Student Library Assistant (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – September 17, 2018
Although the job required a lot of standing time, or busy desk time, it was a very great place for college students. The hardest part of the job was working really late one day and really early the next. The library is very beautiful and spacious with wonderful staff.
Programmer Analyst II (Former Employee) – Davie, FL – September 9, 2018
The good news is that the average person who works there is timid and easy to get along with. There is a free week off around Christmas for all employees, and there are plenty of places around to go for lunch
Be aware that if you are going in as a software engineer that NSU is a stagnant organization that uses incredibly irrelevant technology compared to the wider business world combined with a complete lack of modern development practices, below average pay, and cronyism in management.
This was my first job out of college so I did not really have anything to compare it to professionally but I have since found much better more fulfilling jobs, if you work here as a developer be aware that nothing that you do will be applicable outside of Higher Education, the stack that you use will mostly be proprietary to a third party company, they use TFS but managers do not actually understand what agile means. There is very notably a culture of fear in all employees except for the friends of the CIO who are all in upper management/director positions: the "Kaplan" crew. There is also no work from home policy, and there has not been a cost-of-living raise in over two years.
If this sounds like an OK or Ideal place to work for you then you will fit right in, otherwise if you have any other options and any real marketable skill I suggest you steer clear of NSU.
These are all true statements and NSU keeps paying to remove these reviews and I am fine with this.
Advice to Management
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Free week of vacation during the winter season
Heavy cronyism in OIT management, below average pay, no opportunity for advancement, outdated stack
N/A (Former Employee) – Davie, FL – August 28, 2018
If you are not willing to do whatever it takes whenever it takes then you should not work at any position with NSU. They expect you to do the work of three other people and you will end up doing a job completely opposite of what your title is. I am all for being a team player and doing what it takes to get a job done but if you don't stay late or are not willing to take on every single extra task that they offer, then they will not respect you. Awful higher management. My personal manager was great but their manager just stressed everyone out and made everyone miserable.
Part time, seasonal, no benefits Very difficult to grow and advance as a part time. I have been working at this position for over 18 years and It seams that nobody gets hired full time nor part time because students get hired as a priority and everybody else gets hired last.
When you hear people say that poor management can make a great job horrible, believe them. I loved my job but I disliked the manager who got together with another employee and tried to tell me not to wear perfume when everyone else in the office wore perfume. They accused me of doing things that was not true. If it had not been for my supervisor I would have been fired. Horrible Manager
Specialist (Former Employee) – Main campus – July 13, 2018
Unfortunately the cons outweigh the pros. A typical work day is at your desk all day at the computer except for your assigned lunchtime. Management has strict rules for dress and time off. Men and women both must be dressed in formal business attire. Absolutely no work at home for any reason. Also fun is not allowed, work only and lots of it. Piles of under valued paperwork and no room for process improvement. Management must approve everything. Manager storms around the office enraged at least once a day and demands answers with voice raised. This is not acceptable behavior ever and it's completely unprofessional. You never no when the tirade is coming or who will be target. Management leads through dictatorship and micro-management rather than collaboration and listening. Management is rude, interruptive and changes process constantly depending on their mood. This type of management style has not been effective historically and it certainly is not appropriate now. I realize other departments have excellent management and it could be joy work at NSU, however it's not the case with the department I worked in. Heath care and time off is good, but pay is below average.