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Spring Hill College Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  1. "Assistant. Professor"

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Community, faith, Christianity, student relations

    Cons

    High work load, no sabbaticals, weak I.T.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to faculty. Support faculty. Get priorities straight


  2. "Admissions Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tight knit office, professional development, world class recruiting team

    Cons

    Sometimes there can be a lack of communication from leaders down the line.

  3. "my experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a Beautiful place. They really care about the students needs. They also offer a wonderful benefits package.

    Cons

    Unfortunately some of the management as far as the operations department need to be observed more closely for many reasons. Also the drama that is allowed makes it a somewhat difficult work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Observe secretly the operations department especially housekeeping. There are many things going on that shouldn't be. Certain employees do whatever they want. And management of that department does not follow through on anything brought to her attention unless it comes through in a work order. There were supplies disappearing but if the keys are available for pretty much anyone who wants them at anytime especially on weekends. How can you properly keep up with inventory. She is a bully.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Money starved"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very nice people and great colleagues. The students tend to be above average. Pretty campus.

    Cons

    The pay rate for faculty is abyssal. When I was at SHC there were faculty on the market all the time. Essentially the old-timers have stayed because they have nothing else or a spouse makes the big money. But for younger and unmarried faculty, the paltry pay was an insult. What never seemed to get through to the administration is that the faculty were not Jesuits and did not take a vow of poverty.

    Advice to Management

    Much higher salaries or SHC will simply be a parking area for younger faculty as they look for a better job.


  5. "Great Education poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Coach in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Coach in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spring Hill College (More than a year)

    Pros

    Education provided is a very high level. The Campus and other resources have great potential.

    Cons

    The School didn't seem to utilize its own Business Department when it came to making decisions. Poor Miss management in many areas lead to a sever money issue.

    Advice to Management

    Use the tools at your disposal and don't be afraid to make the right decisions just because they are tough.


  6. "Reasons to be hopeful"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Mobile, AL
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Spring Hill College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    New president is pretty darn amazing. VERY HOPEFUL!
    Raises this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Second largest freshman class ever.
    Great mission
    Great students
    Great tuition benefit

    Cons

    You have to love teaching and service and make time for research.
    Yes 4/4 load, but faculty do control the workloads within courses - for themselves and their students.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear about expectations and hold everyone to high standards.


  7. "Beautiful but little flexibility"

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    Former Employee - Communications Officer in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Communications Officer in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spring Hill College (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and many activities for the employees

    Cons

    The lack of innovation regarding curricula

    Advice to Management

    Stagnancy will kill an organization

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great colleagues, great mission, dead-end job"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spring Hill College full-time

    Pros

    My colleagues were amazing - they truly cared about student success and were wonderful to work with!
    The mission of Spring Hill College is also incredible: a refreshing change from the purely job focused goals of many other colleges and universities.

    Cons

    Little to no support for professional development.
    Salaries were extremely low to begin with, and administration kept threatening to cut them further. There was no hope of even a COLA, and promotions carried marginal salary increases - so working here, you basically earn less each year.
    Workload here was extremely high, compared to similar jobs.
    It seemed as though the mission was only for students, not faculty and staff: administration did not care about employee concerns or take steps to correct them.
    Low employee morale did not make the workplace a positive environment; we were also continually understaffed due to high employee turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Better management of financial resources, combined with more respect for employees, would improve employee morale and possibly prevent turnover.
    The mission of the College should extend to employees: faculty and staff should be provided resources to care for the mind (professional development) and body (livable pay) - employees will not continue working for a purely spiritual reward!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "All about the mission, even if you're not a Jesuit."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very collegial atmostphere with relatively little of the sniping typical in academia. Good teaching is valued, even required for tenure. The students tend to be above average.

    Cons

    Crappy pay. Most faculty with any publications and/or administration experience are on the market. Very little support for academic pursuits. Any research done is strictly because you love it, not because it will get you rewarded or acknowledged. The college is financially hanging on by a thread.

    Advice to Management

    Give generous raises ASAP or you might find your courses all taught by adjuncts.


  10. "Wonderful working environment with supportive coworkers."

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    Former Employee - Student Center Associate in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Student Center Associate in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible hours, gets you even more immersed into the Badger culture, meet tons of people, and gain powerful allies.

    Cons

    If it's the student center, you may have to work till 2am on a Saturday night.


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