Davidson College Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
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    Fellow Position

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Davidson, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davidson, NC

    I worked at Davidson College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The fellows program provides great opportunities for recent graduates to work in various departments of the College. The people I worked with were fantastic and really facilitated a team environment. Flexible hours. Great pay for a first job out of undergrad considering the responsibilities.

    Cons

    The fellow positions are only for 2 years but depending on the department there may be opportunities to move up into a more permanent position. Depending on your personality it can be difficult to transition from student to staff member. Some in higher administration will still see you as a student and not give you the respect that they may give other employees. Thankfully in my case those instances were few.

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    awesome awesome awesome!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Davidson College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the people are great and love everyone

    Cons

    politics among the management a times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yon can do better!

    Recommends
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    Outstanding place to work.

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    Former Employee - Info Services Team Member  in  Davidson, NC
    Former Employee - Info Services Team Member in Davidson, NC

    I worked at Davidson College part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun environment,t competitive pay scale, everyone looks out for each other.

    Cons

    Cocoon like environment. You forget what working in the corporate world is really like.

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    Osteology Lab Assistant Position

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    Former Employee - Lab Assistant  in  Davidson, NC
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Davidson, NC

    I worked at Davidson College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic people in the Anthropology Department of Davidson College, flexible work hours as long as work was completed in a reasonable time. Good pay.

    Cons

    Worked alone in the basement of the academic building in a relatively closed off space. Not enough room to work with and not enough specimens to get any significant research done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

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    Great place to work as a student

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard  in  Davidson, NC
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Davidson, NC

    I worked at Davidson College part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great hours and location. Best summer job. I worked at the lake campus for 2 summers and it was an awesome experience. Baker Sports complex was a great location to work and all of the staff around the building were friendly and good to work with.

    Cons

    Unless I wanted to be a lifeguard, the skills that I learned when I worked for the school are not transferable to really any other job. I did not do this job because I thought it would help me with my future though.

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    Learning experience in that it gave some in sight into how not to treat people in a supervisory role.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Davidson College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Students work ethic, they were great to work with and teach. They truly cared and respected the learning environment

    Cons

    Lack of Support from supervisors, administration. Work was never recognized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show respect to the people you oversee, remember you were there once and should know that recognition for a job well done should be expressed at some point. Possibly learn their names.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Davidson College part-time

    Pros

    Gain experience leading groups of people to a goal

    Cons

    People yell at you a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing you

    Doesn't Recommend
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    great atmosphere, great people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Davidson, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davidson, NC

    I worked at Davidson College full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    wonderful environment and atmosphere. really enjoyed the people that I worked with.

    Cons

    salary (along the paid time off and retirement are excellent)

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    Dean

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    Current Employee - Dean  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Dean in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Davidson College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work for

    Cons

    not great place to live

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    move

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    Davidson is a very supportive work environment with a flexible schedule and wonderful people!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Davidson, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davidson, NC

    I worked at Davidson College

    Pros

    Davidson has a supportive work environment, friendly staff, intelligent, motivated students, good work/life balance, and the town of Davidson is completely idyllic.

    Cons

    The salary level for fellows is low, and not particularly competitive with other entry-level positions. Some departments have opportunities to move into full-time positions, others do not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push hard to keep your fellows. Having a recent graduate in your office is beneficial to you, and it is a great opportunity for the fellows.

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