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Bucknell University Reviews

Updated October 3, 2014
Updated October 3, 2014
19 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience and work place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Work/Life Balance

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    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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  7.  

    A real sense of community.

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    • 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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful setting, great minds, employees treated like family.

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    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 an 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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the excellent work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Truly the best place on Earth (or at least in PA)

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bucknell University

    Pros

    Never once did I question the dedication to my success of every faculty member at Bucknell. They really do care and see the students they graduate as a reflection of their ability to educate. Would do it all over again.

    Cons

    Honestly, it is a bit too isolated. I would have really liked if it were closer to mass transportation hubs or even a sizable downtown.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    nice nice

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor

    I have been working at Bucknell University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pays higher relative to similar schools, nice town to live in

    Cons

    away from major cities; difficult and more expensive to take airplanes; not as supportive of research as one wishes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Bucknell has wonderful faculty and staff making it a healthy working environment.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Lewisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Lewisburg, PA

    I worked at Bucknell University as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    BEAUTIFUL campus
    great employees
    potential for growth

    Cons

    location of campus
    snobby students
    some managers might not treat their employees well - like cafeteria and cafe workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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