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Bowdoin College Reviews

Updated March 18, 2019
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  • "Pay is low for the amount of work asked for from an hourly employee" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Can seem too small at times, but hey, it is what you make it" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    Mission-driven, beautiful campus, and amazing students, faculty, and staff

    Cons

    The tuition reimbursement is low


  2. "great place for students to work"

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    Current Employee - Student Manager
    Current Employee - Student Manager
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, managers accommodating of student workload

    Cons

    none! wish I could be a student employee longer

  3. "Great place to work if you are very patient"

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

    I have been working at Bowdoin College full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and fair pay. Lots of great people invested in a great school.

    Cons

    Incredibly slow to change and pretty toxic culture in certain divisions.


  4. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bowdoin College part-time

    Pros

    Work study program is good

    Cons

    There are not any really


  5. "Anonymous"

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

    I have been working at Bowdoin College part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, work-life balance and good pay

    Cons

    Location is a little bit inconvenient


  6. "Supportive environment"

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    Current Employee - Audio/Visual Technician in Brunswick, ME
    Current Employee - Audio/Visual Technician in Brunswick, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, laid-back coworkers who are supportive of efforts to continue learning technology. Above minimum wage. Pay raise guaranteed every year for students returning to same job.

    Cons

    Pay not much above minimum wage.


  7. "Library Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Bowdoin College part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, ability to complete homework while working, interesting coworkers and kind bosses.

    Cons

    Not many cons to mention. Low wages, but as expected for an easy student job.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Interviewer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Interviewer
    Former Employee - Senior Interviewer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bowdoin College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun to meet incoming students, great family at Admissions

    Cons

    Squeezing in shifts when you can


  9. "Math Grader"

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

    I have been working at Bowdoin College part-time

    Pros

    really good gig with flexible hours and a lot of money

    Cons

    there are no cons at Bowdoin

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Great Environment"

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    Current Employee - Dining Services Employee
    Current Employee - Dining Services Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The college students are a joy to work with! State-of-the-art buildings and equipment.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to move up the ladder.