Mills College
3.2 of 5 24 reviews
www.mills.edu Oakland, CA 150 to 499 Employees

Mills College Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
Mills College – US – “Mills Hall”

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3.2 24 reviews

                             

0% Approve of the CEO

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Alecia A. DeCoudreaux

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54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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beautiful campus, lovely students, caring administration

Lecturer (Current Employee)
Oakland, CA

I have been working at Mills College as a contractor for less than a year

Prosbeautiful campus, lovely students, caring administration

Consmy job wasn't ful time

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Oakland, CA

I have been working at Mills College full-time

ProsGood benefits, a lot of holidays off, beautiful campus, great co-workers

ConsSalary is average to low

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Mills College

ProsGreat people, great place for women

ConsAlways lots to do, and never enough time in the work day to get it all done

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep supporting women's leadership issues

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My experience went from outstanding to unbearable.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Mills College full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBeautiful campus, lively atmosphere, friendly students. Mills is like an oasis in the chaos of Oakland, CA.

ConsManagement has changed completely over the last 2 years. Their desire to bring a "corporate" mentality has forced their most valuable staff to leave. Expect at least 2 full weeks of furlough time (lost salary) and factor this into any offer. Expect a cliquish atmosphere among staff. Expect low standards, short work weeks for most employees and no commendation whatsoever for extraordinary effort.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't insult or devalue the intelligence of your employees. Hire a permanent General Council.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Highly political atmosphere, faculty are undervalued

Faculty (Current Employee)
Oakland, CA

I have been working at Mills College full-time for more than 5 years

ProsMills College is a very special place. It has a central mission and core values that are fantastic if you are interested in feminism, social equality, LGBT issues, first-generation college students, education equity, and the like. The faculty is passionate about their work and the students come to Mills because they want to be there, not because they feel obligated to attend college. Plus, the campus is beautiful!

ConsThere is gross lack of transparency in how the College is governed. The faculty are not fairly compensated. Every year we are asked to do more with less.

Advice to Senior ManagementStick to the faculty salary plan. Engage faculty before making drastic decisions about benefits. Understand that the faculty are the College's most important asset.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Working here has been great.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Mills College part-time

ProsVery understanding to a student's schedule

ConsCan be very demanding of time

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Warm community with low pay butgood benefits

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Mills College

ProsThe staff are friendly and the campus is beautiful.

ConsManagement can be ruthless and can make the job unpleasant.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe President should order 360 reviews for all managers.

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Mills College has the best students, staff, and faculty!

Office of Student Activities (Former Employee)
Oakland, CA

I worked at Mills College as an intern for less than a year

ProsThe students are amazing to work with and so dedicated. Every staff member that I worked with was very committed and passionate about their roles and education.

ConsHonestly, everything about working there was fantastic. I only left because my summer internship came to an end and it was too far away from where I lived.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease continue to reward the amazing staff and student staff members at your college - your Activities team is amazing!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I have never worked with more incompetent, complacent people.

Shift Leader, Telephone Outreach Program (Former Employee)
Oakland, CA

I worked at Mills College part-time for more than 3 years

ProsThey overpay for the work.

ConsThey overwork people, have sloppy department structure, and don't encourage growth or strategy. They undermine efforts through being overly gracious and concerned with feelings.

Advice to Senior ManagementGo on unemployment and do the College a favor.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place for academics and work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Mills College as a contractor for less than a year

ProsBeautiful campus, motivated students, very professional and focused staff.

ConsLots of on campus events, so parking can be difficult.

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