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Bucknell University Reviews

Updated October 9, 2017
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  • Stuck in a small town but this is no obstacle (in 5 reviews)

  • away from major cities; difficult and more expensive to take airplanes; not as supportive of research as one wishes (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Worked part-time 3 years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bucknell University part-time

    Pros

    Bucknell offers good benefits for employees

    Cons

    Bucknell does not offer enough advancement


  2. "Working as a Student"

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    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in Lewisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in Lewisburg, PA

    I have been working at Bucknell University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Open environment helping students balance life and their jobs so long as organizational skills are well practiced.

    Cons

    Closed campus community, with a somewhat rigid culture.

  3. "Executive Director of Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Director of Human Resources in Milton, PA
    Former Employee - Director of Human Resources in Milton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bucknell University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunities for professional development.

    Cons

    Executive staff have moved into 'corporate' mindsets.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what each staff member has to offer.


  4. "Educator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bucknell University full-time

    Pros

    Nice work environment and friendly

    Cons

    Training opportunities for those in leadership


  5. "Great environment"

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    Former Employee - Communications in Lewisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Communications in Lewisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bucknell University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Kind people, beautiful campus, pleasant place to work.

    Cons

    Worked long hours for little compensation


  6. "bucknell review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great place to work and be

    Cons

    lewisburg can get boring


  7. "Student"

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

    I have been working at Bucknell University full-time

    Pros

    Bucknell is a great place to go to university -- perfect size, beautiful campus, amazing professors!

    Cons

    The student body can get a little homogenous at times, as many students come from the same three Northeastern states.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep diversifying Bucknell's student body -- I think we're headed in a good direction, but we should absolutely continue to make strides!

  8. "Tour Guide"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible with student's hours for the most part

    Cons

    Rude parents, demanding staff, long weekends


  9. "Student Caller"

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

    I worked at Bucknell University part-time

    Pros

    Free snacks, good pay, make your own hours

    Cons

    having student calling with schoolwork was a lot to handle, and you did have to work at least two nights a week which becomes a lot.


  10. "Tutor/Facilitator with TLC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bucknell University part-time

    Pros

    The Teaching & Learning Center is an excellent initiative for helping students help other students succeed. As a Tutor and Facilitator, I have learned many study strategies that have helped me in my own courses.

    Cons

    There aren't many downsides—but conceivable ones could be that Bucknell's isolated campus leads logically to an isolated feeling later in the semester. Therefore, that aspect can make it difficult to concentrate while being stuck in the "Bucknell bubble."

    Advice to Management

    It would be helpful to understand with some transparency the decisions that go on in the administration. Keeping students and faculty in the dark about the trajectory of the institution does not make for a very approachable administration.


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