Employee (senior management level) (Current Employee), Rome, GA – January 11, 2014
Pros: frequent days off. great students
Cons: having accreditation issues most of the administration is unqualified nepotism low pay
I use to enjoy my job and going to work, however, now it's very difficult and gives me panic attacks. The current administration uses intimidation and retaliation to run the universiity. Most of their employees are scared of losing their job and and VERY stressed out. Nepotism runs rampant; it is a common occurrence for unqualified people to be hired – more... for upper management level positions that were never posted or existed before they were hired. I pray that the university can bounce back because it once was a great school that had the support of the community and their employees enjoyed working their. DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE COMING HERE! – less
Dept. Ast./Social Media Manager (Theatre Dept) (Former Employee), Rome, GA – August 23, 2013
Pros: multiple learning opportunities, computer-based work, seeing my final product (the programs) in the hands of our audiences
Cons: limited resources meant not every idea i had could be realized
I learned more working this temporary work-study job than I have on any other job. As someone who aspires to one day manage my own theatre company, the projects I worked on for Shorter's theatre department were invaluable. I created a Facebook & Twitter account for the department, and within the first year attracted over 100 "Likes" to the Facebook – more... page. I spent a lot of time creating photo albums of past Shorter productions & creating Event pages & mass messages for our followers to keep abreast of all that was happening within the department. Beyond my social media duties, I also ran publicity for the department. I kept a detailed calendar of every date I needed to keep track of for press releases, director's program notes, campus-wide TV announcements, and sending the final programs (which I created in Microsoft Publisher) to the printer in time for opening night. The best part was challenging myself to try something different every time, in regards to the programs. I started the season with one look for the programs, and by the end of the season I had developed an cleaner, more streamlined (and therefore printer-friendly) format for production programs.
I also spent my first year in this job compiling a database of prospective students and every high school in GA with connections to the International Thespian Society. This information was used for recruitment purposes until our departmental recruitment efforts were abandoned. – less
Anonymous (Current Employee), Rome GA – January 7, 2013
A great place to work, lots of time off and freedom to do your work. Very little micro mgnt. The downside is; the pay stinks, benefits are mediocre and nepotism is rampant. Hard to move up unless your are a friend, neighbor or family.
Productive and fun work environment with friendly coworkers
Science Department Assistant (Current Employee), Rome, GA – April 9, 2012
Pros: flexible schedule, work environment was also learning enviornment
A typical day at work, would be walking into the office in the morning and doing my daily routine run to the post office and throughout the day assist the professors in the laboratories and ran errands in the main office. I have learned how to be hardworking, diligent and be myself by working here. The professors were also very helpful in teaching me – more... life skills as well as increasing my knowledge in the scientific world. The hardest part of the job was going to work during finals and mid-terms while trying to study for the tests. the most enjoyable part of the job was working in the laboratory with new equipment and learning how to use it. – less