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No longer a nice place to work.

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  • 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)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Great place to study and work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grinnell College

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair and prompt pay, nice supervisors

    Cons

    Sometimes hours can be longer than scheduled

  2. Helpful (1)

    A difficult place to adapt to as far as the culture is concerned.

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

    I have been working at Grinnell College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great support staff coworkers. Decent pay. Nice facilities to work in. Lots of free events to attend and free use of the state of the art fitness facilities.

    Cons

    Severe senior leadership problems. Low morale in many departments due to extreme salary disparity. Definitely a place where who you know gets you somewhere. Overworked, and they are still getting rid of people by saying they aren't needed and then sparsing out work to others who can't even get their own work done.

    Advice to Management

    Develop talent from within and quit bringing high salary out of state workers in to fix problems. It hasn't worked in the last 6 years.

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