Nexford University Reviews
80% would recommend to a friend
(54 total reviews)
Fadl Al Tarzi
89% approve of CEO
The latest conversations about Teachers
Got a burning question about Nexford University? Just ask!
On Glassdoor, you can share insights and advice anonymously with Nexford University employees and get real answers from people on the inside.
Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
Excerpts from user reviews, not authored by Glassdoor
- "Being part of a global team while assisting people from other countries and cultures to reach their academic dreams." (in 9 reviews)
- "If you want to contribute to a global institution with a contemporary approach that welcomes competent people from different backgrounds, then Nexford is for you." (in 5 reviews)
- "everyone is approachable, no matter what role, department or country they work in" (in 3 reviews)
- "Salary was competitive – but unfortunately that doesn't make up for the negative impact it had on my mental health." (in 3 reviews)
- "Team work is exceptional and the opportunities for growth abound." (in 3 reviews)
Found 54 of over 66 reviews
Updated Nov 7, 2023
- Most Recent
- Highest Rating
- Lowest Rating
- 5.0Sep 2, 2019Vice President Academic InnovationCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearVenice, FL
I have worked in Higher Education for 20 years. I have been fortunate to work for many innovative colleges and universities. Building a university from "scratch" is a huge undertaking. It requires a mission focused environment that is characterized by flexibility, adaptability, willingness to support each other and shift in a VUCA environment. The support, willingness to go over and beyond to create the next generation learning experience is amazing. This is the place for individuals that are innovative and creative in a place of ambiguity...it is the perfect playground for those who want to be a part of a significant change.
Innovation can create fear and anxiety in some individuals. You have to be willing to make order out of perceived chaos and be comfortable with this. The management has always been focused on the priorities; however, the tactics do change and shift at a rapid pace. This is not for everyone.5
- 3.0Nov 4, 2022ProfessorCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Flexible schedule, friendly people, eager students.
These folks do not take plagiarism seriously. Students submit papers that are 80-90% plagiarized and you are expected to give them a passing grade. Most of the students are based in Africa and have no idea what plagiarism is. They are also unfamiliar with referencing and grammar. When staff ask about it they are told "it's cultural." So what? It is still plagiarism.4
- 5.0Aug 23, 2019Chief Academic OfficerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearFort Lauderdale, FL
I have been in higher education for more than 20 years but working with a team that is absolutely global has given me the knowledge, expertise, and context that no other higher education institution or academic project has. I get to work with people from around the world that come from all over the world! From Poland to Bermuda to Egypt to Ireland and of course, the United States, Europe, Africa, the Philippines and hey, even the Americas. Nexford serves its mission internally by enabling its global workforce to form part of the design and launch of the first Next Gen University in the world and in doing so, we have improved many lives and bettered many societies. Nexford teaches me a new lesson every day, both personal and professional. And of course, you don't get to build a university from the scratch every day so this boot camp has been the most rewarding experience thus far. Keep it coming, NXU!
Hard work, work hard..but also play harder! The launch of an American Online University around the globe is not easy--requires lots of commitment, lots of resilience, lots of empathy, and most importantly, lots of patience. We have made many accomplishments in record time but it has been exhausting. We constantly have to remind ourselves to take a break or we can get carried away. The excitement of the organization can absorb you and finding the work/life balance is often challenging.5
- 5.0Aug 27, 2019Director of Learner SuccessCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearBoston, MA
There are a number of pros to working for NXU: *Being part of a mission-driven organization with an outstanding set of educational and economic-/social-empowerment goals at its core *Being part of a highly talented, hard-working team *Having global colleagues from widely diverse personal and professional backgrounds *Working in a highly creative and ever-evolving environment *Putting my skills to the test every day *Learning something new every day *Working with a high degree of autonomy *Working in a 'borderless' organization with an 'ideas before roles' operating philosophy *Being part of a great building effort *Having the support of colleagues (and leaders), who are sweating just as much equity as I am *Having an opportunity to help solve very interesting puzzles *Working with, and on behalf of, growing numbers of deserving learners *Doing my part to 'pay it forward'
As other colleagues of mine on this page have noted: NXU is a startup. Almost by definition it presents all sorts of challenges. I don't really see this as a con, however, simply as part of what comes with building something from scratch, and with chasing after ambitious goals. The only other 'con' I'd note is a matter of predilection: as one of NXU's globe-scattered staff, I work solo. My career before joining NXU was entirely in brick-and-mortar universities. The switch to on-line education was, in many ways, a leap for me -- in particular as concerns my day-to-day working relationship with colleagues. I now regard the benefits of working remotely to be great, and it's the nature of of the work that I be in regular contact with colleagues around the world. But this shift in perspective did come with a 'personal learning curve' for sure.4
- 3.0Jan 11, 2021Associate FacultyFormer Employee, less than 1 yearWashington, DC
Management listens to your concerns but can't do anything
work/life balance is really poor. Be prepared to work 60 hours a week4
- 5.0Nov 7, 2023Working StudentCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsLagos
The flexibility of studying and working concurrently The flexibility of tuition monthly payment
The rising exchange rate of the dollar in Nigeria has made tuition expensive and somewhat difficult to keep up with.
- 5.0Sep 27, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Working in Nexford offers several notable advantages. Firstly, the stability of a regular income. Additionally, the opportunity for career growth within a structured environment . The chance to collaborate with colleagues fosters creativity, and access to resources and benefits contributes to overall job satisfaction.
Working at Nexford can be an exciting and challenging experience due to its fast-paced environment. It's essential for individuals to thrive in such a setting, as it offers the chance to grow, learn, and excel. If you're someone who doesn't enjoy dynamic and fast-moving workplaces, Nexford could be the right fit for your career aspirations
- 5.0Oct 22, 2023Health Care Support WorkerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsPort Harcourt
I have the potential and credibility to work
Work under pressure and good time manager very caring and happy carrying my duties
- 5.0Sep 26, 2023People TeamCurrent Employee
Place of work Flexibility. Multicultural Team Open door Policy Innovative thought process encouraged
Time difference between team members can be a little tedious, but not too much.
- 4.0Sep 11, 2023Sales ManagerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearLagos
A supposed setting of family in the workplace.
Not a good place for young career person to work. No training, and no support to help those with challenge. Instead, you are shown the way out instead of management to help you solve problems.
Nexford University Reviews FAQs
Nexford University has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 66 reviews left anonymously by employees. 80% of employees would recommend working at Nexford University to a friend and 78% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.
80% of Nexford University employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Nexford University 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 4.1 for career opportunities.