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Colgate University Reviews

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 2015
37 Reviews
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37 Reviews
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    Student

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    Current Employee - Student in Hamilton, NY
    Current Employee - Student in Hamilton, NY

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

    Pros

    -Diverse educational foci
    -small classes
    -caring professors
    -close knit network
    -connections easy in certain fields

    Cons

    - lack of diversity
    - lack of finance or business majors
    -rural- not many job fares

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better Career Services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Working as an assistant programmer for a prof

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate University

    Pros

    The hours are flexible, and you get to be in charge of things especially if the prof is not so knowledgeable about computers

    Cons

    Have to be self-directed or the work becomes humdrum

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Homework

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate University

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth and employment

    Cons

    Hard work in a requirement at this school

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get closer to NY City

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Good place to work for Caucasians sycophants

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate University

    Pros

    Beautiful campus. Great work enviroment for caucasians

    Cons

    Colgate Management style is intimidation and fear which has been proven by management experts as a losing style. Even the military is getting away from it. This place is behind times in all aspects - diversity, educational trends, management styles, recruitment standards, environmental policies etc. They are stuck in some kind of time warp in a small village, isolated from the rest of higher education cultural trends. The village is completely dominated by Colgate and Colgate financial prowess.
    Their recruitment practices are deceptive. The job description means nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even the military has stopped using fear and intimidation as a management style. Wake up!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Community Leader/Resident Advisor with Residential Life

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Hamilton, NY
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Hamilton, NY

    I worked at Colgate University as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The work requires little effort and is concentrated around days when one is on call for the night. When on call, you only have to do 2-3 rounds and you can spend the rest of your time inside your room watching TV or doing homework.

    Cons

    Very heavy penalties for drinking (even if you are of age); Pay is lower than what RA's in other similar schools get.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate University

    Pros

    very young and aspiring team

    Cons

    location remote from major urban areas

  8.  

    Great school.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate University

    Pros

    Great work study opportunities and summer research and internship opportunities. Very competitive though. Get good grades.

    Cons

    There aren't enough slots for everybody who wants to stay in Hamilton over the summer.

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    Colgate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate University

    Pros

    Great people, very flexible, decent wages

    Cons

    Minimum wage, not full time

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    Good student workplace

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    Former Employee - Student Athletic Trainer in Hamilton, NY
    Former Employee - Student Athletic Trainer in Hamilton, NY

    I worked at Colgate University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    easy to find a job, manageable with schoolwork, friendly work environment

    Cons

    There is not much to say in terms of cons. Perhaps there was sometimes a lack of professionalism from other students in terms of dress.

    Recommends
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    Colgate

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    Current Employee - Box Boy/Ice Man in Hamilton, NY
    Current Employee - Box Boy/Ice Man in Hamilton, NY

    I have been working at Colgate University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I work in the house that I live in, and do not have a set time of day that I have to do my work, so I have incredible flexibility.

    Cons

    I get paid very little.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would love some more pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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