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Updated January 30, 2017
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  1. "Adjunct faculty"

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

    Pros

    flexibility and that's pretty much it. full time existing program faculty are available and responsive

    Cons

    not enough courses therefore consistently planning life is difficult without a uniform schedule on which to depend


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Going down hill"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National Louis University full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Low morale among employees. People are overworked, confused as to what management wants. Poor communication between lower level employees and leadership. Leadership looks for improvements where improvements are not needed creating chaos and high stress levels among employees. Good people are quiting or are on a verge of quiting. Micromanaging. No raises:(

    Advice to Management

    Please be clear what you want and let us do our jobs.

    National Louis University Response

    Jan 31, 2017 – Sr HR Generalist

    We couldn't agree more, NLU benefits are good and the work-life balance just showcases how much of a family environment we really are. Management have made a great effort to share the strategic plan ... More


  3. "Adjunct Professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Louis University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well known institution. Becoming more visible and marketing the school. Stable university.

    Cons

    Sometime their are limited classes. Support for adjunct staff.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Adm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National Louis University full-time

    Pros

    My co-workers, they are great group of people.

    Cons

    University is extremely top heavy, low enrollment but enrollment department is fully staffed.


  6. "Administrative"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Louis University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good place to work

    Cons

    Many managers appear to busy to work with the Federal Work Study Students

    Advice to Management

    Have more empathy for student workers


  7. Helpful (1)

    "NLU- Ilinois"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good vacation time, tuition waiver, tuition exchange

    Cons

    lack of career growth, no merit increase


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Does not value employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    My coworkers and location of campus

    Cons

    Can barely live of the salary. Not even a cost of living raise two years in a row. Manager is the worst I have ever had. Controlling, condescending and demeaning. Various complaints to HR and director about her and nothing done.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees! Pay people who have been there longer less then those who just started. Does not give team raises and then creates a whole new position despite being told we don't have budget for raises. Whole team went to management to express concerns about our terrible direct manager and absolutely nothing was done. Great coworkers but not valued whatsoever. What a shame.

    National Louis University Response

    Jan 31, 2017 – Sr HR Generalist

    We in Human Resources value our employees and take complaints seriously. If you continue to experience problems, please reach out the HR team.


  9. "Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Office was close to home

    Cons

    No pay raise in 4 years

    Advice to Management

    Treat people better


  10. Helpful (5)

    "It's good and hard at the same time"

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    Current Employee - Enrollment Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Enrollment Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My supervisor and her boss are highly ethical, kind, and great motivators. I trust them and have learned a lot from them. I see that our overall management team is striving to develop more leaders like the two of them and build a more collaborative, supportive culture.

    I am busy every day. For some people, that might be a Con, but I enjoy being highly engaged each day and the feeling of having accomplished a lot by the end of every day.

    The PTO and benefits are very good/competitive for area colleges and universities. This includes tuition benefits after 6 months of employment.

    Cons

    As a staff member, you are expected to accomplish A LOT with very few resources. On top of the high expectations, the pay is mediocre.

    Honestly, for a non-profit university, this institution has very high turnover in its staff. That can make building a positive environment and culture of collegiality very difficult. And while *my* bosses are awesome, a lot of the upper management has been there for far too long and have so much pressure on them that they don't have enough time to invest in their employees. Nor do they have time for their own professional development, so their management/leadership styles can be less than inspiring. I know of a handful of staff members who specifically left due to the "bullying" style of an upper manager in the Enrollment Department who has been known to make people cry.

    They literally, really, actually will enroll anyone with a pulse. Doesn't exactly make you feel like you're contributing to something special when their admissions standards are so low.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in professional development and training for your managers. Many of them have moved up over time, but lack key skills needed to inspire and support your student-facing staff members. Walk the walk, don't just talk the talk. We see through your cheerleading and feel crapped on a lot of the time. Your encouragement doesn't mean anything if we all feel overworked and have no administrative support in our department.

    National Louis University Response

    Jun 14, 2016 – Director of Employment

    Thank you for your honesty. We truly appreciate you and all of your colleagues in our Enrollment Department and it's great to hear of the respect you have for your manager!! NLU is committed to ... More


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Best days in the rear view mirror?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Louis University full-time

    Pros

    Once upon a time a leader in higher education innovation. Good people with good intentions. The mission is important to serve underserved populations. The new marketing campaign is cool.

    Cons

    The University has been on the decline for decades, but many long term employees are in denial and generally resistant to change. As a result, all efforts to bring about change and progress fail without grassroots support., Talented young faculty are scooped up by other institutions. Competitors have taken the NLU model and improved on it while NLU has stopped being the innovative place it once was. The current administration is hamstrung by years of bad management in the last twenty year.

    Advice to Management

    Without faculty buy in and support, it will be difficult to turn the ship around.

    National Louis University Response

    Jun 14, 2016 – Director of Employment

    Our new marketing campaign is cool! I hope that you've seized the numerous opportunities to share your thoughts and answered the call to offer solutions as we forge ahead - if not, please do so!



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