I worked at Longwood University
Pros – Beautiful campus, excellent professors and staff
Helpful professor-willing to work individually with students
smaller classes (pro b/c you will get more attention/help if needed)
Cons – Small town, not as much to do in Farmville, VA
2014-02-04 11:47 PST
I have been working at Longwood University full-time for more than a year
Pros – Great place to work... Very friendly warm environment.
Cons – Salaries are lower that other state institutions in Virginia.
Advice to Senior Management – Negotiate your salary at the beginning. It's hard to get people to move to Farmville, so they know they might have to pay more for qualified people.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-01-27 13:33 PST
I worked at Longwood University full-time for more than 10 years
Pros – Good colleagues who understand the importance of higher education is the greatest strength. For the most part, they work together effectively. That, of course, doesn't make faculty meetings fun or interesting.
Cons – Con is a good word. Some administrators try, too often, to con the faculty instead of leveling with them. The Commonwealth of Virginia (that is, the politicians) try to con everyone by demanding more for less from state colleges and universities, then complaining and blaming others when tuition goes up. Their pandering and hypocrisy is the largest negative about working for a state affiliated university. The only reason faculty turnover isn't greater is too many other states treat their colleges and universities the same way. The ones that don't can skim the cream.
Advice to Senior Management – Unfortunately, the new president, who arrived with much promise as I was leaving, is seriously ill and has resigned. My advice is to find another who is as good as he never had a chance to be.
I won't bother advising the politicians in Richmond to stop being pandering hypocrites.
2012-07-10 14:52 PDT
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