Randolph College Reviews

Updated January 1, 2015
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  1. very fulfilling career helping those with knowledge I have gained in my life to make theirs easier

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Randolph College part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    small staff and recognition, everyone is willing to help each other and make the department and school better for each other and of course the students

    Cons

    being a small school we are limited to some of the majors offered compared to other schools, and the small student body affects some of the potential incoming students

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The biggest issue is getting a larger student body, perhaps accepting students earlier on academic standings that do not need need based aid that would be on waiting list and allow them to decide to come by giving them a chance to make it at the institution and grow the student body at no cost to the school other than a potential hit on the dropout rate if they cannot handle the workload and standards of the school

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  2. A noticeably positive direction

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Lynchburg, VA

    I worked at Randolph College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    +Pay is the best in the region for academia
    +It isn't sunshine and rainbows quite yet, but the work environment is much better than before with four years of enrollment growth (despite being in the middle of a recession and small liberal arts colleges failing left and right)
    +Everyone absolutely loves the new administration that seems very responsive to students, faculty, and staff
    +Small size gives plenty of opportunities to cut through red-tape
    +Part of tuition exchange program for dependents

    Cons

    +Pay is far below national average (but cost of living is ridiculously cheap, so that isn't a deal breaker)
    +No tuition reimbursement for graduate coursework
    +Effectiveness of VPs vary by department
    +Still haven't quite left the "survival-mode" mentality, so management still expects an extraordinary amount of effort without additional compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    +Be willing to ax VPs from the previous administration. Some are highly regarded by their subordinates, but many are not.
    +Consider more ethnic diversity in mid-management/upper-management (there's no hint of racism on campus...but why are all the directors and VPs white, especially with such a diverse student body?)

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  3. Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynchburg, VA

    I have been working at Randolph College

    Pros

    Strong community between faculty, staff and students. Overall, people are friendly and self motivated. Due to the small size of our school there is a very special connection with the students and those that utilize our services are very appreciative of what we have to offer to them. The area in which I work has a very close team and we all collaborate very well together. Immediate supervision is superb and we are always recognized for a job well done. There is a true understanding here of the life/work balance. It is very autonomous and each individual just needs to manage their time effectively in order to get the job done in a timely manner.

    Cons

    As with most organizations there are budget restrictions that make it difficult to do all that we would like to do as a department. However, through collaboration with other departments and support from senior management we are usually able to push through special projects/programs if they are seen as valuable for all.

    Sometimes the size of the school is a challenge. Due to how small it is, it is difficult to get recognition on a regional/national level with colleagues in my field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ever forget that we are here to serve and educate the students first.

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