College of St. Scholastica

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College of St. Scholastica Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
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  1.  

    Good benefits, Nice work environment - not good place for promotions or raises

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at College of St. Scholastica full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great higher education facility with good benefits and coworkers. Great work/life balance

    Cons

    Hard to advance, Budget cuts and no raises.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Mid-range college hoping to be more

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Duluth, MN

    I have been working at College of St. Scholastica full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Tuition benefits for kids are good.
    Emphasis on good teaching; low pressure for major academic output.
    Teaching load is manageable, better than others.,
    Opportunities to expand within discipline.
    Great colleagues in dept & school.
    Great sense of tradition and community values.

    Cons

    Pay lower than other higher ed in area.
    Invest in programs selling now, limping ones not helped.
    Admin tries hard but can't generate focused momentum.
    Little chance to teach your research area, lots of gen ed courses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace the Good to Great idea by defining the intellectual core that gives the college its identity. Use better metrics to find out who / what builds it up, and who / what detracts. Act on them persistently.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    IT Shop From Heaven!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Duluth, MN

    I have been working at College of St. Scholastica

    Pros

    Fantastic work environment. Excellent co-workers. 4 weeks paid vacation. They allow lots of freedom to explore person interests in the field to find out what can be applied to my responsibilities. They believe that if I'm doing my job and incorporating technologies that I love, I'll do a better job.

    Cons

    May be limited room for advancement. Pay is sub standard for the industry but that's more because of the area. My wife and I wanted to stay near family. Salaries would be better in a larger city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job. Keep it up. I'm impressed with the moral and atmosphere here.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at College of St. Scholastica full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Has a wonderful tuition remission program that helps you, and your family, further education. Management knows that family life is important and seems genuinely concerned with helping employees maintain that balance. Somewhat open to flexible schedules and work arrangements.

    Cons

    Salaries are so-so. I think people work here for the benefits, for the culture, and for opportunities rather than the money. I rated opportunities in the mid-range because there is limited upward mobility, primarily because people tend to stick around for a long time. However, there are other opportunities to take advantage of, such as learning new skills, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions and regular recognition are important. I think our upper management could do better at recognizing employees achievements (not just the faculty).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Alright

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

    I have been working at College of St. Scholastica

    Pros

    Good Co workers
    Decent benefits
    Students are great to work with
    Flexible with schedule and family issues
    Overall "ok"

    Cons

    The management is very poor
    Very concerned with the old world politics
    The payroll department has screwed up my paycheck several times and not corrected it in a timely manner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every one is to concerned with the chain of control. Lower level employees are swept under the rug. Middle management hides issues from senior management and hides their incompetencies.

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