Nova Southeastern University Employee Reviews

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Worst Job Ever, Low Pay
Patient Management Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Davie, FLJanuary 9, 2019
Nova as a company is very cheap. They will not pay you for the amount of work you do. Management continue to lie and sell you dreams so you can stick around so they can add more to your plate. Don’t even waste your time. Benefits package are very expensive so that sucks. They do not follow guidelines and do a lot of illegal things to cover their butts. Don’t trust management at all.
Pros
Pto, co workers
Cons
Very low pay, expensive benefits package, management lies
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All depends on which department
Academic Advisor II (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLOctober 22, 2018
Depending on which department or college your work for will depend on your success and happiness in your position. Location is also very important, so working on main campus is more beneficial.
Pros
Good benefits, excellent PTO and holiday time off and flexibility.
Cons
Difficult for raise last 5-7 years, benefits expensive, movement is almost impossible unless your in the in crowd, management in my department was awful., education benefits will change after 2020, difficult to utilize
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Great place to work
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) –  Ft. Lauderdale, FLDecember 19, 2018
Great place to work. the office environment was quiet and calm. Typical day was answering phones and processing paper work given by manager. Planned an event while I worked there. Ordered items and set up excel with information for the invited guest.
Pros
none
Cons
no health benefits/seasonal position
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Lower any expectations you have
Programmer Analyst II (Former Employee) –  Davie, FLSeptember 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

Promote people from within, give a COL raise to keep up with inflation, and treat the
  more... people who stop the schools technology from imploding better.  less
Pros
Free week of vacation during the winter season
Cons
Heavy cronyism in OIT management, below average pay, no opportunity for advancement, outdated stack
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Productive and fun work place
Team lead, Specialty Assistant (Current Employee) –  Davie, FLOctober 1, 2018
Great place to work. Great benefits, not a fast pace work, great people. The hardest part of the job is finding parking because it is also a University.
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Great place to work!
Assistant Director (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLAugust 28, 2018
Nice working environment. Great location. Excellent amenities. Typical working hours are 37.5/week. Many educational and learning opportunities. Competitive benefits.
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Stressful but Rewarding
Academic Advisor (Current Employee) –  Davie, FLAugust 31, 2018
The organization has many great benefits and the workplace culture is very welcoming. The best part of the job is the interaction with students. The hardest part of the job is the high stress level.
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Faculty Practice Clinic Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Davie, FLAugust 14, 2018
awesome place to work, really cool environment but glass ceiling. easy going environment, plenty of training. Everything you would need in on campus.
Pros
free education, benefits
Cons
not much room for growth
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Not for me
Specialist (Former Employee) –  Main campusJuly 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.
Pros
Health Care, Time off
Cons
Toxic work environment, Pay not good for workload
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Great Benefits
Communications Systems Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Davie, FLAugust 15, 2018
NSU has a lot of great benefits but growing up in any department is not always accessible. A high demand environment that requires much of you; important to keep a healthy pace.
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part time, seasonal, no benefits
Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) –  Davie, FLJuly 17, 2018
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.
Pros
good pay
Cons
very difficult to advance as a part time job
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Nice Job
America Reads Tutor (Current Employee) –  Miami, FLJune 21, 2018
Very nice compensation while being placed within a caring environment. You really feel like you're making a difference in the lives of the kids. Definitely recommend.
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Beware of Prejudice!
Dental Assistant (Former Employee) –  CypressJune 6, 2018
I would not recommend this place, because I had a bad experience, The Dentist I work there had an issue with other race if you are not white, you will not be treated special, the other assistant in the Cypress office is annoying and bossy. So I don't recommend this place. The salary is too low. Just a heads-up do not apply to this company, The Dentist is prejudice. Other than that be careful of the other hygienist the one I the back.
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Great company to work for.
Financial Aid Counselor (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLMay 28, 2018
Overall Nova is a great place to work. The salary could be better but the benefits essentially make up the entire package when presented as compensation.
Pros
beautiful campus, close to restaurants, reduced cost education, paid time off
Cons
compensation
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Nova is a good place to work
Patient Management Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Davie, FLJanuary 23, 2019
Nova is a good place to work, but no opportunity for advancement. Typical 9-5 office atmosphere. Day to day duties are typically the same. Some phone work involved for example confirming patient appts and incoming calls much of which are complaints. Management is fair and helpful.
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Excellent!
Lab Assistant t (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314December 26, 2018
Really enjoyed working here. Staff was friendly and work-life balance was great. Culture is also very nice. Overall enjoyed the job and getting all the staff.
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Love it
Academic Support Coordinator I (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLApril 3, 2018
Great environment to work in. advancement opportunities. not enough pay for amount of work. Manager is awesome. Education benefits great. health and dental great.
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Sinking ship.
Student Dentist (Current Employee) –  Davie, FLSeptember 25, 2018
Originally, the universities dental program was fantastic. Such a shame how money and politics of the school have gotten the best of it recently. Certain administrative decisions that make absolutely no sense besides the fact that it is so centered towards money hungry decisions. I will say that the grass is always greener on the other side, but Nova definitely has its radical flaws, lack of standardization for students, and poor decision making recently. That might explain all of the lawsuits against the dental school.
Pros
Degree
Cons
underpaid faculty who don't really want to be there to teach. Very limited remarkable faculty, but they got fired.
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The employer is great the dept is chaotic
Dispatch (Former Employee) –  Davie, FLFebruary 13, 2018
The employer and benefits are great, room for advancement in other departments. This dept is consistently short staffed and you are required to work double shifts in which you may or may not get your 30 min break. The employees are great the team is great. Most people do not want to get promoted to the 1 position available as the manager is constantly criticizing, attacking, and breathing down your neck. There is no life balance. Management changes your shift without asking and you will be stuck there 9 months to a year until they are able to hire and keep staff to stay more than 2 months. Everyone long term has quit and moved on for all these reasons. Strict and unrealistic. Staff are miserable.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Everything else described above
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mananagement
Technology Support Technician I (Current Employee) –  Miami, FLOctober 22, 2018
cant see my self in this company for a long time, is a place were with too many uncertain positions and no respect for hard workers. worked my butt off and no answer for me. no permanent employment.
Pros
free tuition
Cons
bad management
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