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Sullivan University Reviews

Updated June 16, 2017
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  • Work/life balance is horrible, depending on the position (in 3 reviews)

  • You are micro managed, worked long hours -- many many Saturdays -- often with short notice (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Admissions Officer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Officer in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Admissions Officer in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, opportunities to grow within company, employee training's, positive environment

    Cons

    Expensive medical plan and lots of calling


  2. "Not so bad"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Work freedom - I and the other members of my section/department are allowed to make decisions concerning what we do and how we do it, then are generally backed up by management.

    Coworkers - Great people, very smart. I have learned a lot.

    Benefits - Educational benefits are top-notch. Personally, I do not participate in any of the benefits except PTO, but they are about average.

    Work-life balance - I know there a lot of positions in which this is a problem, but it is great for mine. I work 40 hours a week, often on a flexible schedule, but I usually get to determine that flexibility. Haven't had to work OT in the 5 years here.

    I have worked in many places. This one has its faults, but is not so bad.

    Cons

    My pay is somewhat lower than comparable positions in other schools and industries.

    Long term planning and project management are poor. The university often tries to tackle too many projects at a time, only to have to drop one or more. We are currently working a major project for which we have seen no comprehensive plan from management.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you teach.

  3. "Enjoy being belittled? This is the place for you!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Officer in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Admissions Officer in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free master's degree. That's honestly the only pro I can come up with, as every other day was filled with dread.

    Cons

    Being degraded for no reason. Zero professional development. No work/life balance. Asking for help but being told that you're an idiot for even asking.

    Advice to Management

    People quit because of who you put in management roles, yet you do nothing about it because you're all out for your own gain. Way to go!


  4. "Assessment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professor in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Professor in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Academic freedom and coworker camaraderie!

    Cons

    PPO group healthcare premium costs are 'a choker' v. Medicare

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing...great leadership!


  5. "Career Services Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Career Services Specialist in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Career Services Specialist in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and mission. Coworkers are very welcoming and (for the most part) enjoy their job. Amazing mission with excellent opportunities for professional growth.

    Cons

    Some of the leadership is stagnant with managers/supervisors often staying in the same position for 15+ years. While this speaks wonders for tenure, it prevents creativity and market agility.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to cycle out your leaders to stay competitive and fresh. When leaders are in the same positions for decades, ideas become repetitive and stale.


  6. "Financial Planning"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, friendly staff and management, free tuition after employed for one year, variety of job opportunities/growth

    Cons

    lower pay than some comparable companies/positions, lack of communication between some departments, some work accomplishments go unrecognized


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Admissions"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director of Admissions in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Associate Director of Admissions in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full tuition waiver after one year of employment. Compensation according to industry standard.

    Cons

    Very political environment. No opportunity for advancement unless you are friends with the leadership. Talent is wasted and not valued at all. Promotions are not based on merit and extremely limited.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting your friends and realize how much talent you are letting go for being obtuse.

  8. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome salary, good people, great educational benefits

    Cons

    Long hours at times, admissions is tough sometimes

    Advice to Management

    It's the small things that matter most. Give your people the resources they need.


  9. "Not the best place to work, but not the worst."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sullivan University full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Nice facilities and students for the most part care about their education. Not much else to say, just trying to meet the minimum.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are awful! Upper admin is not much better. The profits are not being invested back into the facilities or students as far as I can tell.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to be taken seriously, don't always promote your own graduates. It is often said that in higher education a faculty member can only find work at an institution a step down from the one in which they got their degree. While I don't like that you could break the trend by hiring faculty and administrators from institutions above Sullivan.


  10. "Adjunct Instructor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people at Sullivan are top notch. The hiring process was smooth and the current staff make you feel welcome.

    Cons

    There are not enough students to work full time. The students are not as motivated as I would like them to be but the University has good policies.

    Advice to Management

    Try to increase salaries for adjunct staff and have classes that meet more than 1 time per week.


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