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Hobart and William Smith Colleges Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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  1. "Great experience with hard working staff"

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    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist in Geneva, NY
    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist in Geneva, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hobart and William Smith Colleges part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people on staff, good benefits, not very hectic in any department. The students are great to work with and always changing.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth, most of the people you help graduate and move one, leaving no connections

    Advice to Management

    Apply a set of goals to be met that will advance an employee in the company


  2. "Student Work Study"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hobart and William Smith Colleges part-time

    Pros

    Able to find a work study related to my academic and career interests, flexible schedule with my classes and academic commitments

    Cons

    I know some folks had trouble getting the position they wanted on campus, but I did not.


  3. "Student Working Atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobart and William Smith Colleges part-time

    Pros

    Great working environment for students at school.

    Cons

    Many of the desirable positions pay minimum wage.


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  5. "Good but not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (More than a year)

    Pros

    They offer excellent benefits. You will have nice coworkers. The President is a really personable guy who knows most everyone by name.

    Cons

    They don't pay very much, the work is incredibly difficult and under appreciated. Most students are really entitled and get whatever they want if they make a big enough stink.

    Advice to Management

    I think people need higher wages to afford to live and take care of their family. Also, if you give an entitled student whatever they want, you don't teach them anything.


  6. "Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There was a great work atmosphere and a lot of opportunity to pursue new ideas.

    Cons

    Geneva, NY is a very small town with little night-life


  7. "Seems to be a better place for faculty than for staff"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Geneva, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Geneva, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hobart and William Smith Colleges full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding to be a part of an educational system
    Beautiful campus
    Walkable campus
    Making progress in staff and faculty diversity

    Cons

    A little sea leaves little room for the faculty who feel they are big fish.
    Staff are an afterthought
    History of privileged students has given HWS a bad reputation in the community.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in staff development. Get rid of those who are not pulling their weight.


  8. "Good, but not Best environment to work in."

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

    I have been working at Hobart and William Smith Colleges full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and working with students is the best thing about this job.

    Cons

    Faculty make you feel like an outsider.
    Alot of arguing at faculty meeting and through campus wide emails about petty issues.


  9. "Excellent!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work for, you can tell that management really cares about the happiness of lower level staff.

    Cons

    Beautiful town, however, not much going on for staff that does not cater to students.


  10. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Geneva, NY
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Geneva, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Colleges on a beautiful campus with professors that truly care about their students.

    Cons

    It is expensive to attend and there is not much to do in the area but it is a safe community.


  11. "Love it!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hobart and William Smith Colleges full-time

    Pros

    Great Place to work! It is definitely a fantastic place to work and the sense of community is inescapable! Everyone is so nice.

    Cons

    There is definitely a lack of transparency. Most of the lower level employees have absolutely no idea what is going on. Very remote location - not much going around in the surrounding area.

    Advice to Management

    none!


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