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Spelman College Reviews

Updated April 17, 2017
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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 2 reviews)

  • Great Students, Great Faculty, Great atmosphere for learning (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • No growth potential, low pay, and under handed management and not open to change (in 5 reviews)

  • unorganized managenment and no growth potential (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Help Desk Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Help Desk Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spelman College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, support on the job, highly value work-life balance.

    Cons

    None I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Extremely supportive and positive experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office of the Provost, Student Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Office of the Provost, Student Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Specifically as a student employee, working in the Provosts office is easily one of the best jobs on campus. Everyone in there is do supportive and understanding. They always emphasize that school work comes first and will change your schedule accordingly

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any. It would be nice if there were a little more space for the student employees but, I know that's hard to change.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing, Mrs. Walker is the best!


  3. "Spelman College Office of Housing and Residence Life"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    While being a resident advisor I have built very strong relationships with my residents, and I have been able to counsel my residents on various matters.

    Cons

    This job can be very stressful and challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Know how to manage your time well.


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  5. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Student Accounts Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Student Accounts Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have to the flexibility to work on special projects outside of your department. As an Alumna, I looked forward to that.

    Cons

    No growth potential, low pay, and under handed management and not open to change. Every time a suggestion was made, it was virtually shot down with no usually no explanation. Management is stuck in their ways and just keeping a seat warm until retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to change and be more accountable for your actions versus passing the blame.


  6. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spelman College (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great environment, wonderful people to work with. This was a work study position, gave me great assistant/ clerical experience.

    Cons

    no cons at all for Spelman College

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "Police Lieutenant"

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    Former Employee - Police Lieutenant in Montgomery, AL
    Former Employee - Police Lieutenant in Montgomery, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Spelman College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ideal community environment, great opportunity to grow and develop your career and personal self. I really enjoyed the team support and community involvement with the department.

    Cons

    Male dominated police department at an all female campus environment.


  8. "Great Experience"

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

    I worked at Spelman College (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff, plenty of overtime if you prove to know your stuff

    Cons

    Tend to delegate most of the work to the same 3 or 4 students.


  9. "Computer Lab Monitor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Lab Monitor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Computer Lab Monitor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being able to choose your hours, having the ability to work around your class schedule

    Cons

    Not much actual work to do; mainly just busy work to pass the time in monitoring the labs

    Advice to Management

    Nothing needs to change, it is a great job for students. The maximum number of 5 lab workers is good. Maybe paper rotation could be better organized. Or have paper delivered straight from the mailing office to Giles building


  10. "Awesome work experience"

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    Former Employee - Student Technology Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Student Technology Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My supervisor was always willing to listen to our ideas . If she agreed with an idea, she would allow it to develop and be a product that we'd showcase on campus. If the idea was really bad (in a few cases) she would consult the senior members of our department.They would teach us new ways of engaging Spelmanites to use our technology services.

    Cons

    Sometimes our ideas and proposed programs were bigger than our budget.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging Spelmanites to push forward in technology. STAC was awesome.


  11. "If you're young, DO NOT waste your years here."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Spelman College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Free gym.
    -Free shuttle from West End Marta Station.
    -Paid holiday vacation for Christmas Break.
    -Nice work life balance

    Cons

    - If you don't have children, their major benefit of free education is useless.
    -No room for growth because people stay in their positions for YEARS.
    -Stuck in the old ways of doing things. All "new" technology goes to the students first (and pretty much only).
    -Many of the seasoned employees are "scared" of change
    -FAVORITISM
    -Upper management/senior team has no clue what's going on beneath them



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