Hobart and William Smith Colleges Reviews

Updated August 7, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Just an awesome happiness that keeps me getting out of bed in the morning!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, friendly people, great benefits, lectures and sporting events to attend, and working with students keeps you young!

    Cons

    Managers refuse to address the long term employees lacking skills even with the technology tools given to improve internal processes.


  2. Great investment of time!

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    Former Employee - Intern in Geneva, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Geneva, NY
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive community, beautiful location, everyone shares in the excitement of working at HWS

    Cons

    biweekly pay system, harsh winters, students have little chance to make more than minimum wage


  3. Excellent place to work!

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Geneva, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Geneva, NY
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    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at Hobart and William Smith Colleges full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits (tuition exchange and reimbursement, medical, retirement match, generous vacation and sick time). They promote within. Strong company values.

    Cons

    Pay is lower due to higher ed status, but benefits weigh out lower pay.


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  5. Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great sense of community with professional colleagues.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can take time to move ideas into action.


  6. Student Worker at Bristol Field House

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Geneva, NY
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Geneva, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You can do your homework, the shifts are flexible, there are many subs who will take your shift if you can't work that day, the supervisors are AWESOME (especially Rob), and its easy to get hired again once you get your foot in the door

    Cons

    Making community I.D cards on a type writer


  7. Office assistant

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    Former Employee - Office of Advancement Student Worker in Geneva, NY
    Former Employee - Office of Advancement Student Worker in Geneva, NY
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (More than a year)

    Pros

    This job was great for me as a student worker. Very flexible hours that work around your schedule.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of with my job at the colleges. The people are great and make work enjoyable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. It was a good job to have while in school because of the way it was managed.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great growing and learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Don't let politics impede progress.


  9. 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
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  10. I worked at hobart and William Smith Colleges for 3 years as a student worker

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    Current Employee - Front Dest Assistant in Geneva, NY
    Current Employee - Front Dest Assistant in Geneva, NY
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hobart and William Smith Colleges part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with, great work-life balance, get assigned to some good tasks, was a good experience with professional colleagues.

    Cons

    what I did was not totally relevant to my major. Pay is not very high.


  11. The people here are a little friendly but also are rude at times.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The food there is great and the employees are funny

    Cons

    When your down a couple people and unable to get job done on time



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