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Bryn Mawr Reviews

Updated May 23, 2014
Updated May 23, 2014
10 Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Assistant  in  Bryn Mawr, PA
    Former Employee - Laboratory Assistant in Bryn Mawr, PA

    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.

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    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.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Incredibly mundane job.

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    Former Employee - Student LIbrarian  in  Bryn Mawr, PA
    Former Employee - Student LIbrarian in Bryn Mawr, PA

    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.

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    Monitor your payroll system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  3.  

    Smart students, unique community

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bryn Mawr, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bryn Mawr, PA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Administration takes a while to make decisions.

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  5.  

    Love Working Here

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant  in  Bryn Mawr, PA
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Bryn Mawr, PA

    Pros

    Flexible, friendly, great work environment

    Cons

    Time sheets can be a hassel

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    Things are great!

    Recommends
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  6.  

    great place to work

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Bryn Mawr, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Bryn Mawr, PA

    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.

    Recommends
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    A women's college that is understaffed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bryn Mawr, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bryn Mawr, PA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
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  8.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bryn Mawr, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bryn Mawr, PA

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  9.  

    It was a really great experience.

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard  in  Lincolnwood, IL
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Lincolnwood, IL

    Pros

    Meet a lot of interesting club members as well as a very flexible schedule for the most part, and the breaks were nice.

    Cons

    Did not get paid much (though for the amount of work I had to do it was fine), and the main boss is very intimidating

    Recommends
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  10.  

    Great people to work with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work and study balanced well

    Cons

    Other schools gave better compensation

    Recommends
  11.  

    Student Librarian

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Can study and work at the same time!

    Cons

    There is low pay :(

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