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Blackburn College Reviews

Updated April 10, 2017
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  1. "Great Sense of Mission!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Blackburn College full-time

    Pros

    The College's unique mission makes a real difference in the lives of students, and it is easy to feel good about the impact you having.

    Cons

    Staff and resources are in short supply, which can sometimes make things difficult. You have to be real innovator if you are going to work here for a long period of time.

    Advice to Management

    Look into ways to increase staffing to avoid high turnover and burnout among staff.


  2. "Good School"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Carlinville, IL
    Current Employee - Technician in Carlinville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Blackburn College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible and good consideration of students.

    Cons

    Can be challenging for freshmen who do not have time management skills

    Advice to Management

    Create programs that train new workers.

  3. "my experience at blackburn"

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    Former Employee - General Worker in Carlinville, IL
    Former Employee - General Worker in Carlinville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    flexibility and good working environment

    Cons

    there has to be a better management

    Advice to Management

    better communication with workers


  4. "General worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Blackburn College part-time

    Pros

    Has helpful management and procedures

    Cons

    It's a small school with limited resources


  5. "Advancement Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great coworkers, exceptional educational opportunities for students, work program is educating for staff and students

    Cons

    Division is present between faculty and staff - need more communication to see both sides are working towards the same goal.


  6. "Blackburn as an Employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Blackburn College full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment and student work program. Collegial atmosphere.

    Cons

    Remote location, aging facilities, limited resources.


  7. "Poor Accountability"

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

    Pros

    Work as a student can be rewarding if you're willing to put in the effort. The community is generally great a lot of overqualified professionals putting up with too much for the sake of the students.

    Cons

    Student workers have no repercussions for failing to perform adequately in the workplace. Write-ups, performance reviews, and work contracts are meaningless. Student workers that are terminated due to poor performance are simply placed into a new department. Creating burdens that are passed endlessly around so the college can continue to take their payments. This college is a complete sellout.

    Advice to Management

    Kick poor performing students out of your work college. Refusal to hold any guilty party accountable for their actions is laughable. Student workers can go years without showing up for work and get away with their checkbook.

  8. "Great!"

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    Former Employee - Campus Security Manager in Carlinville, IL
    Former Employee - Campus Security Manager in Carlinville, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at Blackburn College (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment and always room for advancement within the company.

    Cons

    The student body can be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on top of things.


  9. "my experience"

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Carlinville, IL
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Carlinville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Blackburn College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    a small community where what you do is really noticed and rewarded

    Cons

    there are so many people willing to do the job that they fire people easily

    Advice to Management

    please learn to keep your employees. they know the company better


  10. "Informal and Inadequate"

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

    I have been working at Blackburn College (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very small work environment. Everyone knows everyone else, and if you need something done, you can approach the person in charge of that particular area of the college and ask for their services.

    Cons

    Very small, so there are always issues with drama and campus politics. Very poor retention, so very poor pay. "Raises" are mentioned but unheard of. Force summer workers living on campus to have a meal plan that is highway robbery.

    Advice to Management

    There are too many "secrets" within the organization. Make the work each department does make sense.


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