Allegheny College Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
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  1.  

    Great place to start out

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allegheny College

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere, Meadville is affordable

    Cons

    Somewhat in the middle of nowhere

  2.  

    A Start...but seems a stepping stone

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Meadville, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meadville, PA

    I have been working at Allegheny College full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The students are overall pretty phenomenal, the presidential leadership is exemplary, the advising and support staff is far above excellent, strong and competitive benefits packages

    Cons

    Lack of direction on diversity and equality with working beyond retention and student experience. Lack of progressive voices and policies to encourage diverse individuals to apply and stay at the institution. Speaks about diversity from one direction and then doesn't follow through with stated goals at the Faculty- administrative levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mentorship in the areas of broad defined diversity...not just sexual identity, race, and ideology. Stronger policies for student advocacy and protection.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Lots of work study opportunities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allegheny College

    Pros

    It's very easy to get a work study position and you will make good connections if you can get a position within your department.

    Cons

    The pay is not much more than minimum wage and you don't get many hours unless you work several different jobs.

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  5.  

    Wonderful environment with amazing people.

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer  in  Meadville, PA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Meadville, PA

    I have been working at Allegheny College part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very laid back but very time oriented. Know how to have fun while getting work done.

    Cons

    late nights and some weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Allegheny College has taught me lessons that couldn't be learned in a classroom or a book.

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    Current Employee - Student  in  Meadville, PA
    Current Employee - Student in Meadville, PA

    I have been working at Allegheny College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is a strong academic school. There is an resource for everything and somebody willing to help you.

    Cons

    Short retention rate of employees within 5 years of employment specifically professors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    One of the best employers in the area.

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    Current Employee - Support Staff  in  Meadville, PA
    Current Employee - Support Staff in Meadville, PA

    I have been working at Allegheny College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Community of like minded individuals. Involvement opportunities. Enrichment opportunities. Educational opportunities. Community service a high priority. Highly recommend working here.

    Cons

    I have found no cons working here, colleagues are congenial and respectful, cultural experiences abound, workplace involvement is campus-wide and encouraged.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Overall a wonderful place to work in school

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    Former Employee - Gator Guide  in  Meadville, PA
    Former Employee - Gator Guide in Meadville, PA

    I worked at Allegheny College part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible supervisors
    Leadership opportunities
    Realize you're a student first

    Cons

    Overly political message but that's what the school stands for not Admissions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tone down the green message as well as the liberal rhetoric

    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    I learned a lot working at my Alma Mater

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions  in  Meadville, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Meadville, PA

    I worked at Allegheny College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Offers a wonderful education and it's a pleasure to help students find their way to it.
    Close knit community

    Cons

    Small town life is difficult for singles

    Recommends
  10.  

    Fast-paced but comfortable work environment

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant  in  Meadville, PA
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Meadville, PA

    I have been working at Allegheny College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Supervisors were flexible with hours and duties, office environmental was fast-paced yet very comfortable. Part-time employment increased my data entry skills as well as my customer service skills. I am confident that full-time employees have great opportunities to move up in the company. Also, benefits and salary are competitive for full-time employees.

    Cons

    As a student employee, wages were just above minimum. Work load varied based on time of year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    It's a great place to work and work you will

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Meadville, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meadville, PA

    I have been working at Allegheny College full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Quality of life. If you enjoy small town life and the great outdoors then Meadville is a great community. I can get to work in a matter of minutes and be home equally quickly. Working with dynamic, idealistic students keeps one young and in touch with what's current.

    The college has been around for 200 years and won't be outsourced. It's adapting to change and planning to weather another 200 years.

    There are wonderful opportunities to attend gallery opennings, performances, lectures and sporting events at little or no cost.

    My colleagues are some of the best people in the world!

    Cons

    As a member of the staff the hours and demands are often endless.

    There is great financial support for faculty but not for staff and administration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the staff who care for the students! We stress self-care, wellness and balanced lives to our students but do very little to ensure the same for ourselves.

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