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Wellesley College Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
19 Reviews

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  1.  

    Student & Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay for students was really fair! I also learned a lot about the bureaucracy of the College and the hours are flexible enough if you plan ahead.

    Cons

    Disagreeing with the administration's decisions or opinions (especially if they were your boss or boss's boss) while working in the administrative offices was difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your students! Also, a lot of offices are undergoing internal conflicts that will make it harder for them to adequately serve their students, so that should be a number one priority.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Beautiful place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Collegial staff, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Communication within department is lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency and organization.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Mixed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Beautiful Environment, top notch college, bright staff and students, opportunity to make a difference.

    Cons

    Silo environment, high turnover currently, very poor on boarding process for new hires once hiring is permitted (positions stay open for a long while)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more in touch with the morale of the staff; look at long term and broad impact of decisions rather than the short term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Wonderful!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work environment and supportive co staff.

    Cons

    Nothing! I loved it all.

  6.  

    Amazing female powered organization

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working in this all female environment is empowering, engaging, and fun! Everyone is very helpful and wants to help you succeed in whatever you are doing. It's a pretty laid back atmosphere, but you know important work is being done there.

    Cons

    None for me except maybe traveling to get there since it outside of Boston, it isn't as appealing to potential visitors as it might be if it were located in the city.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very low morale. Huge gap between the have's and have not's

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    hmm. There are decent health benefits. Vacation benefits.

    For some, there are great "work from home" benefits. If you are not one of those people you go into the office every day and it builds resentment when you don't see people for literally months at a time. To the point where you forget that they "work" at all. There's little indication or proof that they do anything.

    Cons

    No advancement. Little support. Very low pay. Little trust or belief in the "higher-ups." Because of all this, there seems to be very low morale. I have worked around people who have worked at Wellesley and left for other jobs. Typical comments from them are "It used to be nice working here. I used to enjoy coming to work, but it hasn't been like that in five years." and after they have left "I don't miss it there at all. I should have left a few years ago."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more support for people who would like to learn and grow in their careers. More training or mentorships. Maybe give raises every now and then.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    It used to be a nice place to work.

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

    Pros

    The campus is a very beautiful place to be. The staff, faculty, and students are all wonderful people and make the work more meaningful each day.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, financial cutbacks are once taking a toll on administrative staff. There are going to be fewer staff to do the same (if not more) work. The stress levels have already increased.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working in a campus lab

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Wellesley, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Wellesley, MA

    Pros

    Housing is included, good community, fun environment, there is a nurturing learning experience, you grow closer with professors and colleagues.

    Cons

    If you live on campus without a car, it is difficult to go anywhere, including the grocery store if you need to provide your own food. While living on campus there is very little social interaction outside of work. Often, employers think that you will work outside of your normal hours because you live on campus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Separate work from home life for students. Don't expect your employees to leave for the day and go home to work from their rooms.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Visiting Lecturer  in  Wellesley, MA
    Former Employee - Visiting Lecturer in Wellesley, MA

    Pros

    Excellent salary and benefits, even for part-time lecturers (3-5 classes per semester). Strong students. Friendly, inclusive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Students can be a bit entitled at time (demand extra office hours, practice problems, etc.).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Worker  in  Wellesley, MA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Wellesley, MA

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, good atmosphere, understanding supervisors

    Cons

    Sometimes there are too few hours

    Neutral Outlook

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