Hampshire College

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Hampshire College Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
4 Reviews
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    Good School

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    Former Employee - Buildings and Grounds in Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - Buildings and Grounds in Amherst, MA

    I worked at Hampshire College

    Pros

    Very good people. Enjoyed working with everyone I did. The school was very relaxed and different, a breath of fresh air.

    Cons

    Poor pay, hours could be better. Very little room for advancement, while the environment is a positive, it is also a negative.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Idealists disconnected from reality

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hampshire College

    Pros

    Pretty country setting, people mean well

    Cons

    Many people who work there think it is an elite school, but the place is a mess and the student drug/alcohol situation is a real concern

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the place up, give students things to do, fix the academic program

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    I want to love it, but they make it hard...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst, MA

    I have been working at Hampshire College full-time

    Pros

    The students are the real reason to want to work at Hampshire. They are (mostly) motivated learners, that contribute to a creative environment. Hampshire also has decent benefits, and is an idyllic setting (visually).

    Cons

    A young tuition driven school, that does not have a lot of money to update facilities. It sometimes feels very disorganized here, and offices lack a connection to each other. A lot of trickle down.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    An open environment with opportunities but also challenges

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst Center, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst Center, MA

    I have been working at Hampshire College full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Forward thinking community, solid benefits, energized community. Life in the area is great if you like the countryside/college town vibe. There have been lots of opportunities to be creative and explore and I've received a lot of trust from management.

    Cons

    school is sometimes slow to define goals, as a large organization there are sometimes poor lines of communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    move faster, take more risks, the school should lead by bold example

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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