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Calvin College Reviews

Updated February 2, 2015
Updated February 2, 2015
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    Student Employee

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Calvin College

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Didn't have to travel off campus to work.

    Cons

    Low pay and few/no perks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more benefits such as a meal or two at the dining hall.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Calvin College Part-Time Student Employee

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Calvin College part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The office that I worked in was an excellent working environment for student employees. The staff are very friendly and supportive. I had a good amount of variety in my job tasks. I even had the opportunity to travel as part of my job.

    Cons

    There are very little opportunities for career growth. The pay is minimal and raises are very rare for student employees. Also, there has been a lot of instability and structural changes in the office within the past year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps more intentionally implement what has been discussed as part of the "We Are Calvin [too]" campaign in daily and structural operations, especially in regard to staff relations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Calvin College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Collegial work environment; great benefits; almost universal alignment with mission; provides an excellent education for students

    Cons

    Would like to see more institution connections to its geographic community

    Recommends
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  5.  

    standard student/working atmosphere. supportive and helpful people to work with

    Former Employee - Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Calvin College part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great coworkers and management, willing to be flexible with schedules.
    standard minimum wage pay
    A chance to see work culture / the beginnings in a chosen field

    Cons

    little room for advancement
    no long term positions because mostly hires students/ alumni
    sometimes cuts into normal sleeping hours or valuable study time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great work. friendly and concerned with my future

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Student Employee

    Former Employee - Climbing Wall Student Worker in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Climbing Wall Student Worker in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Calvin College part-time

    Pros

    I loved working here because I had a personal relationship with my boss and a very flexible working schedule.

    Cons

    The pay for a student worker is pretty, low. It's essentially just minimum wages.

  7.  

    Amazing experience

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Calvin College part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing, the place respects your values and is a wonderful workplace. Anyone would definitely enjoy working with such great people and learn fantastic skills here!

    Cons

    Pay is not the greatest, either close to minimum wage or a dollar higher

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Review of a student worker. Nice people, learning opportunities, awful pay.

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    Current Employee - Sound Technician in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Sound Technician in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Calvin College part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Your employers tend to be great and you will learn a lot if you are in a job other than cleaning crew. Coworkers are often students so you have a lot in common.

    Cons

    Awful pay. Yes it is a college job but I was a sound technician doing work that people get paid huge salaries a year to do. And we were paid less than the students calling people to ask for donations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about increasing hourly pay even a little bit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Christian family, good experience for college students

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    Current Employee - Student Department Assistant in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Student Department Assistant in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Calvin College part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility with students, work on-campus, get to know your department(s), variety of types of work, great staff

    Cons

    Minimum wage, some boring computer work, not really a career opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would benefit from opportunities for student employees to socialize/learn together.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    A great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Administrative Staff in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Administrative Staff in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Calvin College part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Academic environment, committed faculty and staff, excellent education

    Cons

    Difficult to embrace diversity at all levels, not many women in leadership positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish better communication and goal setting at all levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Calvin College part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I love this school and the atmosphere, people are great and times are flexible

    Cons

    Minimum wage and sometimes a bit of pressure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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