Everglades University

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Everglades University Reviews

Updated 19 November 2014
Updated 19 November 2014
21 Reviews
2.5
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fast & Innovative Organization to work for...

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    Current Employee - Financial Aid Administrator in Boca Raton, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Administrator in Boca Raton, FL (US)

    I have been working at Everglades University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Everglades University gives employee the opportunity to learn, train and grow within the organization. If you are willing to put forth the effort of learning, hard work and have a passion to help students change their lives. This is the place to work for. It’s a University that you can grow and be successful in your career. Dynamic faculty and staff.. The University offers sophisticated programs that are design to meet the needs of today’s demanding market.
    “Change your thoughts and you change your world”.
    by Norman Vincent Peale.

    Cons

    It would me nice to have more options on health benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to work for; lots of training and support from upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Growth Opportunities for hard workers in Sarasota

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    Current Employee - Admission Counselor in Sarasota, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Admission Counselor in Sarasota, FL (US)

    I have been working at Everglades University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sarasota is a hard market to find a truly professional job but Everglades University is a good place if you are a hard worker. I have been promoted twice in 4 years - have fully covered insurance benefits and enjoy my work with the students. This is a campus where most of the administration has been promoted from within. I really enjoy working with students that want to make a change in their lives. Our work schedules are build around what is best for working students. I knew when I started that this would not be a 9 to 5 job but I have never been asked to work Sunday and have always been able to take time off when I needed it. I have been offered opportunities with other companies since starting at Everglades but I am glad that I have stayed where I am.

    Cons

    This is a young school that is working hard to build its campuses and there may be stress in working toward that goal but any professional knows you have to work hard to get good results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Everglades University has a great team and work ethic.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Everglades University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have been working at Everglades University full-time for more than 6 years. Great opportunity for advancement, good benefits, unique programs, dedicated faculty and staff

    Cons

    Not much to say here, I really enjoy my time at EU.

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    "Excellent University and great place to work! Best college I've ever worked with!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Boca Raton, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Boca Raton, FL (US)

    I have been working at Everglades University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been workig with Everglades Univeristy for over three years and love my job. The company has affored me with the ability to grow and I have been promoted into a management position during my tenure. The University is an exciting place to work as we have innovative programs which continue to expand, cool projects like the solar lab at the Sarasota Campus and additional new campuses in Orlando and Tampa. The President/CEO Kristi Mollis is a tremendous leader and walks the walk and truly cares about her team and our students, her door is always open. I have enjoyed working with her and the management team. It's rare to see a University President in the day to day operations regularly listening and working wiht the team, and I know as I have worked at other colleges. I enjoy working with our students and it's great to hear about the exciting jobs our graduates are getting! Overall working at Everglades University has been the best experience of my career so far!

    Cons

    Nothing really. The University is growing, there are career advancement opportunities, good overall benefits and 401K w/match, tremendous opportunity for growth if you want to expand your career and work for it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to compliment the management and thank them for giving me the opportunity to grow, learn and continue to advance! What more could you want out of a job! Keep up the good work for both the students as well as our employees!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    EU has innovative programs and caring staff and faculty.

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    Current Employee - Academics in Boca Raton, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Academics in Boca Raton, FL (US)

    I have been working at Everglades University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I was in a job that was unfulfilling and I got a call from EU and was asked to help create a program in healthcare. Since that day my life has truly blossomed. I am blessed with a fulfilling and rewarding profession that has turned into a "calling" of sorts. Those very few folks who speak negatively about this school and its programs were probably only looking for a job and a paycheck. If they would have truly taken the time to know this school they would have discovered the following:

    EU offers innovative programs that are new to education. The research has shown that these programs are in emerging fields of study that have high employment and earning potential and that help to make this world a better place!
    EU has graduated students who have successful careers in fields that they have dreamt about their whole lives.
    EU has a higher than average graduation rate and employment rate.
    EU is highly regarded in the academic world.
    EU faculty have academic, experiential, and soft skill preparation that rivals any similar school of its kind. EU’s faculty have longevity with the University and are among the happiest employees for over a decade.

    I have received more thank you messages from students, staff, and faculty than any one person should be afforded! The reason is that EU changes lives and helps people reach their potential. If you want to be a part of this successful University and help offer the world an alternative to the same old, same old programs, come and see us. If you are a negative person looking for an easy job with no personal investment or commitment to our students, you need not apply.

