Owners are good people, middle and lower management is horrible
Academic Advisor II (Current Employee) – Orange Beach, AL – July 21, 2015
The owners are great people, and what they think the company is and what it really is are two very different things. The problem at CSU is that lower management is not competent, not properly educated or trained for the jobs they hold. They do nothing in a way that makes sense, they have favorite employees that hang out at the bar with them, and those people do not have to carry their share of the workload. Communication is horrible, and every department in the university operates like its own company so no one knows what anyone else is doing. Every day is even more frustrating than the one before it. Managers at the lower level lie to your face knowing that behind your back they are doing exactly the opposite of what they say. The president and owner tells the top managers what he wants to see accomplished, then those people tell the ones below them what he wants to see, then those managers screw it all up. If you have a job here, you will be micromanaged to death unless you are one of the lower managers' bar buddies. A few people do all the work. This place has a revolving door with people leaving faster than they can hire, and these are the reasons. HR is not going to help you here; they are total idiots who know nothing about hiring laws or practices. The place is still being run like a mom and pop twenty employee company when it has more than 1500 employees- it does not work. Lies and secrets all the time here, you cannot believe anything anyone here says.
Do yourself a favor- steer clear.
owners are nice, extra holidays off for Christian holidays
poor communication, HR is incompetent, lower managers are idiots