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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to live and learn

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    Former Employee - Student in Salem, VA
    Former Employee - Student in Salem, VA

    I worked at Roanoke College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    One of the most amazing experiences of my life

    Cons

    Like any college, it is what you make of it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.

  2. Good work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at Roanoke College full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    RC provides a relatively relaxed work environment, half the time

    Cons

    admissions travel seasons can be grueling

    Advice to Management

    find a way to make it more affordable

  3. Amazing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech Crew Manager in Salem, VA
    Former Employee - Tech Crew Manager in Salem, VA

    I worked at Roanoke College part-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The small size allows for better communication

    Cons

    Some people should just not work at a college

    Advice to Management

    Hiring should be a little more finely tuned

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  5. Supportive Professional Environment!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, VA

    I have been working at Roanoke College

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    -Highly structured
    -Competent Leadership Staff
    -Supportive administration
    -Organized infrastructure
    -Evolving institution (many changes on horizon, thus opportunities for exciting growth)

    Cons

    -Location
    -Limited Regional Prowess
    -Limited department communication

    Advice to Management

    -Recruit a more diverse work force

  6. hierarchical work environment

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roanoke College full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    beautiful campus
    nice offices
    competitive salary in low-income area (which allows you to live comfortably with your salary)
    good health care benefits
    good overall benefits
    located in nice area for outdoors activities
    aiming to improve their rating

    Cons

    hierarchical structures
    male dominated administrative and departmental leadership
    few women in key administrative and departmental leadership positions
    limited departmental communication
    junior faculty have no say (you have to be quiet until you reach tenure)
    non-diverse faculty body (few international and minority faculty members)
    non-diverse student body
    little support for research
    senior faculty members who do not pursue any research and discourage the research of junior faculty members (you have to hide your research accomplishments)
    anti-intellectual
    culturally conservative
    non acceptance of difference

    Advice to Management

    provide more research support for junior faculty; try to recruit a more diverse student and faculty body; unmask hierarchical structures, offer more support for non-traditional faculty members

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