Champlain College Reviews

Updated August 11, 2015
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  1. A great place to be a part of

    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Plantation, FL
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Plantation, FL

    I have been working at Champlain College (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The college has a great culture.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons


  2. Champlain College Adjunct Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Beautiful location, nice if small campus. Small innovative institution quite unlike other higher ed institutions. New leadership seems open to change and progress.

    Cons

    Clear exploitation of adjuncts. Lots of funds for buildings and projects but no investment or professional development for the core faculty who instruct students.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to and support all staff and faculty. Hire more diverse employees.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Office Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Champlain College part-time

    Pros

    Great experience. This was a work-study position with enough hours to put money in your pocket but also work on school work.

    Cons

    Spots are limited. It's hard to find a job on campus that's "relevant" and also gives you enough hours if you are work study.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on making sure employees get enough opportunities to advance.


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  5. Overall a great place with some inefficiencies

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Employee Level II in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Student Employee Level II in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people at Champlain are great, many of the facilities are top notch and the community as a whole is supportive

    Cons

    There's a lot of inefficiency and lack of communication between departments. Sometimes it's unclear who does what. Some of the systems and technology are also integrated poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the technology and modernize any "paper tasks", improve and encourage inter-departmental communication.


  6. Loved being a part of the SGA , as well as marketing assistant for the conference and event center.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    As a student it's great to work on campus

    Cons

    A lot of self taught


  7. Any workstudy position at Champlain College can be enjoyable, relevant to your degree, and flexible with your schedule.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT
    Recommends

    Pros

    It is a great working environment because it is typically with people you know and doing things that pertain to your degree. The best part of a workstudy position is how flexible your hours are so that you can work around your class schedules.

    Cons

    The pay rates are challenging to live by. Being a full-time student doesn't leave much time to work, which is why workstudy positions are great, but the pay isn't enough to buy groceries, gas, personal items, phone bills, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe allow students to work over vacations if their positions allow. ex: jobs that can be done on a computer/online. Raise the pay to make the positions worthwhile.


  8. Enthusiastic, energized team of educators striving to be the finest small, professionally and globally focused college

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Champlain College full-time

    Pros

    Positive working climate, striving to provide the very best post secondary education possible. The small community often feels like a big family.

    Cons

    Has big dreams and justly celebrates success but, still acts small time in customer service areas. The small community often feels like a big family. Increased responsibly and advancement are slow.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to dream, continue to acheive, but dont turn your back to the little things that cement great achievements. The difference between average and first class can lie in the details.


  9. It was truly an amazing experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administration in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Administration in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Champlain College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Always open to new ideas.

    Cons

    Lack of true leadership

    Advice to Management

    amazing


  10. A lot of damage to morale inflicted by the past president...hopefully, things can change.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Champlain College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The College is in a beautiful location. The people that work there are very smart and care a great deal about the students. Benefits are not great, but these days, maybe a little better than average. Work life balance at the senior level is non existent.... The biggest Pro is that there is a new president this past year, and I have heard that he is better from the last one who managed to raise a lot of money, but destroyed the internal morale among the staff - and I believe the faculty.

    Cons

    Micro management at the top levels, and a former president (Finney) whose hubris was unmatched since the times of the Roman Empire. He fired, demoted, or exiled anyone and (just about) everyone of his senior people...mostly because at some point they disagreed with him on something. And believe me, there was plenty to disagree with. Either you were a "yes" man or woman, or you were out. Fortunately, that president finally left and maybe the new president can repair the culture and the morale. It will take time. The College could use a Board that is more engaged in gauging the President's performance beyond the financials.

    Advice to Management

    Repair the culture...empower your people to make decisions and then support them. Be more wise and careful about how budgets are spent. Just because you are a non-profit and can just ask people for money or raise tuition endlessly, does not mean you don't have a responsibility to spend that money wisely.


  11. Physical Plant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Physical Plant in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Physical Plant in Burlington, VT
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Champlain College part-time

    Pros

    Very well rounded set of employees.

    Cons

    Management not very involved in getting to know its employees on a personal level.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication skills



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