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Transylvania University Reviews

Updated September 11, 2017
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  1. "Office Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Transylvania University full-time

    Pros

    Had alot of fun with fellow employees and students. Beautiful campus and alot of activities to participate in.

    Cons

    Not sure if there is alot of job security and little room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Don't really have any. They seem to be doing an okay job.


  2. "Swim teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Transylvania University part-time

    Pros

    you have paid breaks

    Cons

    having to get in and out of the water but overall a great first job

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good People Working Hard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The campus community is bond together by the university's mission. You truly feel like your contributions are part of a greater whole.

    Cons

    The university is currently working towards a more focused approach to success and is experiencing growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking for outside talent with fresh perspectives.


  4. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Transylvania University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    None really besides having summers off


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Advancement Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Transylvania is a fine institution that provides an outstanding education for students. It has a higher purpose, to help young people fine their purpose and discover their place in the world. The President, Dr. Seamus Carey, is a visionary and inspiring thought leader about the value of liberal arts education and is taking the college forward in every way.

    Cons

    The compensation and benefits aren't the best around, but it is a non-profit. This is far outweighed by how important and meaningful the work is.

    Advice to Management

    Continue outreach in Lexington to the community and people who reside there, building bridges and connections with our neighbors and making new friends for the college. Continue and expand efforts to communicate with alumni and friends of the college to enroll them in our vision, our value and purpose.


  6. "Great people to work with!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Transylvania University full-time

    Pros

    The staff at Transylvania were warm and welcoming, made working there enjoyable!

    Cons

    Compensation is not great and the school is definitely in a state of transition.


  7. "Campus Center Manager"

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    Former Employee - Campus Center Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Campus Center Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Transylvania University (More than a year)

    Pros

    They have some Great People.

    Cons

    The job can at times be Stressful.

  8. "Great start to athletics career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Transylvania University full-time

    Pros

    Great entry point for college graduates interested in starting a career in collegiate athletics. Everyone is like family. Great group of athletics coaching staff. Positive and helpful.

    Cons

    Same cons with any Division III athletics, few opportunities for advancement and low salary.

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Positive, enjoyable work environment"

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    Former Employee - Admissions in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Admissions in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Transylvania University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with like minded individuals, I got to represent my university, great job for young professionals, working under friendly management

    Cons

    There is a lot of turnover in the department I worked in. It was great for experience but I didn't see it being a long term career.

    Advice to Management

    Consider better benefits for employees in order to discourage turnover. Also listen carefully to student concerns. They are intuitive and represent the future of the university.


  10. "Resident Advisor"

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    Former Employee - ResidentAdvisor in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - ResidentAdvisor in Lexington, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Transylvania University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tuition compensation; leadership experience; working with some residents and colleagues; overall the pros did not outweigh the cons and I would never recommend this position to any student at Transylvania University

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations on students as employees; took advantage of non-hourly wages; safety was compromised when expected to make rounds across entire campus at 10pm, 12 am and 2am; paid me less while requiring more work hours because of assigned residence hall placement; did not respect suggestions or concerns

    Advice to Management

    Respect student feedback and safety concerns; respect student time; update residence halls; hire professionals to enforce policy on the weekends; never require RAs walk alone across campus


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