Ripon College Reviews

Updated March 12, 2014
Updated March 12, 2014
7 Reviews

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    I was given a great opportunity working as an ITS Student Assistant.

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Services Student Assistant  in  Ripon, WI
    Current Employee - Information Technology Services Student Assistant in Ripon, WI

    I have been working at Ripon College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The staff is great and easy to get along with. If you have any questions about procedures, one of them will be able to help you. When working there, you are, for the most part, the IT Help Desk (e.g., desktop and end-user support, network troubleshooting, and some maintenance), so you get a lot of experience in a short amount of time. You also have the most flexibility in choosing your weekly schedule compared to the other student jobs on campus.

    Cons

    As with many, paid student assistants at Ripon College, pay was only minimum wage. Re-boxing leased computers and running out of packing peanuts is a real downer. Updating the campus computers was not (probably still isn't) automated, so you needed to remote into each, individual computer. Verifying printer and computer inventory can feel a little mundane, as well.

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    ITS needs more money and staff to make the entire college's systems and services remain competitive with other educational institutions. I don't think I'm the only one who finds the MyRipon Portal confusing when compared to other institutions (and I'm a techy).

    Recommends
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    Great School

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ripon, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ripon, WI

    I worked at Ripon College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great college to work for

    Cons

    None, a great place to work

    Recommends
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    Good people, poor execution

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ripon, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ripon, WI

    I have been working at Ripon College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some quality people work here. The work environment is generally very relaxed and free from cumbersome policies and levels of bureaucracy. Nice little college town. Beautiful campus setting.

    Cons

    Very little forward vision or leadership. Poor business practices. The marketing department is too small and underfunded. There seems to be a fundamental misunderstanding of what drives students to this institution. Older professors and leaders seem to suffer from a narrow perspective about the larger college landscape and what their college needs to do to compete in that landscape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the physical campus. Invest in the student experience- athletics, dorms, library, student union.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Ripon College is truly a community.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people, both staff and faculty.

    Cons

    Ripon is in the middle no where.

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    Excellent Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ripon College

    Pros

    Their is a family feel across all departments and offices. The tight-knit community creates buy-in from everyone. It was a joy to work here. The compensation was fair. All levels of management were extremely supportive and helpful. I would recommend working for Ripon to anyone.

    Cons

    No cons from my time employed at Ripon College.

    Recommends
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    Fantastic people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ripon College full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People are genuine, encouraging, helpful, family-friendly--all that you would want. Students are also exceptionally mature and nice.
    There is a real sense of community.
    Good downtown and school district in Ripon.

    Cons

    Low pay and winter driving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in employees (salary)

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    More Together

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ripon, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ripon, WI

    I have been working at Ripon College

    Pros

    on campus
    fair schedule
    close knit community

    Cons

    back up person
    hard to balance during exams
    only during school

    Recommends
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