Virginia Wesleyan College

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Virginia Wesleyan College Reviews

Updated June 12, 2014
Updated June 12, 2014
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Private college

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    Former Employee - Grill Staff in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Grill Staff in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    I worked at sodexo foods. pros. free food, flexible schedule and you can get a yearly raise...

    Cons

    There is not a full time pay check anymore

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    THEY LIE....

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    Former Employee - Ambassador in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Ambassador in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    They pay you and the work study works around your school schedule.

    Cons

    They teach their employees to lie about the poorness of the college.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop telling your ambassadors to lie to get more students. Also, stop making the good food only when the prospective students come. The regular students are the ones paying you they matter too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly place to work; embarrassingly low compensation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Virginia Wesleyan College full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Great work/life balance within department
    - Generous healthcare / dental benefits with VERY low monthly premiums
    - Friendly coworkers
    - Personal leave accrues quickly

    Cons

    - Mean salary for IT nowhere close to industry standards
    - Low salary overall for administrative & support staff
    - Lack of diversity (particularly minority women)
    - Departments tend to be understaffed - difficult to take time off
    - Zero opportunity for promotion unless people quit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the staff. Increase salaries, or more employees will leave for better paying opportunities. The college president shouldn't be making millions of dollars per year while the hardworking housekeepers are struggling to get by making minimum wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Virginia Wesleyan College

    Pros

    Good benefits and working hours.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, lack of career growth.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Admissions Counselor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Wesleyan College full-time

    Pros

    Good Experience. Enjoyable job for young professionals looking for a fast-paced job with travel. Good benefits and easy to get time off. Holiday breaks as well.

    Cons

    Salary could be more competitive with other institutions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    The cons of working at this institution heavily outweigh the pros.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Virginia Wesleyan College

    Pros

    Sense of community,
    Nice retirement and leave benefits
    Small student body allows for much interaction
    Much potential to be a great place

    Cons

    Lack of comprehensive administrative plan
    Poor faculty support in recruitment and retention
    Employees disappear overnight
    Iocals either know nothing about college or have very respect
    Neighborhoods surrounding campus have highest crime rates in city

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a specific set of realistic goals and stick to them. The culture of the campus should not vary from day to day depending n administrators mood.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    big problems, little prospect for positive change in near future.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Virginia Wesleyan College

    Pros

    Strong sense of community among faculty, although much of that comes from shared hardship.

    Cons

    No long term planning for the future, especially in Admissions and Finance. Finance and Student Affairs seem to be actively obstructing improvements on the Academic side. Dozens of fiefdoms jealously protected by incompetent, under-qualified, overpaid, risk-averse bureaucrats, and some of the faculty are just as bad. The campus facilities are embarrassing. We're now paying the price for building everything on the cheap decades ago. President of the college is asleep at the wheel, focused on unrealistic goals while blowing smoke the rest of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    President, most of VPs need to step aside to make way for new ideas and much-needed change. Need to hire outside of the college and to look beyond the near-term to think about the college's survival in the long-term.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Could be better

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Virginia Wesleyan College

    Pros

    Many opportunities to work with students and colleagues outside of the classroom. Dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to students. Good benefits and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Dead weight has been allowed to linger for too many years, with related problems overlooked for no discernible reason. Some senior administrators are out of touch with or blatantly ignorant of issues outside their range of interests or special projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take notice of what's happening throughout the campus and evaluate how well departments contribute to growth and innovation. There is much to recommend about working at VWC, but indifferent leadership will continue to drive away those who actually care about their work and the institution.

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