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Lake Forest Graduate School of Management Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Assistant/Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Charleston, SC
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I bring planning, organizing, independence, interpersonal skills and team spirit along with my skills and experience

    Cons

    Tend to push hard and not relax

    Advice to Management

    I have added my certificate of management, I am a pastor's wife, so familiar with confidentiality, public speaking, and leadership with respect for values and integrity


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    "Trainer"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management as a contractor

    Pros

    Excellent students, faculty peers. People dedicated to what they are doing. This is a great class room experience. Great and approachable technical staff support. Strong sense that there are proactive outreach and business development initiatives to address enrollment.

    Cons

    Bloated administration. Leadership falling into the classic higher ed model - 'enrollment is down - so I need an assistant!'
    Faculty are all part time - and you can go 6 months or a year without a teaching assignment making it very difficult to stay current with the mechanics of the classroom. Some sr. management appear to resent that faculty might want to be compensated for significant off line work expected meeting, developing courses, etc. "We don't want people who are just in it for the money" was the way this was communicated at a faculty "appreciation" dinner. Why would you dedicate personal time to building your courses with no certainty you will even teach them or only to see assignments go to people who never participate in any of the "off line" work?

    Advice to Management

    1. Level the administration.
    2. Faculty will be engaged in proportion to opportunities to apply their off line work in the classroom. The rule needs to be if you are too busy to do the grunt work, you are too busy to take a teaching assignment.
    3. It is a business school, not a charity. "You don't have to be here" attitude is just another version of "my way or the high way" - which is the basest form of leadership.
    4. Continue the outreach to the business community. Continue to aggressively build the brand.


  3. "manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Well respected local MBA program
    Committed faculty and staff
    Free MBA for staff
    Easy parking
    Attractive offices
    Free pens
    Lots of meetings rooms

    Cons

    School is getting smaller. Sharp decline in students, class sizes, staff headcount, revenue, budgets, events, etc.
    Corporate programs are growing but face a very competitive market that is challenged by smaller budgets and a local footprint that is really limited to just the North Shore.


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  5. "A small Titanic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management full-time

    Pros

    Small, nimble, trying to stand out in a crowded field

    Cons

    Management is among the worst. They have destroyed a place that had much spirit, dedication,and passion. They never used the talent that they had brought in in the first place. It should never be on a best place to work list, unless you have a morbid sense of best. Just a shame how they have destroyed it.

    Advice to Management

    Clean the top of the house.


  6. "Culture is going downhill with changes at the top."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Belief in practical education. You're helping others and that feels good.

    Cons

    Poor management and poor decisions. Don't utilize skills and knowledge of employees. Us/them culture.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to others, you are too small not to value the abilities of everyone there.