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North Park University Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work - depending on the department"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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


  3. "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


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  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "Groundskeeper"

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    Current Employee - Groundskeeper in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Groundskeeper in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at North Park University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free schooling for full time employees for up to 5 years
    Health and dental with retirement
    Laid back management great PTO

    Cons

    Some strong office politics which can be frustrating

    Advice to Management

    Need to do a better job in promoting people


  8. "Nice coworkers but low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at North Park University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great flexibility and enjoyable coworkers. Students are appreciative.

    Cons

    Underpaid, overworked employees and senior management is not progressive in their approach towards growing their student body or improving their degree programs. Very stuck in traditional ways of doing things and resistant to invest in their employees or their academic programs. Very little opportunity for advancement. For a christian university, policies and communication styles are very hypocritical.

    Advice to Management

    Accept that if you want to attract good students and have happy employees you will have to invest in your staff/faculty and in your degree programs.


  9. "Front desk agent"

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    Former Employee - Desk Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Desk Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at North Park University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great for school schedule

    Cons

    Upper management needs better training


  10. "Great colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    The employees are fantastic, as are most students

    Cons

    Resources can be low. Some individuals take on most of the burden.


  11. "small liberal arts school"

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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

    flexibility in work/life balance as a liberal arts school

    Cons

    general culture, inequity in faculty responsibilities



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