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  1. "Working at this school"

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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

    Pros

    Tuition benefits / Bachelor /Masters
    Health insurance
    Vision
    Dental
    Local discount
    Yearly raises

    Cons

    Slow hr department
    long drive if not at main campus


  2. "LIncoln Memorial University - A great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrogate, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrogate, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people and the place make LMU a terrific place to work. Driving into town, cresting the hill, sets the picturesque campus against the beautiful mountains. LMU is a friendly place to work where people truly care about each other. I am so grateful to have a position here.

    Cons

    LMU is in a remote, rural, setting. If you need the trappings of the city, and all that goes with it, the LMU may not be the place for you. If however, you don't mind shopping at Wal-Mart and making special trips to Knoxville for the larger malls and big box stores, then LMU is the place to be.


  3. "Lincoln Memorial"

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    Former Employee - Computer Support/Helpdesk in Andersonville, TN
    Former Employee - Computer Support/Helpdesk in Andersonville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lincoln Memorial University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits friendly staff and students.

    Cons

    CITO is very unhappy in is work and makes it a hostile work place for other IT employees. There were 6 that left because of him from the time I was hired to the day I left.

    Advice to Management

    CITO needs people and management skills most of all people skills as he doesn't know the professional way to get the point across with out getting mad and shaking his fist and raising his voice


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  5. "Good place to get those first few years of Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrogate, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrogate, TN

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

    Pros

    LMU was a good place to get a start in my respective field. The small staff, enabled many employees to cross train in various fields. No expenses spared when it comes to technology. Good benefits to employees with children or spouses pursuing degrees.

    Cons

    Pay doesn't match what people could be making elsewhere, which leads to a high turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Promote/Invest in your current employees to prevent them from seeking employment elsewhere.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "No job is worth your sanity"

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

    I worked at Lincoln Memorial University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great students, most colleagues are good people who do their best given the circumstances, beautiful setting near a national park, low cost of living

    Cons

    Very high turnover - many faculty are young because they hire people who are just out of school and desperate, abuse them until they leave, then start the cycle over again. Not even the pretense of shared governance - board chair runs everything, even down to facilities decisions. Any dissent, including standing up for your rights, your colleagues and students, will result in firing and they will find a loophole in the faculty handbook to deny due process. They also fire people they find out are looking at other jobs. The only things that matter are money and maintaining a shiny reputation. Things that do not matter: student wellness, employee wellness, fair compensation, liberal arts, critical thinking. Some of these get lip service but no real action from administrators.

    Extremely rural location offers almost no options for things to do when not working (90 minute drive to nearest city). This isolation also contributes to the above continuing in its bubble virtually unquestioned. Housing can be difficult to find, especially if you want to rent.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like human beings, not replaceable cogs or machines that can run indefinitely. Pay fair salary to all employees, not just faculty in pet programs. Be more transparent about how raises are decided. Maintain all existing buildings well and safely before starting new building projects.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "LMU shows how paranoid it is"

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    Former Employee - Associate Professor in La Follette, TN
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in La Follette, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Lincoln Memorial University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus. Many fine people work there.

    Cons

    I was offered a chance to teach one class as an adjunct. After getting the faculty handbook I was given a separate form to sign that was not there when I taught there for 13 years. The new form informed me that the faculty handbook was advisory only and could be changed without informing the faculty and DEPARTED FROM BY THE ADMINISTRATION AT ANY TIME. Since the handbook includes how sexual harassment issues are settled and other personnel problems it means that the administration can fire someone for the offense but not another person (administration??) for same offense. I refuse to accept the identity of someone not worthy to be treated fairly.

    Advice to Management

    Faculty and Staff are not your enemies; this is the work of a paranoid administration and board of trustees. You will regret imposing this on those who could make LMU much better if they were trusted.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Asst. Professor Communications"

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

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

    Pros

    Small university beautiful campus, small city

    Cons

    Very laxed about everything. Students not committed

    Advice to Management

    Support faculty


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Turnovers and dismal attitudes"

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

    I worked at Lincoln Memorial University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours in summer. Great students for the most part. Beautiful campus. The medical school is a great and the nursing program is strong.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership in multiple departments. High turnover rate of faculty.
    Upper leadership thought they could say anything to those below them and made it known they didn't care if you resigned. Terrible employee attitudes because of hostile management style.

    Advice to Management

    Do not tell PheD faculty members that they are a dime a dozen in the first back to school meeting in the Fall. If you have to hire 30-40 new faculty each Fall there is a problem with the way you are treating people.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Non-Support"

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    Former Employee - Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Lincoln Memorial University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Acceptable location; good classroom technology

    Cons

    No faculty support from administration, poor pay for faculty, remote/rural location.

    Advice to Management

    Support your faculty in their professional and personal needs.


  11. "Caring"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Caring, nurturing, and flexible company to work for

    Cons

    Controlled by a few and job outlook for advancement is scant



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