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Bates College Reviews

Updated June 17, 2014
Updated June 17, 2014
20 Reviews

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20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great!

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    Former Employee - Digital Media Assistant  in  Lewiston, ME
    Former Employee - Digital Media Assistant in Lewiston, ME

    Pros

    -Fantastic working environment
    -Great people
    -Balanced between work and personal life

    Cons

    -Lack of opportunities to move up
    -Somewhat isolated being in Lewiston

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reach out to student/ employees that demonstrate the qualities that best represent Bates College

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I worked as a student administrative assistant in the student HR department.

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    Current Employee - Office Administrator  in  Lewiston, ME
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Lewiston, ME

    Pros

    Some campus jobs paid better than minimum wage.

    Cons

    Most positions offered low salaries and part time hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  3.  

    Great Experience

    Current Employee - Intern  in  Lewiston, ME
    Current Employee - Intern in Lewiston, ME

    Pros

    Working as a student intern at the office of intercultural education was such a great experience and provided insight on the politics of race and culture on the entire campus

    Cons

    I think it is pretty ridiculous that they still haven't found a well-qualified director for the Multicultural (oops now intercultural) center! Get it together, Bates!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    set your priorities straight.

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  5.  

    Ever Evolving

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    Current Employee - Hourly Worker  in  Lewiston, ME
    Current Employee - Hourly Worker in Lewiston, ME

    Pros

    Bates is a good environment to work in with good benefits and decent pay if you have been there a number of years.

    Cons

    Starting pay for non salaried employees is low making it difficult to hire full time employees with desired qualifications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set the tone and be a good example of the work ethic you expect from others. We have a new president who is a fantastic communicator/leader to all departments of this liberal arts college and is leading us on a good path.

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    The atmosphere at Bates College is one of positive personal achievement.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Field Hockey and Basketball Coach  in  Lewiston, ME
    Current Employee - Assistant Field Hockey and Basketball Coach in Lewiston, ME

    Pros

    There are many resources and connections at Bates College if one wants or needs to use them. The campus feels friendly and welcoming the moment you step on its grounds, and the staff from the grounds keepers to the professors exude the same...

    Cons

    One of the down sides of working at Bates College is finding housing on or near the campus. Finding full-time employment can be difficult as well for more recent college graduates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The recruiting formula seems to be a bit antiquated, and possibly should be revisited. There may be missed opportunity in obtaining some outstanding students and athletes.

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  7.  

    Assistant Dean in the Admissions for 4 years

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    Current Employee - Assistant Dean of Admissions  in  Lewiston, ME
    Current Employee - Assistant Dean of Admissions in Lewiston, ME

    Pros

    Comfortable work environment with strong opportunity to grow/learn in the industry.

    Cons

    Not much of a social life outside of work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Associate Director, Development  in  Lewiston, ME
    Former Employee - Associate Director, Development in Lewiston, ME

    Pros

    Bates has a terrific wellness program that provides free head/neck massages to employees a few times a year, and also provides easy access to CSAs in both the summer and the winter (with rebates for early subscribers).

    Cons

    Finding parking can be a challenge, and with no parking garage(s), you're guaranteed to do a lot of snow removal off your car in the winter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Library Assistant  in  Lewiston, ME
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Lewiston, ME

    Pros

    It is a great place to work! The work was very motivating and I loved every minute of it. Would recommend it to anyone who wants a work life balance.
    Students were great too!

    Cons

    Location of the work place is quite rural. Work can be manual sometimes

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  10.  

    Great School

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wonderful people, Good atmosphere, Fun-times

    Cons

    Cold, very cold. Not always very efficient

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  11.  

    great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Euro Chef
    Former Employee - Euro Chef

    Pros

    401k, full benefits. We were able to experiment with our food which was great. A lot of jobs you can't really do that.

    Cons

    management at the time. It got better, but like any job, you have those idiots.

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