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Simmons College Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
Updated February 17, 2015
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  1.  

    Great please to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Simmons College

    Pros

    Strong community, opportunities for personal growth. empowering place to work, great location

    Cons

    none come to mind to be honest

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great Experience

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

    I have been working at Simmons College

    Pros

    Fantastic retirement savings plan, warm office culture with great colleagues. I've had nothing but the best experience working here.

    Cons

    Could be more generous with raises and promotions.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Part-time Office Worker

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Simmons College part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Chill work space
    - Paid on time / bi weekly
    - Dining Hall in the school, good for lunch break

    Cons

    - Office can be quiet most of the time
    - Obviously it was an administrative job, so it was easy, but not much to growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Not sure about upper management, but for my boss specifically - keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Simmons is very small, but everyone is extremely nice and pleasant. It was great working here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Simmons College part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It has a nice small and intimate vibe. You'll quickly meet everyone and occasionally see them on campus. I worked with an academic department office and all of the faculty was great. I learned a lot of the basics of office administration, but it wasn't that exciting.

    Cons

    Sometimes Simmons being a small campus has it drawbacks because you feel like there isn't a lot of room for growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    LMH on Simmons College

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Accountant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Investment Accountant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Simmons College

    Pros

    Professional and capable staff committed to help the Simmons College community

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities for advancement; very little emphasis upon educational opportunities, professional development, and training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The attitude -or, at least the appearance of - that employees were lucky to have a job.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Poor salaries, low morale, and bad management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Director of Communications in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Associate Director of Communications in Boston, MA

    I worked at Simmons College

    Pros

    Good benefits, plenty of vacation time and holidays, employees can take classes for free, even earn a master's degree or MBA for free, good location, great students, and fun coworkers.

    Cons

    Very low salaries across the board, poor management that is not transparent and that listens very little to its employees. This overall creates extremely low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The bottom line is important, but happy employees are important too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Typical higher ed problems

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Adjunct Faculty in Boston, MA
    Current Contractor - Adjunct Faculty in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Simmons College as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Generally great people who care about students

    Cons

    Have trouble articulating vision and making change happen in a timely fashion; culture of fear exists in some place; academic freedom?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency, transparency, transparency...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Simmons was a great experience and I learned a lot from working there

    Former Intern - Technology Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Technology Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Simmons College as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    By working at Simmons you work with people who make sure you understand what you are responsible to do and there are a lot of girls there.

    Cons

    There was nothing really bad about working there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be against trying new things

  10.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Simmons College

    Pros

    Simmons is a great place to work. Diverse environment. Welcoming. This place has been great for my professional and personal growth.

    Cons

    If you allow it, you will get taken advantage of. Otherwise, a great place to work. Values employees. Nice work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

  11.  

    Seek Their Employment At Your Own Risk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Technology Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Simmons College part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The college is all girls, enough said about that. You might learn a great deal depending on your department and you might work with some good people. I worked with their Technology department and was able to learn a good amount of computing, event, and troubleshooting skills. I was also able to work with some really good and interesting people.

    Cons

    You may have heard of Simmons being a great multicultural and diverse school, well that's a fat lie. It's predominately white and is suffering from a lack of Multicultural Diversity. If you're looking for employment with Simmons Technology, TURN AND RUN AWAY! First off, they will interview you and make it seem like the place is really high class and make you feel like your applying to a very serious job..WRONG. No matter what position the technology department hires you for from your set of skills, they wont tell you that you will be required to do EVERY job which includes, phones, tech support, event support, printer support, classroom support and so on regardless if you have experience in doing it or not. If you have a question on how to do things they will most likely refer you to "techknow" which is their data base for how to's and changes to procedures which is rarely updated and is full of out of date processes or they will just throw you into the fire and basically make you figure it out. I was hired as an events person and learned harshly that events was not all I would do. The job is extremely thankless and they will work you like a slave! The other faculty and staff are terribly fussy, short tempered, pampered, and expect the world from you at the drop of a dime and feel entitled to whatever they want. The scheduling is horrible and you basically have to fight for hours that are all set up in 2,3, and 4 hour increments and what ever is left over gets randomly thrown into your work schedule. They will also schedule you on certain days regardless of your availability and if your time is limited or you work other jobs, be prepared to work 1 to two days a week there. There is next to no communication from full time employees (management) to the part timers and if something goes wrong, they all point fingers instead of solving the problem. They have secret employee reviews and I'm not joking, they have meetings and some of them are to review the employees BUT, they don't give YOU the employee any of that feed back. They also don't give raises so whatever rate you're hired with you're stuck with that. There is virtually no room for advancement unless someone dies or leaves because they too tire of the B/s. Unless you're a starving college kid, a co-op, or being hired for full time, there is no reason to work at Simmons Technology as a Part Time employee. Part Timer = slave, they don't care much about their employees. Full time people will get paid rather well but you need to decide if the pay is worth the endless amount of crap you will have to put up with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN TO YOUR EMPLOYEES! Communicate better with your team mates across all departments because the communication is terrible. Don't be so quick to shoot people down when they have ideas or questions. If someone makes a mistake don't make an example out of them, help them to understand what they did wrong and how they can do it better next time. Make the office a place were people want to work and not just stay for the paycheck, a happy employee always does good work, unhappy employees care less and do less. Work out a better way to schedule people. When you hire someone, make sure to explain EXACTLY what kind of work they will be doing instead of hiring for a certain position and then making them do everything else with next to no experience. GIVE YOUR EMPLOYEES FEEDBACK! Everyone wants to know if they do a good job or not and how they can improve. Reward your employees for jobs well done, give them something to work towards, thank them every once in a while. Show that you care and maybe your other employees will start to care as well

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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