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Florida Coastal School of Law Reviews

Updated 27 July 2017
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  1. "Learning and Growing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Florida Coastal School of Law full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I wake up most mornings and look forward to the work day, and I attribute that to:

    1. The People and Culture
    2. The Challenges
    3. The Focus on Strategy and Planning

    The current team is lean, yet includes some of the most interesting, intelligent, funny, engaging and emotionally intelligent people with whom I have ever worked. All team members participate in EQ (Emotional Intelligence) workshops, and while some grumble about this, there is a palpable difference between the culture here and other places I have worked. Of course it is not perfect here; we have our struggles, things don't go as planned, decisions could have made in different/better ways, but that is true for any organization. Because we are lean, team members are given opportunities to step outside their comfort zone and tackle tasks and projects new to them - with the peace of mind that leadership supports you trying/growing/learning. I have learned so much about strategy and planning; how to take a lofty goal and break it into manageable pieces via detailed action plans.

    Cons

    Oddly, my main con also sits on my pros list: The Challenges. External perspectives of our school sometimes skew negative, and I think it can be demoralizing for team members to hear those negative things about our school (e.g., in the media) -- especially if they aren't true, or the whole story isn't told.

    Advice to Management

    Foster a 'safe' environment for team members to grow and learn without fear of reprisal. One effect of us being lean, is that many of us are wearing multiple hats, taking on new/additional tasks/projects, implementing new ideas, pushing our professional boundaries ... and it can be scary and exhausting. Our workloads are high, but if you keep us engaged with the vision of where we want to be when we get to the other side, many of us are willing to do what it takes.

    There are MANY meetings, and often the same information is repeated in front of the same people. Take into account the TIME required to run reports, pull together presentations, etc. and consider if there are more effective ways of handling meetings to give team members more time in their work to produce the work products for which they are responsible.


  2. "Senior Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Florida Coastal School of Law full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Florida Coastal has a very strong culture and expectation that all team members act with emotional intelligence. Employees strongly believe in the vision and mission pillars and work together to reach optimal student outcomes.

    Cons

    Most law schools have downsized over the last few years. As organizations restructure, the workload can feel heavy for some. The good news is that Coastal has a strong team and people work together for common goals.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to lead with strong values and expectations.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Pros and Cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Florida Coastal School of Law full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Colleagues very welcoming, helpful and generally just wonderful. School is very family friendly and understanding when it comes to typical working parent challenges.

    Cons

    Due to a financial situation with a sister school, there have been a lot of budget cuts and lay-offs and our 401K benefit has been taken away. That has lead to a lot of rumors going around about the overall stability of the school. Management says the school is fine and we won't be closing but enrollment is down and those of us that are still here are asked to take on more responsibilities without an increase in pay. There has also been no mention of when/if we will get our 401K benefit reinstated any time soon. The parent company, InfiLaw, seems to be more concerned about revenue and cutting costs, than taking care of staff, faculty and students.

    Advice to Management

    You created a charter, which you preach to staff, faculty and students however you don't live by it on a day-to-day basis. Hold the right people accountable for the situation we're in, not the people that work hard, for you, every day.


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  5. "Academic Director"

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    Current Employee - Academic Director in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Academic Director in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Florida Coastal School of Law full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment and great staff members.

    Cons

    Unsure of anything at this time.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Security Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Florida Coastal School of Law full-time

    Pros

    Good hours, Good people, nice location

    Cons

    Lazy people in department, poor management, low pay, no respect, no communication between management and others who do all the work, poor decisions on management's part.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people that work under you, respect everyone who works for the company (not just the ones who are in your pay grade)


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Assistant director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Florida Coastal School of Law full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere and dedicated coworkers

    Cons

    Instability. Layoffs have resulted in remaining employees taking over the job responsibilities of two or three former employees

    Advice to Management

    Pay current loyal employees what they are worth verses filling in with contract and temp employees who do not possess the skills or interest in the company's mission.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Unannounced"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Florida Coastal School of Law full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great students that strive to do their best 7 days a week.

    Cons

    The management is very disorganize and only hurts the students

    Advice to Management

    I advise to actually have structure and not let inflaw be this phantom mystery.


  9. "Reference Desk"

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    Former Employee - Library Reference Desk Assistant in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Library Reference Desk Assistant in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Florida Coastal School of Law (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great way to help students and work closely with faculty

    Cons

    None, it was a great opportunity to work while being in law school


  10. "IT desk"

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    Former Employee - IT Help-desk in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Former Employee - IT Help-desk in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Florida Coastal School of Law (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, flexible schedule, cooperating teams

    Cons

    Pay is low, and benefits could always be better

    Advice to Management

    Keep it friendly and flexible


  11. Helpful (1)

    "review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Florida Coastal School of Law full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Growth opportunity and good atmosphere

    Cons

    Centralized management and benefits have been cut

    Advice to Management

    too much red tape


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