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Coastal Carolina University Reviews

Updated October 4, 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)

  • "Pay is low, but that's expected being a student worker" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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 .


  4. "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


  5. "Maintenance technician"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, days off, health insurance, flexible for family time.

    Cons

    Low wages. Weekend work. Too much red tape.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coastal Carolina University part-time

    Pros

    -supportive environment
    - good management

    Cons

    - lack of communication between departments


  7. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coastal Carolina University part-time

    Pros

    Good people to work for

    Cons

    Does not pay much but better than nothing

  8. "Professor of Theatre"

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    Current Employee - Professor of Theatre in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Current Employee - Professor of Theatre in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coastal Carolina University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Collegiality, resources, forward thinking institution. The study abroad programs are fairly strong.

    Cons

    Poor IT department. Outgrown governance structure.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in new ideas.


  9. "Great Place for Starting Out"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Stagnant - No room for advancement"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist II in Conway, SC
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist II in Conway, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coastal Carolina University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are nice and pleasant - willing to assist

    Cons

    No pay raises or advancement opportunities as an entry level staff member regardless of educational advancements. Zero recognition for advancing your education. Always hire from the outside, leaving no encouragement for current employees to apply for jobs posted.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your current employees and stop treating your staff as if they do not make a difference for the university.


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