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Macalester College Reviews

Updated June 24, 2014
Updated June 24, 2014
15 Reviews

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    Preceptor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You learn a lot and stay busy

    Cons

    I really liked my experience

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    Great

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    Former Employee - Building Manager  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Building Manager in Saint Paul, MN

    Pros

    The environment is very open-minded.

    Cons

    There were really no cons to this place.

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    Great attitude envrionment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are helpful and have a great attitude. The school is also in the middle of the city.

    Cons

    Hard if you can't stand Minnesotans.

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    Residential Life specifically is a bit too micromanagy.

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    Very good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    motivated students; kind colleagues; friendly staff

    Cons

    none really. It's a great place.

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    Research Assistant in Physics Department

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Saint Paul, MN

    Pros

    Professors are very helpful and dedicated to teaching. I learned a lot from my professor and co-workers while working in there. People were very casual and friendly. Free room and board. Access to one of the best gym in Liberal Arts College. Friday picnic.

    Cons

    Compensation was low compared to school from California. But I can't complain since I got paid to work on fun projects and learn science.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation is always a plus.

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    student supervisor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The job was very lax and easy to manage. The manager was not hard to deal with at all.

    Cons

    Cons were very few. There were only a few difficulties like working with students, but other than that it was very easy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make it less easy

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    It was fun and educational.

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    Former Employee - ITS Help Desk
    Former Employee - ITS Help Desk

    Pros

    Student workers are given task akin to an entry level IT position. Staff are always assisting students with jobs.

    Cons

    Small campus yields limited connections. The neighborhood is sketchy if you walk a mile away. Sometimes pressure to participate more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have less meetings where nothing gets accomplished

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    Liberal-minded, work hard, play hard.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Small liberal arts college with dedicated professors.

    Cons

    Not a target, may not have many opportunities.

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    A workplace committed to the same values it promotes for its students

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Saint Paul, MN

    Pros

    Great work environment, high standards, professional development support, good salary for a nonprofit, lots of diversity, lots to do in the neighborhood, community feel and smart, fun co-workers

    Cons

    Parking is a challenge, some bureaucracy, lots of media scrutiny, small school so some limited advancement opportunities

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    Macalester College is a wonderful institution of higher education.

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    Former Employee - Spanish Tutor  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Spanish Tutor in Saint Paul, MN

    Pros

    Everything about the academic and social experience of Macalester is impeccable and wonderful.

    Cons

    The weather in Saint Paul, MN is extremely, unsustainably frigid. -42 is the coldest I saw.

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    Please continue to do whatever it is you're doing, because it's amazing!

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