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  1. "Love the program"

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

    I worked at Institute for Shipboard Education full-time

    Pros

    Working for the organization that organises Semester at Sea was an amazing experience. Many of the people who work for the ISE have been students on the ship first so most of the staff are easy going, travel addicted, purpose driven individuals.

    Cons

    The office atmosphere could be a bit click-y and passive aggressive at times.


  2. "SAS Comms Team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Institute for Shipboard Education part-time

    Pros

    Working with amazing people, traveling the world, and documenting it all.

    Cons

    The crappy internet, and you'd better get along with the people you work with -- there are only a few of them, and you're spending the day together in close quarters!

    Advice to Management

    This job is great; keep SAS afloat and keep hiring the cream of the crop.

  3. "SAS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Institute for Shipboard Education full-time

    Pros

    the shipboard experience is nothing that can be outdone. exciting to see the impact our work has on students.

    Cons

    leadership stuck in past. fear we won't move forward to be successful. employees do not feel valued most of the time.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Not a positive environment"

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

    Pros

    SAS is a wonderful program for students and is a great one way to see the world. There is however not much positive about working for the organization. There is an amazing (albeit small) group of hard workers (which does not include anyone on the senior management team) who somehow pull off an amazing feat of a successful voyage semester after semester. Their pay is abysmal for the amount of work they do and the lack of appreciation is simply sad.

    Cons

    Leadership is a complete joke. The most backward organization I've witnessed. Management is old and has a complete disconnect with their employees. They LOVE to hear themselves talk (in particular the CFO & CEO). For a company that has a very progressive program that values diversity and culture, it's odd the make-up of senior management is older white men. Truly loved my job, but found it impossible to do with the level of micro management and incompetence.


  5. "The people and program are great, but the leadership is weak."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People care about their work, they believe in the mission of the institution, and they put in the extra effort to make each voyage a success.

    Cons

    There is a lack of corporate culture and strong leadership from management. The different departments seem isolated from one another.

    Advice to Management

    Stop managing in emergency mode and create a long-term strategic plan with clear objectives. Make your employees feel valued and hire enough staff so that all employees do not have to choose between quantity and quality when it comes to their work.


  6. "SAS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great mission for the program administered, great people to work with

    Cons

    Work culture is in transition as it undergoes many changes


  7. "Stuck in the past"

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

    Pros

    Work with interesting people, the SAS program is a powerful one

    Cons

    Lack of inclusion, little room for professional growth, a mentality that keeps the organization stuck in the past and unable to form a strong vision.

  8. "Ups and Downs"

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

    I have been working at Institute for Shipboard Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company is composed of wonderful people, there are many opportunities to travel in the US and abroad, and it's overall a cause to believe in.

    Cons

    The Institute pays an abysmal salary, no bonuses, no living wage increase (in 4!! years), and all departments are severely understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Cut your salaries; be as transparent to your employees as you claim to be.


  9. "Amazing !!!"

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

    I worked at Institute for Shipboard Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to see the world

    Cons

    You don't always get a chance to visit the educational - historical
    Sites of the places


  10. "The best semester of my life, ever."

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    Former Employee - Computer Lab Work Study in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Computer Lab Work Study in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Institute for Shipboard Education part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Travel the world while teaching students who are passionate about exploration.

    Cons

    If you get sea sick easily it might not be as enjoyable but still an amazing experience

    Advice to Management

    Institute for Shipboard Education selects the best staff and faculty based on the voyage itinerary.


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