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"Small college, good environment, some manager issues"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Great people in most of the positions, the monks and the professors are fantastic, very friendly place to work and nice small-college environment

Cons

Pay is low for most jobs for all but the highest positions (caveat: there seems to be a proliferation of vice-presidents recently who are all, no doubt, well compensated), but that's the trade off working for a small college. Some administrative managers are dreadful at their jobs and I've seen good employees driven away by poor management, but that seems localized to a few departments. Little room to grow or advance within administrative job roles, and seemingly zero performance compensation bonuses. Great place to work for the mission and if you love what you do, but people who come here for the money and don't have a VP title won't be a good fit.

Advice to Management

Don't work so hard trying to turn lousy managers into good ones - it doesn't get results. Don't be afraid to turn over positions until you get the right person in there. St. A's is a good place to work - demand high results, hold people accountable, and you'll get them. Listen to front line employees who care about the school and do a good job day in and day out. Take their advice, especially the ones who have been around a long time, about what's working and what isn't with the culture.

Other Employee Reviews for Saint Anselm College

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work if you want NO stress!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saint Anselm College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice atmosphere - no stress, great people, flexible schedule, short Fridays in the summer, Christmas break (paid), benefit of College education for me and children is a HUGE perk! The people are very nice.

    Cons

    Slower pace than I'm used to, so tendency to get boring at times. No AC in a lot of the buildings. Lower pay, but benefits tend to make up for it, especially free college education for my kids.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job! No micro managing for the most part, but hold people accountable for doing their job.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Needs better upper management in administration"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, DE
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saint Anselm College (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people; nice environment; students are caring.

    Cons

    Tough to introduce new ideas; lots of inter- and intra-office disconnect; lack of support from administration.

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