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Berea College Reviews

Updated January 11, 2018
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Pros
  • The work experience you gain as a student is very valuable to help get a job later (in 7 reviews)

  • This was a work-study position and students had to juggle labour and academic assignments simultaneously (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • A small town with limited options of leisurely activities (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berea, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berea, KY
    Recommends

    I worked at Berea College part-time

    Pros

    Teamwork is the most pushed ability in this company

    Cons

    Lack of social and financial growth from the job


  2. "IT Student specialist"

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    Current Employee - IT Student Worker in Berea, KY
    Current Employee - IT Student Worker in Berea, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Berea College (More than a year)

    Pros

    good attitude. An a lot of help

    Cons

    heavy load. Hard to balance everything

  3. "Student- Ambassador Office of Admissions"

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

    I have been working at Berea College part-time

    Pros

    Staff,
    Events,
    Interaction with prospective students and their parent,
    Ability to use one’s creativity,
    Ability to be heard

    Cons

    Weather conditions at times,
    Room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Continue adapting and keep seeking to improve


  4. "Great place overall"

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    Current Employee - Multimedia Journalist in Berea, KY
    Current Employee - Multimedia Journalist in Berea, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great supervisors and clear mission.

    Cons

    Not enough work to keep you busy.


  5. "Office of Sustainability"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Berea College part-time

    Pros

    Engaged student team
    Approachable and passionate managers
    One of the most engaging and resume building positions on campus

    Cons

    Sustainability in a red state can encourage a lot of hopelessness.
    Being on a student team means the quality of your work will be discounted in comparison with staff even when it is of higher quality.

    Advice to Management

    Standup meetings > long weekly summary meetings.
    Just because a student is the one calling from another department, doesn't mean it's something to forget and discount as just a 'club' or something.


  6. "Student Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Experience, non-taxable pay, paid-for tuition

    Cons

    Liberal minded culture, sometimes unclear communication between departments


  7. "Student worker at Berea College"

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    Former Employee - Media Technician in Berea, KY
    Former Employee - Media Technician in Berea, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can find a position that is closely related to your major
    Get 4-years of hands-on experience that other students will not have

    Cons

    Very low pay - under minimum wage!

    Advice to Management

    Please give us better ratings

  8. "College Job"

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    Former Employee - Head Student Supervisor in Berea, KY
    Former Employee - Head Student Supervisor in Berea, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Experience is a great motivation factor.

    Cons

    Pay isn't quite minimum wage but is tax free.


  9. "Prospect Research Associate"

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

    I have been working at Berea College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Beautiful Campus, Caring and effective administration

    Cons

    Development can be oddly bureaucratic


  10. "Development department: alumni relations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Clerk in Berea, KY
    Current Employee - Research Clerk in Berea, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Berea College part-time

    Pros

    The college is built on a historic background being the first interracial college in the south as well as gender inclusive. The school takes pride in serving bright new minds from impoverished backgrounds around Appalachia, thee United States and all over the world. The development team is very relaxed calm. Everybody is friendly and there is a feeling of gratitude to service for a bigger purpose than profit.

    Cons

    Might be limiting in terms of mobility. Not a huge department. Most universities have a development team for every college but Berea just has one. It's also an under appreciated work considering most of the students benefit from the annual fund raising in the department. Many students may never know the work that gets done behind their backs.

    Advice to Management

    There maybe a time in the near future when the institution will need to reset the socio-demographic focus and move towards other projects which may help them get funding.

    A bright idea for the team would be, what if the college could subsidize new businesses to grow in exchange for a commitment from those same businesses to donate back.


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