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Updated March 2, 2017
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  1. "Office manager"

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    Former Employee - Office Manager in Felda, FL
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Felda, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hodges University part-time

    Pros

    Work from home, made my own schedule, My boss was awesome

    Cons

    Lack of hours, Not enough money


  2. "Promising"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ooltewah, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ooltewah, TN

    I worked at Hodges University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Open to innovation and merit-based compensation

    Cons

    Poor execution of fundamental operations


  3. "Good Values and Management, need more career advancement"

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    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Not-for-Profit, values, flexible schedules, good management, options to help increase education level of employees

    Cons

    no real career advancement, salaries or benefits need readjusted to meet work output expected

    Advice to Management

    Hire from within not outside


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    "They did it again."

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

    Pros

    Most of the pros are now a moot point.

    Cons

    Hodges University has done it again. They fired, downsized ANOTHER group of employees. One of the employees let go was in upper administration and had worked there more than 20 years. Most of the others worked there more than 10 years. Can you say lawsuits? Yes. As if that isn't bad enough, the Naples campus is down to a four day work week of four 10 hour days; no Fridays or Saturdays. Is that fair to students who need service? No! Enrollments are way down, retention of students is pathetic. Most of the employees left are looking for other employment. The people in top administration are a joke, and the new president (ANOTHER new president) does not know what he has inherited and what he's in for. Students have heard what is going on and are leaving in droves. Potential new students...stay away. As a current employee who is actively looking for for another job, my advice to the rest of employees, polish your resumes and run, don't walk, away.

    Advice to Management

    Get ready to close your doors. The upper administration that has been hired within the last 6 years, and one old timer from yesteryear, is responsible for all of this. The Hodges namesake(s) are being left in the dark. What a pity.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not the same Hodges that it used to be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Estero, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Estero, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hodges University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Student successes despite incurring huge debt.

    Cons

    Too many firings. They keep cutting back and cutting back and will probably be closed before too long.

    Advice to Management

    Too late - you got rid of those people who got you to the top and now the newer people on staff have no history and don't really care. they're all looking for another job anyway.


  7. "Need a lot of work and clean house"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hodges University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the management are new, innovative, and savvy with great ideas. There is a great proposition, and the school itself is set up to really help you succeed so it is easy to sell.

    Cons

    The atmosphere is almost abusive. They have most employees in admission who have been there for very much over 10 years and those individuals refuse to adapt to change. They are evil and will go against anyone who disagree with them. There is a lot of gossip and problems between the different departments, making it difficult to work. Though management has good ideas and they do their best - they are stuck in a world of la la land that does not get anywhere very far if they are young, new, and hungry to get moving forward.

    Advice to Management

    DO YOUR JOB. Out with the old and in with the new! Stand up for yourselves and stop being so afraid of that back firing. The college could succeed and do so much better should you actually stand your ground and make things that you know need to happen happen!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous."

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

    I have been working at Hodges University full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful facilities. Offers Associate, Bachelors and Masters degrees. Mainly caters to adult students, but also has a lot of diversity within the student population.

    Cons

    Inconsistent and cut-throat leadership.There has been 3 Presidents in a period of 15 months. Once valued employees who have worked there 8 years or more have resigned, been down-sized or let go.The culture is toxic with a bean-counter mentality. Overpriced degree programs with admissions procedures that are pressure focused to get the student in; after that students drop out due to poor retention practices. Enrollment has dropped and is still declining. Upper management has gotten rid of or driven away a large group of great staff and faculty members and replaced them with a majority of younger, naïve employees who won't last for long. More tenured employees will be leaving.

    Advice to Management

    None, It appears to be too late. Employees have been lied to and are looking over their shoulders wondering "who will be next".


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Admissions Coordinator/Distance Education"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Free tuition. The new management that they brought in really did try their hardest but it is difficult to go against a cult when you have a low budget and you can't fire anyone because you technically need everyone working late. Just a sad system.

    Cons

    Benefits are horrible, they have meetings every week about how they will make a change but yet the academic advisors have mostly been there since it was the stone age. Do NOT take this job and be the "new young person" around the fort myers office. They will harrass you and make your life miserable. Sad because it's such a rewarding thing - gettting people into college


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Admissions Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Naples, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and no micro-managing. The University strives to provide prospective, new, and current students with great education and employment opportunities upon graduation.

    Cons

    Currently proposing ways to improve interdepartmental communication. I wouldn't actually consider this a "con", but it is the only part of working here that makes your job difficult at times. Like I said, they are working on improving the communication/team-work aspect.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "The actual value of a Hodges degree is questionable"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pretty regular schedule (work/life balance), a safe working environment, and plenty of opportunities for interaction with a wide array of people from different backgrounds.

    Cons

    Heavy pressure from Administration to meet enrollment goals/targets without the incentive of paid commissions or bonuses typically associated with other performance-based sales-type positions. Mandatory Saturday office hours toward the beginning of each new semester; this equates to a little over a third of the year (April, August/September, and December/January) working up to six days per week.

    Advice to Management

    Learn this most critical lesson from your predecessors: Manage any future growth slowly and don't get too comfortable in your ivory towers! History has shown that once Management grows distant from the needs of the very people that it serves (i.e., its employees and its student clientele) then the business is doomed to suffer, layoffs will ensue, and even "tenure" won't be able to save the top individuals.



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