Babson College
3.9 of 5 35 reviews
www.babson.edu Babson Park, MA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Apr 14, 2014

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71% Approve of the CEO

Babson College President Len Schlesinger

Len Schlesinger

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74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place to come to work every day!

Assistant Professor, Media Studies (Current Employee)
Wellesley, MA

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

ProsThe 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Babson College

Prosconsider discussing promotions compensation personal growth

Consconsider discussing perks training company values

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give your students an access to this website

Student Assistant (Current Employee)
Babson Park, MA

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

Prostop 10 ROI after graduation

Consweather and people and stubborness of some staff

Advice to Senior Managementgive your students access to Glassdoor

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very helpful Staff and a group of caring and smart students. Learned a lot at Babson

Cutler Center (Current Employee)
Wellesley, MA

I have been working at Babson College as an intern for more than a year

ProsConnections, Support and Entrepreneurial Thought and Action.
Great work life balance and a very fast pace community with the suburban friendliness.

ConsRecent changes in the staff.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate and dont engage in politics.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work! Excellent benefits

Information Technology Services Department (Current Employee)
Wellesley, MA

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

ProsAmazing benefits. You can get a free MBA while you work here. If you have a spouse and/or children... there's tuition benefits for them as well. Great retirement contribution matching too!

ConsProfessional development could be better. As could the review process

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Micro managed environment with very little internal movement

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat 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.

ConsCompensation 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 Senior ManagementPromote from within and the 70% turnover rate will go away.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Crazy beauracracy

Auditor (Current Employee)
Wellesley, MA

I have been working at Babson College part-time for less than a year

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

ConsDealing 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 Senior ManagementStrip 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very positive and rapidly evolving place to exercise your talents

Research Librarian (Current Employee)
Babson Park, MA

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

Prosremarkable staff, great sense of mission and purpose, real energy

ConsNot like your typical college, things change fast and the need to keep up may overwhelm some

Advice to Senior ManagementTake what the market gives you - and it has given Babson a lot!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Work/Life Balance and Work Environment

Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Babson Park, MA

I have been working at Babson College full-time for less than a year

ProsExcellent effort to promote a healthy work/life balance, College offers numerous health and wellness programs as well as free events and employee benefits. Good work environment.

ConsPay could be a bit more competitive. Employees with tenure at the College are favored and form an exclusive group.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe careful of the exclusive feeling that is sometimes felt by employees that are new to the College or aren't as familiar with the College's history.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Instructional Designer (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Babson College as a contractor for less than a year

ProsOne of the best places to work.

ConsPoor planning and allocation of resources

Advice to Senior ManagementPlan your budget and then hire personnel

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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