Hobart and William Smith Colleges

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Hobart and William Smith Colleges Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Geneva, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Geneva, NY

    I have been working at Hobart and William Smith Colleges full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits (tuition exchange and reimbursement, medical, retirement match, generous vacation and sick time).
    They promote within.
    Strong company values.

    Cons

    Pay is lower due to higher ed status, but benefits weigh out lower pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great investment of time!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Geneva, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Geneva, NY

    I worked at Hobart and William Smith Colleges part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive community, beautiful location, everyone shares in the excitement of working at HWS

    Cons

    biweekly pay system, harsh winters, students have little chance to make more than minimum wage

    Recommends
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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just an awesome happiness that keeps me getting out of bed in the morning!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva, NY

    I have been working at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, friendly people, great benefits, lectures and sporting events to attend, and working with students keeps you young!

    Cons

    Managers refuse to address the long term employees lacking skills even with the technology tools given to improve internal processes.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great growing and learning experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

    Pros

    The student population is terrific to work with, and you cannot pick a more attractive location to work. Senior leadership has great ideas for moving the Colleges forward and working to make the student experience better.

    Cons

    Sometimes there can be red tape/politics in Higher Ed that reduces efficiency and slows down potential improvements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let politics impede progress.

    Recommends
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