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Northwood University Reviews

Updated October 26, 2017
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  • There are no cons of working here (in 3 reviews)

  • Tactics are developed by a really bad consulting agency (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Student Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwood University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning potential, hectic work to maximize your abilities to full usuage

    Cons

    no pay for hourly jobs on National Holiday

    Advice to Management

    Perks for Student Employees be increased and they should be treated well and taken care of as Normal Employees


  2. "Campus Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northwood University full-time

    Pros

    The campus facilities are being updated.

    Cons

    Opportunities for professional growth are very limited.

  3. "Good benefits and work-life balance. Poorly executed vision."

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    Former Employee - International Admissions Representative in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - International Admissions Representative in Midland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northwood University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff was very friendly and welcoming. Was a part of a great small team within the university. Co-workers were fantastic to work with.

    Cons

    There was a lack of strong leadership leading the various departments. Managers were nice but need to make definitive decisions and enforce policy and organization goals. In general, employees had too many responsibilities that made it difficult to focus on their core purpose and do it very well.

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions, communicate expectations clearly, and follow through with plans. Employ positive minded people with a helpful and giving nature and weed out those that don't perform their duties to expectations.


  4. "Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northwood University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, great staff and students. Great campus. Lots of opportunity.

    Cons

    Sometimes there wasn't enough work to do.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Coach"

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

    I worked at Northwood University full-time

    Pros

    Campus was nice, friendly people.

    Cons

    Changed over to Keiser U, lot of kids were transferring, didn't seem like a ton of job security


  6. "Athletic Program lacked focus on actual needs"

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    Former Employee - Head Coach in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Head Coach in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    A nice campus and faculty

    Cons

    A lack of any real understanding of how to market and make the University work doomed it to its current status as a Keiser University campus.

    Advice to Management

    Understand your product and how to sell it.


  7. "NU Review"

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

    I have been working at Northwood University full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great education for graduating students

    Cons

    Micromanaged, administration problems, lack of work/life balance

  8. "Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwood University part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Company who offers adult learners the opportunity to earn a four-year degree from a private university on a community college campus. Staff is very helpful and friendly.

    Cons

    A lot of pressure to process students in a timely manner.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more support for field staff.


  9. "Student Ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwood University part-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed the freedom in working hours

    Cons

    The low pay for this job.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Admissions"

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    Former Employee - Admissions
    Former Employee - Admissions
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I cannot think of anything right now.

    Cons

    Fear based methods. Unethical recruiting. School advertises a certain GPA for admissions. But, really it is an open entry school. Tactics are developed by a really bad consulting agency.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring managers from Dorsey. Most managers come from failing institutions.


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