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Bowdoin College Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  1. "Senior Interviewer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brunswick, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brunswick, ME
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    It is a very friendly work environment. You get to do different things every day.

    Cons

    At the beginning of summer the interview schedule is slow, but it picks up around mid-July.


  2. "Great Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bowdoin College part-time

    Pros

    Everyone is so friendly, and the pay is great for a part-time.

    Cons

    At times, it can be a bit slow.


  3. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful to work for an establishment that is so positive and true to its mission.

    Cons

    Pay is low for the amount of work asked for from an hourly employee.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the positive work environment. Make sure that pay is equal to the time and energy being asked/ required of administrative workers. Take into account a persons educational background as well.


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  5. "Very pleasant place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Really nice to work for a non-profit with a clear mission. Surrounded by smart, engaged and friendly faculty, staff and students. Nice facilities available to staff - gym, dining halls, libraries, etc.. Solid benefits and a good retirement package. Love the Brunswick/Portland area.

    Cons

    Career advancement opportunities are often unclear - by nature of the organization pretty lean staff and people tend to stay for a while!

    Advice to Management

    Management seems to do a good job - good balance between trying to take care of staff and trying to keep costs/expenses down at a non-profit.


  6. "Great - Positive Environment"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Brunswick, ME
    Former Employee - Manager in Brunswick, ME
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bowdoin College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work - very collegial positive environment where you can get things done and develop professionally. Very professional staff, dedicated faculty and bright students along with a beautiful campus make this an enjoyable place to work.

    Cons

    Work is hard sometimes, but rewarding. Working at an institution which was chosen the top liberal arts college in US can be demanding.


  7. "great work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great food, nice campus, cool buildings

    Cons

    very bureaucratic, very bad winter


  8. "A lovely college with a good work culture."

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

    Pros

    Bowdoin is a small college with friendly and enthusiastic staff. It's a small enough school that you know everyone you are working for (and the person that person is working for) which makes for a transparent work environment that is easy to navigate.

    Cons

    Students can be a blessing or a challenge to work with and to provide services for. You will undoubtedly experience both. Some fishy things occurred around the passage of the Affordable Care Act where full-time employees had their schedules reduced to just below the hour requirements for full time. Not unusual, but disappointing.


  9. "Mostly good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The students are great and the atmosphere on campus is very nice. Pay is generous and the benefits (health, retirement, eyes, dental, gym membership) are good. Conference travel is mostly paid for.

    Cons

    Some senior administrators see visitors as disposable.


  10. "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Cook III in Brunswick, ME
    Former Employee - Cook III in Brunswick, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great workplace.
    Many different perks to working for this company that you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else.
    Dining hall is rated best in the country.

    Cons

    None found. Very very good place to work.
    Great pay and even better benefits. Works well with family life, and still able to get a great career.


  11. "Work Study - HL Library"

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    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Brunswick, ME
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Brunswick, ME
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    Positive Outlook
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    Pros

    Flexible hours, low stress, good environment. Enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    Working in the stacks can get a bit tedious. Little human interaction.

    Advice to Management

    Not much.



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