Colorado College

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Colorado College Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
18 Reviews
4.3
18 Reviews
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Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler
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  1.  

    Excellent place

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    Current Employee - Tutor in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Tutor in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Colorado College

    Pros

    Friendly. intelligent, supportive, and intelligent staff. Working here is great, and I am always learning, even when I am teaching. The location is great too.

    Cons

    The dogmatic liberalism can lead to a supression of free speech and expression. While the school is progressive and reflective, there can sometimes be some serious group-think in the culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Worked at the Writing Center throughout my undergrad years. Absolutely loved the people and the work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colorado College part-time

    Pros

    Great staff, and the tutors do wonderful, interesting work. The training is unpaid, but it's interesting academically. The students you get to work with are usually really great.

    Cons

    Long (unpaid) training period, and it can be hard to schedule as many shifts as you want, because there are many tutors who work at the Writing Center.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Easy and Relaxed

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Easy, Relaxed, helpful, and caring

    Cons

    May be to easy and relaxed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some more hands on leadership would be have a great impact.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience as an FYE mentor!

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    Former Employee - FYE Mentor in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - FYE Mentor in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Professors and FYE program leader really support and respect your input. Money allocated for event planning was easily accessible and enabled FYE mentors to organize engaging events.

    Cons

    It was sometimes hard to get new students to attend events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work CC!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Communications intern

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    Former Employee - Communications Intern in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Communications Intern in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly with student workers, committed to what the college's fundamental beliefs

    Cons

    Micromanagement by some supervisors, little room for advancement, or travel for work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Worked various jobs while attending, it was awesome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colorado College part-time

    Pros

    working as a student, the school does a lot to provide educational work experiences in areas of interest for proactive students

    Cons

    not enough jobs for interested students, and work/study kids get priority over everyone else, regardless of qualification or interest level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    great employer

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    Former Employee - Grounds Crew in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Grounds Crew in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Great work as a student, good pay (above Colorado minimum wage) and completely understanding of the need to occasionally change shifts etc.

    Cons

    I couldn't continue job in the summer after graduation which was frustrating since I spent all of senior year working on my thesis, and not so much searching for a post-graduation job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A hands on active learning experience that has prepared my for field work in all kinds of geology work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colorado College

    Pros

    Colorado College provided the chance to immerse yourself in learning that a school on the semester plan would have a hard time doing.

    Cons

    You always feel like you need more time to learn all of the amazing things out there

  10.  

    CC has a great mission but is slow to change. Jill Tiefenthaler is a great leader.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Colorado College full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Colorado College has great students, professors, and current administrative leadership. CC offers staff great amenities and the workload is very reasonable.

    Cons

    CC is very slow to change. Part of this has to do with shared governance with the faculty but CC also has a weird tendency to promote people within the administration who do not maintain a high level of professionalism. The administrative staff is bloated and some people don't seem used to working hard. There is very little opportunity for students to offer feedback on the administration's work and there is little accountability in some positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who "get stuff done" and let go of the people who are unprofessional and stagnant in their roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fulfilling entry level job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colorado College

    Pros

    Great atmosphere with the opportunity to learn more than just the job basics. Supportive peers and flexible hours. The entire culture surrounding the Colorado College community is very progressive and intellectually stimulating.

    Cons

    The facilities were slightly outdated and many files disorganized at the time of employement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some (chemistry) facilities could use renovation and better work practices

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