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Neumont University Reviews

Updated May 1, 2017
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  1. "Student Worker Position"

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    Current Intern - Marketing Student in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Intern - Marketing Student in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Neumont University as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    A good balance between school and work. Picking up a few dollars every couple of weeks was nice.

    Cons

    Hours aren't consistent so this shouldn't be someone's main source of income


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Member in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Member in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Good school, nice people, fun location in the heart of downtown SLC. You are surrounded by mostly eager students who want to learn computer science.

    Cons

    Teaching load is heavy. You are in the classroom four hours a day typically. Not a lot of opportunities to develop expertise when you are constantly teaching and grading and developing new courses.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Passionate staff, amazing product, burnout risk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Neumont University full-time

    Pros

    Great product. They really provide the best Computer Science education available to students. Very innovative approach and they provide students with lots of support and resources. The staff and faculty are passionate about the mission of the school.

    Cons

    Staff burn out happens periodically. The company is understaffed, and the existing staff fills in the gaps. Higher staff turnover and higher stress than other places I've worked. Also, small company, so there isn't much room for upward career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Executive office needs to improve staff recognition and development. Increase staffing and you will probably improve turnover problem!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Students for Students"

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    Former Employee - Academic Coach in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Academic Coach in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Neumont University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great faculty and helping fellow students is always a good feeling. Supplemental pay for student life is always a plus.

    Cons

    Sometimes faculty and students are unwilling to cooperate. Scheduling sometimes makes it difficult to get students together outside of class. Much of the job is "playing by ear"

    Advice to Management

    It would be great to see more widespread support for the student positions. They could be something really great if they were more entwined in the curriculum.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fast Pace, hard working and a bang for your buck."

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    Current Employee - Student in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Student in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends

    Pros

    *Great networking with well named companies (ie, IBM, Microsoft, Google, REI systems)
    *Start programming day one.
    *Actual group project experience
    *Real Internship projects for the last three quarters
    *Great Order Activities to allow the student to release some stress and have fun (Order names: Behind The Screen, Game Shark Order, The Game Gurus)
    *Get your Bachelors degree in two and a half years instead of four.

    Cons

    *High stress levels.
    *High work load.
    *Some classes will be in "beta phase" which means a lower chance of passing classes.
    *No longer have specialized teachers teaching what they are specialized in.
    *Will have constant schedule issues and can get behind on graduating easily.
    *You are limited to the type of laptop you are allowed to use at Neumont University
    *Neumont University does not focus on C++ or any other languages except C# and Java. (They have recently explored Objective C, but only in small doses)
    *Neumont University does not focus on Databases. They only provide two classes, which only exposes you to MSSQL.
    *Tutoring is no longer specialized and now generalized. Which means it's hard to find help from tutors for specific subjects.
    *Quarter system has now been split into sprints. Which means you only have five weeks instead of ten to learn the same amount of information. This causes information to be lost within the cracks and just allows the student to be exposed to the language instead of actually learning it.
    *The online courses are awful. They currently have "Sets and Probabilities", among other math classes as online courses.

    Advice to Management

    Some classes should not be on the sprint system. It feels like Neumont University is now trying to produce cookie cutter programmers instead of quality programmers.

    Neumont University needs to branch out to other languages other than C# and Java.

    Please keep the specialized teachers teaching what they are specialized in. Allow the students to get what they are paying for - "Quality Knowledge".

    If you are going to have a "Beta Phase" class, give the students a fair chance to pass the class instead of failing the majority of them because the beta phase failed.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Neumont University is a great place to learn and work."

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    Current Employee - Instructor in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Instructor in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent faculty and staff.
    Fun and open work environment.
    A place that is dedicated to high-quality teaching and mentoring.
    It gives you a real sense of accomplishment to work with our students.
    Very flexible work schedule when class is out.

    Cons

    High work load during the academic quarters.
    Grading and prep takes a lot of time.
    Not many opportunities for promotion and advancement - it's a rather flat organization

    Advice to Management

    Don't focus too much on the bottom line - there needs to be room for flexibility and depth.
    The faculty is somewhat under-staffed. You need to be open to more hires.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Tutoring, its a hard job, but somebody has to do it."

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    Former Employee - Student Tutor in West Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Student Tutor in West Jordan, UT
    Recommends

    Pros

    The location as a student of Neumont was great as a student.
    The hours were also great as a student.
    The compensation plan was very fair and would have been almost worth my time at the higher level classes.

    Cons

    Hardly anyone came in for tutoring.
    Grading sucks unless you like to do it.
    I could find a better paying job in the field that was just as flexible with the time and the location.
    The hours became harder to come by in the end due to money restrictions.
    It was only a part time job so there were no benefits to speak of.
    I also did not like the time tracker, as it was ineffective in reporting my hours.

    Advice to Management

    nothing really to say here.

  8. "Resident Advisor"

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

    Pros

    The community and work environment is fantastic. I worked with a great set of individuals, and it's really fun working with students in the housing program.

    Cons

    There were days and duties that I did not expect would take up all of my weekend once in a while. Moving furniture gets tiresome after a few hours, and the organization of housing move in activities can be frustrating.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great school with dedicated staff."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Neumont University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great students, great mission, dedicated faculty and staff.

    Cons

    Small school so you must wear a lot of hats. This is mostly good and creates some great learning opportunities, but it also creates stressful situations when.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Tutor/TA"

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    Current Employee - Tutor
    Current Employee - Tutor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Neumont University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome talented students to work with
    Lots of freedom for tutoring and your approach

    Cons

    Some teachers aren't well organized
    Students will blame you for a lot


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