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Updated February 13, 2015
Updated February 13, 2015
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    Summer Research Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bucknell University

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, and laid back assignments.

    Cons

    Not much to do in the town.

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    Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Lewisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Lewisburg, PA

    I worked at Bucknell University

    Pros

    It obviously depends on who you work for, but for the most part the University is clearly devoted to student learning. This can be good and bad. From the student perspective, it is good because professors have patience and are willing to teach and train you, making it easier to find a job after graduation, though at the cost of pumping out publications like at other major institutions.

    Cons

    Professors value their research just as much as the lectures they teach and the students they teach to. Again, this can be seen as a pro or a con depending on your goals. There are a handful of students whose names end up on publications, but it is by no means a guarantee. Also, most research positions are not paid like at other institutions - though the hands on experience more than makes up for that.

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    Positive Interaction With Others

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bucknell University

    Pros

    - Great opportunities even as a first year student

    Cons

    - Location of the University
    - Students can be entitled

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    Great experience and work place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bucknell University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, good work environment, company values

    Cons

    Long interview, limited personal growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top notch atmosphere, both academic and professional

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bucknell University

    Pros

    Committed to upholding the highest standards in the academic space

    Cons

    Stuck in a small town but this is no obstacle.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Freshman year

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bucknell University

    Pros

    New environment, lots of fun meeting new people, living with your best friends in a dorm becomes super fun and you have unlimited food.

    Cons

    I did well in school and got a 3.50 but I definitely saw kids around me struggling, getting below 3.0 and even down in the low 2.0s. School can be hard for people but the work hard play hard mentality is definitely a thing, but that means work hard is a thing.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Work/Life Balance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - N/A in Lewisburg, PA
    Current Employee - N/A in Lewisburg, PA

    I have been working at Bucknell University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, great co-workers, excellent work/life balance, worthwhile work.

    Cons

    Recruiting is difficult, but once people are here and good hires are made, they stay

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    N/A

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    Positive Outlook
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    It's been a great experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bucknell University part-time

    Pros

    Great culture to work in

    Cons

    Small Town so it's not for you if you love big cities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you are already doing

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    A real sense of community.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Lewisburg, PA
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Lewisburg, PA

    I have been working at Bucknell University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Benefits are great. 23 vacation days, 12+ paid holidays, no sick day tracking. Medical and Dental coverage are good. 10% retirement contributions
    - Campus is beautiful
    - Great relationships within departments
    - Location (if you don't mind rural settings). Can get to NYC, Baltimore, D.C, Philly, etc within 3-4 hours.

    Cons

    - Some Faculty do not respect Staff. They feel that since they have a PhD at the end of their title that they know all and can treat people however they wish
    - Student's are snobby and dependent. They have no problem having mommy or daddy call when they have a problem.
    - Location isn't great if you like an urban setting

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    Some groups routinely lob problems over the fence without any repercussions.

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    Wonderful setting, great minds, employees treated like family.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ​Web Applications Developer in Lewisburg, PA
    Current Employee - ​Web Applications Developer in Lewisburg, PA

    I have been working at Bucknell University full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    While short as of now, my experience has been excellent so far. Best aspects include:

    - Benefits;
    - Family-friendly setting;
    - Technological diversity;
    - A continuous drive to do better;
    - Opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    - While the University offer a very nice selection of services, the city of Lewisburg itself is relatively small.

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    Keep up the excellent work.

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