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Lincoln Memorial University Reviews

Updated March 5, 2019
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  1. "Administrative"

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

    I have been working at Lincoln Memorial University full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and competitive pay. Wonderful atmosphere.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work.


  2. "PA Program"

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    Former Employee - Director of Clinical Education in Harrogate, TN
    Former Employee - Director of Clinical Education in Harrogate, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy
    Some faculty were very supportive.

    Cons

    Never had enough help to get major projects done.
    Cut-throat.
    No team environment.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln Memorial University full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are good, and most of the staff and faculty are decent to work with.

    Cons

    The management of the University is petty and vindictive. The chairman of the board runs the school unilaterally and the board does not have the backbone to challenge him. LMU should be viewed as a for profit university, as programs that are not as profitable but are good for the students are routinely discontinued while other programs that are favored are allowed to drain money from the school.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your turnover rates. People frequently leave and no one ever stops to ask why.


  4. "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 Lincoln Memorial University full-time

    Pros

    I have over 30 years of business experience and I have been with LMU for almost a year. And this has definitely been the best work experience I have encountered. Everyone is helpful, friendly and interested in my personal success. I am so glad that I joined the LMU family.

    Cons

    LMU is growing and there are some growing pains but overall nothing at all to complain about.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the GREAT work!


  5. "Assistant Professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good opportunities of growth and professional development

    Cons

    Isolated area to live with family


  6. "Unknown"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    hard to give a pro

    Cons

    lack of communication with instructors.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "All signs of ethical collapse. It should be truthfully named DeBusk University."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Harrogate, TN
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Harrogate, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lincoln Memorial University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    After a job at LMU anywhere you work will look better because it is.

    Cons

    Signs of ethical collapse: pressure to increase enrollment without increasing faculty (medical school), fear and silence (can be fired without a reason, anger DeBusk and you are gone), "young 'guns" and larger than life CEO (young faculty and a CEO--DeBusk--who told faculty they were a dime a dozen!}, weak board of trustees (they let the executive committee have free reign), conflicts, goodness in some areas (medical school) used to coverup stupid decision to start a law school good only if you stay in TN). What college or university does not have a music major? Answer: LMU because too few majors for management. What college prefers to keep a criminal justice program (poorest major for success in law school) and gets rid of the second best (philosophy and religious studies.) See book THE SEVEN SIGNS OF ETHICAL COLLAPSE by Marianne Jennings for full description of what will happen.

    Advice to Management

    Please don't humiliate President Lincoln anymore by pretending to keep his memory alive; If he could send a message to LMU it would probably read:"the better angels of human nature do not abide anymore on your campus and because of that I am ashamed of you. The grapes of God's wrath are being crushed and its waste will be bitter."

  8. "Terrible Management; A toxic work environment"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Harrogate, TN
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Harrogate, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fellow professors are friendly, so are most employees.

    Cons

    Management is terrible. From Deans to Department Heads, they don't listen to professors' concerns or needs. The president of the university considers professors "a dime a dozen" (his words, used at a faculty senate meeting)


  9. "Outstanding!"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Harrogate, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Harrogate, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Caring and very helpful staff

    Cons

    Location is a little rural

    Advice to Management

    Keep visiting classes and staff


  10. "Great place to grow in your career"

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    Current Employee - Professor of Microbiology in Harrogate, TN
    Current Employee - Professor of Microbiology in Harrogate, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow as you help educate students. Beautiful location. Quiet setting. Involved with undergrad and grad students. Much more than a sleepy little liberal arts college.

    Cons

    Rural setting about 55 miles from Knoxville. About 45 minutes from Morristown. Local shopping in Middlesboro KY. Emerging local eateries scene and farm to table businesses.