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Coastal Carolina University Reviews

Updated January 22, 2019
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Coastal Carolina University President David A. DeCenzo
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  • "hard to have a work/life balance, always bringing work home" (in 3 reviews)

  • "You are limited, in that you can only work a maximum of 20 hours per week as a student worker" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Job!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Coastal Carolina University part-time

    Pros

    Work around your schedule
    Great staff

    Cons

    Only get to work 20 hours a week


  2. "Upper Management is focused on athletics rather than academics"

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

    I have been working at Coastal Carolina University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, supportive overall atmosphere. The campus is pretty and the buildings are new. I love the HTC workout center which is a huge plus.

    Cons

    The upper Leadership team of the university is lousy. They are driven by management principles derived from corporate America without realizing that universities cannot be run effectively from the top down. In the last 10 years the university has not improved its retention or academic ranking, but we have built expensive athletic buildings and joined the Sun Belt Conference. This shows clearly what priorities the higher administration is pursuing.

  3. "Great faculty development, lower pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really supports faculty career growth - provides training opportunities and supports research advancement

    Cons

    Lower pay than most universities of this size


  4. "TA and Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coastal Carolina University part-time

    Pros

    Very nice environment, friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    None at this point in time


  5. "t"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coastal Carolina University full-time

    Pros

    Weather, students, size, location and atmosphere

    Cons

    Politics, leadership, organization, priorities, mission


  6. "International Admissions"

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

    I worked at Coastal Carolina University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is strong emotional support from outside divisions to help you make it through your job

    Cons

    Very disorganized. High turnover rates. Everyday there is a new flowchart for processes. Expect a heavy workload to compensate for upper management being imcompetent. If you bring any concerns to the table, you will be ignored or bullied for bringing them to light. You will not travel despite your job description saying you get to travel. No idea you bring up with ever be good enough if it wasn’t the original idea of your supervisor. No matter how hard you work, it will go unrecognized


  7. "If you want to teach higher education in the Myrtle Beach area, CCU is where you can do it."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You don’t need a PhD to become a lecturer, and while the money isn’t great, it’s enough. Plus, you get the state health plan, which is pretty much as good as insurance gets in SC.

    Cons

    Many of the tenured/tenure-track profs don’t pay you much attention, but that isn’t unusual. Plus, the campus floods, and you might have to teach each class in a different building.

    More importantly, retention isn’t great—about half the student population is from out of state—and there is some attempt to blame faculty for that. So student evaluations can be given more weight than they deserve.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that a university is not a typical business. The “customer” is often not right.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Preferential Treatment for some, not others"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Met some very nice people who care work there.

    Cons

    Management does not respond to concerns addressed to them

    Advice to Management

    Vet people better, stop giving preference to recent grads of your university, change policy to prevent gender discrimination, Pay better attention to employees when they complain about management -they're not exaggerating .


  9. "Admissions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coastal Carolina University part-time

    Pros

    They will work around your school schedule.

    Cons

    They only offer minimum wage even with experience.


  10. "Overbearing but Caring atmosphere at Coastal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people. Very organized and professional

    Cons

    Mangement was very strict and nosy