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North Park University Reviews

Updated September 3, 2017
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  1. "Short Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at North Park University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Location
    Work place environment
    Professional development opportunities

    Cons

    Salary
    Long hours
    Retaining talented individuals
    Work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Retain your good employees


  2. "Undergraduate Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at North Park University full-time

    Pros

    Positive work environment
    nice education benefits

    Cons

    not a lot of opportunity for upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    create incentives/opportunities for growth

  3. "Terrible Upper Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Work hours and pay is ok

    Cons

    North Park University is one of the most racist institutions I have ever worked for. Not only are they discriminatory against African Americans but to any minority group...including women. There are people of color who have been here for years and have never been promoted because all of the manager are Caucasian men and a few Caucasian women sprinkled in. Since I have been working here there have been a number of people of color fired or demoted for "unexplainable reasons"

    Advice to Management

    How about start believing and showing some of the values that you preach to people on the outside of the institution? How about embrace diversity with your staff and faculty?


  4. "Unorganized"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at North Park University full-time

    Pros

    Small campus, so it has a home-y feel. Little oversight, ability to work independently.

    Cons

    With little oversight means no direction. It also means you can never get any responses, no matter who you are trying to contact, or the importance of the subject matter.
    Leadership is completely lost, and they are going through a lot of leadership change. Three key roles of leadership have been fired in the last month, and the President is retiring at the end of this school year (this is a good thing, but means there will be a lot of change).
    The biggest issue is that they do not value anyone internally. I have been an employee for 2 years and when trying to advance my career with the university I could not even get a response regarding roles I had applied for and even interviewed for. I also was not able to attend a one day training on a weekend, with only 3 days notice, so I was not even considered for a position. Simply because I had a prior work commitment. Pretty disrespectful to treat a current employee in such manner - especially since none of this information was communicated and I couldn't get a response when I tried to receive clarification and be proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. Especially those who try to go above and beyond, and who want to contribute to the organization. If you value your programs at all, a graduate student applying for a job internally with your masters degree should at the VERY least get an email response. I will now take my graduate degree obtained at this university and apply it elsewhere.


  5. "Graduate Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at North Park University part-time

    Pros

    Worked well with my classes.

    Cons

    Late nights, especially during finals.


  6. "Great place to work - depending on the department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at North Park University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    North Park is friendly and has a "family" feel to it - everyone is willing to work with you, help you learn, and to get to know you.

    Cons

    Your work load responsibilities depend on which department you're in - if you work in an unorganized department with problematic management your only hope is to transfer elsewhere on campus.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication.


  7. "Values and Service at the Core of its Mission"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at North Park University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good healthy academic environment with faculty committed to making the university experience enriching and inviting. The campus has improved at an astonishing rate.

    Cons

    The pay for part-time faculty is very low, and sometimes it's difficult to find parking because students are permitted to park in areas reserved for faculty. A "business" model is revered by some at this institution, introducing such terms as "client services" for student IT support. IT in general has a history of not listening to the folks whose work takes place in the classroom. Steamrolling ahead on such subjects as removing all VCR's from classrooms with great conviction and no apology is one physical manifestation of this attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay for adjunct faculty; Don't start at the base salary for a returning adjunct

  8. "Great University, OK Work Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at North Park University full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, nice benefits, great core values

    Cons

    Lots of internal strife, unprofessionalism that goes unchecked


  9. "Provost Office Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great university with tremendous faculty.

    Cons

    I did not receive enough working hours

    Advice to Management

    The university does a great job in cultivating staff.


  10. "Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at North Park University full-time

    Pros

    Warm Community, Flexible Environment, Learning Community, Values of Diversity

    Cons

    When working at NPU, you must understand that salary ranges are just simply 10-20 thousand less than industry standard. The trade off is an engaging community and positive environment, dependent on your department.


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