National University Reviews

Updated Jan 13, 2021

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National University Chancellor  Dr. Michael R. Cunningham (no image)
Dr. Michael R. Cunningham
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  • "low pay, lots of changes suddenly(in 41 reviews)

  • "University is restructuring some of its core staff (namely Admissions) My current role is moving from Admissions Counselor to Enrollment Counselor(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "great company culture"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Instructor in Evanston, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at National University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work hard and you will be rewarded, enjoyed everyone I worked with

    Cons

    long hours and a long commute

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  2. "Great Job Environment"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -NU offers internal promotions constantly

    Cons

    - Low pay compared to other universities


  3. "Benefits"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    education benefits, medical, dental, retirement

    Cons

    career advancement is minimal, and amount of pay for workload

  4. "Pay vs. benefits"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Student Services Representative in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at National University full-time

    Pros

    Good insurance, retirement, and study benefits.

    Cons

    The pay for any position under a director position is pretty low

  5. "Company Review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at National University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Generous number of holidays, including 2 weeks during Xmas

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for growth potential

  6. "Please increase the benefits"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent 401K match provided by employer

    Cons

    Not much benefits and salary

  7. "pay rate"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Student Concierge Services in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at National University full-time

    Pros

    a lot of free time

    Cons

    very low pay with no salary increase

  8. "Nice place to start off one's career."

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The laid back work environment

    Cons

    Not open to new ideas for development

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  9. "Terrible Leadership"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Education Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National University full-time

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were competitive

    Cons

    Terrible management, ego maniacs, lacked big picture vision, only cared about themselves, not the students.

  10. "Great experience and opportunity to give back"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I love getting to connect with students and help them make important connections relevant to their work.

    Cons

    I don't have much, I feel supported and teach courses where I feel strong.

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