Bowdoin College Reviews

Updated June 8, 2015
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  1. Kitchen Crew - BOC

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bowdoin College part-time

    Pros

    The work is fun and hours are very flexible

    Cons

    The pay is not great.


  2. Laboratory Instructor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laboratory Instructor in Brunswick, ME
    Current Employee - Laboratory Instructor in Brunswick, ME

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with when you get your work done. Students are usually very motivated and want to learn. Laboratory's have up to date equipment. Have the freedom to design new experiments and the college supports the purchasing of equipment needed to deliver curriculum to students. Academic year appointment therefore have most of the summer off.

    Cons

    No advancement in the position, pay is not sufficient to support oneself without a second job. workload is very heavy at times to the point you can't even take a break for lunch.


  3. Awesome place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bowdoin College full-time

    Pros

    Great people, friendly environment, lot of fun

    Cons

    Honestly, I can't think of anything bad about this place


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  5. Student Assistant at Library

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great student employment opportunity to earn some money during semesters.

    Cons

    I don't think there are any cons.


  6. Excellent opportunity to gain experience as an undergraduate researcher.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    In addition to having a phenomenal academic experience, Bowdoin College allows for many undergraduate students to gain experience as an independent researcher in a laboratory setting.

    Cons

    It gets really cold in Maine! Other than that, I have experienced no downsides to working at Bowdoin.


  7. Great undergraduate employer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Assistant in Brunswick, ME
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Assistant in Brunswick, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bowdoin College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The office culture is supportive and focused while still maintaining a fun atmosphere. Whether you work in the administrative office or in a different capacity, as an undergraduate student, this office is an ideal place to spend multiple hours a week getting a taste for the professional side of how colleges are run.

    Cons

    There are truly not many cons when working with the Bowdoin College office of Admissions. Fair hours, fair pay for an undergrad, and a wonderful office culture all contribute to this being a great place to work.


  8. Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    people are nice and friendly

    Cons

    boring and super cold winter


  9. Helpful (1)

    Elitist good ol boy network rules

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, good faculty, hardworking staff. Good place to be a white male student.

    Cons

    Power hungry top administration undercuts academic integrity and produces terrible morale among staff.


  10. Tour Guide

    Current Employee - Tour Guide
    Current Employee - Tour Guide
    Recommends

    I have been working at Bowdoin College part-time

    Pros

    You only need to give a tour once a week, so the commitment is low

    Cons

    You can't take someone else's tour shift if you know you won't want to give a tour during your usual time slot in a particular week


  11. Bowdoin College Tour Guide

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    Former Employee - Tour Guide in Brunswick, ME
    Former Employee - Tour Guide in Brunswick, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bowdoin College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bowdoin College is a fantastic place with fantastic people, and giving tours of it is a ton of fun. $10 per tour, but the real reward is the EXPERIENCE.

    Cons

    Sometimes you just finished a paper that you stayed up all night completing and then you have to give a tour in the morning, and that kind of sucks. But if you tell the tour guides assigned to the same slot as you all of this they will generally be sympathetic and take out that day's tour or tours, as long as there aren't so many people that you're also needed. Also the Admissions Office has free coffee for everyone all the time.



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