Gustavus Adolphus College Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Wonderful

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gustavus Adolphus College

    Pros

    Wonderful experience working at Gustavus dining services during my 4 years attending school there. flexible schedule, and friendly people

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say about my experience


  2. Good Adjunct Situation

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor, Music in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor, Music in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Gustavus Adolphus College

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues, students, work situation. Adjuncts treated well, not as lower-caste. Good access to Dept. Chair and admin when needed.

    Cons

    Adjunct lack access to percs including health ins., tuition breaks, and full-time faculty grants and travel support. Low mileage payment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Consider at least partial percs for part-time work. Standard GSA mileage would be a good place to start.


  3. Great experience.

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

    I worked at Gustavus Adolphus College

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

    Pros

    Great students, kind, supportive colleagues, very positive and pleasant work environment. I was happy to go to work every day.

    Cons

    Low pay and terrible health insurance. Though not uncommon in higher ed, 9 and 10 month contracts drive salaries down further.


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  5. LOVE GUSTAVUS! A GREAT PLACE TO WORK!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gustavus Adolphus College part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Couldn't find a better place to work!

    Cons

    Students constantly leaving due to graduation

    Advice to Management

    Great management at Gustavus College!


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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


  7. An enriching work environment is to be found at GAC

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  8. Great community with lots of support

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    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


  9. There's no I in Team

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator
    Current Employee - Administrator

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Campus Safety Dispatch

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great officers, interesting work with ability to do homework

    Cons

    Late shifts, people calling for pizza


  11. Underpaid

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

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



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