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Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Reviews

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  1. "Farewell"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Pflugerville, TX
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Pflugerville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I met some wonderfully gifted, intelligent and supportive people at APTS. The President and Dean of this institution are genuinely dedicated to the Seminary's mission and progress. The faculty members are accomplished, faithful and equally dedicated. The support staff members are incredbily diligent, knowledgeable, friendly and thoughful.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the Financial Operations of this institution are archaic . If it ever joins the business world of this century, maybe then it will help APTS thrive and grow.


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    "Support Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great opportunities to meet other religious groups and get involved with real world issues.

    Cons

    Many passive aggressive coworkers, many coworkers who are rude and disrespectful. Many employees there don't put forth the "winsome" attitude the Seminary strives for. It is a Seminary for goodness sake! Why the bad attitude?

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the work climate of your department. Be careful how you treat others. The stress that many are feeling doesn't have to be.

  3. "Great place, if you're "one of the guys...""

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    Former Employee - Support Staff in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hard-working, caring mid-level management team and support staff that really care about the organization, employees, and students. Great benefits, especially paid time off.

    Cons

    Poor executive team and Board. LOTS of hypocrisy. Talks a lot about diversity, culture and values, but NEVER follows through unless it directly benefits the executive team. Low pay, unless you're "one of the guys." The best employees are overworked, while mediocre staff receive the same raise. No bonuses or merit raises. A lot of institutional history and knowledge is leaving the organization because they're treated poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Try practicing the Christian tenets you preach! If you're going to talk about diversity, culture and values, you should try doing something to improve them. Staff are overloaded and underpaid. Pay for performance, rather than across-the-board. Staff have lots of ideas, if executives would only ask and listen.


  4. "It's a great place to work for a little while."

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    Former Employee - Web Editor in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Web Editor in Austin, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    The people. Hands down, some of the best people you'll ever meet. Very community-driven environment.

    Cons

    Lack of internal communication, aging tech paradigms, and a fluctuating stream of funding that often results in workplace tensions.

    Advice to Management

    You would save a lot of money on tech by outsourcing. I appreciated the "all in the family" attitude towards this, but given the size of the institution, there were many infrastructure issues that did not need to be as time- or resource-consuming as they were.


  5. "good pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    good pay, good benefits,great peers, great HR

    Cons

    difficult management styles of those in charge