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Updated January 12, 2018
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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)

  • If a full time student while also working, work/class hours can be hard to manage (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place for Starting Out"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Building Manager in Conway, SC
    Current Employee - Building Manager in Conway, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are determined and apply to many positions as a student, you are bound to get a job.

    Cons

    The pay cap is at minimum wage, so unless you have extensive certification or training you won't be getting a raise.

    Advice to Management

    Lift the pay cap to keep loyal student workers.


  2. "Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Coastal Carolina University part-time

    Pros

    Good boss , learned a lot

    Cons

    Ended when I graduated

  3. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coastal Carolina University part-time

    Pros

    Pay is good and really helps out of state students

    Cons

    You have to enter your own hours. If your hours aren't steady, it can be a bit difficult.


  4. "Competently Up and Coming"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Coastal Carolina University full-time

    Pros

    Aggressive, forward-looking philosophy that has grown the school exponentially in nearly every way over the last ten years.

    Cons

    Surrounding area is dodgy at best, crime-ridden at worst. Gated communities are there for a reason.


  5. "Statistician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great state employer with benefits. Exciting to be part of a rapidly growing university.

    Cons

    To grow, the university has dropped admission criteria. The reporting is largely spun to avoid accepting or addressing this.

    Advice to Management

    Assessment requires an honest look at your current situation and realistic view of the short-term aspirations.


  6. "This university is a sleeping giant."

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

    I have been working at Coastal Carolina University full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers and amazing people.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity throughout the entire university.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to keep good people.


  7. "Great experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Science Tutor in Conway, SC
    Former Employee - Computer Science Tutor in Conway, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Scheduling was very flexible and communication was good.

    Cons

    There's not much bad to say about tutoring for the CS department.

  8. "Student Office Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Coastal Carolina University part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, good hours, and easy work

    Cons

    Pay is low, but that's expected being a student worker


  9. "HTC Center"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Coastal Carolina University part-time

    Pros

    Amazing atmosphere, Work on your schedule

    Cons

    The pay could be better and hours vary


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lecturer of Religious Studies"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Conway, SC
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Conway, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Extremely supportive administration, faculty, and staff across campus. Students, on average, are engaged. Facilities are excellent.

    Cons

    Pay is not good. This, it seems, is because it is a state university in South Carolina. Downtown Conway is quaint, though much of the Myrtle Beach area (which is contiguous with Conway and has most places of interest) is unattractive. The population is, by and large, conservative and uneducated, largely because it is in the state of South Carolina. State health insurance provider's costs, for what you receive, are horrifically outlandish, though this should be expected since CCU is located in SC.

    Advice to Management

    I think they are doing a great job, especially given what they have to work with, which is not much. If the government of SC could ever get their priorities straight and invest more in state schools, CCU would be a wonderful institution with properly compensated employees. If this ever happened, CCU would have even better teachers/scholars, facilities, etc., draw in even more students (or justify a slightly higher tuition). All this, it seems, would offset state investments, and likely help enliven the surrounding community with a more vibrant and diverse culture.


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