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Bates College Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and work life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people, exposure to many different people from around the world (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • More of a work-study than a "job", but helpful while in college (in 2 reviews)

  • Remote location in Lewiston Maine, the endowment of the college is small compared to similar schools (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "On campus job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bates College part-time

    Pros

    Helpful while pursuing a bachelors degree.

    Cons

    More of a work-study than a "job", but helpful while in college.


  2. "Bates Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bates College part-time

    Pros

    Great academics, prepares you for work world, good professors

    Cons

    Small school, small town, no business major

  3. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Student in Lewiston, ME
    Current Employee - Student in Lewiston, ME
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great faculty, small class sizes, personal connection with peers and professors. Good dining hall.Lots of opportunities to learn and try new things, many resources.

    Cons

    Remote location in Lewiston Maine, the endowment of the college is small compared to similar schools. The gym is old and the machines do not always work.

    Advice to Management

    Find better ways to address behavioral problems on campus. If you expect students to behave as adults you must treat them that way.


  4. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great people, exposure to many different people from around the world. Family oriented company.

    Cons

    Low rate of pay to start.


  5. "Admin Asst"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lewiston, ME
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lewiston, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Very good benefits

    Cons

    HHHMMMM, I'm thinking!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  6. "Library Public Services specialist"

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    Current Employee - Library Public Services Specialist in Lewiston, ME
    Current Employee - Library Public Services Specialist in Lewiston, ME
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bates College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible with schedule and a great environment

    Cons

    The location sucks and the weather

    Advice to Management

    Make sure student employees are on time


  7. "Visiting Assistant Professor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewiston, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewiston, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bates College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best quality of students, faculties and academic supports

    Cons

    None. Bates college has no Cons for me.

  8. "I love it here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Kind people, flexible, friendly staff

    Cons

    Honestly, I have no cons.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bates College full-time

    Pros

    Great and easily accessible professors. Friendly environment. Strong athleticism. Fairly good diversity. Great location as a liberal arts college.

    Cons

    Too small that everyone knows what each other does. The social pressure is a bit high because of that reason. Maine can get cold sometime.

    Advice to Management

    It is always a good day to be a bobcat. Keep shredding with the outing club. Get more puddle jumping going.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Nutrition Coordinator in Lewiston, ME
    Current Employee - Nutrition Coordinator in Lewiston, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly. My boss is encouraging and patient. The students are welcoming and always say hello!

    Cons

    Lewiston is not the greatest and it is very cold.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


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