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Stetson University Reviews

Updated May 31, 2017
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Pros
  • The campus is beautiful and the location is within walking distance to many downtown restaurants (in 6 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, good people, good pay (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • If you're not a major donor or alumni member, you are viewed as and treated like a second-class employee (in 2 reviews)

  • I feel like students arent the main focus but making money (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere f you love kids and computer programming.

    Cons

    Pay was less than originally offered.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Resident Assistant"

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

    I worked at Stetson University part-time

    Pros

    Not much responsibility and great benefits for the amount of work you actually do - free housing.

    Cons

    The meetings take up a large portions of your day and never seem to accomplish anything. Also, you have to come to school before everyone else for orientation.

    Advice to Management

    Try to limit the number of meetings, or at least provide a synopsis of the meetings minutes afterward to avoid overlap with the next meeting.

  3. "Ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Deland, FL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Deland, FL
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As others have said, the campus is beautiful. There are several programs employees can take advantage of and a good fitness center and classes. Tuition reimbursement (you can't beat that) and great academic programs. People there are generally friendly.

    Cons

    It's true what others have said about alumni. There are MANY working there. In some cases, that's good: they love the place and are devoted to it; in other cases, it's bad: they feel ENTITLED; they seem to move up the ranks even when performance is poor; and they get away with treating others poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Get away from doing favors for your friends or those whose great grandparents, grandparents, and parents went to school there. Move into the 21st century. And please do keep pushing diversity: it is needed.


  4. "Resident Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Residential Assistant in Deland, FL
    Current Employee - Residential Assistant in Deland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very open and inclusive community. Friendly CoWorkers and Management

    Cons

    Nothing really to say about it

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. "Student Employment"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Deland, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Deland, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stetson University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, tons of different work opportunities and good learning experiences.

    Cons

    Not all job opportunities are good and some of the department managers are terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Increase department funding.


  6. "Great sense of community"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stetson University full-time

    Pros

    Most of the teachers love what they are doing, they have a real passion. Class size is great, and teachers are approachable. Some departments are better than others.

    Cons

    Salary is lower, but benefits are pretty good.


  7. "Work study position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Staff are approachable and there is no other type of community like a college community

    Cons

    Not much, pay varies on the job you do obviously

  8. "Hidden Gem"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Stetson University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a small liberal arts college with all the best attributes: class size is small, students know and collaborate with professors, and located in a small safe community .

    Cons

    Still undergoing change as it defines growth strategies


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Short institutional memory"

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    Former Employee - Instructional Support in Deland, FL
    Former Employee - Instructional Support in Deland, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stetson University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful environment and care of facilities, like a transplanted ivy league institution, in some ways. Very strong core faculty, traditions.

    Cons

    While enrollment and investment in infrastructure has risen, the changes are at a significant cost: less personal attention, more adjunct teachers, larger class size, more effort to increasing growth through the newly reinstituted football program. Basically, it's becoming more like a regular undergraduate school.

    Advice to Management

    Rediscover the values that made Stetson a unique school that instilled loyalty from faculty, staff, and students. A scientific investigation could help foster the good things about what Stetson was, incorporating them into what it will be.


  10. "Good for the most part"

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Deland, FL
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Deland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I worked as a Resident Assistant, and you get free housing for the year plus $1000 over the course of the year. Your Residential Life Coordinator (RLC) cares about you

    Cons

    At times, can be hard to manage work alongside academics. Organizing too many programs can be difficult and if you are duty on holidays, that can be bit upsetting


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