Saint Anselm College - Small college, good environment, some manager issues | Glassdoor
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"Small college, good environment, some manager issues"

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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. "Pretty Good Overall"

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

    I worked at Saint Anselm College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The college values stability, so if you like to work at a place for a long time you'll do well here. Colleges have a "rhythm" to their year too, and Saint Anselm's no different. It's fairly easy to get to know people beyond your own department. The amount of Holiday/vacation time is good, plus the college closes early on summer Fridays. They have a few nice social events each year for employees.

    Cons

    No one's getting rich working there!

    Advice to Management

    Can't think of anything highly specific right now. By the way Glassdoor, Father Jonathan is no longer the College President. That's Steven R. DiSalvo in September 2017 (referring to "CEO" rating area below).


  2. "Good work/life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for current students. Every job there knows you're a student first, employee second. Works well for athletes too.

    Cons

    Things can become very slow on campus.

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