Dickinson College

  www.dickinson.edu
  www.dickinson.edu

Dickinson College Reviews in Carlisle, PA

14 Reviews
4.0
14 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Dickinson College President Nancy A. Roseman
Nancy A. Roseman
0 Ratings

8 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Fantastic for entry-level, but little career advancement without Ph.D

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician in Carlisle, PA
    Current Employee - Technician in Carlisle, PA

    I have been working at Dickinson College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great campus, very pro-environment and sustainability
    - Friendly faculty, staff, and student
    - Great for recent graduates
    - Charming town close to NYC, DC, Philly, Pittsburg

    Cons

    - Raises are cost of living adjustment
    - Very little room for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great School!

    Current Employee - Intern in Carlisle, PA
    Current Employee - Intern in Carlisle, PA

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

    Pros

    It's a great school with great students, faculty, and administrattors

    Cons

    The location is in the middle of nowhere, but it's a cute and charming little town.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to listen to the students and faculty. They are the ones you are counting on.

  3.  

    Useful for providing experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Carlisle, PA

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

    Pros

    As a student worker it's really nice how many options Dickinson offers its students as a co-curricular activity. The workplace in most offices are engaging and it's nice to see the results right away in the small college community.

    Cons

    Wages for student workers are very low (average 7-8$/hour)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Decent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlisle, PA

    I worked at Dickinson College full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Salary, excellent benefits, quiet small town location, some students, staff and faculty make job rewarding

    Cons

    Lack of commitment and desire for change by upper management, lack of diversity among staff, sexist, lack of support, evident "entitled class" of faculty, students of color experience bias that is often not addressed, lack of career mobility, lack of social life, community has a racist tone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Critically examine the effectiveness of the upper echelons of administration in regards to the status of women and traditionally underrepresented students and staff on campus. Hold them accountable for the lack of retention of staff due to their mismanagement. It is time for a CHANGE!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Dickinson under Durden a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Visiting Assistant Professor in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Visiting Assistant Professor in Carlisle, PA

    I worked at Dickinson College full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent president who understood faculty and students needs and the politics of working with its board of trustees. Students are engaged in community activities and most do their homework and contribute in class. Class sizes are small except for a few high demand classes for freshmen. Excellent global education program.

    Cons

    Carlisle, PA is in the middle of nowhere. The town does not have an airport. the closest city is Harrisburg. Even though Harrisburg is PA's state capital, the place is quiet. The Harrisburg airport does not have many flights and the few it has are expensive. If you are single or a person of color you are unlikely to meet many people who look like you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that new president is as accessible as Durden was.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Dinning Services Student Worker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dining Services Student Worker in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Dining Services Student Worker in Carlisle, PA

    I worked at Dickinson College part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is a very easy job in the dinning hall, but Snar and Querry can be a little demanding depending on the time of shifts.

    Cons

    Sometimes, things is slow in the dinning hall so the job can be boring. You learn more skills in Snar and Querry. The pay is the PA minimum wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The student supervisors in the dining can be very nice, but they form their own group. Snar and Querry have adult supervisors/coworkers. Being respectful to them usually generates positive relationships.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It has been great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlisle, PA

    I worked at Dickinson College

    Pros

    Nice town and great people.

    Cons

    Food in the area is limited.
    Ghost town during the summer when college kids are out.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlisle, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlisle, PA

    I have been working at Dickinson College

    Pros

    Dickinson College is a supportive employer that provides competitive compensation, excellent benefits, excellent vacation and flexible work hours. It is the premier employer in its community.

    Cons

    Since the college is small, opportunities for advancement can be limited. Also, the college is located in a smallish town that is still not too far from Washington, New York and Baltimore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The college has done a great job of communicating with its employees during the recession. It just needs to continue that effort as the economy improves.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

Work at Dickinson College? Share Your Experiences

Dickinson College

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.