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Shenandoah University Reviews

Updated March 16, 2017
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  1. "Alumni Affairs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Alumni Relations in Winchester, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Alumni Relations in Winchester, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Shenandoah University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love it here. The atomosphere, the people, the culture its a very wonderful place to work. The benefits are great

    Cons

    I can't live on the salary. I work other jobs to stay afloat.

    Advice to Management

    No advice, they know what they are doing and need to do to make it even better.


  2. "Associate Professor of Education"

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    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Winchester, VA
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Winchester, VA

    I worked at Shenandoah University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative, friendly, rigorous, & academically challenging for students.

    Cons

    none that I can think of


  3. "Careful of what you wish for!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winchester, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winchester, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Shenandoah University full-time

    Pros

    Children get to attend for free.

    Cons

    Directors get away with making promises that they are not going to keep. If you talk to HR about it your fired.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes, turn-over is out of control in some departments, do yourself a favor and try to figure out why!


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  5. "Amazing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Career Services in Winchester, VA
    Current Employee - Career Services in Winchester, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Shenandoah University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Shenandoah University is an amazing place to work. No matter where you look, everyone is incredibly cooperative, helpful, and inspiring. There is a huge sense of family on this campus in all areas. I'm ecstatic to be able to call Shenandoah my home.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do! Continue to be positive, supportive, and inspiring leaders!


  6. ""Community" is a joke"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Post, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Post, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Shenandoah University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The campus is beautiful and right in the heart of Winchester. Your children get educational benefits and the health insurance is pretty good. You also get a lot of time off because the President is genuinely a fabulous lady.

    Cons

    They talk a lot about caring and community, but their knowledge of how to handle people with disabilities - HR and administratively - is a joke. You're also alternatively expected (if you're upper level administration) to be everywhere at once while not going over your allotted work hours...

    Advice to Management

    Educate the HR and upper level staff about things like reasonable accommodations, the actual difference between service dogs and emotional support animals, and how to treat employees with a disability.


  7. "Working at SU"

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    Current Employee - Career Services Employee in Winchester, VA
    Current Employee - Career Services Employee in Winchester, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The campus is beautiful, the people are beautiful, working here is just an all around great experience.

    Cons

    The campus is very small, so if you're looking for a big-city experience, this isn't it.

    Advice to Management

    The management is actually pretty fair here. They don't really have anything to improve on.


  8. "Great place to work but with low pay"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Winchester, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Winchester, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Shenandoah University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    SU is a great place to work - extremely community-oriented; friendly work environment.

    Cons

    The major con is the low pay for administrative positions.


  9. "work experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bunker Hill, WV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bunker Hill, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Shenandoah University (More than a year)

    Pros

    great work environment. great people.

    Cons

    no complaints at the moment.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Very corporate"

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    Current Employee - Professor in Winchester, VA
    Current Employee - Professor in Winchester, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Shenandoah University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Students are very motivated and involved in their community. Administration appears to really care about them on the surface. Campus is growing and there have been a lot of beautification efforts.

    Cons

    Shared governance is an illusion. Very heavy handed management from the top down. Very little interest in hearing criticism from the faculty. Health insurance costs are outrageous compared to peer institutions. Pay is very low compared to peer institutions. Budgets are tight or non-existent. Recruiting emphasizes quantity over quality. Seems like every year working conditions and morale get worse. Very little support for faculty development.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to faculty development than grounds improvement. Increase faculty salaries and reduce health insurance costs. Put more control in the hands of the faculty.


  11. "If you do not work on main campus, you are treated like the red headed step child"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winchester, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winchester, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shenandoah University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits were great. That's really the only complement I have.

    Cons

    Higher ups did not take safety complaints seriously. They also did not want to hear anything negative about supervisors who had been there forever even if they were breaking university rules and regs.

    Advice to Management

    Don't brush off complaints as disgruntled employees complaining.


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