Babson College Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Overall, a VERY inclusive and collaborative place to work where "new" ideas are constantly welcomed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Babson College full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent overall Benefits package
    On average 17-18 paid holidays for full-time workers
    Nice work life balance
    A creative and innovative atmosphere with a strong emphasis on collaboration between departments

    Cons

    While decent, the overall salaries may not be as competitive as other colleges in the Boston and Cambridge markets. The athletic center benefit is great but what lacks is access to a decent number of cardio machines.

    Advice to Management

    The "listening sessions" conducted by the President have been well received and cause employees and departments alike to feel valued and voices heard.

  2. Babson gives wonderful support to faculty.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Babson College

    Pros

    Very open to new ideas

    Cons

    working on integration of wide variety of programs

  3. Direct Manager was awesome

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Wellesley, MA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Wellesley, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Direct Manager was amazing and the faculty was a joy to work with. The faculty is knowledgeable and learned all the business experience on the job, rather than from a text book. That's what really makes Babson unique as a college.

    Cons

    The administration is absolute crap and there's so much red tape and general bureaucracy that it's really not worth it. The constant turnover in leadership is disheartening and does not create a good example or cohesive student body.

    Advice to Management

    Quit now before the administration sucks out your soul. If they've already sucked out your soul, then leave because you are quite literally making Babson a worse place.

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  5. Excellent!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professor
    Former Employee - Professor

    I worked at Babson College

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collegial, entrepreneurial, engaging, supportive, location

    Cons

    Small, students, small, small, small

  6. Great time working with Jack Cahill at Cutler Centre

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to do you own work while learning from other students queries, Flexible schedule and very laid back environment

    Cons

    During the exam season it can get hectic with our own full schedule - that being said Jack is very flexible and helpful

    Advice to Management

    I had a great time in the cutler center the only advice would be to bring back the live help desk for selected accounts especially for the college fund students who could use this for their research reports

  7. There's so much potential.... but it's a nightmare now.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Babson College

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and perks are continuing to increase. You have access to phenomenal scholars and academic and business resources including entrepreneurial support. Everyone seems to care about you deeply and you don't have to stress yourself out if you don't want to. You'll have opportunities to hear great speakers, see great shows and be associated with a growing global brand.

    Cons

    You career growth doesn't matter. Performance is not defined- therefore your boss can do and say whatever and there's nothing you can do about it. If your role is not defined properly, you are at the mercy of judgmental and bullying mean girl grilling rooted in absolutely no logic. They talk about collaboration yet cling to their departments and complain about having to walk into another building. There is a disgusting invisible bureaucracy run by sub par talent that doesn't know how to manage sub par talent beneath them.

    Advice to Management

    You do not practice what you preach. Babson is having an identity crisis over whether it's a business or a school. It can co exist as both, but of course has to be done correctly. You are failing. Administrators are not able to handle the talent of the students and instead of molding business leaders, they shoot them down in the name of "student development theory"- well in practice- these students are going to go out and run the global economy- if that scares your employees- you need new ones.

  8. Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    supportive staff and environment, excellent perks and benefits

    Cons

    pay isn't as competitive as it could be

    Advice to Management

    put some of the finances towards your employees' pay - they deserve it! the benefits are great, but don't necessarily make up for the difference in pay that most struggle with...

  9. Bully boss gets away with horrendous behavior

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    Former Employee - Clerical Office Worker
    Former Employee - Clerical Office Worker

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    No pros what so ever.... Management did want to hear and acknowledge this kind of behavior existed....

    Cons

    Although Babson states fairness and a congenial working atmosphere amongst employees, this is the farthest from the truth. They back up management when "bullying" occurs and as a result you lose your job not the "bully". So they actually employ "bullying"....
    Being an educational institute you would think Management would not condone such discriminating acts of behavior. However, the "bully" can lie all about your performance and when you are given the opportunity to address these issues you are dismissed from the company.....

    Advice to Management

    As much as you say you have concern for your employees... it is easy to speak these words than back them up.
    Start practicing what you preach and listen to employees and what they have to say when being "bullied" by their boss. They are not saying these statements without reason, why would they? They can provide situations in clear depth of how this treatment played out, yet you don't want to listen.... START LISTENING, then you can actually convey the words that you have "concern for your employees" and provide a congenial working environment.

  10. 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.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Babson is an excellent company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits and great employees

    Cons

    Recognition should be done more often to deserve employees.

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