FINANCIAL AID/ADVISING (Current Employee) – MAIN CAMPUS – March 25, 2013
Entire centers organization is going through a re- organization. All current employees were told that they had to re-apply. BV does not care about the center employees, we are in limbo as to whether we have jobs or not. Salary is far below the main campus employees and far below what community colleges even pay. No administrative support as all part time and anyone without a BA has been let go. The culture is all about the main campus even though the centers organization is the main cash cow. This is not a good place to work as job security is iffy. Employees are always wondering if they have jobs from week to week.
custodian (Former Employee) – Storm Lake, IA – May 3, 2012
Good place to work. Good boss. Beautiful campus.Typical day started with cleaning the classrooms,vacuum and wiped desks.Straightened up Professors offices. Cleaned hallways and bathrooms. Emptied trash.I learned how to use floor polisher and use extractor. My bosses were good. My co-workers were easy to work with. The hardest part was during the summer we had to clean out all the dorm rooms. The enjoyable part was we worked at our own pace.
Resident Director (Former Employee) – Storm Lake, IA – November 24, 2013
Traditional day at work included interacting with management, students and family. Working with students and helping them achieve their educational goals was incredible and fulfilling.
The hardest part of my job was adjusting to the culture and sterile climate in Iowa. There was an intense lack of diversity and/or diverse networking available at the university. Race relations were something that was incredibly hard to accomplish.
working with students, assisting in educational goals, counseling, supervision of student employees
lack of diversity and race relations on campus. ineffective management and supervision.
Adjunct Online Faculty (Current Employee) – Storm Lake, IA – September 12, 2012
I have taught online for a number of institutions and BVU is BY FAR the best. Polite, respectful students. Outstanding administrators. Just a PLEASANT place to work! Everyone is nice and helpful Full regional accreditation, solid academics. Salary is a bit lower compared to comparable universities, but it is worth it to work at such a great place.
Front Desk Receptionist (Current Employee) – Storm Lake, IA – February 18, 2015
As an international student at Buena Vista University, i am only allowed to work 7 hours/ week. And my supervisors believe that my school work comes before my work study which makes my working hours flexible. Also, my workplace is fun, i get to interact with students and professors which helps me improve my communication skills.
Resident Advisor (Former Employee) – Storm Lake, IA – February 20, 2015
There were plenty work Study jobs that helped keep us busy. However, we were able to meet students from all over the world. The hardest part was keeping a friendship with the residents, but also maintaining respect for the rules.
Director of Multicultural Engagement (Former Employee) – Storm Lake, Iowa – July 27, 2015
A fantastic group of people to work with, faculty, staff and students! A lot of change in nine years, most recently "prioritization" in which the university cut 3M from budget, undergoing major restructuring to ensure financial stability in the future.
Site Director (Current Employee) – Council Bluffs, IA – August 26, 2013
I work with students trying to finish bachelors degree. I oversee all programs, services, staff and budgets connected with the site. The learning of a new data entry system has been the most challenging and working with and developing students the most rewarding.
Adjunct Professor (Current Employee) – Storm Lake, IA – January 5, 2014
Working as an online college professor requires one to be self-disciplined and self-directed. Being responsible for your own work environment and quality of work is highly rewarding but provides little interaction both with co-workers and with supervisors.