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Baker College Reviews

Updated January 4, 2018
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Pros
  • They always put student success first and employees receive great benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • Lots of them had full-time jobs, single parent, yet focused on earning a degree (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay relative to experience/education needed (in 14 reviews)

  • They don't have a lot of open full time positions (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Amazing Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Cadillac, MI
    Current Employee - Director in Cadillac, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, Team Atmosphere, Professional Environment

    Cons

    I do not see any cons to working for Baker College. It is truly a great environment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to seek feedback from employees who are on the front line working directly with the students and other stakeholders.

    Baker College Response

    Dec 22, 2017 – Dir of Talent Management

    Thank you for your feedback! We are proud that you appreciate the environment and continue to serve with us.


  2. "Full Time Accounting Faculty"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker College full-time

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is exceptional!

    Cons

    Salary is lower than market.

  3. "HIT Clinical Coordinator/Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker College full-time

    Pros

    Amazing staff and benefits as an employee at Baker College.

    Cons

    I cannot think of one con working at Baker College!


  4. "So happy to be working here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker College full-time

    Pros

    This is an equal-opportunity employer that offers pretty excellent benefits, and the people that I work with are lovely.

    Cons

    The college is updating their entire structure to better meet the needs of students so there's a lot of change happening around here. If you're flexible and ready to dive in, it can be exciting and rewarding. If you're not, it might not be your cup of tea.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure clear communications are filtering across the system so everybody can be sure they're on the same page when changes arise.


  5. "Reconnect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Baker College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Smaller environment
    2. Benefits: health insurance and vacation time.

    Cons

    1. Salaries are abundant for leadership yet fails to cover basic family necessities for those interacting with students on a frequent basis.
    2. Communication is most readily compared to participating in the telephone game.
    3. Long days.

    Advice to Management

    Ask for student and employee opinions alike as neither are a guarantee, and fine tune decisions based on the data collected. Take a look at salaries for all employees in comparison to other institutions as well as the internal position variations. Take time to reconnect and communicate with employees who interact with potential students, and don't lose sight of the impacts of each decision that occurs by leadership.

    Baker College Response

    Jan 4, 2018 – Dir of Talent Management

    Thank you so much for your feedback and your continued service to Baker College and to our students. While we are proud that you are satisfied with the benefits portion of our compensation package... More


  6. "Focused on students, job training in addition to life skills."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Director in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Program Director in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baker College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Student focused, competitive salary, room for growth. Corporation puts excessive money back into the college. College offers excellent methodology resources for the staff.

    Cons

    Poorly managed behind the educators. Educators are micro managed. Curriculum must be duplicated amongst campuses. It appears that the company spends excessive amount of money building clinics, construction, wall paper, when the money could go towards students.

    Advice to Management

    Excessive money is put into construction, re-wallpapering every quarter - possibly rethink the non for profit model as it clearly doesn't work for the longevity of expensive programs. Cannot compete with community colleges.

    Baker College Response

    Dec 22, 2017 – Dir of Talent Management

    We are proud that you acknowledge our focus to our students and employee's professional development. We regret to hear that you were not satisfied with the management of our educators. Baker College... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Don't Really Care About Part Time Employees"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Baker College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Assistance with tuition
    Most employees are friendly to each other

    Cons

    No room to grow
    Constantly elimination position
    Very minimal holiday pay for part time
    Too many drastic changes
    Gossip is out of control

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your part time employees. You're elimination positions or cutting them to part time; then you neglect to take care of them.

  8. "Very BakerProud"

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

    I have been working at Baker College full-time

    Pros

    Baker always lives up to it's mission of providing quality education and training. They always put student success first and employees receive great benefits. Exceptional place to work.

    Cons

    No cons with Baker College


  9. Helpful (2)

    "A New Way Forward"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Baker College has spent over a hundred years educating the local communities surrounding their many campuses. They have a super supportive administration that promotes and supplies continuing education, additional credentialing and professional development to their staff. They have an exceptional benefit package that is completely unheard-of any where else. They value family and work balance.

    Cons

    New and exciting changes recently occurred. Change is really hard for people because they get comfortable and complacent​. Baker College has made these changes to stay competitive and relevant in a rapidly changing market. Tons of credit to Baker College for being a head of the game and taking on these challenges head on even when those who got comfortable and complacent don't adapt to the change.

    Advice to Management

    It is a very difficult time to be in leadership and it takes a very strong leadership team to weigh through the changes. Hold your head up high as you continue to ensure the customer (students) get the best access to forward thinking education!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Unorganized"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker College part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good employees and nice campus.

    Cons

    Too busy pinching pennies and covering mistakes

    Advice to Management

    Treat people the way you want to be treated.


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