Overworked, Underpaid, But Secure
Admissions Advisor II (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – October 19, 2012
National University is a good place to work for people who value advancement and job security. As a not-for-profit, firing people is not common for National. However, the hours are long, and if you work in one of their mall-based "Online Information Centers", very unusual. They pay nobody what they are truly worth (as a not-for-profit, NU can get away with this), and the policies of the school, as well as management's inability to see its issues, have made it a revolving door of turnover. (That and the fact that advisors do jobs that are divided into three at other schools.) Still, those who demonstrate competence move up quickly (within a year or so these days), and the benefits package is first rate, as it is with all education jobs. For people who just need a job, it's a great place to start; whether or not it's career material depends heavily on the individual.
work load; management