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AWESOME

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Assistant in Olympia, WA
Current Employee - Assistant in Olympia, WA

I have been working at Evergreen State College

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Working at TESC is an amazing opportunity to further your education in both an academic and employment related ways. Staff have countless opportunities to attend career building workshops and attend a variety of seminars and certification processes. Senior staff is incredibly intelligent and close to always willing to listen to your concerns.

Cons

The only problem about working at evergreen is that it is significantly out of the way from what masks itself as civilization.

Advice to Management

Management needs little advice, they seem to have a good handle on the place. The only thing that could be improved in my opinion is increased access to transparency in significant decision making proccesses.

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  1. Inconsistent institutional personality - great for students, horrifying for support staff

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

    I worked at Evergreen State College

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Students are highly engaged, the non-traditional nature of the college attracts diversity, and the campus is gorgeous.

    Cons

    The administration is significantly at odds with academics, to the extent that the two worlds seem almost diametrically opposed. Enrollment and retention issues abound, but the college continues to push for more out-of-state, traditional students, even though they are usually the most likely to transfer or drop out. Support staff aren't supported, and they openly resent the students they serve. Salaries are abysmal, and there is high turnover in many student affairs positions as a result. No upward mobility in staff positions, middle management is largely made up of under-qualified, grumpy people who hang onto their jobs seemingly in order to control and manipulate the people under them. Raises and even horizontal mobility within the college are non-existent. The culture encourages the worst people to stay and the best and brightest to move on. Cultural issues are well-known to the administration, but for some reason no one does anything. Senior staff hates their jobs just as much as support staff, but fear the unions or change in general, so do nothing. Students easily sense these issues and offices like financial aid, admissions, and registration are widely acknowledged as completely dysfunctional, lacking in customer service, and populated by angry and bitter people.

    Advice to Management

    Clean sweep of HR, start over by recruiting talent using the best aspects of the college, not trying to hide its weirdness.


  2. Student Employee

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

    I worked at Evergreen State College

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hourly wage often equals minimum wage, but the state of Washington has a fairly high one. On the contrary, many on-campus jobs offer $10+/hour for new hires. Working with staff and faculty can be enlightening and helpful for those pursuing a degree.

    Cons

    Budget for tutors assigned to a particular academic program is often low, resulting in few available hours and worse pay than a comparable job at another branch of the college. More work = less money. Also, many jobs are work study only, a frustration for those without it.

    Advice to Management

    Think of some way to hire more students who do not have work study; also, definitely consider giving more hours to tutors assigned to a particular academic program, as they are often frequently requested by the faculty and students being tutored.


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