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Spelman College Reviews

Updated October 13, 2018
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Beverly D. Tatum
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Pros
  • "Great people to work with, support on the job, highly value work-life balance" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Good Benefits Package, Great Students" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "No growth potential, low pay, and under handed management and not open to change" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Salary Ranges are not available for jobs making it difficult to negotiate salary or benefits" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Mathematics Lab"

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    Former Employee - Tutor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Tutor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spelman College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hours were flexible, supervisor was understanding, pay was good for students

    Cons

    There really weren't any cons to this job


  2. "Working at Spelman"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spelman College full-time

    Pros

    Family friendly, nice campus, PTO, FMLA

    Cons

    benefits are basic, not easy to move up in company

  3. "Not a lot of organization and cohesion across campus"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Spelman College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are generally nice, easy-going, and supportive

    Cons

    A lot of disorganization and confusion about the work that connects across campus; different departments aren't clued into how their work impacts and depends on work happening across campus.

    Advice to Management

    Needs a better central database so people indifferent offices and departments can access the same information and cut down on duplicated work, repetitive motions, and misunderstandings.


  4. "Unprofessional & Petty"

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    Former Employee - Resident Director in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Resident Director in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spelman College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Apartment & meal plan for RD's

    Cons

    Low salary and unwilling to negotiate. If you ask to negotiate, you'll be starting off on the wrong foot. Lack of communication across the entire campus. I remember talking to HR and feeling like they were insecure because I tried to negotiate some things and had questions they couldn't answer. They got defensive and were very pushy. Housing department is a hot mess and lacks communication!

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to negotiate with employees who come in with above minimum qualifications or be ready for 2nd best employees or disgruntled employees. There also needs to be some kind of campus-wide discussion about communication and professionalism because it's horrible at Spelman!


  5. "Excellent Workplace , improvement needed on Salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spelman College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great environment to work, pay could be more aligned with industry standards.

    Cons

    Salary Ranges are not available for jobs making it difficult to negotiate salary or benefits.


  6. "Unhappiest place on earth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spelman College full-time

    Pros

    beautiful campus, lots of prestigious visiting professors.

    Cons

    Employees aren't inclusive towards new employees. Lots of arguing within departments and people aren't open to new ideas. Hostile environment.


  7. "Admission Counselor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spelman College full-time

    Pros

    Support, Professional Development opportunities, Flexible schedule, Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Growth in the company, compensation

  8. "Great Experience"

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

    I worked at Spelman College part-time

    Pros

    Easy workload
    Nice environment
    Decent hours
    Overall positive experience

    Cons

    Sometimes Supervisors were difficult to get in contact with


  9. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spelman College full-time

    Pros

    Inspiring environment to work in

    Cons

    Low pay for middle management

    Advice to Management

    Show more consideration for workers.


  10. "Small college with lots of perks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Small college with lots of perks

    Cons

    The salaries aren't the highest


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