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Vassar College Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
28 Reviews
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  1.  

    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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    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 for less than a 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.

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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
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    It was a nice summer job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vassar College part-time for less than a 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

  7.  

    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
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  8.  

    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
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    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

  10.  

    High-quality, rewarding work experience!

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    Current Employee - Academic Intern  in  Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Academic Intern in Poughkeepsie, NY

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

    Pros

    I loved working with students and helping out in labs. It was a great way to supplement my educational experience at Vassar, and gain some work experience. The professors and students were all wonderful to work with. Students were highly motivated to succeed, and professors really wanted their students to do well. Overall great experience!

    Cons

    The pay is pretty low ($8/hour and maximum of 10 hours/week), but it was perfectly acceptable as a part-time position while I was a student. For one of the classes I had to grade for, I also had significantly more than work than was possible in the allotted time, but you are not allowed to log overtime.

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    I think that student intern positions that could require more than the allotted amount of time should be split with another student, or students should be allowed to log overtime.

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    Teaching Assistant at the French Department

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant for French  in  Poughkeepsie, NY
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant for French in Poughkeepsie, NY

    I worked at Vassar College as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Vassar is a wonderful environment. I was given to work for very skilled professors at the French Department, and the students were very interested and involved in the class.

    Cons

    As a teaching assistant, I was supposed to follow the syllabus of the professors in my teachings, and so I didn't have much freedom in what I wanted to teach to students.

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