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Wheelock College Reviews

Updated November 29, 2017
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  1. "Organization in the course of a merger"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wheelock College full-time

    Pros

    Shared Mission, shared values, Friendly

    Cons

    Merger with another organization is difficult


  2. "Sad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are by far the best thing about Wheelock. They are flexible, compassionate, passionate and generally kind. A great place for parents to work. Beautiful campus. Dedicated, passionate students. Tuition remission.

    Cons

    I agree with the other person who said that if you're not on the ILT, your opinion is uneducated/doesn't matter. A toxic employee in the VP's office terrorizes the entire campus but no one above them does anything about it other than promote them every couple of months. Very frustrating. Employees haven't had raises in years. Advancement is only possible for people at the upper levels. Employees pay annually to park and there are never any spaces available. Current plans for a merger with BU leaves many employees feeling irrelevant, betrayed and deceived.

    Advice to Management

    Remove toxic employee immediately. Fight for the people of Wheelock that have made it what it is!

  3. "Nice people but a difficult organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wheelock College full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is trying their best to make it work

    Cons

    Severely overworked and stressed about long term prospects


  4. "Local Coordinator/instructor"

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    Current Employee - Local Coordinator/Instructor/Supervisor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Local Coordinator/Instructor/Supervisor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wheelock College part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wheelock is a caring and flexible institution that offers individual support and encourages growth.

    Cons

    As in most educational institutions, the salary is low.

    Advice to Management

    Model respect for the teaching profession and reward instructors financially.


  5. "Wheelock College - Associate Registrar"

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    Former Employee - Associate Registrar in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Associate Registrar in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    The students, staff, and faculty there are just fantastic people. Everyone is dedicated to their mission of "improving the lives of children and families".

    Cons

    For me the only con was the long commute from where I live in central Mass.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, but making changes to old processes is very difficult"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH

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

    Pros

    Great culture, and the service focus is felt all over campus. Faculty and staff alike really care about students and want them to succeed.

    Cons

    Lots of resistance to change in administration. Academic programs make it very difficult for transfer students to transfer in. Not a lot of focus on the value students are getting.

    Advice to Management

    Ask employees how things can be easier, more efficient, or better for students. And don't use "it's not the Wheelock way" or a department's comfort with the old way as an excuse to leave things the way they are. Also, place more focus on the value of education and service students are getting for their money. We want them to finish and be service-oriented, but we also want them to be able to pay off their student loans when they get to the workforce.


  7. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Wheelock College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, paid holidays off, and work independence.

    Cons

    Demanding work. Hard to balance with school.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Proceed with caution"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great mission and great students. Students are very committed, not entitled partiers. Faculty and staff are for the most part committed to the mission and to making the world a better place. Some supervisors are very flexible (though it's not consistent). There is a lot of diversity in the leadership, which is great.

    Cons

    The faculty and administration need to work out their differences. The animosity borders on immature. For such a small institution it's ridiculously siloed, with everyone doing their own thing and no one communicating. Some leaders are ineffective because they are so overloaded. Too many departments of two people trying to do the work of four.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not what I expected"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -small college, everyone knows everyone
    -operates more like a non profit
    -great community
    - my Role allowed me to work with other departments
    - for the most part, everyone is very invested in their jobs

    Cons

    -lack of accountability
    -SEVERE lack of leadership
    -some employees allowed to do nothing while others are working hard
    -lack of professional development opportunities
    -a lot of people in it for themselves
    -no real commitment to diversity

    Advice to Management

    LEAD and figure out what real leadership is. There is a difference between delegating and leading.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Adjunct position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Overall, this has been a good learning experience. I have improved my teaching skills, and learned how to tailor my courses to different student populations.

    Cons

    Adjuncts need to be instructed about course expectations in advance rather than mid-semester. This has been a huge issue, as I received minimal input as to what the content of the course was expected to be prior to teaching the course.

    Advice to Management

    Adjuncts need to be instructed on what the course expectations are prior to teaching the course.


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