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Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome place to work and go to school"

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    Former Employee - Childcare in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Childcare in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Christian atmosphere, Biblically based, supportive, casual but professional atmosphere, you feel loved and appreciated

    Cons

    When you turn a professor in for verbal and emotional abuse, you have to take it all the way up to the President before anybody will listen to you.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your students


  2. "Flexible with classes, but not sufficient to support your family."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and some great supervisors. Friendly atmosphere at the lower levels. Flexible with classes.

    Cons

    Low pay, raises rare, little room for advancement, little to no genuine appreciation from upper management, and every year your compensation gets worse in some way or other (e.g. hours cut, PTO program abolished).


  3. "Great to be a part of what the Lord is doing at Southwestern."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's great to work at a place with like-minded people in their love for the Lord and a desire to see people hear and receive the Gospel.

    Cons

    There isn't much room for advancement. Which isn't a problem for those who are planning to leave after they complete their degree, but for others it can be discouraging to be stuck in a low-level position.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with employees.


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  5. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are a lot of kind and helpful people who work there. They are very flexible for people with families.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of room for career growth, also due to it being a privately-funded institution the pay is very minimal.


  6. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Support Services Office Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Support Services Office Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Part-time employees still accrued PTO which is handy. Flexible schedule for students

    Cons

    Some administration is difficult to work for


  7. "Great people and atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary part-time

    Pros

    Scheduling is usually considerate of personal/study time; employer tries hard to employ students and assign as many hours as possible

    Cons

    Some important links of communication are hard to maintain here.

    Advice to Management

    Seek to maintain better interoffice communication for various projects.


  8. "Nice co-workers, but pay is low enough to be immoral, and you have reason to fear layoffs."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice co-workers in a generally pleasant day-to-day atmosphere.

    Cons

    There are some very odd and seemingly arbitrary rules (like the dress code) that change almost on a whim, and the pay was extremely low--barely over minimum wage in a skilled job that required advanced education. Many students I encountered were openly disrespectful of women, although this was not an issue I had with my immediate supervisors or co-workers.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that you're an organization that serves the church, not a corporation out to squeeze every bit of your money's worth out of your employees.


  9. "Not worth the head ach"

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    Current Employee - Security in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Security in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    No Benifits
    poor pay
    no room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Help your employee's every now and then.


  10. "Administration appears desensatized to a demoralized working atmosphere due to minimal financial advancement."

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    Current Employee - Professor in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Professor in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The classroom opportunities and the support of other faculty are the best reasons for teaching at Southwestern and living in Fort Worth.

    Cons

    There is no clear statement for advancement, employee's job proformance is seldom more than satisfactory (despite objective evidence to the contrary), and the very poor communication from administration.

    Advice to Management

    Since faculty were considered worthy of hire, can the muzzles be removed and people be rewarded in a manner worthy of God?


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work, if you are called here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    Pros

    There is not nearly as much pressure to perform as there is in the real world. This creates an easy-going atmosphere.

    Cons

    This easy-going atmosphere masks serious issues. With no review process and thus no incentives for high performance, salary is divorced from performance. If you're a high-performer, you'll learn quickly to slow down or get frustrated and leave. If you're a slacker, you won't be reprimanded and will love the easy-going atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Don't neglect human nature in your management style. Yes, all of us are called to our positions and wouldn't leave unless we feel that God is leading in that direction, but you would get so much more out of each individual if you rewarded performance in meaningful, tangible ways (ie, salary). The lack of a formal review process is appalling.



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