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Lakeland, FL

2.6
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Arthur Keiser
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Pros
  • Most of the staff and faculty are great to talk to (in 9 reviews)

  • Co-workers become like family; Good benefits; Management that listens; Team spirit between departments (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • There is a lot of favoritism, which can cause people not to be able to have a work life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Long work hours-there is no work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Admissions"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Lakeland, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the people I work with. Most of the time its a laid back environment. You feel like you are helping students find their way.

    Cons

    its a numbers game. They tell you it isn't but it is. You work in a call center and you either succeed or you don't.

    Advice to Management

    find a way to listen to the needs of your employees.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "The Absolute Worst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeland, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros? Can't really think of anything positive to say about this glorified Ponzi scheme from Hell.

    Cons

    Reprehensible business that shamelessly exploits low-income/vulnerable people as a means to reap enormous profits. KU targets the poor and desperate as they are eligible for federally backed student loans—KU's bread and butter. Aggressive recruitment tactics of dubious legality are used to coerce and manipulate the unqualified and ill-informed. Admin. is a joke. Academic standards are nonexistent. Sociopathy is not only rewarded, it's often enforced. This farce of a "university" leaves well-meaning poor people in insurmountable debt with few, if any, job prospects.

    Advice to Management

    How do you people live with yourselves?

  3. Helpful (1)

    "So-so"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teachers to work with.

    Cons

    Your voice is not heard.

    Advice to Management

    Work as a team, involve your staff.


  4. "Glad I researched it before the interview... Very happy!"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Lakeland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Work closely with a team: lots of playfulness and helpful feedback
    - Little to no micromanaging: everyone has their own style of interacting with prospective students
    - Consistent schedule
    - Strong campus president, directors and assistant directors of admissions
    - Focus on the best interest of the student, even if it means Keiser's not the right fit
    - Staff and faculty will drop almost anything to help resolve a student issue
    - Excellent benefits, on site gym, and you get paid even if college is closed
    - Ongoing training
    - One of the most successful Keiser campuses, with lots of tenured staff
    - Each campus only offers college degrees in demand for the local geographic area, with high placement rates

    Cons

    - Cubicles
    - Can feel like a call center: the goal is to make 100 calls a day
    - 2 nights a week until 8pm + every other Saturday
    - Only 5 days PTO first year
    - A bit more challenging if you come from a traditional sales mentality, even if there are some similarities in techniques and training
    - Sometimes lack of communication with other departments
    - Takes a lot of time and effort up front with slow results at the beginning to build a pipeline of interested prospects
    - The hardest part about the job is psychological: if you're not in the right mindset or don't believe in what you're doing, you're not going to see the results you want


  5. "Review for part-time faculty"

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    Current Employee - General Education Instructor in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - General Education Instructor in Lakeland, FL

    I have been working at Keiser University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice campus, friendly personnel, safe environment

    Cons

    Too many working hours per week, no benefits, low pay,

    Advice to Management

    Provide more resources to new faculty such as office, office supplies etc.


  6. "Good and bad"

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    Former Employee - Bookstore Associate in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Bookstore Associate in Lakeland, FL

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

    Pros

    The job was simple and required very little thought. Pay was good.

    Cons

    The interview process is a zoo, management is not present or supportive in any facet.

    Advice to Management

    I think they are aware of the issues.


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