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Hollins University Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
4 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok to start - not great for future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - International Programs in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - International Programs in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at Hollins University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Small community university where everyone pretty much knows each other.

    Cons

    No room for advancement or pay increases

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Disheartened

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hollins University full-time

    Pros

    It used to be a great place to work, where everyone felt like family and we cared and got to know each other. At heart, it's a really great institution with a lot of great history and traditions.

    Cons

    What used to be excellent benefits (excessive paid time off, community events, employee recognition, free classes) have been significantly cut. Many employees have become displeased with working there and the environment has truly declined. The students, faculty, and staff have all felt and noticed it, but administration seems to either be oblivious or worse, not care. There's no room for personal or professional growth, and administration does not listen to complaints. The priorities of the administration are way off base and the rest of the campus feels neglected and unimportant. There are a number of significant human resources issues. It's not the pleasant environment it used to be. Unfortunately most of the people who work there are career-minded and love(d) Hollins and will probably cut what could be a long, valuable career at the university short because of these oversights.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider listening to your employees, since most of them are on the front line with students, prospective students, students' families, and the community and can give you valuable insight as to what isn't working and why people aren't happy. Most people love this school and want to make it better, but that can't happen when the people who make the decisions are turning a blind eye to what the concerns are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employee satisfaction isn't a concern.

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

    I have been working at Hollins University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Small community and for the most part people care to get to know you and take interest in your work. Sexual harassment is a main concern and taken very seriously by upper management. Free classes as a benefit to most full time employees includes both undergraduate and and graduate level course work.

    Cons

    Management really doesn't care about employee satisfaction. They would rather continue to have a rotating door of employees than to focus on important issues to their staff members. There are no efforts to address concerns of staff members and they don't value having long term staff. Human Resources is useless and sets themselves up for lawsuits consistently. They are often available to meet about concerns but will rarely follow through on resolving issues. Even when several staff members address an issue with them it may take years to get resolved. Leaving frustrated, disloyal, and disgruntled employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are seriously unhappy people across campus which is toxic for an institution which needs to actively recruit students. Take employee concerns seriously because employee satisfaction particularly with their work environment should be a main concern. Hollins gets a bad reputation when the people who work there are disgruntled, frustrated, and unhappy. Happy employees can really effect change on campus.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    It's a good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at Hollins University

    Pros

    My supervisor is very helpful and understanding

    Cons

    I didn't learn as much skill

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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