Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

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Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Reviews

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  1.  

    Great people and atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary part-time

    Pros

    Scheduling is usually considerate of personal/study time; employer tries hard to employ students and assign as many hours as possible

    Cons

    Some important links of communication are hard to maintain here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek to maintain better interoffice communication for various projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great to work for while going through school.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary full-time

    Pros

    Full-time employment can offer tuition benefits and many jobs are flexible around class schedules.

    Cons

    No benefits, not a whole lot of room to move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Nice co-workers, but pay is low enough to be immoral, and you have reason to fear layoffs.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice co-workers in a generally pleasant day-to-day atmosphere.

    Cons

    There are some very odd and seemingly arbitrary rules (like the dress code) that change almost on a whim, and the pay was extremely low--barely over minimum wage in a skilled job that required advanced education. Many students I encountered were openly disrespectful of women, although this was not an issue I had with my immediate supervisors or co-workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that you're an organization that serves the church, not a corporation out to squeeze every bit of your money's worth out of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Not worth the head ach

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    Current Employee - Security in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Security in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    No Benifits
    poor pay
    no room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your employee's every now and then.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Administration appears desensatized to a demoralized working atmosphere due to minimal financial advancement.

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    Current Employee - Professor in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Professor in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

    Pros

    The classroom opportunities and the support of other faculty are the best reasons for teaching at Southwestern and living in Fort Worth.

    Cons

    There is no clear statement for advancement, employee's job proformance is seldom more than satisfactory (despite objective evidence to the contrary), and the very poor communication from administration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since faculty were considered worthy of hire, can the muzzles be removed and people be rewarded in a manner worthy of God?

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Great place to work, if you are called here

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

    Pros

    There is not nearly as much pressure to perform as there is in the real world. This creates an easy-going atmosphere.

    Cons

    This easy-going atmosphere masks serious issues. With no review process and thus no incentives for high performance, salary is divorced from performance. If you're a high-performer, you'll learn quickly to slow down or get frustrated and leave. If you're a slacker, you won't be reprimanded and will love the easy-going atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't neglect human nature in your management style. Yes, all of us are called to our positions and wouldn't leave unless we feel that God is leading in that direction, but you would get so much more out of each individual if you rewarded performance in meaningful, tangible ways (ie, salary). The lack of a formal review process is appalling.

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