Macalester College
4.5 of 5 13 reviews
www.macalester.edu Saint Paul, MN 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Mar 15, 2014

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Brian C. Rosenberg

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Great attitude envrionment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Macalester College

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

ConsHard if you can't stand Minnesotans.

Advice to Senior ManagementResidential Life specifically is a bit too micromanagy.

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Very good

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Macalester College

Prosmotivated students; kind colleagues; friendly staff

Consnone really. It's a great place.

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Research Assistant in Physics Department

Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Saint Paul, MN

I worked at Macalester College full-time for more than a year

ProsProfessors 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.

ConsCompensation 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 Senior ManagementBetter compensation is always a plus.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Macalester College

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

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

Advice to Senior Managementmake it less easy

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It was fun and educational.

ITS Help Desk (Former Employee)

I worked at Macalester College part-time for more than a year

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementHave less meetings where nothing gets accomplished

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Liberal-minded, work hard, play hard.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Macalester College

ProsSmall liberal arts college with dedicated professors.

ConsNot a target, may not have many opportunities.

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

Assistant Director (Former Employee)
Saint Paul, MN

I worked at Macalester College full-time

ProsGreat 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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Macalester College is a wonderful institution of higher education.

Spanish Tutor (Former Employee)
Saint Paul, MN

I worked at Macalester College part-time for more than 3 years

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease continue to do whatever it is you're doing, because it's amazing!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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RA Macalester (Current Employee)
Saint Paul, MN

I have been working at Macalester College full-time for less than a year

ProsInternationalism and multiculturalism influence on student and staff body

ConsIt is small in size hence limits diverse experience

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat experience

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Excellent place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Saint Paul, MN

I have been working at Macalester College

ProsThe College is an excellent place to work. Great people. Great benefits. Great location. Great students and faculty to work with.

The hours are very reasonable (8-4:30).

ConsYou give up some salary to have the limited work hours and the generous vacation package.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to groom and promote from within rather than solely hiring from the outside for management level positions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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