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Queens University of Charlotte Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor of Biology in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor of Biology in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Queens University of Charlotte part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great community, outreach, and location.

    Cons

    Pay is not so great, but it is part time work, after all.

    Advice to Management

    None. Love it here.


  2. "Nice People, Poor Management"

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

    I worked at Queens University of Charlotte full-time

    Pros

    Genuinely nice people; a lot of flexibility depending on your job; beautiful campus; convenient to downtown Charlotte; vibrancy of working for a college

    Cons

    Extreme focus on hierarchy and titles that stifles getting things done and creativity; lots of little fiefdoms; limited career advancement opportunities; overly consensus based culture; overall suffers from lack of clear leadership and ability for anyone to manage upwards; extremely immature in terms of operations

    Advice to Management

    Focus on operations and how to carry out a consistent strategy; focus more on ability and potential than the prestigious of someone's title; be honest with yourself about your position in the marketplace & how that marketplace is evolving

  3. "Its good"

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    Current Employee - Lead Producer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Lead Producer in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Queens University of Charlotte full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, helpful people, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Unwillingness to grow and develop


  4. "Assistant"

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

    I worked at Queens University of Charlotte part-time

    Pros

    Because this is a small school, there is a real sense of community.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  5. "Run far far away"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director
    Former Employee - Assistant Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Queens University of Charlotte full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice vacation/leave time. You'll want to use it... trust me.

    Cons

    Lack of recognition. Be aware of the staff who have been there for 10 years and aren't open to change - they will squash your creativity and shut you down. Be aware of Student Life... easily the most toxic and corrupt department of campus.

    Advice to Management

    It's time to clean house, and I don't know how you can't see it.


  6. "Fair representation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Queens University of Charlotte part-time

    Pros

    Great Supervisor to work for

    Cons

    Not enough hours available to work

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more tutoring for students


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Fair Warning: Steer Clear of Student Life"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Queens University of Charlotte full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The students are wonderful. The campus is idyllic. Somewhat flexible schedule; floating holiday every year and good VAC/Sick time accrual. Once you find your niche of people, it is a wonderful feeling; there are some true gems at Queens. There are a handful in upper administration who truly care about you. You may not work directly with these people but they are genuine and kind, and want you and the University to succeed. Unfortunately, these are also the ones who may not have 100% clarity on the inner workings in departments below them...

    Cons

    Queens U is a money-driven facade: it's beautiful on the outside, but once you get on the inside, it's very easy to see the cracks. Donor funds are recruited for and poured into superficial things, but staff has to scream and kick for attention to be paid to students needs.

    Students are not a priority (although they will *now* tell you that students are the main focus of the upcoming strategic plan! Don't be fooled. why were they never the center of any previous plans? A: Money). This institution cares more about external relations with Myers Park and the blue bloods of Charlotte than it does the relationship with current students, but is constantly asking "why is retention such a struggle?" Students *and employees* are sold a bag of goods that simply cannot be delivered. Pay attention during interviews; staff will use words and descriptions like "teamwork," "collaborators," and "family" but 90% of the time, it comes out like professional word vomit. There ARE teams on campus that are family oriented, but you will not find it in Student Life.

    Salary is *not* competitive - do not believe job postings. Regular, almost annual announcements are made that salary increases are not going to happen.

    Extremely siloed. The left hand does not know what the right hand is doing. There is next to zero communications between divisions and departments. Faculty and Staff have a rocky, minimal relationship at best, but people love to say that we "collaborate." ("Collaboration" at Queens means that you have meetings with colleagues from other areas, you put a plan together, and then you all figure out who has the money to get your ideas off the ground)

    The Leadership is brought up from the inside. For many institutions, this can be a great thing. At Queens, it seems that the ones who brown nose the most are mostly the individuals who have opportunities to advance their career. If you come in at an entry level position, expect to stay there. It is very rare for people to be given the chance to earn their keep and run their own department.

    Staff turnover is rough, but is completely justified by The Leadership. "Most people can stay here three or four years max." If a concern is brought to The Leadership, then they use this as a scapegoat; "well you've been here for a while, maybe it's just your time..." The funny thing is, the ones who tell you this are the ones who have been here 15+ years.

    All in all, the con-side of Queens is about power and control. If you think you can handle being treated like a worker bee then this place is for you. If you value a sense of self-worth, and want to retain that in the workplace, I would say keep moving on.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to staff turn over. There's a common denominator in Student Affairs, and it's not "institutional fit." Don't let leadership team members paint a false picture of success for you.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "CAS: Good; Administration: Bad"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Queens University of Charlotte full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The quality of the traditional College of Arts & Sciences curriculum is solid.

    Cons

    The quality of the adult evening Hayworth College is not equivalent. The real problem is the behind-the-scenes administration. The general public would be shocked if they saw the disorder behind the curtain.

    Advice to Management

    Be concerned with genuine quality, not appearances.


  9. "Phone-a-thon Caller"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Queens University of Charlotte part-time

    Pros

    -Awesome work environment
    -Good pay and people are very friendly

    Cons

    -Only available time during the week are in the late evening

    Advice to Management

    -Create a more flexible work schedule


  10. "Great community and culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Queens University of Charlotte part-time

    Pros

    People are engaged and enthusiastic

    Cons

    Low pay; it takes a lot of time and effort to make change


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