Gustavus Adolphus College

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Gustavus Adolphus College Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    I was a student employee, so this was a great way to gain experience while having a flexible schedule.

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    Former Employee - Greenhouse Student Employee in Saint Peter, MN
    Former Employee - Greenhouse Student Employee in Saint Peter, MN

    I worked at Gustavus Adolphus College part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule - priority was placed on my education, and supervisors were willing to work around my classes and activities.

    Cons

    Low wages, but that wasn't really in my department's control (it was my student employment award from the college)
    Few hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    An enriching work environment is to be found at GAC

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    Former Employee - Food Service in Saint Peter, MN
    Former Employee - Food Service in Saint Peter, MN

    I worked at Gustavus Adolphus College part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits to working at Gustavus are excellent managers, coworkers, and sense of community. With it being a college campus, there are always coworkers willing to help you out in a bind. Management is respectful and leads by example.

    Cons

    No applicable cons to working at Gustavus

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great community with lots of support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Peter, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Peter, MN

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

    Pros

    -Feeling of campus-wide community
    -Diverse employment opportunities
    -Student workers are supported by full time staff and there is an understanding that school comes before work
    -Many opportunities for promotion for student workers

    Cons

    -Seems to be bad blood between students and upper management
    -Very different atmosphere between faculty and administrators/upper management

    Recommends
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  5.  

    There's no I in Team

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    Current Employee - Administrator
    Current Employee - Administrator

    I have been working at Gustavus Adolphus College full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Flexible/mobile work environment
    -Great feeling of community
    -Campus-wide pride for the greater good
    -Benefits, although having recently been slashed a bit, are still quite acceptable for the industry
    -Many opportunities to participate in campus discussions outside of the individual department
    -Students are friendly, caring and accepting of others, as are staff

    Cons

    -Salaries, in general, are a bit low, but if you are working in education for the money, you are in the wrong industry
    -Sometimes upper management/officials of the college can seem difficult to reach
    -There is a lot of focus on "bottom lines" and not enough focus on ideas that cannot be fiscally measured

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen openly to all professors/administrators/support staff and engage them in open conversations to help them (and the college) thrive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Campus Safety Dispatch

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    Former Employee - Campus Safety Dispatcher in Saint Peter, MN
    Former Employee - Campus Safety Dispatcher in Saint Peter, MN

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

    Pros

    Great officers, interesting work with ability to do homework

    Cons

    Late shifts, people calling for pizza

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Underpaid

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Peter, MN
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Peter, MN

    I have been working at Gustavus Adolphus College full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Underpaid with minimal benefits and currently on a wage freeze with a reduction in retirement contributions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun and easy.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Peter, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Peter, MN

    I worked at Gustavus Adolphus College

    Pros

    Laid back and a fun location

    Cons

    Stuck up and did not really think much of you

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It was negative with a severe lack of communication between senior admin and faculty

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Saint Peter, MN
    Former Employee - Instructor in Saint Peter, MN

    I worked at Gustavus Adolphus College

    Pros

    Small community, both at college and town.
    The college had good benefits, including retirement benefits. It was. Typical course load for instructor position.

    Cons

    Small community, both at college and town.

    Salary was not tops. It wasn't low, but it was asking a lot for the position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take full time faculty's concerns seriously, regardless if their rank. Provide feedback, and do it early and often, and make it constructive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall good place to work

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    Current Employee - Technology Services Consultant in Saint Peter, MN
    Current Employee - Technology Services Consultant in Saint Peter, MN

    I have been working at Gustavus Adolphus College

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, helpful staff, very fun work environment

    Cons

    The benefits are not the greatest. College management seems a bit top heavy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't micromanage so much

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Dear old GAC

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    Former Employee - Fundraiser in Saint Peter, MN
    Former Employee - Fundraiser in Saint Peter, MN

    I worked at Gustavus Adolphus College

    Pros

    Working with and for Gustavus students is a very rewarding experience. The energy they create around campus usually overshadows the complacent non-profit lifers that can keep the college in a rut.

    Cons

    A portion of faculty, staff and administration are content to do things the way they've always been done rather than attempt to continuously improve the college. Collaboration is embraced by some employees, but certainly not a majority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek out constituency input and act quickly upon it. Bring new, collaborative blood into areas across campus to help break down walls within and between faculty, staff and administration.

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