Grinnell College

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No longer a nice place to work.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Management/Faculty in Grinnell, IA
Current Employee - Senior Management/Faculty in Grinnell, IA

I have been working at Grinnell College full-time (more than a year)

Pros

If you like the small town feel, the city is awesome. The people are welcoming and helpful. The benefits received at Grinnell College are very good, but also comparable to other college/university work.

Cons

The current president/Office of the President is mismanaging its people. They have spent over a million dollars on three separate outside consultants that all told them that the leadership is causing the current problems, and they did not listen. Employees fear for their jobs due to seeing others blamed and fired for no reason. They have tried to outsource crucial departments to disastrous consequences. Morale is at an all time low. Even the student government is upset with the "bulldozer tactics" of this administration. All but one Vice President has quit since this president took over. There are massive resignations of key members of staff. HR has no idea what they are doing and have been sued. The pay scale is low, even for Iowa.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

This president needs to step down and take his closest administration with him. It will take a new president a couple of years to correct the damage currently being done.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

30 Other Employee Reviews for Grinnell College (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Great place to study and work

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

    I have been working at Grinnell College

    Pros

    Fair and prompt pay, nice supervisors

    Cons

    Sometimes hours can be longer than scheduled

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Employment has gone steadily downhill for several years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grinnell, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grinnell, IA

    I have been working at Grinnell College full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Great co-workers. Working with the students is satisfying.

    Cons

    Horrible salaries with zero to low annual increase (did not even give raises equal to the inflation rate). Most employees are overworked. Unfortunate choice for President. He has not lived up to the hype of when he was hired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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