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Ferrum College Reviews

Updated June 4, 2017
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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professor in Ferrum, VA
    Current Employee - Professor in Ferrum, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ferrum College (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very tight community to work with. Lots of opportunity to exercise discretion in how you manage your classes. Very supportive management team. Beautiful campus which is well maintained.

    Cons

    Salaries could be higher and health insurance is pretty expensive for a family.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Dining Room Manager"

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    Former Employee - Dining Room Manager in Ferrum, VA
    Former Employee - Dining Room Manager in Ferrum, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ferrum College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, vacation, paid time off and sick time

    Cons

    management staff are very "set in ways" and do not like new ideas. staff members are not knowledgeable about their job they're just told what to do and do not know why they're doing it.

  3. "Associate Professor of Environmental Science"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ferrum, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ferrum, VA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Ferrum College (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Faculty and Students are wonderful

    Cons

    Salaries are low and workload is heavy


  4. "Awesome Internship with Athletic Training"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Ferrum, VA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Ferrum, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ferrum College as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very hands-on experience. AT's are very helpful and kind.

    Cons

    none, it was all great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  5. "Health Coach/ Health Promoter/Football Coach"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Health Coach/Recruiter Helper/Football Coach in Rocky Point, NC
    Former Freelancer - Health Coach/Recruiter Helper/Football Coach in Rocky Point, NC
    Recommends

    I worked at Ferrum College (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love the people an area

    Cons

    The pay and hours wasn't very good


  6. "Great Community"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ferrum, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ferrum, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ferrum College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent community, surprising in close-knit team relationships; it's truly a place that is trying very hard and very often succeeding. Those looking for a quick turn at a job and not really investing themselves will be disappointed, but those willing to join a community and truly get back what you put in for the long haul will not be disappointed.

    Cons

    Remote location - you really can't sugar coat it, it is in the middle of nowhere. Cell service non-existent, even now, for many cell networks. If you don't live nearby you could have a disjointed existence between Roanoke and Ferrum - which is great for some, but those with young families may find that hard.

    Advice to Management

    Up salaries or be very flexible in schedules to help those commuting deal with the remoteness and impact on families


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Professor"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Ruskin, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Ruskin, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Quiet environment and good employees

    Cons

    Too much negativity from the management

    Advice to Management

    Get it together

  8. "best college ever"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    professor and all staff were willing to help any one at any given time.

    Cons

    it is in the middle of no where


  9. "Unrealistic expectations"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Ferrum College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, potential for curriculum development, and work flexibility

    Cons

    Salaries don't match workload expectations, utter lack of admin transparency, poor leadership in many areas, and the over emphasis on very low performing, disinterested students at the expense of all other students.

    Advice to Management

    Faculty governance should involve greater faculty insights and intervention. It's time we start holding students responsible for their poor performance, and hold those in leadership accountable for staying current in each fields direction. Education extends well beyond the classroom. Its also not the responsibility of faculty for overcoming enrollment and retention issues.


  10. "I would rather return to Junior High"

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

    I worked at Ferrum College full-time

    Pros

    They at least allow for independent work, and as long as your job gets done you can fly under the radar.

    Cons

    Higher administration levels make it near impossible for work to get done, then complain when work isn't done.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves.