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Hamline University Reviews

Updated February 19, 2019
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  • "The issue, as many other adjunct instructors can attest to, is that our love for academia, inquiry, teaching, etc" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Respectful attitude towards student workers"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker
    Current Employee - Student Worker
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hamline University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, fun work environment

    Cons

    No chance of pay raises regardless of time at job


  2. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved it! Friendly team. Fast paced environment

    Cons

    The pay could have been more competitive for the job

  3. "Challenging"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hamline University full-time

    Pros

    New president who is trying her best to turn around a sinking ship. Many wonderful colleagues and great ideas. Cool campus that's not too big.

    Cons

    Toxic culture created by dishonest and incompetent middle managers such as the dean of the college of liberal arts. Very poor pay for many. No pay for performance. Middle managers play favorites. Such high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your incompetent middle managers. Fire incompetent professors and staff. Need to clean house to be viable.


  4. "Student Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hamline University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are a lot of jobs available for students

    Cons

    Pay is minimum. Sometimes the good jobs will be full.


  5. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hamline University full-time

    Pros

    Supportive community with great staff trying their best.

    Cons

    High turnover impacts employees, and students.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure job descriptions are clear and up-to-date, work on meaningful development and growth opportunities, and encourage employees to share honest, direct feedback.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Hamline University full-time

    Pros

    A supportive community that cares for both its employees and students. Is going in the right direction and the future looks bright.

    Cons

    There have been a few issues in the past, but the current administration and others have been working extremely hard at moving things in the right direction. As very hopeful about it continued contributions and role in the community for many years ahead.


  7. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Staff in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Staff in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Hamline University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people who work here are wonderful

    Cons

    There is not a lot of room for growth being a small university.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Departmental Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Departmental Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Departmental Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hamline University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small school, work was impactful, encouraging environment, and very very rewarding.

    Cons

    Strong personalities in some departments and could have used more pay for the work done.

    Advice to Management

    Do not neglect the good professors to cope with poor ones.


  9. "Supportive Community"

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

    I have been working at Hamline University full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, welcoming environment. Great Colleagues

    Cons

    tight budgets restrict so programming abilities


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great people but is it enough?"

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

    I have been working at Hamline University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people (faculty, staff, students) are fantastic. Hard-working, dedicated, creative, intelligent individuals. It is the people that keep me at Hamline.

    Cons

    High turnover in staffing positions makes it difficult for all employees on campus to do their job. When you don't retain talent, you lose institutional knowledge and the institution suffers. Financial issues has resulted in everyone being asked to do more with less. Decisions with the goal of resolving financial issues are made that negatively impact users day-to-day, without proper consultation of the user before adopting the change (e.g. technology rental program, VDI).

    Advice to Management

    Provide adequate compensation for your employees. Hamline is the people. Invest in your people and show them they are valued and they will pay back the institution with their dedication. If you cannot compete with salary, then perhaps reevaluating the benefits package including medical/dental/eye and adopting a progressive parental leave policy for faculty and staff will attract young, enthusiastic talent who want to build their career at Hamline.