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Northern Kentucky University Reviews

Updated February 2, 2017
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Northern Kentucky University President Geoffrey S. Mearns
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Pros
  • Make your own schedule, great people to work with, and they're pretty understanding if things happen and you need to take some time off (in 5 reviews)

  • flexible schedule, easy and stress free job (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Lower pay, no raises, corporate expectations depending on your department (in 6 reviews)

  • Low morale, high work load, no pay raises (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Mobile Application Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mobile Applications Developer in Highland Heights, Campbell, KY
    Current Employee - Mobile Applications Developer in Highland Heights, Campbell, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Ability to set your own hours around your school schedule.
    Relaxed Environment.
    Peers are eager to help

    Cons

    Often the only person on a project.

    Advice to Management

    More input on keeping projects on track


  2. "started great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant
    Current Employee - Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Northern Kentucky University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great hours
    flexible
    patrons are cool
    another word for minimum

    Cons

    5 word minimum just to move on


  3. "msw"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Newport, KY
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Newport, KY

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

    Pros

    awesome! and good place to work

    Cons

    small and more affected by economy


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  5. "PT Wage"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northern Kentucky University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can create own schedule which is flexible

    Cons

    Not many clients, but other opportunities to supplement income.


  6. "Legislative liaison"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Kentucky University part-time

    Pros

    Amazing leadership team the people and staff made things fun. The university is very organized

    Cons

    They still used paper time sheets at the time which I found to be kind of out dated, that could have changed by now.

    Advice to Management

    Keep fighting the good fight, keep in mind that affordable tuition and a good education is better than nice shiny new things.


  7. "Audio Video Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audio/Video Specialist in Highland Heights, KY
    Former Employee - Audio/Video Specialist in Highland Heights, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northern Kentucky University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment for future learning. Patient, and growth oriented.

    Cons

    Lots of student based work. Low pay scales


  8. "NKU"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professor in Covington, KY
    Current Employee - Professor in Covington, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northern Kentucky University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Closeness to a large metropolitan area (Cincinnati)

    Cons

    Declining enrollment and declining budget

    Advice to Management

    expand pool for enrollment


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Business"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northern Kentucky University (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Students keep you young at heart.

    Cons

    No raises in several years

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff


  10. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northern Kentucky University full-time

    Pros

    Community spirit. Wonderful colleagues. Mid management is focused and hard working. Staff works hard and is willing to help.

    Cons

    Administrative leadership is struggling. The key leadership players scramble to figure out how to run a university. There is a lack of integrity and ethics among some of the leadership, including exec and senior vp.

    Advice to Management

    Review whether or not the correct leaders are leading the institution. Find a direction and stick to it. Quit changing messaging with the change of the wind.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Administrative Secretary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Family-like environment, encourage collaboration among departments, flexible work schedules, family-friendly hours

    Cons

    Employees have not received a raise in 5 years, low pay.

    Advice to Management

    In order to keep talented staff members, provided raises and pay more.



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