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Coppin State University Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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  1. "Go Eagles"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coppin State University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You are able to get a degree while working

    Cons

    Employee happiness is low


  2. "Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Waldorf, MD
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Waldorf, MD

    I worked at Coppin State University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible with schedule. Great opportunity for student workers.

    Cons

    No cons for this position.


  3. "Professor"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coppin State University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Coppin has great benefits, usually a good work schedule and the potential to learn and grow!! Close to the city and the county.

    Cons

    Increase the overall salary scale for faculty and increase the diversity in both the professors and students.


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  5. "Federal Work Study"

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    Former Employee - N/A in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - N/A in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is an easy job but poor inter-office communication makes it difficult for you to it effectively.

    Cons

    There are very few opportunities to advance


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    "RUN!!!!!!!!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coppin State University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Anyone can get hired here. In fact, most of the faculty are former students

    Cons

    You will waste your time. This school is a wasteland. I wasted 5 years of my academic career after finishing my PhD from a top Ivy League school, I believed in the mission and the goals but he environment is toxic. The leadership is poor. The pay is below livable. And to make matters worse, its in a very dangerous part of Baltimore. Dont waste your time, your sacrifices will not be appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone and start over.


  7. "Overall I enjoyed working at Coppin State University."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Coppin State University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great. Most people are held accountable, which means you won't be doing much work for someone else. Lack of abundant staff gave the opportunity to gain experience in different areas.

    Cons

    Understaffed, so there was a lot of work. Manageable though. Very little room for promotion or raises - very unlikely.

    Advice to Management

    You will keep more staff if you are able to offer them higher salaries or raises. Even something as simple as benefits and holidays with pay can increase the term of an employee.


  8. "Friendly environment where the opportunity to learn and grow is always right in front of you."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends

    Pros

    Coppin State University is a diverse environment where people have the freedom to express themselves and use their creativity to improve their departments. There is always someone there to mentor you- whether you are a student or a staff member. There are all kinds of activities happening. : job fairs, social groups, art and dance showcases, athletic competitions, community forums, university sponsored parties, research projects, charity and volunteer services and so much more. Coppin State University is the place where a person can come and start a new organization and get support from students and colleagues in pursuing a worthwhile cause.

    Cons

    Coppin State University has low retention and graduation rate. There is a lot of discussion on why this is the case, but there has not yet been an effective solution put in place to increase these low rates.

    Advice to Management

    Make more considerations for Contractual employees such as an option for healthcare insurance and State or Federal bonus opportunities, please.


  9. "Cons outweigh the Pros"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    lots of opportunities to get involved in different activities. Coppin is a warm and friendly (and dysfunctional) family.

    Cons

    incompetence in senior administration; lots of finger pointing over retention problems, no accountability; low morale on campus.

    Advice to Management

    stop expanding the administration, do not create any more VP positions; increase the number of full-time faculty hired; implement shared governance. Listen to students and implement their suggestions -- especially on-campus daycare.


  10. "It's like working with family."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great students and lots of opportunities to bond with them and aid them in achieving their goals. I had the best co-workers anyone could ever ask for. Because it's a small institution, you get to wear multiple hats that will prepare you as you transition outside of Coppin. Beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Lots of changes in the administration which caused instability. Due to the small size, there were not opportunities for growth/promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to recognize the hard work and committment of your staff.


  11. "Work study employee"

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

    I worked at Coppin State University part-time

    Pros

    They work with your class schedule and for most jobs you can come in when ever you want

    Cons

    Not garnered to stay in the same position and your paid the same amount as other no matter the job so weather your an assistant or a computer room watcher you make the same.

    Advice to Management

    allow employees to return to previous positions without being put on a waiting list


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