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Concordia University Wisconsin Reviews

Updated July 6, 2018
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  1. "Great place on a great lake"

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

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

    Pros

    Concordia is a special place. People care here. Of course we care about the students, but coworkers also care for each other and the school community. It is a wonderful place to work.

    Cons

    Pay is below normal but benefits are way above standard so it equals out.


  2. "Great People, Crappy Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Concordia University Wisconsin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I met some of the sweetest people while working for Concordia, and, many of them became great friends that I continued my friendships with after I left the university. You won't find that many nice people in the same workplace anywhere else.

    Cons

    If you're not a VP or Senior VP...good luck. Many members in upper level management are making six figures while those that are doing the grit and grime of the day-to-day are struggling financially. But, don't ask for more money when you're first hired, or even down the line if you're not upper level management, because HR will tell you there isn't any room to move you up the pay scale.

    I also agree with others when they say upper management is a boy's club. There is a strong lack of females and people of color and other ethnic backgrounds making larger decisions. The men at the top seem to be very well protected and compensated...even if they aren't doing the work to deserve the salaries they have.

    Favoritism is strong. Get on your bosses good side and stay there. Keep your head down, and you'll do just fine.

    Advice to Management

    Make everyone salaried. Those in administrative assistant roles are working their butts off but are hired on as hourly employees with fewer vacation days and more restrictive schedules and benefits.

    Stop acting like women can't make big decisions in your organization. It's 2018. Hire more qualified, goal orientated women.

    Dr. Ferry is wonderful, but he should be more involved in the decisions that the VPs make with their staff. Many people are leaving because of the changes in senior leadership. They're making it worse for those at the bottom, not better.

  3. "Great People"

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

    I worked at Concordia University Wisconsin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Truly mission-minded and conservative. Beautiful campus. All indoors.

    Cons

    Seems male-dominated and rigid in their beliefs. Rarely see women or people of color at the top.


  4. "Decent work environment but not very diverse"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker
    Former Employee - Student Worker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Concordia University Wisconsin part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, Minimal difficulty, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    can seem discriminatory at times
    opportunities for growth lacking


  5. "Environment"

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

    I have been working at Concordia University Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Community, connected to other employees, bring your whole self to work

    Cons

    lower pay than many other universities


  6. "15 years higher ed administrator and educator"

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Mequon, WI
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Mequon, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere and committed colleagues , student centric environment, allow for professional growth at all levels: teaching, service, and research, high moral/ethics for mission and service work to underserved communities. Pro-veteran

    Cons

    Adhere to Lutheran ideas that may be outdated with younger generation of students

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way forward for total inclusivity


  7. "Kind place to work at"

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

    I have been working at Concordia University Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Kind people, always a friendly face in the hallway
    Good vacation time
    Beautiful campus to work at

    Cons

    Pay isn't the greatest
    Sometimes lost in old-school ways
    Leadership titles can sometimes go to people's heads and can affect working relationships

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees

  8. "A\V Student Worker"

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

    I have been working at Concordia University Wisconsin part-time

    Pros

    Faculty are kind and understanding

    Cons

    There are none that I can think of


  9. "Front desk student worker"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Student Worker in Mequon, WI
    Former Employee - Front Desk Student Worker in Mequon, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Concordia University Wisconsin part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy, meet new people, fun and entertaining

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours

    Advice to Management

    More hours availbe


  10. "Staff Member"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mequon, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mequon, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Good Benefits, Decent Pay, Beautiful Campus

    Cons

    Very old-school way of thinking; not the most up to date technology-wise; Management is an old-boys club

    Advice to Management

    Need better communication & training


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