Smith College Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Instructor

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    Current Employee - Lab Instructor in Northampton, MA
    Current Employee - Lab Instructor in Northampton, MA

    I have been working at Smith College full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Diversity of work and people I work with. Pleasant work environment with little or no stress.

    Cons

    Hard to get pay increased as job description doesn't match mainstream for comparison.

    Advice to Management

    Work more on researching jobs so that compensation is accurate. in most cases the HR person does a sloppy and inaccurate job.

  2. Library Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Smith College part-time

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

    Pros

    Nice working environment and friendly staff. Everyone is supportive and helpful towards one another. Stress-free and not a lot of duties involved.

    Cons

    There's not a lot of opportunity for promotions. Too many staff makes it hard to earn more hours.

    Advice to Management

    None. The management here is great. They are all very helpful and are willing to take time to answer your questions.

  3. Great School

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Smith College

    Pros

    Smith College is a women's college and has a very supportive school environment. The professors are also available and are very active in their fields.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons to share.

    Advice to Management

    n/a.

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  5. CATERING: Great to student workers

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Student Worker
    Current Employee - Student Worker

    I have been working at Smith College part-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Catering staff are friendly, easy to work with, and happy to teach new skills in cooking and serving. I wasn't expecting to learn much from this job but I did!

    Cons

    Inconsistent work. At the beginning of any given semester you have no idea how much you'll work, which is frustrating for budgeting.

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work, thanks for creating such a great employment opportunity for students! Glad I found this as early as I did.

  6. Great working environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Smith College part-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    The greatest thing about working at Smith is the support you get from colleagues and administrators. They are extremely understanding and always willing to help.

    Cons

    The weather. The snow and the wind. At this time of the year, I don't even want to go outside. Plus, Northampton is a small town and you eventually run out of fun things to do. But it is still very trendy and special.

  7. Okie position

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    Former Employee - Grader in Northampton, MA
    Former Employee - Grader in Northampton, MA

    I worked at Smith College part-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    - flexible hours
    - nice professor

    Cons

    - difficult process if you don't receive financial aid
    - only paid $8.75/hr

  8. Part-time tour guide review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part-time Campus Tour Guide in Northampton, MA
    Current Employee - Part-time Campus Tour Guide in Northampton, MA

    I have been working at Smith College

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

    Pros

    The people are very friendly and willing to teach you whatever it takes to do the job

    Cons

    Sometime working pace can be really slow and if you're conducting campus tours there might be no one showing up. Or sometimes there're too many people scheduled to give the same tours.

  9. Pleasant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Smith College

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    Often very hard to navigate administration

    Advice to Management

    More clarity

  10. Great Place!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Northampton, MA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Northampton, MA

    I worked at Smith College

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

    Pros

    Close community, and attentive staff.

    Cons

    Small college town, with limited options outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    More transparenct within the company.

  11. Great for student workers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Northampton, MA
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Northampton, MA

    I worked at Smith College (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked as a student worker in the IT department for three years, great job. Can do homework or play games when just sitting around to wait for help calls to come in.

    Cons

    Training was a bit spotty when I was trained and the managers had a lot of turnover thr last year. I think training has improved since then though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep more written instructions around for when senior workers aren't there to instruct the newbies.

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