Berea College

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Berea College Reviews

Updated June 5, 2014
Updated June 5, 2014
17 Reviews

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    Administrative assistant

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    Current Employee - Advanced Administrative Assistant  in  Berea, KY
    Current Employee - Advanced Administrative Assistant in Berea, KY

    Pros

    Very friendly and enjoyable place to work. Can move around easily in the company.

    Cons

    make below minimal wage as a student worker, but your education is free! I guess that is not so bad

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    offer more versatile experiences.

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    A phenomenal learning community

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    Current Employee - Student Worker  in  Berea, KY
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Berea, KY

    Pros

    Berea College is one of the few "work colleges" in the U.S., meaning every enrolled student is required to participate in the College's labor program. Students who demonstrate initiative can secure some incredible jobs on campus to learn important skills (public speaking, networking, collaboration, etc.) that will be very useful upon graduating from the College.

    Cons

    For students in senior leadership positions, it would be helpful to have more leadership development resources. Students are expected to accomplish a good deal through the labor program, but leadership development is not often a top priority (or resource) of the labor program. Students in senior leadership positions through the labor program need more leadership development support.

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    School and work combined

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    Former Employee - Student Worker  in  Berea, KY
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Berea, KY

    Pros

    Berea College provides jobs for the students while attending the college. If you know what you want to work in after graduation, this can be very beneficial. While each department is different, they are generally sensitive to class schedules and other college requirements.

    Cons

    Some departments or jobs are treated more seriously than others, and you get a wide range of response from student workers. The work that student provide isn't always appreciated.

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    It was okay.

    Former Employee - Student Worker  in  Berea, KY
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Berea, KY

    Pros

    They always work around your school schedule. Opportunity for real work experience.

    Cons

    Only like $2.00 an hour. Lots of jobs with no room for promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

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    Work Study Candidate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great mentors who will help you be more prepared for the workforce.

    Cons

    Low pay that does not match the responsibility of the job, but at least you get tuition.

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    Berea form the Inside

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Can you say free tuition? Berea Can!
    - Offers wide variety of funding programs to help students excel in their future endeavors i.e. study abroad and internship financial assistance
    - Provides diverse atmosphere with a rich culture and school history
    - Ivy league of the south

    Cons

    - Not located in the best place
    - egalitarian pay system

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    President Roelofs is a gem with which to work! He is open and there to make a difference in the students' lives!

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    Work Experience

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    Current Employee - Student Worker  in  Berea, KY
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Berea, KY

    Pros

    It gives you work experience.

    Cons

    The pay is below minimum since it is considered part of your scholarship. You may or may not have any money left over after paying tuition.

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    Enjoyable place to work, good values, mediocre compensation, but not much room for career mobility.

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    Former Employee - Library Instruction Specialist  in  Berea, KY
    Former Employee - Library Instruction Specialist in Berea, KY

    Pros

    Collegiality and supportive coworkers. Positive culture and values.

    Cons

    Limited internal mobility. Mediocre compensation.

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    Be more encouraging of career advancement and give good employees more chances to expand and develop or else they will get frustrated at stagnation and leave.

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    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Alumni Relations  in  Berea, KY
    Current Employee - Alumni Relations in Berea, KY

    Pros

    Great colleagues in every department, focused on diversity in student body and well rounded environment. Great hours. Encourage employees to live a sustainable life style. Christian values.
    Tolerance and fairness for everyone. Great leadership in new President. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in staff and faculty, lower than average salaries

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    Hire with same diversity you show in the student body.

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    I would describe my overall experience as a positive one and one that I would reccomend to others.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Berea, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berea, KY

    Pros

    Good education, flexibility to work in the area that you either like or will help you with the area you intend to go into after graduating.

    Cons

    There are not many but the politics of the work space were sometimes unfortunate in that people were favored and others were not given the promotions or feedback they deserved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more flexible and not expect the workers to be able to complete jobs without full knowledge of what is expected.

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