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Keiser University Tampa Reviews

Updated March 6, 2017
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Tampa, FL

2.7
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Arthur Keiser
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Pros
  • Co-workers are great; pay is good; insurance is good if you're single; (in 7 reviews)

  • Good benefits medical / dental / life / (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • limited room for growth within the company (in 8 reviews)

  • Long hours 0 work life balance, no growth, management outdated in just about everything (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Manager and campus president were the reason why I stayed for almost 4 years"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CRC Position in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - CRC Position in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are in this position (& depending on your manager/campus president) then you will be happier than most who work at this university because you will be "out in the field" conducting presentations at local high schools. You have flexible hours compared to the admissions counselors, however, you need to be ok with working really early in the morning to get to your high school by 7 or 7:30.

    After 3 years of employment your health insurance is fully covered.

    Cons

    There is some negative perception of Keiser (rightfully so b/c of how some things were done in years past) and so that can make it harder to work with your local high schools. They may not want you to speak with their students.

    You only get 5 PTO days the first year. It doesn't matter if you are sick, have something personal to take care of, or want to take vacation...they are all in the category--PTO. When you stay beyond a year it goes up, however, if you don't use those days you loose them.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to be taken more seriously as a Private, Not for Profit University...act like it. Conduct your "business" as an educational institution like other schools in that same category--ICUF.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Just ok"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Faculty in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Faculty in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    experience and if you have a good president and program director and co-faculty, you are lucky

    Cons

    Too expensive for students and too controlling for faculty. Salary not near enough. Don't get me started on that mandatory yearly farce called Convocation

    Advice to Management

    Pay more, STOP the stupid clocking in for salary personnel and get rid of Convocation-waste of time and money. Spend the money upgrading your campuses for students


  3. Helpful (12)

    "Admissions Counselor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Keiser University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Helping students, some late nights, some early,occasional overtime. Regional accreditation, school is striving for longevity

    Cons

    Little room for internal advancement, bad raises, high school like environment, not a counselor at all just a salesperson

    Advice to Management

    An admissions counselor is legit a salesperson with a monthly quota as to how many students they can get to join the university. With high tuition costs, it's hard to see the value in some programs, and sometimes garner pressure from management to fill programs that are underachieving. As for the Tampa campus, the director of admissions is great at times and understanding, yet with a childish campus president and consistent gossip amongst the staff , it is a tough place to stay for some time. Tuition reimbursement was a lot better years ago for employees and even for those who committ years and hard work to the company it is little to no incentive because moving up is a tough task. Lots of external hires for management/ dean positions, and if you don't kiss up to the campus president to get on his good side, it will be problems. Overall not terrible, but definitely have a lot better companies and better industries to work in. If you come from the for profit higher ed sector Keiser is amazing. If you don't, don't start here, a matter of fact just don't go into higher education unless it's a state or more traditional college.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Undecided About My Experience at KU"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - College Professor in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - College Professor in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It would appear on initial inspection that there is a friendly atmosphere on the campus...but....

    Cons

    The campus is plauged by poor management, but it appears that management is hamstrung by the main office in Ft. Lauderdale which does not allow much autonomy.

    Advice to Management

    TO FT. LAUDERDALE - Listen to employees and effect changes when possible or there will continue to be a revolving door of faculty, staff and students


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