Bryn Mawr Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Good People, Hard Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Busser, Server, Catering, Front Desk Worker in Bryn Mawr, PA
    Current Employee - Busser, Server, Catering, Front Desk Worker in Bryn Mawr, PA

    I have been working at Bryn Mawr part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You learn a lot about how B&Bs and restaurants work
    We eat the leftovers (actually amazing food)
    Coworkers are great! Many are students, but the grownups are good too.
    Chef Ted made the best burger of my entire life.

    Cons

    Good, hard work. (one shift counts as a workout)
    On your feet the whole shift
    Meh pay

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the people you hire. Sometimes the people who seem fine to your face are mean and petty or (at worst) actually scary behind your back.

  2. A pretty laid back place to work, definitely wouldn't have worked here for many many years but it was okay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bryn Mawr

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, small college campus feel.

    Cons

    Pay was ok, not great.

    Advice to Management

    Consider adding in snow days or time off for people who have to travel to get there in bad weather

  3. Wonderful place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bryn Mawr part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture is wonderful, everyone is very nice. Very intimate environment.

    Cons

    As others have stated, administration is concerned with keeping costs low and it can be seen and felt throughout the community. However, it works out well enough.

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  5. Incredibly mundane job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student LIbrarian in Bryn Mawr, PA
    Former Employee - Student LIbrarian in Bryn Mawr, PA

    I worked at Bryn Mawr part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you're a student, it's an obvious employment choice.

    Air-conditioned in the summer.

    Pays more than minimum wage.

    Cons

    Staff is nice but also does minimal work. Often caught them playing Angry Birds.

    The hours were not very flexible, I ended up leaving because they wanted me to work at least 10 hours during the 9-5 schedule and it was too much with upper-level classes.

    Considering none of my work was "time-sensitive," they were very harsh if academics ever had to be put over work.

    Advice to Management

    Monitor your payroll system.

  6. I loved Bryn Mawr but as a student employee there is a lot of work for not very much pay.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Laboratory Assistant in Bryn Mawr, PA
    Former Intern - Laboratory Assistant in Bryn Mawr, PA

    I worked at Bryn Mawr as an intern (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    I gained valuable research experience that helped me land post college jobs I wouldn't have gotten without a research background.

    Cons

    A lot of work, not a lot of money in return. The college likes to pay with credit, which of course you pay for so you pay to be a slave for a year.

    Advice to Management

    Allow students to opt out of taking supervised research as a class. I was forced to pay an extra $10k to work for free, very disgruntled at the end of the year.

  7. Smart students, unique community

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bryn Mawr, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bryn Mawr, PA

    I worked at Bryn Mawr full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Community is full of traditions, character, and honor. This filters into the staff.

    Cons

    Administration takes a while to make decisions.

  8. Love Working Here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Office Assistant in Bryn Mawr, PA
    Current Intern - Office Assistant in Bryn Mawr, PA

    I have been working at Bryn Mawr as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, friendly, great work environment

    Cons

    Time sheets can be a hassel

    Advice to Management

    Things are great!

  9. great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Bryn Mawr, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Bryn Mawr, PA

    I have been working at Bryn Mawr full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice people, interesting atmosphere, some flexibility with hours and fabulous benefits. It is a small enough place that you can be exposed to many departments outside your area of expertise and I think there has been a positive push to collaborate more between departments.

    Cons

    There are certainly some difficult or entitled personalities, but I think you find those anywhere. Housing in Bryn Mawr can be expensive (and if it isn't, it is overrun with students), but the main line offers lots of other places to live which don't make the commute too far - especially by train.

  10. Helpful (1)

    A women's college that is understaffed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bryn Mawr, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bryn Mawr, PA

    I worked at Bryn Mawr full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    It's small and intimate, which means you get to know everyone quickly. The students are fantastic to work with and there are many co-workers who go above and beyond in their jobs.

    Cons

    The administration is very concerned about keeping costs low. While this is understandable, it means that there is a large amount of under-staffing in administrative positions.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider the staffing of new programs and buildings before you institute them.

  11. There is a lot to be improved at this school, and particularly in the Development Office

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bryn Mawr, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bryn Mawr, PA

    I have been working at Bryn Mawr full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance, Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Terrible senior management resulting in despondent staff. This college is also stuck in its traditional ways. The staff have only just begun thinking of the college broadly as a business that needs to compete with other colleges. There also seems to be a lack of trust and faith between the faculty/staff and the current president.

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