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NSU (Nova Southeastern University) Reviews

Updated September 19, 2018
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NSU (Nova Southeastern University) President & CEO George L. Hanbury II
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  • "No room for growth, no pay increaes" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Low pay compared to other universities" (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "help desk technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NSU (Nova Southeastern University) part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great co-workers and a great boss.

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons.


  2. "Great position and job"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NSU (Nova Southeastern University) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great position, learn a lot, adding a lot to my experience, great team & communication

    Cons

    not enough pay for all the work I do

  3. "HR doesn't protect employees"

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

    I worked at NSU (Nova Southeastern University) full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, some of the staff are good and some very phony

    Cons

    employees are not protected even though HR makes you believe they are there for you

    Advice to Management

    investigate issues fairly


  4. "Communication System Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NSU (Nova Southeastern University) full-time

    Pros

    Health benefits, uniforms provided, co workers

    Cons

    Low pay, schedules are not flexible, management loves drama


  5. "NSU Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager of Division of EMS Education and Training in Davie, FL
    Current Employee - Manager of Division of EMS Education and Training in Davie, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NSU (Nova Southeastern University) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    NSU has some of the best benefits for Single people. Once you have children though, I hear it becomes a little difficult. Great vacation, personal and sick time options and great professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    I would say work place culture varies greatly from College to college and some people are great to work for and others not so much. However, NSU as a whole has a dedication to constantly improving the lives of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    More fun!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Public Safety Officer - False Advertisement on Pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davie, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davie, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NSU (Nova Southeastern University) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tuition waiver if you want to attend NSU 2 classes/courses paid per term, health insurance, wear uniform so no need to decide on what to wear, great co-workers, lots of overtime, double pay on holidays, no copay health care on campus at the employee clinic, employee privileges throughout campus

    Cons

    Pay is NOT negotiable, starts at $12.02 per hr, the department operates 24/7, 3 shifts, you are assigned to the shift that needs the most employees - NOT negotiable, most employees are sent to the overnight shift (1130pm-0730am), you can forget about your weekends/holidays/special occasions as you have to work on those days unless its your day off. Its highly unlikely that you will get a weekend off. NO ROOM to grow. As a Officer you have the option to become a supervisor/coordinator but only if there is an openings which are rare and only a few positions are available. Once you become a supervisor - its a dead end. $0.30 raise a year if the president approves it in his budget, meanwhile he's making $1.7 million a year.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees a raise, the current pay has not increase for years/decade, meanwhile the cost of living has.


  7. "Customer Service Representative I"

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    Former Employee - Enrollment Representative in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Enrollment Representative in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NSU (Nova Southeastern University) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Health benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    No room for growth. The job description state the hiring range is between $13.20 to $14.86, that's a lie. You start off at $13.25 no matter how many years of experience you have. The pay is non negotiable.

    Advice to Management

    Speed up the training process at the call center.

  8. "Lower any expectations you have"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst II in Davie, FL
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst II in Davie, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NSU (Nova Southeastern University) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The average person who works there is timid and easy to get along with. There is a free week off around Christmas for all employees, and there are plenty of places around to go for lunch

    Cons

    NSU is a stagnant organization that uses incredibly irrelevant technology compared to the wider business world combined with a complete lack of modern development practices,
    below average pay, and cronyism in management.

    This was my first job out of college so I did not really have anything to compare it to professionally but I have since found much better more fulfilling jobs, if you work here
    as a developer be aware that nothing that you do will be applicable outside of Higher Education, the stack that you use will mostly be proprietary to a third party company,
    they use TFS but managers do not actually understand what agile means. There is very notably a culture of fear in all employees except for the friends of the CIO who are all in
    upper management/director positions: the "Kaplan" crew. There is also no work from home policy, and there has not been a cost-of-living raise in over two years.

    If this sounds like an OK or Ideal place to work for you then you will fit right in, otherwise if you have any other options and any real marketable skill I suggest you steer clear of NSU.

    These are all true statements and NSU keeps paying to remove these reviews and I am fine with this.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people from within, give a COL raise to keep up with inflation, and treat the people who stop the schools technology from imploding better.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop threatening Glassdoor to remove these reviews. People deserve to know what they are getting into and to know the truth.


  9. "Instructional designer"

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    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Davie, FL
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Davie, FL

    I have been working at NSU (Nova Southeastern University) part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opputunity, ok pay, flexible, can study on job

    Cons

    none none none none none

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Poor Culture & Terrible Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NSU (Nova Southeastern University) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    No pros that I ever found.

    Cons

    Healthcare premiums are outrageous. They make it clear that they are not a family-friendly employer. They make you pay an entire month of premiums once you're hired, no matter what day you start. Then when you leave they make you pay an entire month, no matter what day you give notice. They also shut your healthcare coverage off on your last day, forcing you to either go uninsured or pay for Cobra until your new coverage kicks in (you pay for coverage, they keep the money and take your healthcare insurance away). HR does not care about you as an employee at all. Policies provide no transparency whatsoever. They pay executive level and VPs a ton, and lower level employees almost nothing. As a result, they end up with upper lazy upper management who hires only their friends and nothing gets done. This is even evident in parking - management get reserved spots feet from the front door that generally stay empty and anyone else has to walk from far away garages. The organization has no interest in moving forward, implementing good tech solutions, sharing best practices with other higher ed institutions, or bettering itself on any level. They are content to siloh themselves and push impossible enrollment goals on the few competent employees they have in the various colleges. All this makes for a negative culture, no sense of common goals or teamwork, generally miserable employees, and high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the departments that are looking out the university and listen to their recommendations. Get rid of the long term management that has no interest in pushing the organization toward the future and adopting new solutions (tech and compliance).


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