Williams College

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Williams College Reviews

Updated November 6, 2014
Updated November 6, 2014
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  1.  

    Great experience as a Chem tutor

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    Current Employee - Tutor in Williamstown, MA
    Current Employee - Tutor in Williamstown, MA

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

    Pros

    The hours are completely flexible (self-determined) and the salary is better than most campus jobs. Incentives to tutor many students, as the pay rate increases when that is done.

    Cons

    There are no real cons to this job. A select few students are harder to help than others; it's obvious that they don't do any homework/studying on their own, so the task of helping them becomes more arduous. You end up assuming they understand absolutely nothing about the topic at hand --including prerequisite information-- which slows the process down completely (once in a while to a painful degree). This can make the job boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your doing a GREAT job.

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  2.  

    Excellent, inclusive, and informative program run by James McAllister; highly recommend.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Williamstown, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Williamstown, MA

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

    Pros

    Small groups and teams with excellent levels of cooperation. Class sessions are highly intensive and information-heavy, demanding involvement from all members of the program.

    Cons

    Odd mix of people admitted to the program sometimes became frustrating and difficult to work with due to varying levels of baseline knowledge.

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  3.  

    I have had a very positive experience as a micro Econ tutor

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    Former Employee - Economics Tutor in Williamstown, MA
    Former Employee - Economics Tutor in Williamstown, MA

    I worked at Williams College part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Hours are entirely self-determined
    Salary is generous in comparison to other student salaries
    Employers really like this particular credential
    You reinforce your own Econ skills while helping to develop them in others

    Cons

    Some students require more patience then others
    Often people submit tutoring requests only when they are in dire need
    Logging hours, going through administrative training can be a drag

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of a larger administrative part so that tutors can focus entirely on tutoring

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Williams College

    Pros

    More often than not, ranked the top college in America. You often feel that it is truly justified. Opportunities after graduation are great, awesome people, fun athletics if you are not D1 caliber. Entry system is great - it is hard to not make friends.

    Cons

    TONS of work. Williamstown is small as is the school - so the party scene is quiet. You can still find crappy professors. Facilities (dorms and athletic complexes) are dated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    very supportive environment

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    Current Employee - Undergrad Research in Williamstown, MA
    Current Employee - Undergrad Research in Williamstown, MA

    I have been working at Williams College part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - one on one professor interactions
    - lab immersion in research jobs
    - opportunity to do research as a work study job if extra money is needed
    The job of a research assistant is pretty flexible. I am never pressured to put in extra hours and my PI is very supportive of my ideas as well.

    Cons

    Some people complain that the TA jobs are low wage since many times, students who need tutoring may stay over past shift time. Don't get any type of raise over undergrad career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  7.  

    Wonderful place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamstown, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamstown, MA

    I have been working at Williams College full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They take great care to thoroughly orient and train new employees. The benefits are unparalleled. They give you the resources and the time to do your job to the best of your ability.

    Cons

    None, really. Base salary can be a bit lower than other employers, but they more than compensate with generous retirement savings plan and incredible college tuition benefit for dependent children.

    Recommends
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  8.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Student Employee in Williamstown, MA
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Williamstown, MA

    I worked at Williams College part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The job was Intellectually exciting

    Cons

    In the middle of no where.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring more life

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Positive Student Employment Experience

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    Former Employee - Student Employee in Williamstown, MA
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Williamstown, MA

    I worked at Williams College part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I always felt a strong sense of commitment among employees. Supervisors or older employees always respected student employees. Pay for student manager's was very fair.

    Cons

    I did not always feel as though our supervising department put enough care or energy into our division. There were many rules and regulations that required supervisor's signature which took many weeks, or more, to receive.

    Recommends
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  10.  

    Education for lifetime

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Williams College as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Personal growth among very competent professionals in one of the most well regarded colleges.

    Cons

    Too small. No formalized training program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower students more to do work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Administrative Support in Williamstown, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Support in Williamstown, MA

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

    Pros

    Good pay, excellent benefits and many good and caring people to work with. The college offers training in-house and employees can get discounts at many local companies. Excellent 403B retirement program and tuition assistance to families of employees. Health and wellness programs are also offered.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of room for people to move around within the college if you did not attend Williams or have a spouse that did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people grow and move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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