Spring Hill College Reviews

Updated July 10, 2014
Updated July 10, 2014
7 Reviews

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    A Delightful Place with Great People--But No Job is Perfect

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor, Humanities  in  Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor, Humanities in Mobile, AL

    I have been working at Spring Hill College full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fantastic colleagues, respect from peers and supervisors, strong religious values; no micro-management; freedom in the classroom to experiment for the sake of increasing effectiveness; great students; small community with lots of interpersonal interaction.

    Cons

    Lower-than-average compensation; lack of openness regarding budget; talk of shared governance is mostly talk rather than genuine commitment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent -- take faculty seriously -- remember that your employees and faculty should not be excessively overburdened; we want to do all that we can, but beware the straw that broke the camel's back! When considering costs, include personal costs to the lives of your staff and faculty.

    Recommends
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    It can be great.

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor  in  Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Mobile, AL

    I have been working at Spring Hill College full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Beautiful campus. Great and noble mission. Great students. Board of Trustees very invested. Jesuit schools' network = very good. Amazing tuition benefit for employees + families with the opportunity to apply for the same benefit at other Jesuit schools. The recent leadership change and the COO/President structure = reason to be hopeful. Generally good people, with many who are amazing in their ability to accomplish great things with limited resources. People who step up can acquire resume fodder that'll take them to the next level. Faculty contracts = early August through mid-May with voluntary summer classes.

    Cons

    Generally understaffed and resource deprived. Heavily tuition dependent. Salary cut across the board in 2008, later restored, but no salary increase since. Some morale issues. Under market salaries according to most comparison sets, except lowest hourly rates at "living wage" not minimum wage. Leans too heavily on too few people. Burnout can occur. Hasn't been investing enough in faculty/staff professional development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful not to push your really loyal people to the point where they don't care.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL

    I have been working at Spring Hill College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice environment and beautiful campus

    Cons

    There is no room for advancement/promotion

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good college, poor leadership

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    Current Employee - Professor  in  Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Professor in Mobile, AL

    I have been working at Spring Hill College full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues and low pressure work environment

    Cons

    Lowest salary among colleges in the state. Poor transparency from the administration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise salaries any way possible. Many faculty members with any possibility of another job are already actively looking for another job.

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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People to Work With

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    Former Employee - Area Coordinator  in  Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Area Coordinator in Mobile, AL

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in
    Beautiful historic campus
    Wonderful coworkers
    Whether you're religeous or not, Ignatian Spirituality and thoughts are excellent business guidelines

    Cons

    Financial struggles make job security a little unstable
    Some of the students can be a challenge to deal with
    Jobs at Spring Hill tend to ask for a bit more from you than elsewhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more. Actually listen, don't pretend to and already have your mind made up.

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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It has been good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL

    I have been working at Spring Hill College

    Pros

    I am a student so the is not much to talk about. I really do like the small environment. Lots of nice people

    Cons

    The pay here at spring hill college is really low and I need to find a real job. Make money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop spending money on new buildings that are not an improvement from the old buildings. It really is ridicous and stupid

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    Good institution

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spring Hill College

    Pros

    The institution has a great faculty and a caring environment.

    Cons

    All departments are under-resourced, impacting operations across campus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage all alumni to help admissions in their areas.

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