Randolph College
4.2 of 5 6 reviews
www.randolphcollege.edu Lynchburg, VA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Jan 29, 2014

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Admissions Counselor (Former Employee)
Lynchburg, VA

I worked at Randolph College full-time for 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 Senior Management+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?)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Lynchburg, VA

I have been working at Randolph College

ProsStrong 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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