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Luther Rice Bible College & Seminary Reviews

Updated October 7, 2017
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  1. "Good foundation, but crumbling walls"

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

    I have been working at Luther Rice Bible College & Seminary full-time

    Pros

    Flexible time off, holidays off, sick and vacation time etc. Good co-workers.

    Cons

    Good 'ol boy culture, President controls all; even minutia, slow to change, no real vision for the institution. Ok benefits, but health insurance very expensive if you have dependents as the school pays zero toward policy add-ons.

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive and listen to your employees and take care of your people with family friendly benefits.


  2. "Micromanaged by inept, indecisive leader"

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

    I have been working at Luther Rice Bible College & Seminary full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful professors, completely dedicated longtime staff members, and well respected alumni. Students are changing the world. Good vacation time. Paid on time.

    Cons

    University's enrollment is dropping, employees have been laid off due to cost saving measures and "successes" are measured by decline is not as bad as predicted. For a school not regionally accredited, the future does not look good. President has changed the name of the institution at least 5 times in the last 10 years. He retains his retired friends with no responsibilities or KPI's as "administrators" at full salary while others are let go. Shameful. Very sad as students rack up $40K in student debt, they will not receive a regionally accredited degree. President's sole vision for the future is to keep college afloat until he and his buddies retire. Culture is toxic and employees are fearful for their jobs. Everything is dependent upon the wishes and changing desires of the president.

    Advice to Management

    Immediately retire the president and fire his "administrative" buddies. It is borderline immoral for them to remain on the payroll as hardworking employees are sacrificing. Name a board who will stand up to the president, hold him accountable and show initiative and a backbone. Bring him outside leadership who have been successful at institutions LR seeks to emulate. Few have held positions outside of LR and do not possess the outside experience to guide LR to success.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Wonderful professors and employees, very inept administration"

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

    I have been working at Luther Rice Bible College & Seminary full-time

    Pros

    Professors and staff truly care for the students and are passionate about what they do. Excellent people and true scholars. Vacation time is good and flexible in days off.

    Cons

    Very little vision for the university. President has a problem of micromanaging everyone on campus and determines when employees leave for home, who has what desk and which office. He is a kind man but lacks the ability to stick with his decisions and see them through. The times he initiated a new plan mid-catalogue and then later changed his mind and frustrated all the students and staff are too numerous to count. The school's name has changed at least 5 times in the last 10 years. Very, very doubtful the school will get regional accreditation. President plays favorites to where it is embarrassing and demoralizing to the staff the games he plays. He takes longtime employees in admissions, finance, business office, and other areas for granted but elevates employees who have short tenures with the university due to his fascination with accounting majors. Allows his longtime friends (25+ years) to stay on as professors without PhD's while other profs are let go without theirs. President even has an office next to his where whomever is his current favorite resides. Staff and faculty have to make benefit cuts and not get pay raises but president keeps his retired longtime friends (former administrators) on the payroll as consultants without any responsibilities or even expectation to visit campus regularly.

    Advice to Management

    Retire the president and eliminate from the payroll his old buddies, get a board who will hold the president accountable. Establish a clear vision which will be pursued and bring in fresh leadership who have excelled elsewhere. Be a true university with more than just religion courses and offer general education. Get regional accreditation.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Be Careful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The time off is excellent, a lot of balance. The overall mission is excellent .

    Cons

    Management is outdated. Top level management has been around in same position for at least 10 years and are not very open to change. Change is a crawl. No opportunities for advancement and favoritism is high.

    Advice to Management

    Higher new, and more competent, younger management to take the company further.