Eastern Nazarene College

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Eastern Nazarene College Reviews

Updated July 27, 2014
Updated July 27, 2014
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  1.  

    Physics/Engineering: great school, although very small.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The professors were awesome, and due to the small class size, I was able to form personal relationships with most of my professors, which turned out to be very useful when finding internships/jobs, especially when requesting letters of recommendation. The campus is small, so there is not much time required for walking from class to class.

    Cons

    Small school size can also be a con. Although I did not have this experience, if you absolutely can't stand somebody, it's likely that you will run into them all the time. some of the lab equipment is out of date, although they are definitely in the process of greatly updating all the equipment. Some of the curriculum should be changed, which they are in the process of doing. Occasionally the professors are TOO lenient (some students passed who definitely should not have passed).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep updating and improving the department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Limited vision; survivalist mode; managers not leaders

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    Former Employee - Faculty in Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Faculty in Quincy, MA

    I worked at Eastern Nazarene College full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Clear and compelling mission. Locational advantage -- Christian college in the Boston area.

    Cons

    Since the 100% turnover in the leadership team in 2005-6, ENC has been managed and not led. "Safe" and "survival" seem to be the goals, rather than vision and thriving. The number of accomplished faculty who have left (significant publications, joint appointments at Harvard, Boston University, etc.) is alarming. Even more concerning are the number of faculty who are now hired without terminal degrees and who are alumni of ENC. The lack of a breadth of perspectives of faculty from many different schools of preparation is a weakness in higher education. ENC is stymied by a denominational system that has a school of about 600 traditional undergraduates overseen by a board of about 50 people -- mostly pastors who are alumni and lack a understanding of how quality universities are run. ENC will likely continue to survive (but barely) by denominational support, but has no potential to thrive in the current combination of leadership, board design, and inbred hiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be bold. Set some goals that are "best practices" and innovative instead of micromanaging and survival. Calibrate to other institutions instead of only incremental change from the past. Return to excellence!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    getting me through

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    Current Employee - Landscaping in Quincy, MA
    Current Employee - Landscaping in Quincy, MA

    I have been working at Eastern Nazarene College part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    when there is work, you will get plenty of hours. It is in a college setting so it is understandable have an lack of hours from time to time.

    Cons

    the moment they see a chance to cut hours they will. Under a strict budget and lots of students get hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick and choose the hardest working, hungry students. Some students actually have bills to pay and would love to work hard for their money while lots of students are hired simply because they are students and not because they work hard or are skilled. To many students are hired and not enough hours to go around. The students who truly need it get screwed out of work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great people - administration needs to re-prioritize

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Mission Oriented, great benefits, faculty/staff, location, landscape and beautiful community to raise family and serve the Lord. Dedicated faculty and staff keeps the college going.

    Cons

    Leadership. I feel the enforcement of long term strategy and vision has been lacking and operating under crisis has become the norm. Administration seriously needs to reconsider and re-prioritize.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be helpful to highlight your achievements and provide raises to the community. Some in the community feels the administration has lost touch with the community.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Needs improvement.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastern Nazarene College full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They have an incredibly positive and supportive faculty. I cannot stress enough how kind and encouraging is every one you meet there.

    Cons

    They have limited resources and little else suggests they have a plan to improve it for faculty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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