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Baker College Reviews

Updated June 5, 2018
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Pros
  • "They always put student success first and employees receive great benefits" (in 10 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 15 reviews)

  • "Little Room for Growth at the college" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    ""Making a difference""

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enrollment Specialist in Flint, MI
    Current Employee - Enrollment Specialist in Flint, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked at BC for many years. Very rarely is there a day that I am not excited to have the opportunity to help change someones life for the better. I work with a team of like minded individuals whose sole goal is to help students achieve the kind of future to which they aspire.

    Cons

    BC is not for the faint of heart. If you are not motivated to be the best at what you do BC is probably not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the high standards. Keep pushing individuals to strive to be the best ambassadors for the college they can be. Don't lose sight that we have hundreds of dedicated employees.


  2. "Outreach Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Outreach Coordinator
    Current Employee - Outreach Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    What a great opportunity to work for an institution that promotes excellence in education. An institution that strives to meet the needs of not only our students, but its employees.

    Cons

    If taking on a lot of responsibility is not for you, then BC may not be your best option. Early mornings and a few late nights are common, but should be expected.

    Advice to Management

    The communication and transparency within the department I work in has been absolutely phenomenal! I believe, the reason for this is due to our great leadership and it’s great to be a part of!

  3. "Strong foundation with great things going"

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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

    Benefits, Work-life Balance,, rewarding work, continual improvements with change management

    Cons

    Would like to see more collaborative within departments

    Advice to Management

    Overall doing a nice job.

    Baker College Response

    May 29, 2018 – Dir of Talent Management

    We were as always pleased that as an employee you are satisfied with the balance, benefits, work, and organizational change you are experiencing with Baker College.

    One of the ways that Baker... More


  4. "Outreach Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outreach Coordinator in Muskegon, MI
    Current Employee - Outreach Coordinator in Muskegon, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, opportunity to travel to various schools throughout the state, and very rewarding work!

    Cons

    A few late nights with college fairs, but that's typically just in the Fall.

    Advice to Management

    Great leader in our department, keeps us well informed of changes and motivated to stay focused on our goals.

    Baker College Response

    May 29, 2018 – Dir of Talent Management

    Thank you for your feedback.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Overworked, Underappreciated and Underpaid in Flint, MI
    Current Employee - Overworked, Underappreciated and Underpaid in Flint, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    10% employer funded retirement, more PTO than you will ever use, health insurance completely covered by Baker.

    Cons

    Top dogs make hundreds of thousands of dollars, while the people that do all the work barely clear 30k. No raises, no bonuses for the foreseeable future. Overworked since they fired everyone the last couple years. No resolution on the horizon. Communication across the board is embarrassing.

    Advice to Management

    Even your loyal employees that have weathered the storm are getting fed up. More responsibility = more pay, simple as that. Everyone is seeking other opportunities whether they admit it or not. Morale is at an all time low and you know it. Fix it or you will turn into ITT.

    Baker College Response

    May 29, 2018 – Dir of Talent Management

    We regret to learn of your dissatisfaction with your monetary compensation in comparison to the perceived amount of work. Our sincerest suggestion is to communicate openly with your leader regarding... More


  6. "Adjunct Online Faculty"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay for hours require to work; good faculty training and feedback; helpful administrators; serious and dedicated students. I find the school is really committed to serving their students, and I am proud to work there.

    Cons

    I wish I could teach more classes per term

    Baker College Response

    May 29, 2018 – Dir of Talent Management

    Thank you for your feedback.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Stay away"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Staff
    Former Employee - Support Staff
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baker College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    New computers, facilities, and classrooms. Very clean.

    Cons

    Toxic atmosphere. Employees let go without much warning. "Success stories" are more often than not alumni hired by Baker itself.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker College full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and great benefits

    Cons

    Lack of communication & Poor morale


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Admissions Advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Clinton Township, MI
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Clinton Township, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baker College (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent salary and great medical benefits. Helping the students was very rewarding.

    Cons

    The company culture was awful, management was not professional, it was a very cut throat environment, and they treated the staff extremely negative and crude.

    Advice to Management

    Create a better work life balance and treat employees with respect.

    Baker College Response

    May 29, 2018 – Dir of Talent Management

    While we appreciate the candid feedback we are disappointed to read about your experiences in our culture and with our leaders as we are committed to valuing our employees and being a professional... More


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Nursing Faculty"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nursing Faculty in Muskegon, MI
    Current Employee - Nursing Faculty in Muskegon, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Baker College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits and nine month contracts

    Cons

    Low pay, high number of credit hours per semester

    Advice to Management

    Allow more flexible office hours

    Baker College Response

    May 29, 2018 – Dir of Talent Management

    We are glad to hear that you have found satisfaction in the benefits package and the nine month schedule. We have worked hard to ensure that in this economy health benefits are not unmanageable for... More


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