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Florida SouthWestern State College Reviews

Updated March 16, 2017
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  1. "A Lovely College"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research
    Current Employee - Research
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida SouthWestern State College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The main Lee campus is beautiful, with many trees and a lot of lakes full of turtles. It is relatively quiet, though there are plenty of events if one would like to attend. Currently, there is a nice Farmer's Market on Fridays. The food at the on campus cafeteria is good. Staff are friendly. Recently remodeled buildings.

    Cons

    It is located in Florida, which can be a challenging place for higher education. Some long-time employees were recently dismissed and it is unclear why. Things like that can be hard on moral for existing employees.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.


  2. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Florida SouthWestern State College full-time

    Pros

    FSW offers a beautiful workplace and encourages new ideas to meet the needs of our students and employees. Benefits and generous time off from work is enough to offset lower wages for this region.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than market for my position.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should be more visible to employees by walking around campus more.


  3. "Great"

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

    I have been working at Florida SouthWestern State College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - cultivation of career growth
    - friendly and knowledgeable administration
    - beautiful campus

    Cons

    - salary increases are not based on performance but based on state dollars available


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  5. "Valued"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Florida SouthWestern State College full-time

    Pros

    FSW is an institution where your work and effort are valued, contributions to the team are encouraged and welcomed and work life balance is spot on. Growth and cross training is encouraged.
    State Benefits are a plus.

    Cons

    Increased pay is limited to state budgetary constraints rather than performance.


  6. "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Florida SouthWestern State College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The employees really care about the students and other employees. The faculty are great people. Student services have undergone changes and are so much better than three years ago. You need to take care of everyone; not just the higher ups. Staff and faculty are ignored. Unfortunately, the administration doesn't understand how to manage employees or a business. Management by fire and a spinning compass.

    Cons

    The administration doesn't care. They just get the job done good or bad. Unfortunately, that mindset usually means bad. Plus, they change so often I am not sure they have enough time to evaluate what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop and listen to your employees and faculty. You can't just plan on doing it, wait 3 years and then rush it into place without a plan.


  7. "Student Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible Hours and meeting new peope

    Cons

    Only can work up to 20 hours a week


  8. "Work/study"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naples, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Florida SouthWestern State College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good curriculum, positive work environment

    Cons

    No extra curriculars or clubs

    Advice to Management

    Add activities


  9. "done"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Florida SouthWestern State College full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits and time off is good too

    Cons

    Very hard to move up


  10. "Great College environment and lots of exciting thing happening."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professor Biological Sciences
    Current Employee - Professor Biological Sciences
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Florida SouthWestern State College full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, excellent growth and opportunities. Great location!

    Cons

    Health insurance costs are very high.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to strive excellence.


  11. "A great place to grow!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    FSW employs some of the friendliest and knowledgeable employees you could ever ask for! If you're looking for a company that offers a great work life balance, this is the place for you. The college likes to promote within, when possible.

    Cons

    Compensation is not on par with similar positions in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt a more customer focused mentality.



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