Austin College Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Austin College as an employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Austin College

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits are good. Many positions offer work time of 9, 10, or 11 months but you are paid year round and thus have benefits.

    Cons

    There are no clear guidelines on how things work or procedures. There is not a good sense of job security as one day someone is at work and the next day they are no longer employees. Some of the administration make very rash decisions with no clear plan. The administration likes to tear things down without a plan on how they plan to rebuild.

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead and try asking the advice of those with their feet in the trenches.

  2. Great People, but Management does not treat customers well

    Current Employee - Work Study Student in Sherman, TX
    Current Employee - Work Study Student in Sherman, TX

    I have been working at Austin College part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good people. Experts at their jobs. I love the atmosphere. I learned a lot and never felt too stressed. Supervisors are very understanding and coworkers are fun.

    Cons

    Management does not treat it's customers well. They change their policies regarding customers and but continue to do business with Aramark, who constantly screws them over. They don't have to deal with the customers so we end up having to put up with problems that could easily fixed by management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat Customers better. Your policies are killing your business.

  3. Radical culture change

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professor in Sherman, TX
    Former Employee - Professor in Sherman, TX

    I worked at Austin College full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Other faculty are outstanding, dedicated, collegial

    Cons

    Upper management destroying the institution

    Advice to Management

    Salaries should keep up with the cost of living, at least. It is very telling that tenured people are leaving this institution as fast as they can.

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  5. Passionate people but a lot of red tape

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sherman, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sherman, TX

    I have been working at Austin College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Faculty are excellent, and working with students is marvelous.
    -Lots of opportunities for personal hobbies and interests.
    -Work is varied but not overly taxing day to day.

    Cons

    -Staff and faculty do not mix at all; they are treated as separate "classes."
    -Some departments are extremely poorly run and good luck to you if you end up in one of them. They are all talk and no fixing.
    -Moral can get very low.
    -Internal politics are an absolute mess.
    -Staff are underpaid and overworked. Insufficient precautions are taken during hazardous weather, forcing staff to come in (or take a day off) while faculty can cancel class. This has resulted in several broken bones/car accidents.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to lower-level employees.

  6. Administrative Assistant at Austin College

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sherman, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sherman, TX

    I have been working at Austin College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits for your children's tuition after two years of employment. Nice retirement package and decent health insurance benefits.

    Cons

    Changes are made without a full understanding of department needs and functions.

    Advice to Management

    Please ask your employees input. The employees are the frontline of contact with customer/students and know what they ask for and understand workings with outside vendors.

  7. Nice place

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

    I worked at Austin College

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not many employees, so you get to know a large percentage of them.
    Students are very bright.
    Nice small campus - don't have to walk far from parking lot.
    Comfortable student center.
    Cheap area to live in.

    Cons

    Since it is so small, not many opportunities to do something else, unless you are faculty.
    Sherman is not a exciting place.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.
    When are you ever going to get computerized class registration?!

  8. One of the best colleges at which to work... small, supportive, and understanding.

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

    I worked at Austin College

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    For a college, it maintains an intimacy at all levels. The President knows each staffer by name; the vice presidents are all extremely professional.

    Cons

    Located in Sherman, Texas, the only options are to live in the small community or to commute on North Central Expressway. Nice if you like small town life, but otherwise...

    Advice to Management

    There's a reason Austin College continues to be listed among best colleges at which to work: Keep it up!

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