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Lincoln Memorial University Reviews

Updated October 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "great university to work for."

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

    I worked at Lincoln Memorial University full-time

    Pros

    Family atmosphere. Supervisors support faculty and staff. Great environment.

    Cons

    "Set in their ways" mindset. No open to personalities from the region. A lot of locals work at the university and tend to be closed minded.

    Advice to Management

    Do proper protocol: Investigate all accusations and interview all involved.


  2. "Horrible Administration"

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    Current Employee - Financial Aid in Harrogate, TN
    Current Employee - Financial Aid in Harrogate, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only positive is the benefits

    Cons

    Administration, retaliation, no job security, favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Only if you match your lipstick

  3. "I have really enjoyed working for LMU."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The faculty and staff are great to work with. The Univeristy is continuing to grow,its number of enrollment, so job are increasing.

    Cons

    The pay could be better. If you are faculty you are under a contract and there is no guarentee pay increase each year.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Loose Morals University"

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

    I worked at Lincoln Memorial University full-time

    Pros

    Some (SOME) of the faculty are good people and true professionals.

    Cons

    Too much to list. LMU was easily the most hostile work environment I've ever experienced, and coworkers are willing to turn on one another at the drop of a hat thanks to daily fear instilled in all by the chairman of the board of trustees. Most employees will tell you that they fear for their jobs on a weekly, if not daily, basis. Competent faculty and staff are underpaid and undervalued, while incompetent, backstabbing fools manage to climb the ladder. The vast majority of undergraduate programs receive little funding and few resources - especially the Humanities. The only undergrad departments that are close-to-adequately funded are those that funnel students into the university's medical professional programs. Sadly, LMU has become something close to a degree mill. And recently, the esteemed chairman of the board decided that for his next trick, he wants to purchase all of the decommissioned Confederate memorials from around the country, then install them on LMU's main campus in one of its only viable green spaces. There's more to tell, but why bother? Just do yourself a favor and don't waste your time with this place. There are better opportunities elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Stop listening to the chairman of the board. Admit that you're all complicit. Be better.


  5. "Fair employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent Health Care coverage!

    Cons

    Pay is below market. LMU has many campuses and the pay scales seem to be based on the main campus, which is a rural, low-income area. LMU is growing but needs to keep up with more current business and academic practices. Lots of nepotism and spiteful managers are hired and put in place to "clean house".

    Advice to Management

    Cease relying on nepotism and cronyism, look for and hire the best employees and pay people the market value for their commitment and effort.


  6. "Athletics Administration Graduate Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Harrogate, TN
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Harrogate, TN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to wear many hats and responsibilities with a very supportive team of coaches and administrators.

    Cons

    Location and growth opportunities could be better


  7. "A good first teaching position, but don't overstay your welcome"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrogate, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrogate, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Lincoln Memorial University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Relatively easy to get a first faculty position and gain valuable teaching experience. Beautiful location in the mountains. Very low population and clean air. Cost of living is extremely low.

    Cons

    Poor job security. Administration is very hostile toward faculty. Turnover rate is unbelievably high (lost 120 of ~500 faculty last year alone). Pay is extremely low, even compared to similar institutions. It is difficult for many people to live comfortably in such an isolated geographical location.

    Advice to Management

    Solving the faculty turnover problem begins with fair compensation (salary). But more than that, it would be a much better place to work if we as faculty felt valued and respected as human beings. At current, this university is a low-paid internship for junior faculty.

  8. "A campus approaching mediocrity"

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    Current Employee - Faculty in Harrogate, TN
    Current Employee - Faculty in Harrogate, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln Memorial University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Students are nice, if not completely self driven or motivated. It's pretty cheap to live in the area, since there is nothing to do here (I guess both of these are cons).

    Cons

    Too much driven by BoT interests against betterment of campus. Faculty turnover is unfortunately usually the good faculty while bad faculty are kept since BoT Chairman thinks faculty "are a dime a dozen".

    Advice to Management

    Spend some effort and money on the entire campus, just not glamour projects.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Incompetent, Juvenile Management"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Harrogate, TN
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Harrogate, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fellow faculty are mostly hardworking, friendly folks.

    Cons

    Administration have no clue what it is like to be a researcher or a teacher. Faculty are treated as easily replaceable. Turnover is very high, with many departments lacking a single full professor. No tenure system, only annual contracts.


  10. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people and decent medical benefits

    Cons

    Can be chaotic. A lot of changes in leadership. Many assistants are given too many priorities and not enough time to complete them.

    Advice to Management

    Low moral due to too much workload and not enough compensation for all of the responsibilities. Admins do a lot of extra work above beyond their job descriptions but don't feel valued.


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