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Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Satisfactory (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Subpar (1)
    33.333333333333%
    2.25
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Houghton College

Reviews - What employees say

2.25 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 25.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Isolated, closed to outsiders. Lots of small-mindedness. Nepotism runs rampant.

Support from management

Middle-managers will throw you under the bus if they are threatened by anyone with more power, experience or influence.

Teamwork

Depending on your team, it can be good. But when your team that works well together has to work together with another team, forget about it.

Freedom to work independently

If you just do your job and do it well, for the most part, people will leave you alone.

Internal Communication

The people at the top are in the know, but they hold that information from the rest of staff, which breeds a certain fear and uncertainty among most non-VP level staff.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Older faculty and staff are practically worshipped, even when common sense are long gone.

Career Development

Some professional development is offered, sometimes you can take on special projects outside of your work to advance your career. But these things are up to you to figure out.

Office / Work Environment

Run down facilities for the most part. And a real lack of joy here.

Work-Life Balance

This is one of the only perks of working at Houghton. You don't have to work long hours or on weekends. But the stress from the day will carry over in your mind after the work day is offer.

Handicapped Accessibility

Considering that two of the main buildings on campus are historic and not retrofitted for handicapped access, I'd say not very good. But the newer buildings are fine.

Inclusive / Diverse

Mostly white, mostly very conservative Christians.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Fire the entire incompetent management team, cut underperforming majors and programs. Stop hiring friends and family for jobs in which they are not qualified. Stop haphazardly throwing money at new programs and instead make what you already have better.

What I like about the company

Pretty campus grounds. A handful of good people.

What I dislike about the company

Almost everything else.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Houghton College
  • City
    Houghton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 18.Oct 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

If you love nepotism and horrible leadership then this is your place. If not, look elsewhere.

Support from management

The administration of this college is out of touch with reality and think very highly of themselves. Don't expect any kind of support from anybody in the administration.

Freedom to work independently

They like to control, not allow people to grow.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Competition and clique is the norm here.

Career Development

None...zero.

Overall compensation for your work

If you like to get paid teh bare minimum for your work then this is the place.

Company Image

To the "outside" it all looks perfect due to the spectacular job the college does at damage control. Of course, they are in the middle of nowhere so it is easy to control the bad. However, if the alumni actually knew what was happening there they would be less enthusiastic about supporting it.

Job Security

Every year they have a financial crisis and lay off or fire employees.

Challenging Work

They make the work VERY hard and not very enjoyable.

Inclusive / Diverse

Nope. The only diverse building in the school of the arts. Other than that...think white supremacy in all other departments.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Replace the administration. Replace them with people who actually have integrity and character.

What I like about the company

Nothing...well the scenery is nice.

What I dislike about the company

Just about everything.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Houghton College
  • City
    Houghton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Fitness center on site is offered
  • 24.Nov 2015
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Cut a number of low attendance majors and stop cutting the guts out of all other departments. Morale is low because few people are expected to act as super heroes in their workload.

What I like about the company

People are great and believe in the mission. VPs all are great to their direct reports.

What I dislike about the company

Zero job security. Money is so tight due to tuition driven economy, and less students. I don't feel that the Board of Trustees and President really understand what needs to be done to fix the issues.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Houghton College
  • City
    Houghton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

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Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Satisfactory (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Subpar (1)
    33.333333333333%
    2.25
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Houghton College
2.25
3 reviews

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3.59
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3.30
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