Saint Anselm College Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
6 Reviews

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    Great place to work if you want NO stress!

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Manchester, NH

    I have been working at Saint Anselm College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very nice atmosphere - no stress, great people, flexible schedule, short Fridays in the summer, Christmas break (paid), benefit of College education for me and children is a HUGE perk! The people are very nice.

    Cons

    Slower pace than I'm used to, so tendency to get boring at times. No AC in a lot of the buildings. Lower pay, but benefits tend to make up for it, especially free college education for my kids.

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    Doing a great job! No micro managing for the most part, but hold people accountable for doing their job.

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    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Manchester, NH

    I have been working at Saint Anselm College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are awesome - that atmosphere is wonderful. The campus is beautiful during any season. You can't beat the no stress environment. And you get free tuition for you and your children! Access to fitness center (free), short Fridays during the summer and a week off after Christmas - awesome perks!

    Cons

    You won't get rich working here unless you're a Director or VP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a great job - consider yearly reviews ahead of the year anniversary - also consider raises throughout the year if merited.

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    Great environment to work in!

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Manchester, NH

    I have been working at Saint Anselm College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Super nice people, awesome environment, great benefits, great perks - LOVE my boss! One week off for the Christmas break, leave early on Fridays during the summer, and very flexible schedule; low keyed, low stress most days. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    No AC throughout the building - can be killer in the summer time.

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    Doing a fantastic job looking out for employees; always working on ways to make the work place a great place to be.

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    Pretty much what one would expect of a Catholic college.

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    Current Employee - Area Coordinator  in  Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Area Coordinator in Manchester, NH

    I have been working at Saint Anselm College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Campus is beautiful, people are friendly, invested community, Jedi walk the campus (monks - but still fun to think about!)

    Cons

    Acceptance rate is high - many students not engaged in academics - more focused on social life. Many students resort to drinking as the only means of entertainment.

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    working in a college environment

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    Current Employee - Researcher  in  Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Researcher in Manchester, NH

    I have been working at Saint Anselm College

    Pros

    The college has a great work environment

    Cons

    The salaries are to low to be competitive for experienced employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase salaries to be competitive and retain employees

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    Small college, good environment, some manager issues

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saint Anselm College

    Pros

    Great people in most of the positions, the monks and the professors are fantastic, very friendly place to work and nice small-college environment

    Cons

    Pay is low for most jobs for all but the highest positions (caveat: there seems to be a proliferation of vice-presidents recently who are all, no doubt, well compensated), but that's the trade off working for a small college. Some administrative managers are dreadful at their jobs and I've seen good employees driven away by poor management, but that seems localized to a few departments. Little room to grow or advance within administrative job roles, and seemingly zero performance compensation bonuses. Great place to work for the mission and if you love what you do, but people who come here for the money and don't have a VP title won't be a good fit.

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    Don't work so hard trying to turn lousy managers into good ones - it doesn't get results. Don't be afraid to turn over positions until you get the right person in there. St. A's is a good place to work - demand high results, hold people accountable, and you'll get them. Listen to front line employees who care about the school and do a good job day in and day out. Take their advice, especially the ones who have been around a long time, about what's working and what isn't with the culture.

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