Suggestions for improvement
- Be data driven in ALL aspects, tracking not only successes but failures too, and weighting these results in when deciding on a new initiative.
Involving more employees, from all levels of leadership, when discussing and deciding on new initiatives.
Promote professional development (paid travel for conferences or trainings) even for lower level employees such as administrative assistants. And be consistent throughout departments.
Be truly diverse, not just on numbers, but in actions, involving different individuals in decision making, bringing speakers or trainers from a diverse background and fields of study (they don't all have to be african-american motivational speakers...)
What I like about the company
Often promotes from within, has many opportunities for professional development and is supportive of PD travel (conferences, trainings, etc). Claims to be diverse and hires from diverse backgrounds. Easy to participate and volunteer for different programs or events (planning, logistics, budget management) which can increase networking opportunities and learning about other departments.
What I dislike about the company
Heavy african-american influence throughout the organization, varies by campus, but heavy on mine. Leadership can have tunnel vision and focus only on what the higher ups are focusing on, vs. paying attention to all of it's employees and handling things according to process, following the established rules and guidelines, and making sure all employees - even 'at the lowest levels' are aware and trained on all aspects of job duties.