Gettysburg College Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
19 Reviews

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  1.  

    The Environmental Department truly prepares you for success.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gettysburg College

    Pros

    Small classrooms, close relationships with professors, intellectual peers (so long as those are the people you are looking for), intriguing syllabi

    Cons

    Greek life accounts for nearly 60% of the student base. I suppose this is a personal con, but it made my first two years socially difficult as I was not a fan of that particular lifestyle.

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    Amazing work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gettysburg College

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome coworkers and a beautiful campus!

    Cons

    None that I can think of. One of the most rewarding jobs I've ever had!

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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    Great student employment (library, Special Collections)

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    Former Employee - Digital Archivist  in  Gettysburg, PA
    Former Employee - Digital Archivist in Gettysburg, PA

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

    Pros

    Laid-back atmosphere, trusted with materials and esteemed for skills by librarians, ability to work at own place, decent amount of schedule flexibility.

    Cons

    Can be repetitive, some limits on available times to come in to work, sometimes expected to be well versed in library-related software and writing trends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that not all student employees know much about the behind-the-scenes/ inner workings of libraries.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great atmosphere for personal and professional development

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gettysburg College

    Pros

    Supportive; forward and positive thinking; life-changing

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    it's work

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    Current Employee - Employee  in  Gettysburg, PA
    Current Employee - Employee in Gettysburg, PA

    I have been working at Gettysburg College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    benefits are good, especially if you have children. most of college tuition expenses will be paid by employer

    Cons

    very little upward or lateral mobility. sometimes any changes in the systems, etc are found out from the customer rather than management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better communications with employes on process changes in department and community overall.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A supportive environment

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor  in  Gettysburg, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Gettysburg, PA

    I have been working at Gettysburg College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It truly is a supportive environment. I have wonderful colleagues who make an effort to get along with one another. The factions and backstabbing that are often found in academia are relatively minimal here. People want each other to succeed, and that makes it a pleasant place to work.

    Cons

    It can be a bit sleepy. People are afraid to step on each others toes, which is mostly a good thing, but perhaps a little more passion and drive wouldn't hurt.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun but dull.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor  in  Gettysburg, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Gettysburg, PA

    I have been working at Gettysburg College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Students are motivated, a lot come from good homes. Additionally the facilities are top notch. and Janet Morgan Riggs is phenomenal.

    Cons

    Location, location, location. Administration is obsessed with rankings and it shows when they refuse to do what's in the best interest for the long-run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with alumni more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  9.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gettysburg College full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits (lots of vacation time and decent time off for holidays; good insurance benefits), great colleagues, flexible and understanding supervisors

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity to move up, not necessarily a fast paced environment; some of the benefits don't apply to single people

    Recommends
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  10.  

    Polite, good students and great colleagues, but not for me.

    Current Employee - Visiting Assistant Professor
    Current Employee - Visiting Assistant Professor

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

    Pros

    I had some great colleagues and good opportunities to pursue research outside of teaching.

    Cons

    Location. The tourist-oriented town is not very friendly to newcomers and major cities are close, but not really close enough.

  11.  

    Good experience as a strudent employee

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    Current Employee - Work Study Student  in  Gettysburg, PA
    Current Employee - Work Study Student in Gettysburg, PA

    I have been working at Gettysburg College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The managers are very flexible with schedules to ensure that you have enough time to get your school work done. School always comes first with this college

    Cons

    It pays minimum wage, but you cannot really complain being that it is fairly low skill jobs that for the students

    Recommends
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