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Updated August 8, 2017
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John T. South, III.
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Pros
  • Good folks here when EDMC perks 401K good pay (in 12 reviews)

  • The company pays well with good benefits (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • ALL of upper management including the Director and HR are good buddies so don't fool yourself into thinking you will get to move up (in 8 reviews)

  • High pressure sales that makes you feel like your crap (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This is a school I attended not somewhere I was employed

    Cons

    access issues with online meeting rooms

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Adjunct Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at South University part-time

    Pros

    Enjoyable and comfortable environment to work in.

    Cons

    Poorly run. Management is in the business of blaming everyone else for their problems

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting within.

  3. "Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Associate Faculty in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Faculty in Novi, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have had ample time to observe and work for the newly appointed administration of the Novi Campus. I am pleased to report this experience as a pro for the company. The work ethic and moral vision this leadership exhibit is commendable. This has overall improved my evaluation from years past.

    Cons

    While corporate information is shared on a regular basis, it is often watered down and weak. We need to hear about the future of our university and how the pending sale will impact faculty.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for naming excellent campus leadership who care about the students and staff.


  4. "Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at South University full-time

    Pros

    South is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Location; i wish the location was closer to the Detroit area.


  5. "Campus Dean"

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

    I worked at South University full-time

    Pros

    good academic programs; clear policies and practices; strong compliance culture

    Cons

    little communication from corporate offices to campuses; campus leadership does not get respect and is rarely consulted

    Advice to Management

    Bring the campuses into the decision-making processes


  6. "Professor in Undergraduate Nursing Program"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at South University full-time

    Pros

    Student-centered, progressive, supportive learning environment

    Cons

    Too many committees, not enough time allotted to theory courses.
    Faculty offices noisy and difficult to work in. No privacy when needing to counsel to students


  7. "Adjunct Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at South University part-time

    Pros

    Very supporting staff during orientation and training phase

    Cons

    Faculty mentor left to be desired

    Advice to Management

    Behavioral training for faculty mentor

  8. "Online faculty"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Program Director in Savanna Place, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Program Director in Savanna Place, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at South University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Online - peers are great to work with.

    Cons

    Administration can be difficult. Faculty suggestions aren't always accepted.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people doing the job! We do have doctorate degrees -- we're smart and experienced!


  9. "IT Desktop Analyst"

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

    I worked at South University full-time

    Pros

    The opportunity to get a great education is great benefit.

    Cons

    You may have to work after hours and weekends.


  10. "Not a Bad Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Online Admissions Representative in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Online Admissions Representative in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    The pay is not too bad. When I worked there, great manager who took me under her wing and really worked hard to see me succeed. They had a very good training program when was there. Two weeks of in-class type training and a week of on the floor training before being put on the team.

    Cons

    Very high turn-over rate. There was a lot of instability with it's parent company EDMC. But as I was leaving, they were in the process of being bought out by a non-profit organization.

    Advice to Management

    Hire management from within, and give your employees the benefit of the doubt. Do some better training for employees who have been there for a while.


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