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Lynn University Reviews

Updated September 6, 2018
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  1. "Student Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lynn University part-time

    Pros

    Excellent Mangement
    Best place to start as a student

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  2. "A great place to build confidence for future employment opportunities"

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

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

    Pros

    Lynn is a very unique place. I guarantee it will be unlike anywhere you've ever worked before. People are incredibly friendly, the grounds are beautiful, but there are many glitches. I'll lead with the positives though; generous time off (full 3 paid weeks off for winter break, the ability to leave at 4pm every day during the summer), and tons of free and delicious food. Also, Lynn is a university largely for students with severe learning disabilities, which is a beautiful thing!!!!

    Cons

    The quote of, "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people," is a true summary of Lynn. Let's just say there's a ton of "people discussing" there... It feels like high school (or worse!) all over again in the sense that your colleagues WILL be saying things about you the moment you leave the room, or think you're out of ear-shot. Instead of focusing on their own individual work, colleagues discuss the frequency of times some one used the bathroom in a day, what they think you did when you used a PTO day (people are audacious enough to ask incredibly personal questions about why you took a sick day, and will tell your manager if they think you are lying), make inappropriate comments about people's appearances, and essentially gossip all day long since the work is not challenging. This is because many department heads encourage their subordinates to rat on each other and will get special treatment if they do.

    Advice to Management

    Base promotions and opinions of employees purely off performance and nothing else.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Do not wish to say"

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

    I worked at Lynn University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great staff & flexibility in workday schedule with some departments. I worked here for over a decade with increasing responsibilities. Opportunities you would not have elsewhere come quickly if you are liked. Some incredibly bright faculty and collaboration is possible if you are liked.

    Cons

    Management tend to believe they know everything, yet show little understanding of basic higher education concepts or leadership.. highest level of management seems to have a frat boy mentality. Seem to follow trends that don’t match the student body because they sound good at the moment versus a long term strategy. Students are nice for the most part but are significantly unprepared (and are unaware of how unprepared they are). If the students come from a higher SES, administration let’s them get away with anything where as other students with lower SES would be dismissed. If you are not liked you will not go farno matter your level of knowledge or expertise. Low pay and very long hours. They will work you until you have nothing left to give. Nepotism is rampant. Admissions let’s in anyone then states it is the remaining universty’s Fault they can’t retain the students despite their very low GPA’s upon entering university. Very territorial between departments and faculty. No one really seems to want to deal with the underlying problems if the solution is too hard, costly or time consuming.

    Advice to Management

    Do your research before jumping into new ventures before you have the school running like a higher ed institution. Your staff deserves higher pay scales for the hours they work and what they contribute to the university/students. Stop the nepotism, sexism and favoritism of administration; you’re driving hard workers away that want to stay.


  4. "Nice job"

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    Current Employee - Student Library Assistant in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Student Library Assistant in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lynn University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work
    nice boss
    easy job
    nice environment
    calm space

    Cons

    Pay could be limited
    pretty boring
    students are privilege and a bit of a brat
    certain co-workers could be annoying
    Cold office

    Advice to Management

    If you're a student, i'd recommend it.


  5. "Fast Paced and forward thinking"

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

    I have been working at Lynn University full-time

    Pros

    If you have an idea there are people on the campus that will listen. You have the freedom to explore possibilities. President Ross believes that the campus community works hard and he recognized that with crazy time off during the holidays.

    Cons

    There is little room for growth as a mid-level professional


  6. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Director in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lynn University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The students were amazing. The faculty and staff were outstanding.

    Cons

    The administration is disconnected. They say one thing and do something else. They do not want to be educated because they believe they know how to do everything already.


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Professor in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Professor in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Knowledgeable faculty, friendly staff, bright and talented students.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  8. "Amazing 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 Lynn University full-time

    Pros

    Commitment to University's mission and strategic plan.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can feel exclusive.


  9. "Great Place to work with plenty of opportunity to grow."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lynn University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Growth, Talented leaders, Solid employee development

    Cons

    Non-tenure track means that administration makes the rules.


  10. "Interesting Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the friendliest places in South Florida. The staff is excellent and the students are nice (not always the brightest or most ambitious but still).

    Cons

    There is a lot of unprofessionalism due in part I'm afraid because the salaries are not that great.

    Advice to Management

    If you have talented employees, reward them.


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