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NSU (Nova Southeastern University) Reviews

Updated June 18, 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 11 reviews)

  • "Low pay compared to other universities" (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, easy to work with.

    Cons

    There are no cons at NSU.


  2. "Student Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant/Data Processor in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Student Assistant/Data Processor in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly and stress-free environment.

    Cons

    Low pay and mostly work-study position available for students.

    Advice to Management

    Great people and know how to manage the people hat work under them.

  3. "Life at NSU"

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

    I have been working at NSU (Nova Southeastern University) full-time

    Pros

    Great insurance. Vacation/Sick/Personal time. Lead back and Monday-Friday kind of job

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other universities


  4. "Assistant Professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NSU (Nova Southeastern University) full-time

    Pros

    great location and climate, type of job

    Cons

    teaching load is too high


  5. "Lifeguard/pool maintenance. Clean the pool, and oversee meets."

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of study/hw time, good people. The break room is very spacious with great air conditioning and fresh water!

    Cons

    The florida sun/florida rain can ruin the day at any moment. Over the summer, the camp counselors get really needy about lifeguards taking over their job while they flirt with each other.


  6. "Good Benefits"

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

    I have been working at NSU (Nova Southeastern University) full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great for retirement and tuition

    Cons

    Pay could be a lot better for hourly employees


  7. "Lukewarm"

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, majority of faculty and staff are friendly and easy to work beside.

    Cons

    Low pay, systemic command and control manamgent style. A culture of fear--I won't even put my name on this for fear of repriasel.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace collaberative, participative leadership style. Far too many talented people leaving having spent long hours trying to move the culture. It will have to come from the Top-Down.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Steer clear"

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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

    Change starts from the top


  9. "great work environment to be part of"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NSU (Nova Southeastern University) full-time

    Pros

    Great people surrounding the work environment

    Cons

    low paying jobs, could be better


  10. Helpful (3)

    "No growth, non competitive salaries"

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

    I worked at NSU (Nova Southeastern University) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement and the week of Christmas the university is closed.

    Cons

    Poor leadership (president) and administration. Misuse of money for extravagant events and no salary or growth opportunities for managers.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the knowledge of your employees and allow for creativity to grow the university. The more you micro manage people, the less they want to contribute.


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