    Cons

    The challenge of working at this University is that you have to care about more than yourself. You must care about the students, the staff you work with, and the environment. We need folks that want to help make the world a better place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue to study and add the programs that truly matter to our future. This means everything to those of us who want to be a part of something important, significant, and transformative… Great job EU, I’m proud to be here each and every day of the more than 10 years if have been associated with you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been with Everglades University going on Five Years and I have enjoyed the Teamwork!

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    Current Employee - Administrative Support in Altamonte Springs, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Support in Altamonte Springs, FL (US)

    I have been working at Everglades University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working at Everglades University has many rewards, the best reward for me is making a difference in the lives of our students. I believe in Education, and the students who attend her have the best Instructors at their fingertips. The Staff always has an Open Door Policy. We work as a Team, this is what makes working here wonderful to me!

    Cons

    The only challenge of working here for me has been seeing our students Graduate and move on. We have touched their lives and they have touched ours, my heart breaks seeing them go....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice for the Upper Management, except thank for having me be apart of the EU Team!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent people to work with

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Everglades University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    In my years at Everglades University, I have had the absolute pleasure of working with some of the most talented faculty and staff I could ever hope to meet. There is an overall atmosphere of teamwork and collaboration; everyone is always willing to spend time to give helpful advice or train you on a new skill.

    Cons

    There is a tendency to focus on immediate concerns rather than long-range planning.

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    Great place to work... if you have no spine, morals or ambition

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Boca Raton, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative in Boca Raton, FL (US)

    I have been working at Everglades University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's impressive that the president is able to instill such fear in her managers that they all have to write bologna reviews about working at EU to boost their ratings...

    Cons

    Being idealistic and bright-eyed will not get you far at this place. They want spineless yes-men that will throw complete logic out the window when it comes to basic good business practices. Being creative and having new ideas is seen as rocking the boat and you won't go far. They'll stymie you, take away your overtime and make your life a living hell until you quit.
    No life/work balance. Working on Saturdays and Sundays and changing your schedule without any advanced notice... we had to work on Labor day last year without holiday pay... we even had to work on Christmas eve without holiday pay.
    HIGH turnover (the staff has churned itself out at least twice in the past year... VPs, Deans, Department Chairs, you name it, they have all quit because that place is unbearable)
    This place is going to lose its accreditation. They created a masters program and without even having teachers, books or classes, they SOLD it to students!!! They didn't even have an academic chair to help create the program because they ALL QUIT. Not to mention, they would have us change forms and add advising paperwork to files when the advising never happened. I was actually asked to sign a document that was dated 2 years before I worked there! SACS needs to wake up and take a good long look at this place and its practices. Save your reputation and DO NOT work here. They're going down in flames and they'll use you as a scapegoat.
    DO NOT believe the positive reviews about EU. They were written by management and as you'll see from the previous reviews, management has no idea what they're doing. I've worked at gas stations that have better management than this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good long look at your turnover rate and realize that YOU'RE THE PROBLEM. This is not how you lead people in a successful business. Your students are dropping left and right because you have a team that could care less if the place fails. An attitude like that starts at the top. People don't get into education hoping that their students will flunk out. Management needs to actually BE A LEADER and not just some Machiavellian holier than thou tyrant that leads with an iron fist.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Dysfunctional Pit of Hell. Unethical Management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Everglades University

    Pros

    No reason other than to gain experience and get out ASAP. Total smoke screen of lies.

    Cons

    1. Vicious and unethical executive team. 2. Will do anything to enroll...even call students on the DO NOT CALL list. 3. Scheming and vile President/ CEO. 4. Made Executive team write intentionally positive reviews to cover up their negative image. 5. Daily verbal abuse by the 3 executives. 6. You will be discredited and treated like trash..daily....until you have a nervous breakdown or you quit. Their turn over is astronomical. 7. Vile and cruel to staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your 3 executives in the top management team are unfit to lead anything but a pride of stampeding, wild boars. They are disgraceful and beyond disrespectful. Deceptive practices. Doctoring forms.... and don't care about the employees. Period. Students are given a very flawed and very low level education. This place is not worthy of SACS accreditation. Mismanaging set of misfits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Everglades University has a phenomenal team!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Boca Raton, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Boca Raton, FL (US)

    I have been working at Everglades University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some of the most dedicated faculty and staff I have ever had the pleasure to work with! Beautiful campuses and cutting edge programs with high graduate and placement rates. Competitive salaries and benefits and a very rewarding career. Holiday schedule follows traditional academic year. Great opportunity for advancement as the University is growing and opening more campuses!

    Cons

    Fast pace, strong student focus they do come first!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love my job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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