Hodges University Reviews

Updated Apr 7, 2021

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Hodges University President John D. Meyer
John D. Meyer
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Hodges takes care of it's veterans

    Dec 12, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Hodges has an excellent veteran support center on each campus staffed with veterans. Each veteran center offers space to relax and large screen TV, free drinks/coffee/snacks and the Fort Myers center has a pool table. Community resources and referrals are always available when the need arises. The staff takes the time to get to know the students, their families, and even their service animals. The general staff is supportive of all students and go out of their way to help students be successful.

    Cons

    Change is constant in higher education, it's no different at Hodges. The culture has changed but the trends going forward are all positive.

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place, odd culture

    Apr 7, 2021 - Faculty 
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    Pros

    Excellent colleagues to work with

    Cons

    Wondering when the ax will fall

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  3. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Obverse not great - company was going through a lot of turnover

    Dec 9, 2020 - Project Manager 
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    Pros

    The team and staff was friendly

    Cons

    The whole project was wildly disorganized

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good intentions but inconsistent actions and ineffective leadership

    Nov 29, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Location, small institution, population of students

    Cons

    Ineffective leadership, struggling financially, significant decrease in enrollment, weak recruiting/admissions/retention

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    It's Students First Here

    Jul 12, 2019 - Assistant Vice President Marketing/PIO in Naples, FL
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    Pros

    I've been working for Hodges U for nearly a year and have seen firsthand how hard everyone here works to help ensure that our students have the best possible experience. The most rewarding part is watching our students graduate and how the degree or certificate they earn here makes such a positive difference in their lives, and the lives of their families. I enjoy having the chance to work with such talented and dedicated colleagues. President Meyer has a true open-door policy, which is rare for a university president.

    Cons

    With any organization, there are disagreements, but we keep our focus on what's best for the students we serve.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Hodges is definitely getting back on track

    Jul 19, 2019 - Administrative in Naples, FL
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    Pros

    Engaged president, focused objectives, smaller staff fosters better teamwork

    Cons

    Facilities need updating, needs to focus more on student services.

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    The actual value of a Hodges degree is questionable

    Nov 11, 2015 - Admissions Coordinator in Fort Myers, FL
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    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.

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  8. 1.0
    Current Employee

    They did it again.

    Aug 22, 2016 -  
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    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.

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  9. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Need a lot of work and clean house

    May 7, 2016 - Admissions Coordinator in Fort Myers, FL
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    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.

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Money hungry! Science program only saving grace!

    Nov 8, 2014 -  
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    Pros

    Pros: school of allied health is pretty phenomenal. They program was clearly designed to weed out those who didnt belong yet helped those students find the right path for them. School had once promised students the top 5 percent would be guaranteed a spot at a sister graduate school. However this incentive was pulled with no warnings and said rumors went around saying it was because Hodges students were too lazy. Professors cared about students. Saw a lot of very intelligent students as a result of allies health.

    Cons

    No room to grow. No availability for promotion. Salaries firm and non negotiable. Small environment = higher potential for gossip.

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