Bard College Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Not good for students

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. A hit and miss but I personally liked the work environment.

    Cons

    Was being paid minimum wage for real work, not a sit at your desk and do homework type of job. I was also there for my entire time at college. For such an expensive school, it was ridiculous, but obviously persons feel that they have no leverage. Everyone complains but stop at complaining.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people more according to what they do.


  2. Learning Commons Tutor

    Former Employee - Chinese Tutor in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Chinese Tutor in Waco, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Bard College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to work your peers, set your own hours, and set the pace with the students. If selected, the Learning Commons is a great opportunity for students needing a position for work/study.

    Cons

    The students need the most help around your busiest time (finals). It's unavoidable.

    Advice to Management

    The current Director of the Learning Commons is amazing. Just keep up the great work!


  3. It's O-K

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bard College full-time

    Pros

    Small class sizes allow for close relationship with students. Market salaries.

    Cons

    Small structure. Isolated. Local staff (i.e. not very good). Very very limited resources. Institution never misses an opportunity to squeeze money. Everybody is overworked, which make decent salaries less appealing.

    Advice to Management

    grow the place. renovate buildings and classrooms and dorms. Senior management is not very trustworthy or flexible.


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  5. The Upper Administration is Very Provincial

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Annandale on Hudson, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Annandale on Hudson, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bard College full-time

    Pros

    Academics might have many opportunities to build programs and the like here. Faculty salaries are pretty good.

    Cons

    Everything is about face time with the President. Unless you lobby him constantly it is very easy to fall out of favor. Many in senior management appear to be incompetent yes men/women.

    Advice to Management

    It is time for a new president.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Spend more money on employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lovely location and great people

    Cons

    No one knows what's going on


  7. Helpful (1)

    Pretty campus along the banks of the Hudson

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very intelligent co-workers Easygoing work environment

    Cons

    Runs on a shoestring budget so few perks


  8. good place to learn

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The departments are small, so mentors are easily accessible. This also gives you the flexibility to work on many different types of projects.

    Cons

    The office is sometimes very unorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Try to improve office logistics and operations and get organized.


  9. Info Desk Worker

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    Former Employee - Info Desk Worker in Annandale, NY
    Former Employee - Info Desk Worker in Annandale, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful supervisors. Very helpful, and wanted to give us the skills necessary to succeed later in life. Also a very easy job, and we were allowed to do homework at the desk.

    Cons

    Sometimes you get an angry visitor or art history teacher.

    Advice to Management

    Stay wonderful.


  10. Bard Admissions is an open, fun and interesting place to work.

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    Current Employee - Tour Guide in Annandale on Hudson, NY
    Current Employee - Tour Guide in Annandale on Hudson, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Bard College part-time

    Pros

    Everyone is really passionate about their role in the admissions process.

    Cons

    Can only give tours for 4 years.


  11. Excellent place to work.

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, work life balance, time off, health care plan best I have seen among my peers, pay is decent and very very scenic work place.

    Cons

    Advancement is difficult without graduate degrees, but as an higher education institution, I suppose it makes sense.



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