Baker College Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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Pros
  • They were not at Baker for the pay, but because they cared so much about helping students (in 4 reviews)

  • The people (staff, faculty, students), the professional atmosphere, the supportive management staff (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay considering that teachers must do a lot of preparation for classes (in 7 reviews)

  • Deans are puppets of upper management (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Administrative Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker College full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, good health insurance and paid time off. Great work hours, closed weekends and holidays.

    Cons

    Pays on the low end for a large college.

    Advice to Management

    More investment into faculty and staff


  2. Tutor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker College part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I loved working at Baker College because of the Great hours, great co-workers, great atmosphere

    Cons

    There was not too many cons about working here but I was only a work-study for a few years. I wanted to be promoted but there was not enough money in the budgets to do so.

    Advice to Management

    The management was the best that I have seen. They are friendly, nice, committed to their jobs, and open to new suggestions. It is not micro-managed, either.


  3. Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker College

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, decent pay for full time instructors, could be better

    Cons

    No support from leaders in times of a problem.


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  5. Adjunct Instructor

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Bloomfield Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Bloomfield Hills, MI

    I have been working at Baker College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    very positive learning atmosphere. Faculty Administrations that instructors are progressing to improve skills.

    Cons

    Low pay especially when including non-class planning and review work.

    Advice to Management

    Improve pay and demand more from Instructors.


  6. Adjunct Instructor

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Oakland, MI
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Oakland, MI

    I have been working at Baker College (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule Diverse student body Convenient locations Class size

    Cons

    Dress code unmotivated students Monitored break schedule


  7. Baker Online

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    Current Employee - Instructional Effectiveness Specialist in Flint, MI
    Current Employee - Instructional Effectiveness Specialist in Flint, MI

    I have been working at Baker College full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Wonderful and supportive work environment. I work with very intelligent people who think about the good of the organization and the individuals that make it up.

    Cons

    High level of dedication to perfection leads to a lot of nit picking. Team oriented environment makes it hard to do anything quickly and without receiving lots of feedback from stakeholders.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Used to be great

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    Current Employee - Faculty in Flint, MI
    Current Employee - Faculty in Flint, MI

    I have been working at Baker College full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    There are many good people who work there, just not very smart people in leadership positions.

    Cons

    Leadership is famous for hiring friends and relatives, and promoting people who aren't qualified to do their jobs. The recent promotions of CAOs to campus presidents are ridiculous. They are losing enrollment hand over fist, yet nothing is being done about it, other than to eliminate jobs. No one ever tries to solve the problems - they just create project after project, most of which fail because no one listens to the people who know how to plan and measure success.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the nepotism, fire the incompetent people, cut the salaries of the executives by 30% and pay the faculty decently.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Financial Aid Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Aid Specialist in Grand Blanc, MI
    Former Employee - Financial Aid Specialist in Grand Blanc, MI

    I worked at Baker College (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great new employee training. Good fringe benefits.

    Cons

    Poor management skills of supervisors.


  10. Great institution to teach and grow as an adjunct professor!

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor

    I have been working at Baker College part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Invited me to their annual conference in my first year of teaching for them. They allow me wide latitude in the administration and operation of my classroom and I have an open door to the Department Chair anytime I want to speak with him. I have learned A LOT!

    Cons

    They expect a lot of their adjuncts while the pay is pretty average. I must do lectures every week for each class and add additional content for students to make comments as well as lots of time setting up the course.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the adjuncts more, spread out into the military sector, and offer adjuncts more perks such as tuition reduction and health insurance.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Horrible place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clinton Township, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clinton Township, MI

    I have been working at Baker College full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some co-workers were very nice to work with.

    Cons

    Management is so over paid. Constant favortism to certain employees. It is an awful experience soon to be over.

    Advice to Management

    Respect everyone the same.



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