Associate Professor (Current Employee) – Charleston, SC – February 17, 2019
Every faculty member we've hired in the last decade has agreed to our low pay simply because they wanted or needed to live in Charleston. The longer you are here, the worse your pay gets. The legislature hates paying anything for education, so don't expect raises. Even if you get one, it's not likely to even be 1%.
For faculty the primary expectation is teaching, while the requirements for research are ever increasing. Of course there is little to no support for research.
If you come here as faculty, you either have a spouse with a better paying job or you're near retirement.
Working at the College of Charleston was a great experience as a student. I learned to be able to work in teams in order to improve the quality and effectiveness of accomplishing a task. Even though some days may have been overbearing occasionally, overall the work environment persistently remained a peaceful environment.
Public Safety Officer (Current Employee) – Charleston, SC – January 19, 2019
It would be a great place to work however, you are asked/told to work any given shift throughout the week due to the lack of man power in the department. There is no FTO program for new officers. In the few months I worked in the Department of Public Safety there were 7 officers leave due to lack of communication from the command staff, being lied to, and being overworked. Every shift is at the minimum number of officers therefor you can only take vacation at certain times of the year. Have to come in when someone calls out sick.
Work with a few good people
Overworked, Lack of Communication, Poor Leadership
Management is adequate. Much of my environment is in need of an upgrade. People I work with are nice and supportive, however, give it a few months, and someone moves on. We seem to be understaffed; if someone calls off sick, it is hard to find a replacement. You have to pay for parking. You can purchase a yearly pass or pay $10 a day. This is ridiculous and I see no reason to essentially take money out of your paycheck to park to go to work. Yes, riding Carta is free however, the buses only run certain hours and their is no convenient location for me to get to from my house to one of the Express stops.
procurement (Former Employee) – Charleston, SC – October 11, 2018
My time at the college of Charleston was very enjoyable. You meet so many wonderful people. There is a real family-like community there. My management was amazing. I had the opportunity to grow in my career. The pay is not so great, not many opportunities for raises outside of cost of living unless you truly fight for it but luckily they offer many benefits.
Resident Assistant (Former Employee) – College of Charleston – June 26, 2018
I worked as a resident assistant for the past two years. It was great chance to meet new incoming students, but the benefits did not outweigh a lot of the issues that we had to deal with on a daily basis. We did not get paid nearly as much as we deserved. Additionally, my floor partner and I had a room that did not have a common room like all of the other rooms in the building (including the other RA rooms). Residence Life and Housing were not willing to give any type of compensation for the issue and still made us pay the same amount when we were missing a big part of the room.