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Eastern Nazarene College Reviews

Updated February 10, 2017
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  1. "Adjunct Professor"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Dorchester, MA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Dorchester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff. Great working environment.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons except possibly salary


  2. "poor management"

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    Former Employee - Staffer in Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Staffer in Quincy, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Eastern Nazarene College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    college environment, free parking, intercession and snow days off

    Cons

    low salaries, decision making by committee, lack of senior leadership and poor direction

    Advice to Management

    implement manager training so that managers act as such as opposed to petty and unprofessional.


  3. "Adjunct Instructor"

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    Former Contractor - Adjunct Instructor in Quincy, MA
    Former Contractor - Adjunct Instructor in Quincy, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Eastern Nazarene College as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Caring and supportive staff, beautiful main campus and adult-learner facility. Focus on empowering students of all ages and backgrounds.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of at this point


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  5. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Student - Assistant/Worker/Tutor/Catering Manager in Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Student - Assistant/Worker/Tutor/Catering Manager in Quincy, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Eastern Nazarene College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Eastern Nazarene College provides a great work environment. The people genuinely care for your well being and personal lives. They want to help you in any way then can. As part of a larger network of colleges and established businesses on Boston's south shore, the networking potential is massive.

    Cons

    In this college environment there are people who are passionate about serving students, which is fantastic. It also means they will put in 45, 50, 55+ hours a week. If you want to guard your time, you have to be very careful.

    Advice to Management

    Be kind to employees by helping them maintain a 40 hour work week.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Limited vision; survivalist mode; managers not leaders"

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    Former Employee - Faculty in Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Faculty in Quincy, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Eastern Nazarene College full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Clear and compelling mission. Locational advantage -- Christian college in the Boston area.

    Cons

    Since the 100% turnover in the leadership team in 2005-6, ENC has been managed and not led. "Safe" and "survival" seem to be the goals, rather than vision and thriving. The number of accomplished faculty who have left (significant publications, joint appointments at Harvard, Boston University, etc.) is alarming. Even more concerning are the number of faculty who are now hired without terminal degrees and who are alumni of ENC. The lack of a breadth of perspectives of faculty from many different schools of preparation is a weakness in higher education. ENC is stymied by a denominational system that has a school of about 600 traditional undergraduates overseen by a board of about 50 people -- mostly pastors who are alumni and lack a understanding of how quality universities are run. ENC will likely continue to survive (but barely) by denominational support, but has no potential to thrive in the current combination of leadership, board design, and inbred hiring.

    Advice to Management

    Be bold. Set some goals that are "best practices" and innovative instead of micromanaging and survival. Calibrate to other institutions instead of only incremental change from the past. Return to excellence!


  7. "getting me through"

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    Current Employee - Landscaping in Quincy, MA
    Current Employee - Landscaping in Quincy, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    when there is work, you will get plenty of hours. It is in a college setting so it is understandable have an lack of hours from time to time.

    Cons

    the moment they see a chance to cut hours they will. Under a strict budget and lots of students get hired.

    Advice to Management

    Pick and choose the hardest working, hungry students. Some students actually have bills to pay and would love to work hard for their money while lots of students are hired simply because they are students and not because they work hard or are skilled. To many students are hired and not enough hours to go around. The students who truly need it get screwed out of work.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Physics/Engineering: great school, although very small."

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

    I have been working at Eastern Nazarene College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The professors were awesome, and due to the small class size, I was able to form personal relationships with most of my professors, which turned out to be very useful when finding internships/jobs, especially when requesting letters of recommendation. The campus is small, so there is not much time required for walking from class to class.

    Cons

    Small school size can also be a con. Although I did not have this experience, if you absolutely can't stand somebody, it's likely that you will run into them all the time. some of the lab equipment is out of date, although they are definitely in the process of greatly updating all the equipment. Some of the curriculum should be changed, which they are in the process of doing. Occasionally the professors are TOO lenient (some students passed who definitely should not have passed).

    Advice to Management

    Keep updating and improving the department.


  9. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eastern Nazarene College part-time

    Pros

    Grading papers and exams allows for flexible hours and working location.

    Cons

    Aside from rubric, there's little oversight and assistance from professor in grading papers.


  10. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Location is great, many staff members are caring, and students from all walks of life attend the college.

    Cons

    Tight budgets, hard to grow and advance in your career.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great people - administration needs to re-prioritize"

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

    I have been working at Eastern Nazarene College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mission Oriented, great benefits, faculty/staff, location, landscape and beautiful community to raise family and serve the Lord. Dedicated faculty and staff keeps the college going.

    Cons

    Leadership. I feel the enforcement of long term strategy and vision has been lacking and operating under crisis has become the norm. Administration seriously needs to reconsider and re-prioritize.

    Advice to Management

    It would be helpful to highlight your achievements and provide raises to the community. Some in the community feels the administration has lost touch with the community.