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Washington and Lee Reviews

Updated July 15, 2014
Updated July 15, 2014
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Nice people, smart students, plenty of money for student and professional development

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor  in  Lexington, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Lexington, VA

    I have been working at Washington and Lee full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Most people here are very nice, and the staff is competent.
    -Students are bright, though some could work harder.
    -There are numerous small purses for summer research students, additional stipends, conference travel, visiting speakers, and entertainment. If you need to do something good for students or your professional development, there is money/time/opportunity for it, and that is quite fulfilling.

    Cons

    -People are people, and some influential people (at least in my stay) are passive-aggressive, secretive, manipulative, or dishonest in some way.
    -Tiny town.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aim higher. Expect more of your students. You seem to extol the successes while at the same time maintaining a low-enough bar to avoid embarrassing anyone. It should be possible to fail.

    Recommends
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    A great learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lexington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, VA

    I have been working at Washington and Lee part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Honor Code, and the general accountability understanding that results. People are given the freedom to work as they see fit as long a job is done and done well.

    Cons

    Sometimes the students can be outrageous. But most are very respectful. And obviously, being a college campus, jobs vary far and wide, service jobs will differ vastly from administrative.

    Recommends
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    As a research analyst, you are given the freedom to operate and have great access to Professors and other resources

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst  in  Lexington, VA
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Lexington, VA

    I worked at Washington and Lee part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Definitely a worthwhile resume builder and a good opportunity to see what lab work would be like full time. The hours for research work are flexible, depending on your Professor, and can be very self driven.

    Cons

    Sometimes the lack of structure made it difficult to feel like you were accomplishing meaningful goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great if Professors could give more tasks to their research analysts in order to free up their time to teach and be more available for students.

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    Work Study (Theater Department)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington and Lee

    Pros

    Work Study is an opportunity for students to earn money through the school via the federal government.
    Professors are flexible yet firm with their student employees. It is clear that academics come first. A great opportunity to expand your horizons into departments and areas you would never have been in before.

    Cons

    Hours can be long, and occasionally required to work weekends and late nights, depending on position. Pay is not excellent, but good for a secure college job.

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    None

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    Great opportunity to give back while gaining valuable experience and working with talented and dedicated professionals

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    Former Employee - Student Attorney  in  Lexington, VA
    Former Employee - Student Attorney in Lexington, VA

    I worked at Washington and Lee as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great learning environment, Interesting caseload, Opportunities to actively participate in courtroom representation for complex civil situations, Collegial atmosphere, Excellent system

    Cons

    The pay is not very high, but a position with the CLPC more than makes up for salary with the work environment, other staff members, caliber of the projects and the impact on the community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    A good place to work, especially for adults with children.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at Washington and Lee full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, typically excellent management.

    Cons

    Limited room for advancement in some departments

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  8.  

    I love this school and everything about it, small time life for big city folks.

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    Former Employee - Student  in  Lexington, VA
    Former Employee - Student in Lexington, VA

    I worked at Washington and Lee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Socially complex, friendly student body

    Cons

    There was a little too much beer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, raising gentlemen of honor who strive for success in whatever they do

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    Freedom to Think

    Former Employee - R E Lee Research Scholar  in  Lexington, VA
    Former Employee - R E Lee Research Scholar in Lexington, VA

    I worked at Washington and Lee for less than a year

    Pros

    Gained real world experience through hands on research in an environment that was designed to support and grow my mind.

    Cons

    Interaction with others left me desiring more human contact. It was a very isolated community with little to do outside of work.

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