Hobart and William Smith Colleges

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Great growing and learning experience.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Pros

The student population is terrific to work with, and you cannot pick a more attractive location to work. Senior leadership has great ideas for moving the Colleges forward and working to make the student experience better.

Cons

Sometimes there can be red tape/politics in Higher Ed that reduces efficiency and slows down potential improvements.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't let politics impede progress.

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    A great job to start off a communications career

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    Former Employee - Communications in Geneva, NY
    Former Employee - Communications in Geneva, NY

    I worked at Hobart and William Smith Colleges part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great manager, fun opportunities, great products from the office

    Cons

    Low salary, but it was a start. Sometimes left out of meetings I wanted to me included in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent colleague, poor athletic management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva, NY

    I have been working at Hobart and William Smith Colleges full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will work with some of the most dedicated people you can find. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Management refuses to mentor and if necessary remove the people holding back forward progress. Very much "old boys club" mentality in athletics. Salary well under average. Very little concern for healthy work/life balance. No effort to retain good people. Very hesitant and resistant to work towards necessary change. Maintaining appearances is the #1 concern. Pushed to promote corporate alliance members rather than best choice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mandate ongoing leadership training for people promoted into position of power. Have a better job performance review taking coworker, staff, and athletes into account. Reevaluate salaries compared to other comparable institutions. Implement structures that promote and allow health work/life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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