeless. I was also there when they laid off half the department at DeVry and shut down the downtown office down and moved everyone to Addison.

    Advice to Management

    Properly advertise the job as SALES!


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chamberlain University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Chamberlain Care model is an excellent business model and it supports not only the students but the employees as well and encourages self care and good work/life balance. They encourage creativity, flexibility and teamwork.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of

  8. "Professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Chamberlain University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I'm thinking, but not coming up with anything. I guess it is a paycheck if that is the only thing you are looking for in a job.

    Cons

    Lots of micromanaging. You are really a robot to jump when they say jump and only ask if you jumped high enough (they will say no). They require that you send birthday emails to your students. Grading is very time intensive because of Canvas.

    Advice to Management

    Take some management courses and learn how to deal with people. Watch Daniel Pink's TED Talk The Puzzle of Motivation. Let your professionals be professional without artificial guidelines that are meaningless.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Not everything it was presented to be."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Salary appears great at first glance. Good benefits. Lots of support and care for students.

    Cons

    1. Students are private pay and have frequently been declined acceptance at other schools. Balancing student ability to learn and willingness to pay ALOT of money is a challenge for this organization.
    2. Lots of involuntary turnover. I’ve never worked in any organization where so many people have been fired for any minor infraction or Laid off without warning. At all levels of the organization. There is a lack of trust among colleagues that is pervasive.
    3. . School is constant - no breaks. 8 week sessions are back to back. Faculty work at a breakneck pace. So while the salary looks good when compared to a more traditional institution , it’s earned through constant work.
    4. No joy. Generally unhappy employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat others like you would like to be treated.


  10. "My favorite work environment so far. I would go back!"

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

    Pros

    Two words Rachael Potter, a wonderfully fair and encouraging Supervisor. Chamberlain also has a great set of values and strives for efficiency. I love that goals are clearly set and defined. They really value positivity

    Cons

    I would do fewer QA’s possibly just to allow time to recoup and or celebrate

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to praise and promote gems like Potter


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