Williams College

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Teaching Assistant

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Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Williamstown, MA
Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Williamstown, MA

I have been working at Williams College part-time (more than a year)

Pros

Professors are usually very kind and helpful. They sometimes would provide the solutions for grading which saves TAs time to come up with solutions themselves for grading problem sets. The deadlines for finish grading are often flexible too.

Cons

The hourly pay is low compared to many other colleges. Also, lower level classes may have a huge class size (20+) and maximum hours per week allowed is only 10 hours, so sometimes TAs have to work extra hours without getting compensated for the extra hours.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Raise the pay to be on par with other colleges. It's fair to say that most other colleges have graduate students being TAs so they need higher compensations but that's not always the case.

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    Work-study

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    Former Employee - Student Events Assistant in Williamstown, MA
    Former Employee - Student Events Assistant in Williamstown, MA

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

    Pros

    There are semi-flexible hours, you get to work with peers, time to study (usually), and the afternoons are normally easygoing. Working in the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, you can see all the shows for free (even though they are cheap anyway) and sometimes meet visiting artists, help out behind the scenes, and network.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the managers may occasionally lack professionalism and be unhelpful during very busy times, such as busy evening performances. Also, there are occasional technical difficulties that make a busy time nearly impossible to get through. Crowd control can also be a problem, especially if communication is poor or there is misinformation printed anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give students evaluations to fill out if not every year, every 2 or 4 years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A pretty good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamstown, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamstown, MA

    I have been working at Williams College full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good quality of life balance and great colleagues.

    Cons

    Don't tend to promote from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New administrators tend to overlook or ignore past history. There's a lot to learn from employees who have worked at Williams for decades.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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