Pomona College Reviews

Updated July 10, 2015
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  1. Adjunct Faculty

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Claremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Claremont, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues and students to work with. People were friendly and always willing to help.

    Cons

    Not that I could think of at this point.


  2. Working for Pomona College was a great experience because my schedule was very flexible as a full-time student.

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Claremont, CA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Claremont, CA

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

    Pros

    All of my coworkers were very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Sometimes I had difficulties navigating administrative regulations.


  3. Great leadership experience

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    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Claremont, CA
    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Claremont, CA

    I have been working at Pomona College part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great leadership experience! Plenty of support and very nice people. Definitely felt like Pomona is trying to help students.

    Cons

    Expect a lot from RAs compared to other colleges.


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  5. As a student, working part time jobs on campus has been very helpful.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pomona College

    Pros

    Any student can choose from a variety of jobs, some of which are mostly student run to begin with. Generally working with great people in a calm environment.

    Cons

    In my particular case, I am often working by myself without official staff as part of my specific shift. Though nothing terrible has happened, it would be difficult to take care of something that is beyond by reach as a student.


  6. I am very happy here and feel absolutely supported here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pomona College

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

    Pros

    The location is great and you can't really beat that California weather. There is great support from higher ups and the training is sufficient. I have always felt like I could speak my opinion and not have that be a problem.

    Cons

    The pay is not the best and it seems a bit difficult to move up if you do not have lots of experience under your belt, but I think that goes for a lot of other places. Overall, the biggest con is the traffic that you encounter on your way to work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue supporting your employees.


  7. A positive place to work with great benefits but few advancement opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Claremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Claremont, CA

    I have been working at Pomona College full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Positive work environment (people tend to be happy); great benefits; good work-life balance; supportive colleagues; with lectures, concerts and performances, a lot of cultural and intellectual opportunities. A lot of free food at talks and after meetings that other employees can scavenge! Claremont is a quaint, beautiful town to work in.

    Cons

    Very little to no opportunity for advancement or skills-building; lack of salary growth. Stress has increased.


  8. Good for those who love the college

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    Current Employee - Tour Guide in Claremont, CA
    Current Employee - Tour Guide in Claremont, CA

    I have been working at Pomona College part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Meet new and interesting students; talking about yourself for an hour; exercise (one tour guide counted their steps on an hour long tour--10,000 in total); opportunity to practice public speaking and interpersonal skills; free t-shirt/in n out

    Cons

    Tours are occasionally inconvenient timed (ie could have midterm right after); tours can be awkward

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps it would be better if tour guides were more selectively screened (occasionally partner tour guides are awkward/forceful and difficult to collaborate on tours with)


  9. Great community!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pomona College

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

    Pros

    Everyone is super friendly and supportive. The campus is beautiful and the weather is amazing. LA is a great city if you can make it out of Claremont, but Claremont is a cute town to be in as well.

    Cons

    Smog. Traffic. Some of the professors and higher ups really belong at another, non-liberal arts institution. However, they have tenure so they are not going anywhere.


  10. the perfect job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pomona College

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

    Pros

    beautiful campus, full of resources, brilliant students

    Cons

    air quality, traffic, cost of living


  11. Pomona College is Excellent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pomona College full-time

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

    Pros

    friendly professors who are incredibly smart and talented, administration runs like butter, people are helpful and nice. I love the small school environment and the small classes that ranges anywhere from 5-20.

    Cons

    I really can't think of any! It's such a great school!



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