Nova Southeastern University Employee Reviews

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Great place to work.
Assistant Director (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLSeptember 11, 2018
This was a great place to work. There was a lot of opportunity for growth and the work was fulfilling. Employees were given support to be successful in their jobs.
Pros
Flexible schedules and interesting work
Cons
Not a good place to work if you don't like working in a fast-paced environment
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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Heavy cronyism in OIT management, below average pay, no opportunity for advancement, outdated stack
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Great Mentor and Work Envirnoment
Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLSeptember 6, 2018
This professor was able to give great legal advice as well as professional advice about getting a career after graduation. Very thankful for this wonderful opportunity.
Pros
Flexible Schedule
Cons
cap on hours
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Great place to work
Clinical Instructor (Current Employee) –  Davie, FLSeptember 5, 2018
This University is a wonderful place to work. Very collaborative atmosphere. They put the students education first and provide the best quality education possible.
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No collaboration between departments
Business Development/Marketing and Communications (Current Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLSeptember 3, 2018
Too many people that have been there for way too long feeling entitled and not working hard to get anything done. No collaboration and training whatsoever
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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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Warm and Flexible
N/A (Former Employee) –  Davie, FLAugust 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.
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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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Great Work Environment
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Davie, FLAugust 26, 2018
Nova has been a great experience, I have learned and have had a tremendous growth curve. The workplace ambiance is a delight, and all have contributed tremendously to enhance the workplace culture.
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Awesome environement
Orientation Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLAugust 22, 2018
All the individuals in student affairs are great to work with. Granted, varying offices have their differences, but all in all, it was a great experience.
Pros
Free food
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It is a good play to work!
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Davie, FLAugust 21, 2018
It did not exceed my expectations!!! but the best part is the .Net team, and the student atmosphere is very pleasant; and sometimes seems like it's going to happen exciting events.
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Great place to work
Assistant to Director/ Office Manager (Former Employee) –  Davie, FLAugust 20, 2018
Truly a great place to work. Hours are great, people care, which makes your job earlier. All working for one goal. Free lunch, made friends for a lifetime.
Pros
Hours
Cons
N?A
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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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Job security
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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Excellent doctoral education
Qualitative Researcher (Current Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLAugust 13, 2018
Outstanding faculty, global focus, diverse student body, beautiful campus, career placement services, excellent graduate course offerings, core classes offered each semester
Pros
distance learning and international practitioners
Cons
expensive tuition
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Wonderful
Teaching Assistant under supervision of Dr (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLAugust 1, 2018
Great university full with great scholars. The program is well structured and students have various options to study. Small class size which allows great interactions.
Pros
great study programs
Cons
cost is extremely high
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Workplace culture
Financial Aid Counselor I (Former Employee) –  Davie, FLJuly 18, 2018
A unique university serving the community. Although, the cost of attendance is above average, the programs offered are exceptional. A good university to begin working in Higher Education.
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4.0
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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 place to work
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Palm Beach Gardens, FLJuly 16, 2018
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
Pros
Relaxed Job
Cons
The Manager was Horrible
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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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