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Concordia University Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  • There are no cons to this position (in 8 reviews)

  • Low salary, burned out from working with same problems over and over again, not very challenging (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Adjunct Faculty"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Concordia University (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Student and Faculty interaction, Great work location.

    Cons

    Students turning in all assignments at once (8 week distance learners)

    Advice to Management

    Deter distance learners from completing all 8 weeks at once.


  2. "Contract Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Teacher in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Teacher in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Concordia University (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is a nice, friendly community.

    Cons

    Nothing to do with the people, it's just that contract teaching is the pits. To make any sort of living at it you have to teach 5 courses or more per semester. If one school doesn't have that for you, you have to cobble it together from two or more schools. So driving around gets to be a big hassle, etc. Don't teach on a contract unless you absolutely have to.


  3. "Wish I had not taken the job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Professor in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Professor in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Concordia University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Students, Office, Library facilities

    Cons

    Bureacracy is > faculty. First place I've worked in academia (of 3 places) where faculty were treated by management as leaf blowers treat leaves.

    Advice to Management

    New & Innovative <> Bad or for that matter, a threat.


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  5. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great firm to work for. Learned a lot.

    Cons

    Long hours but worth it for all the education you get.


  6. "Nice small university"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good working environment with friendly stuff.

    Cons

    Very low salary and an unreasonable upper cap.


  7. "Faculty"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Concordia University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work independently, online. Course is all set up with minimal input needed. Fellow workers are nice. Courses have other personnel to help (advisors) and project leads. Courses run 5 weeks. Based on Christian values.

    Cons

    The amount of work required for teaching a small amount is extensive. Other faculty may not be qualified and do not adequately prepare students, but rather pass them through. Additional work is required outside of teaching that can take from 1-3 hours per week. Technology support is slow and may take up to 24 hours (for faculty and students). Students may be rude and not prepared. Faculty are encouraged to allow multiple redos of assignments, which take up extensive time. Only allowed to teach one course at a time.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  8. "Average place to work"

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

    Pros

    Downtown location
    Name recognition in Montreal

    Cons

    Not high quality research
    Lots of last-chance students


  9. "Professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling and freedom to develop your course as you see fit.

    Cons

    Not much continued education support


  10. "A small private university that provides the opportunity to develop your roles as an administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Student Services in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Student Services in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company Values: Ethical choices are never in question
    Upper administration is open and encourages 2-way communication
    Small campus allows for deep employee relationships

    Cons

    Training is limited, must be able to think on your feet and adjust quickly, small private institutions do not pay as high as other institutions would

    Advice to Management

    Courage the development of young employees and help mentor them into future leadership positions


  11. "Concordia University"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Mequon, WI
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Mequon, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Rarely have I worked anywhere that is so outstanding! Staff, benefits, compensation and schedules are all wonderful and helpful. Thoughtful, clear and motivating atmosphere.

    Cons

    There are no cons to this position or company.



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