Haverford College Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
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  1. Student jobs

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    Former Intern - Student Worker
    Former Intern - Student Worker

    I worked at Haverford College as an intern (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Haverford pays rather good salary to student workers
    Everyone who wants to work gets to work (at least when I was there)

    Cons

    The school is very small and doesn't have many opportunities
    All services (careers, administration) are under-developed, because the school is so small.

  2. Working in Quaker Higher Ed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haverford, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haverford, PA

    I have been working at Haverford College full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Consensus is a community ideal.

    Cons

    The aim to be inclusive and attentive to diverse points of view can lead to obstruction and manipulation of process.

    Advice to Management

    The infrastructure for systems - accounting, maintenance, administrative support - is currently too lean and in spots, broken. Salaries for all staff are sub-par. The College is stingy with staff other than faculty and offers very little in the way of positive feedback.

  3. Student worker

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Haverford, PA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Haverford, PA

    I have been working at Haverford College

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Student workers at Haverford get paid more than their Bryn Mawr counterparts. We also seem to have more positions available.

    Cons

    As a student worker, not much. However, full-time staff workers do not seem to have much communication with administration and upper management. Things are always delayed and changing.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to your employees and students, and then be proactive.

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  5. Great student jobs!

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    Former Intern - Admissions Intern in Haverford, PA
    Former Intern - Admissions Intern in Haverford, PA

    I worked at Haverford College as an intern (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Competitive student pay
    - Flexible hours
    - Great co-workers: I loved everyone who I worked with! Great social environment and formed long-lasting bonds with colleagues

    Cons

    - Small campus in the middle of the main line
    - Not a lot of room for career groth
    - Can be a bit political/hierarchical at times

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work! Management does a great job maintaining a friendly, social culture steeped in Quaker roots. Keep doing what you're doing!

  6. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Strong students and great faculty

    Cons

    administration is in transition
    no clear vision for the college's future
    endowment is terribly low

  7. Friendly work environment, low stress

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Haverford, PA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Haverford, PA

    I worked at Haverford College as an intern

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Most people are very friendly
    Not much stress
    Beautiful campus, access to excellent athletic facilities and pool
    Decent salary for the level of work
    Normal work hours, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Work can get tedious at times
    Organization is not always clear, multiple bosses
    Work doesn't seem challenging or meaningful at times

    Advice to Management

    Give workers an incentive to be creative rather than having people follow the accepted norm.

  8. i worked at Haverford's library as an indexer and i thought it was a welcoming environment with a good pay scale.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Haverford College

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    -Flexible (when i had to go due to an emergency, they were totally fine with it)
    -Autonomy over my work (i didn't have to ask what to do every day)
    -Friendly staff

    Cons

    -it is a little quiet
    -little face-to-face interaction with other employees

    Advice to Management

    i think the management at Haverford College's library was great. Everyone communicated clearly and was good to work with.

  9. Wonderful - writing tutor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Haverford College

    Pros

    Everyone is so nice! It's a lovely community to be a part of. Very respectful. Working as a writing tutor was very rewarding.

    Cons

    The compensation as a first year working student was not very high, but compared to other student jobs at other colleges, it is much better than it could be!

  10. Loved my time there

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Haverford College

    Pros

    Excellent bosses, pretty easy going, and good pay. You can really find a job that's a good fit for you.

    Cons

    Some of the positions are a lot more intensive than other student positions, but everyone makes the same salary. Students working in low intensity jobs have time to do homework while on the clock. But this is not really a con.

  11. Great Working Experience

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    Former Employee - Associate IT Support Specialist in Haverford, PA
    Former Employee - Associate IT Support Specialist in Haverford, PA

    I worked at Haverford College full-time (more than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly knowledgeable people. Great environment. Effective staff. Get to get out of office often. Paid work lunch. Beautiful campus. Opportunity to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Rude students or faculty. Can get busy to overwhelming fast. There are down times where there is nothing at all to do

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring great staff

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