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Liberty University Reviews

Updated November 16, 2018
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  • "Great health benefits, education benefits, etc" (in 36 reviews)

  • "There are good benefits for full time benefited employees" (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "A great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Liberty University part-time

    Pros

    Great management, good facilities, good communication.

    Cons

    Parking is pretty dismal, but that is campus-wide--not just for employees. :)


  2. "Assistant Sports Coach"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Liberty University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love the environment. Great benefits 403b with some employee match/free education.

    Cons

    No regular evaluations that equal raises.

  3. "The Best and Worst of Times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some great people there, life-long friendships can easily be made among co-workers.

    Cons

    Fear-based management, very little training, and lots of overtime and stress.

    Advice to Management

    Change your mindset, try to cultivate long-term employees instead of seeing everyone as temporary. It could be a great place to work if they focused on culture and employee development and, in the long run, it would really benefit the University as a whole. People would want to work there and stay for much longer.


  4. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Liberty University part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible with your schedule as a student and the people are great.

    Cons

    Unless your comfortable with sitting behind a computer for hours at a time then I would not recommend this position.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Good"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Lynchburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Liberty University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supervisors/middle management in IT seem to care about their employees and encourage a friendly work environment. My current immediate supervisors are some of the best I've had at any workplace.

    Tuition benefits are good and are the main reason about 70% of employees continue to work here.

    Retirement matching up to 5% of yearly salary seems to be higher than average.

    Cons

    With a handful of exceptions, upper management seems to forget that they have actual people working for them.

    Wages are significantly (about 25% or more from my personal experience) lower than industry averages in the area.

    Upper management does not recognize workers that take on odd or unusual tasks and only considers metrics when handing out promotions. Many times these metrics are inaccurate or are too general to accurately reflect individual performance.

    Jerry Falwell Jr. is far more interested in using his position to gain the ear of political pundits than running a university that benefits the lives of the students that attend the university. Additionally, the online course offerings are abysmal and in many cases I have been able to find materials online for free that offer better information than a $3000+ course.

    You have to pay the university for the privilege of going to work by having the cost of a parking pass deducted from your pay. Even after that there is no employee-only parking, so there are many, many instances where you cannot find a parking spot without having to walk or take a shuttle to your office.

    Turnover is incredibly high, since the pay is not competitive in the least. If you're not taking classes then why on earth are you working here!?

    To follow up with the last point, the University abuses it's status as a Christian university to exploit workers into accepting unfair pay under the guise of working for a higher purpose.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management and team leads are doing well and make working in such a low-benefit environment bearable.

    Upper management needs to remember why they work here, and that the students and employees that attend and/or work for Liberty University are more than just money printing machines and cheap labor. "If it's Christian, it oughtta be better" is a phrase that is frequently quoted by you but never put into practice.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Over worked, under paid"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Finance in Lynchburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The finance department has plenty of work to be done. Mid-level management actually cares about their employees.

    Cons

    There are too few employees to reasonably handle the work load. It seems Liberty keeps cutting back departments while asking them to do more. Especially in the finance department. The pay is not adequate for the amount of work they expect.

    Advice to Management

    There is only so much one person can do.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Associate Director"

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

    I worked at Liberty University (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent Health Benefits
    Good Community
    Beautiful Campus

    Cons

    Profit Campus in Non Profit Garb
    Controlling Management
    All employees are deemed expendable

    Advice to Management

    Become truly Family Friendly, rid the profit mindset and focus on improving the value and reputation of a degree from LU.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Don’t Teach Here!"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Instructor in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Liberty University part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Students, professors, ability to us biblical worldview

    Cons

    Pay, nasty middle management, unChristian conduct towards Faculty

    Advice to Management

    Reform from the top-down or this university will fall in on itself. Put God and integrity back into this school or continue the downhill slide you are currently on. The business model you implemented last year has not worked.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Ehh"

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    Current Employee - Contact Center Agent in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Contact Center Agent in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Liberty University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Coworkers, Ok Benefits, okay schedule

    Cons

    Hours, no personal development, poor leadership

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time bonding an treating staff members well


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Gets a lot done at a cost"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Liberty University full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Administration does not care for its staff or faculty. When they are done with you, they let you go and get someone else in until they burn out.

    Advice to Management

    Learn that students show up for faculty and not the chancellor.


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