Babson College Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
41 Reviews
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    Babson College department are full of wonderful people

    Former Employee - Department Assistant in Babson Park, MA
    Former Employee - Department Assistant in Babson Park, MA

    I worked at Babson College part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    All the professors and administrators were very nice and allowed me to work around my other obligations. It was great being able to work with different professors who were able to provide different networking opportunities.

    Cons

    Some of the tasks I was asked to complete were tedious and unnecessary. And a some of the tasks were unrelated to their functions at Babson.

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    Babson is an excellent company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Senior Payroll Analyst in Wellesley, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Payroll Analyst in Wellesley, MA

    I have been working at Babson College full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and great employees

    Cons

    Recognition should be done more often to deserve employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Babson College Undergraduate Departments are a pleasure to work in!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Babson College as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    They cater to undergraduate student needs, and the pay is very reasonable. Determined to work with your necessary hours, Babson is a great way to network and earn money while learning a lot about entrepreneurship.

    Cons

    The environment is small, and everyone WILL get to know you - whether you want them to or not. Otherwise, be prepared for a lot of new friendships and team building!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good team

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Babson College part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The Digital Marketing team is great. Innovative.

    Cons

    Managing studies and on-campus job could be tedious.

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    Don't be fooled

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    Former Employee - Executive Education in Wellesley, MA
    Former Employee - Executive Education in Wellesley, MA

    I worked at Babson College full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The staff and faculty are what make Babson special. You will not find a more motivating, innovative, entrepreneurial culture than this one.

    Cons

    The administration and senior leadership are completely toxic. You will be emotionally beaten into submission. NOT WORTH IT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what Babson preaches. The hierarchical iron fist approach to management is outmoded and driving good people away. Seek input and take it to heart - don't sink the College on behalf of your ego.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to come to work every day!

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor, Media Studies in Wellesley, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor, Media Studies in Wellesley, MA

    I have been working at Babson College full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere at Babson is entrepreneurial, they don't get caught up in normal higher ed bureaucracy, change happens. The people who work there are great, so it's really enjoyable to come to work.

    Cons

    Isolated campus if you live in the city, there is no public transit to commute to work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Babson College

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Babson College

    Pros

    consider discussing promotions compensation personal growth

    Cons

    consider discussing perks training company values

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    give your students an access to this website

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Babson Park, MA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Babson Park, MA

    I have been working at Babson College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    top 10 ROI after graduation

    Cons

    weather and people and stubborness of some staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give your students access to Glassdoor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Micro managed environment with very little internal movement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Babson College full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great vacation time, most the staff is generally very nice. If you live close it is a great location for an office as it isn't in a busy city.

    Cons

    Compensation is very low for the industry, overall feel is one of micromanagement, and very little internal growth. Great place to work if you are not the breadwinner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within and the 70% turnover rate will go away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Crazy beauracracy

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    Current Employee - Auditor in Wellesley, MA
    Current Employee - Auditor in Wellesley, MA

    I have been working at Babson College part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing faculty, super smart driven students, amazing job prospects. If a student takes advantage of their time they will get an amazing job.

    Cons

    Dealing with administration is terrible. Nobody working in admin has any idea of what the students want or need. Residence life is completely out to lunch on how to build student life on campus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strip the administration down to a barebones crew of truely driven people. Remove all unnecessary jobs to reduce costs. Stop trying to generate more revenue without looking at costs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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