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Fisk University Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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  1. "HR"

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    Current Employee - Director in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Director in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fisk University full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture and a great working environment

    Cons

    Its too hot in Arkansas!


  2. "Plenty Good/ Plenty Bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great University, great history, wonderful dedicated faculty, bright students.

    Cons

    Moral is low by staff and faculty because of no trust in administration. Facilities are bad.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key from administration to faculty and staff. We're all in this together.

  3. "Fisk Outlook"

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    Former Employee - Director in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Director in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Dedicated faculty, close-knit atmosphere, small campus feel

    Cons

    Stretched thin, financial constraints, tough future


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fisk University (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good friends with some faculty, positive student evaluations mostly, pleasant and cooperative most of the time.

    Cons

    Had one of the most racist, divisive, evil colleagues on the face of the planet, just an awful, miserable person who harassed me constantly, most of the time over nothing or things that were absolutely none of here business, and who abused students by gossiping about them behind their backs or humiliating them in class if they disagreed with her petty politics.
    Corruption and money mishandled at highest levels of administration. Hazel O'Leary had a terrible temper from all accounts and was verbally abusive of some staff. Terrible maintenance, they hardly ever fixed anything because there's never money to do so. IT equipment used in classrooms is often in disrepair, students steal batteries out of remotes, just endless problems. Money mysteriously disappears from special accounts, meaning that somebody likely embezzles it who shouldn't have access to said accounts.

    Advice to Management

    Don't punish people for leaving your employment by poisoning their references. You destroyed my career for petty, vindictive reasons and not only punished me with a career death sentence, but punished my entire family. Start listening to students and faculty, and pay your faculty what they have earned. You always take from your faculty and never give anything, so what do you expect? A medal for just being open?


  5. "Good Place"

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    Current Employee - Staff in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Staff in Nashville, TN
    Recommends

    Pros

    Hours are not bad at all

    Cons

    Pay is not very good

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  6. "admin assistant"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Administrator in Lansing, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Administrator in Lansing, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fisk University (More than a year)

    Pros

    good environment
    great people
    easy work
    accessible to commute to job

    Cons

    not enough hours
    there could have been more available space to work in to make employees more comfortable


  7. Helpful (1)

    "You don't choose Fisk..."

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    Current Employee - Presidential Scholar/Professional Student in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Presidential Scholar/Professional Student in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Family Orientation
    Caring Faculty and Staff
    Prestigious University
    Great Bridge Programs and Networking Opportunities
    Small class sizes

    Cons

    The Cafeteria is hit or miss
    Small, Private Institutions don't receive as much government assistance as others - this lack of funding does cause issues at times
    Faculty (Professors) are overburdened, at times teaching 3-4 courses per semester

    Advice to Management

    During this Fisk Renaissance, there's bound to be some things that a group of people does not agree with; there are times where he vision should be outlined in a simplistic matter, made available to the student body, the public and anyone else who wants to know why certain changes are/are not happening - that way there are no surprises. Also, when hiring alum, especially recent graduates, you have to be careful to ensure that these new hires are going to be able to stand up to the challenge of delivering the Fisk-Quality service that the Fisk students deserve.

  8. "My experience at Fisk University was exciting I learned alot with working with customers."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Administrator in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Administrator in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fisk University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Its great networking, you will have a variety of experience in different things. you will be busy at times but the work in the end will become very beneficial to you when you go out to the real work force.

    Cons

    It can be very challenging but you learn from your mistakes an make them useful for the next task that you will have. You will have to learn how to balance your work life and personal life , working here will teach you a lot of time management and how to prioritize different things.

    Advice to Management

    Its very important to pay attention to your work, while working make sure you handle business very professional at all time because you may never know who you may come in contact with.


  9. "Great University and a joy to work with all the staff and faculty."

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    Current Employee - Administrative Systems Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Administrative Systems Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has a wealth of history.

    Cons

    Just haven't been here long enough.

    Advice to Management

    Provide and require better training for staff and faculty on the university wide software.


  10. "Alright, Friendly Atmosphere,"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    workers are friendly for the most part.
    management appreciates hard work
    willing to grant you time off for valid reasons

    Cons

    the salary is not so competitive
    an extra amount of self motivation needed to function effectively
    very few bonuses offered on the job


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