Franklin Olin College of Engineering

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Updated April 11, 2015
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  1. Course Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Franklin Olin College of Engineering part-time

    Pros

    I learn about a variety of subjects by helping my peers with projects they are interested in.

    Cons

    It takes time away from school but having a job during the school year offsets costs.

    Advice to Management

    There is no fault on the "management" because I put in as much time and engage as much as I want and have time for.

  2. Student Worker at Olin College

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    Current Employee - Work Study Student in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Work Study Student in Needham, MA

    I have been working at Franklin Olin College of Engineering part-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very easy to get a job as a research assistant, wonderful faculty and staff

    Cons

    Pay is minimal, but worth it considering the knowledge gained from the work done

  3. Very good for a summer job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Franklin Olin College of Engineering

    Pros

    Easy to get, professors are relaxed, free housing, could learn a lot if its relevant, a lot of your friends live with you.

    Cons

    You may not be doing something super career relevant and the pay is very poor

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  5. flexibility at your fingertips

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Needham, MA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Needham, MA

    I worked at Franklin Olin College of Engineering part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    As a student worker, your hours are flexible and all the supervisors are very understanding of the crazy work schedule Olin students have. Lots of opportunities to meet people who run the organization.

    Cons

    Limited number of on-campus positions. Work-life balance can be difficult so pick and choose!

  6. Great way to earn money while studying.

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    Current Employee - Course Assistant in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Course Assistant in Needham, MA

    I have been working at Franklin Olin College of Engineering part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Really great for working during the semester, you can work as a course assistant for a class, or for admissions or other offices as well. Mostly flexible hours.

    Cons

    Doesn't pay super well. It can be hard to get a job as a course assistant unless you know a professor pretty well.

  7. great place to be

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    Current Employee - Student Worker
    Current Employee - Student Worker

    I have been working at Franklin Olin College of Engineering part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    a great place for engineering education. half tuition scholarship for everyone.

    Cons

    tuition goes up every year. student wages start pretty low 8/freshman and goes up at 50 cent increments per year.

    Advice to Management

    students want to know where our money's going. there's no transparency.

  8. Helpful (1)

    I LOVE THIS PLACE

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Franklin Olin College of Engineering part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good employee-management relations, a lot of camaraderie and inter-department friendships. The students here are also fantastic, and are often a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    It's such a small school that there is a lot of accountability, and it could be hard for you to slip through the cracks, if that's what you're looking for. Even though it's very small though, there can be a lot of bureaucracy and work politics, at least as much at at larger workplaces.

    Advice to Management

    Remove some of the middle management, where it exists. Like our students, just have us work together to solve problems! Let there be a horizontal orientation of the workplace structure instead of the vertical one that exists now.

  9. A proud place of innovation that takes care of its own.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Franklin Olin College of Engineering

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    innovative, re-defining engineering curriculum for the United States of America and beyond

    Cons

    work permeates most aspects of life, and days of the week

  10. Helpful (1)

    Decent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA

    I have been working at Franklin Olin College of Engineering full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many of the staff and faculty have been working since the school opened, which shows the dedication to the College. The buildings/work environment is top notch especially for a New England higher ed atmosphere. The benefits are great.

    Cons

    Very Small, and therefore not a lot of room for advancement.Olin is operating with close to no income and relying heavily on funding based on the endowment therefore the salary ranges tend to be lower than other area institutions.

  11. Best college on the planet

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Franklin Olin College of Engineering

    Pros

    Awesome students, world class faculty

    Cons

    Small school, not everybody has heard of it

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