Kalamazoo College Reviews

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  1. I worked as a teacher's assistant teaching coding to incoming freshman.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kalamazoo College

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    Pros

    You have flexible hours. You can work and study and still have time for other things.

    Cons

    have to hold office hours once a week and pay is not great. Only open to current students. Work can be stressful.

  2. Close knit community made it enjoyable to work there!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kalamazoo College full-time (More than 10 years)

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    Pros

    I worked with some really great people, the pay and benefits were above average, and I had ample opportunities to grow personally. The work was challenging but, at least in my area, we worked as a team so if you had a question there was always someone to consult. Expectations were high but not unrealistic.

    Cons

    Training budget was always low so didn't get as may opportunities to increase my skillset as much as I wanted to.

    Advice to Management

    Please be clear with those in middle management as to the boundaries of their authority and then back them up when they make policy decisions within those boundaries.

  3. Student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kalamazoo College

    Pros

    Great professors and good student to faculty ratio

    Cons

    City of Kalamazoo is not too exciting. The social life can be difficult.

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  5. My years as a Resident Assistant were years well-spent.

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI

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

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    Pros

    Fantastic coworkers
    Management was always available, very fair
    Any problem you meet can be solved
    Work-life balance is not always easy but by no means impossible.
    Training is extensive

    Cons

    The pay that came with optional summer duty was a sham and absolutely not worth the effort.
    For better or worse, you will always be known as "Person the RA" instead of "Person" - your actions on campus and in your personal life will always be (more or less) available for public consumption

    Advice to Management

    If anything, try to make mandatory training sessions about a topic that relates DIRECTLY to the job itself.

  6. Good Place to work

    Current Employee - Summer Student Worker in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Summer Student Worker in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Kalamazoo College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people in the crew.

    Cons

    There are not really any cons. It is what you expect at the given wage rate.

  7. Awesome place

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    Former Employee - Senior Resident Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Resident Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Kalamazoo College full-time (More than 3 years)

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    Pros

    Really nice culture, learned a lot. Especially considering that this is a college, very aware of class schedule, so I never felt overworked.

    Cons

    Not very many cons. Sometimes the work could be overwhelming but for the most part it was situational. As I said above they handle their business well and the only reason I left was graduation

  8. Good work for a little extra cash

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Kalamazoo College part-time (Less than a year)

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    Pros

    - Flexible
    - Easy to communicate with professor
    - Good work for extra cash
    - Satisfying to help other students with their coursework
    - Easy since the subject I TA'd for was in my wheelhouse

    Cons

    - Pay is pretty low
    - Sometimes grading homework was frustrating due to the amount of papers and the complexity of problems
    - Only able to work for a short period of time/minimal hours
    - Discrepancies between homework and answer key occasionally caused problems

  9. Immense Opportunities for Personal and Professional Growth

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    Former Employee - Media Services Ninja in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Media Services Ninja in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Kalamazoo College part-time (More than 3 years)

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    Pros

    Small class sizes, discussions based lectures, and a very accessible study abroad program. Work on campus is very rewarding.

    Cons

    Getting stuck in the "K Bubble"--easy to get caught up in campus life and easy to forget the need for off-campus experiences

  10. Great experiences over a number of years with different departments

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant and Student Worker in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant and Student Worker in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Kalamazoo College part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Great flexibility and understanding that you are a student and that school comes first
    -Interesting work
    -Good work environment, friendly community
    -Can learn a lot

    Cons

    -Low pay
    -Difficult to find the hours or tasks to be able to work more than 10 hours a week

    Advice to Management

    -Wages are not sufficient across the school
    -It would be helpful to create more campus employment for those not on Federal Work Study

  11. fun and enlightening~

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    Current Employee - Work Study Job in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Work Study Job in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Kalamazoo College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    very liberal, and the profs are understanding. They do give you chances when you have difficulties with studies. The school is very clean as well.

    Cons

    for CS department, we need more profs of higher standard. Since this is a small school, there are limited courses available. You might not find your area of interest here. In CS, there's no database classes, nothing related to AI or NLP, or modeling/data mining...

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