Vassar College Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
30 Reviews
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30 Reviews
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    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Poughkeepsie, NY

    I worked at Vassar College as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Vassar is a great place to work. The atmosphere is casual and everyone is very friendly and supportive. People are helpful and understanding.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything because my experience has been very positive and because going to Vassar transformed my worldview and made me a better person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    What you expect.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vassar College part-time

    Pros

    Bosses are usually flexible in terms of hours. Decent training for jobs, though not much skills are needed. Financial aid students are guaranteed jobs.

    Cons

    Student jobs are mostly minimum wage (or just above). The application process is tedious and sometimes disorganized.

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    Poor Admin. Worker

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    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Poughkeepsie, NY

    I worked at Vassar College full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice, the students generally are very hard working and good kids

    Cons

    Very Poor Pay! VERY POOR, and benefits are very expensive, I couldn't afford to get insurance for me and my wife with my pitiful salary.

    Some of the students are used to being spoon-fed and handed everything, and aren't used to hearing no, which isn't the best.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Good environment, lower than average pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poughkeepsie, NY

    I have been working at Vassar College part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great interviewing process, strong leadership in my department, decent access to resources. Also incredibly flexible schedule to accommodate classes.

    Cons

    Lower than average maximum pay for student workers. Not really anything else to complain about as far as a student job goes.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great for Student Affairs Professional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vassar College

    Pros

    Room for professional development and personal growth. Work life balance is something the institution strives to create. Great opportunity for collaboration with other departments.

    Cons

    Increase diversity of faculty and administration needed. There needs to be more room for growth within the college, less top heavy.

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    Part-time work experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poughkeepsie, NY

    I worked at Vassar College part-time

    Pros

    Great collaborative work environment. Treat all employees like family

    Cons

    No major cons. Personally rewarding work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It was a nice summer job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vassar College part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    No benefits but the work environment was very relaxed and friendly

    Cons

    It is not a career opportunity that offers much room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities

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    Student Work-Study Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vassar College part-time

    Pros

    guarenteed with fin. aid package, flexible hours, and many options therefore it is easy to maintain a work-life balance. my supervisor is wonderful.

    Cons

    minimum wage, boring and repetitive work, no room for advancement or personal growth (at least with my job)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more transparency between the administrative and all vassar employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  10.  

    I had a great work-study job at vassar college

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vassar College

    Pros

    hourse are flexible, lots of offers for works study

    Cons

    the system for hiring and applying is confusing

  11.  

    Unorganized

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vassar College

    Pros

    Nice campus, ok benefits, good parking facilities

    Cons

    Unorganized, poor office morale, pay lower than expected

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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