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William & Mary Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Offers good experience and opportunities with flexible hours in a friendly environment (in 6 reviews)

  • Great working environment and beautiful campus and area (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Williamsburg is a small town and that gets old sometimes (in 7 reviews)

  • THere was little to no collegiality (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at William & Mary full-time

    Pros

    Williamsburg is such a beautiful town and W&M is a great employer. One of the best places I worked for.

    Cons

    as usual, when you are a postdoc, you don't get a lot of guidance on how to advance your career. My supervisor was great but I wish postdocs get some serious guidance on their next move. This is general, nothing to do with W&M


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I.T."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - I T in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - I T in Williamsburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at William & Mary full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -State retirement.
    -Low-quality expectation.
    -significant amount of leave

    Cons

    - Low pay and any raise is tiny (if you ever get one)
    - It's almost impossible to move up in the ranks*.

    *There is a significant amount of discrimination that takes place. You must be related to someone or a (female or minority ) to move forward in IT. Cronyism is rampant, and unless you are very close to the right person or are related to the right person good luck!

    Advice to Management

    - Hire based on competency and ability.
    - Promote based on competency and ability.
    - Workers should be required to take industry standard certifications and training.


  3. "Great benefits and great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at William & Mary full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    William & Mary offers excellent benefits. They pay a large portion (+- 80%) of the health insurance premiums. Employees are enrolled in the Virginia Retirement System and are offered matching 401k or IRA accounts. The pay is competitive for the area and there are a number of paid holidays.

    Cons

    Coming from a small business it took some time to get used to all of the forms and procedures that are required in a larger organization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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  5. "Entry-level admin position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at William & Mary full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance is generally encouraged. Great working environment and beautiful campus and area. Leave time (for some classifications) is better than most other organizations. Health benefits are great.

    Cons

    Inequity in the benefits between different classifications of staff. Too many layers of management. Lack of transparency/communication with HR policies.

    Advice to Management

    Give operational and professional staff the same benefits with regard to leave. The line is often blurry for who should be considered what classification in many of the administrative positions and the FLSA guidelines aren't much better. It doesn't make sense why one employee would get half the leave of another employee doing a very similar job.


  6. "Ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at William & Mary part-time

    Pros

    It is a pretty good job, doesnt pay well but i get to do my homework.

    Cons

    The pay is awful, it is extremely boring and I hate it.


  7. "Welcome to 1693! Wait we need those Abacus!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Virginia in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Virginia in Williamsburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at William & Mary full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good for some but job classifications are inequitable, students are great, Williamsburg is a very small town and very transient tourist destination.

    Cons

    Very traditional, talks about change with little to no action. Not transparent and not employee centric. Most of management has very little experience at other higher education institutions and content in status quo.

    Advice to Management

    Board of Visitors needs to replace the senior leadership team and impose actual performance metrics to transition culture and welcome diversity of innovation.


  8. "Associate Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Williamsburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at William & Mary full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with students is fantastic - very diverse community.

    Cons

    The financial system is a mess. The travel process means you need to pay upfront and then be reimbursed, which can be really frustrating. If our staff could travel more, we would be more successful at our jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Everything related to the financial process is a pain - it wastes time, energy, and could be simplified with updated technology.


  9. "IM Sports Official"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IM Sports Official in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Employee - IM Sports Official in Williamsburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at William & Mary part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great people to work with
    - Flexible hours
    - Got to move around a lot

    Cons

    - Job was not always enjoyable, some people take IM Sports too seriously

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  10. "Graduate Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Williamsburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at William & Mary part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing staff that is great to work with.

    Cons

    I can't think of any!


  11. "Not a Place for Non-Alumni"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at William & Mary full-time

    Pros

    Elite, public university. Good experience in a small institution. People work there forever.

    Cons

    Elitist, not for those without W&M degrees and snobby opinion about non Ivies without justification. Not a research university--very isolated academically and regionally focussed. Small, tight-knit groups that aren't inclusive to outsiders -- and everyone is an outsider. Pay is mediocre, and prefer to hire W&M grads regardless of competence of qualifications, who think they are brilliant without justification, and are impossible to lead and manage. Difficult to make friends if you are from out of town.



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