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Champlain College Reviews

Updated October 28, 2017
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  1. "Student/ Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Champlain College part-time

    Pros

    There is cutting edge work going on at the Emergent Media Center and the students are valued for their expertise and abilities. Opportunities for collaboration are very valuable.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is not the most organized place to work and there are mixed messages from different managers.

    Advice to Management

    Make it very clear about who students should report to and who has ultimate say and responsibility regarding specific jobs and tasks.


  2. "Job Review"

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

    I worked at Champlain College full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, relaxed workplace, supportive community

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward movement in the college

  3. "Library Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Champlain College part-time

    Pros

    Great student workers and people.

    Cons

    High turn over with staff.


  4. "Research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work within burlington

    Cons

    Sometimes tough to see the end goal


  5. "Student Ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great organization to work for.

    Cons

    No issues with the job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on being incredible!


  6. "Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Champlain College full-time

    Pros

    Many great people across campus to work with. Beautiful campus and great benefits.

    Cons

    Very top heavy and many micro managers. No trust in the employees in some departments even though it is said.

    Advice to Management

    Really need to dive into the reason people are leaving cause it is usually the good hard workers getting burnt out from lack of recognition.


  7. "Mean Well, But do Harm"

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    Former Employee - Staff Member in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Staff Member in Burlington, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Champlain College part-time

    Pros

    Everyone seems friendly and welcoming, at first. Everyone means well on the outside.

    Cons

    There are a lot of back deals going on, no on is ever sure of where they stand or what their role is. When they step out of their role, without it even being clearly laid out to them, they get the cold shoulder from administration or their higher-ups in a very passive-aggressive way. If you challenge or go against the grain in any way, you will be shunned. At the end of the day, they don't seem to care about student safety or progressiveness, and really care the most about saving face, no matter what that means.

    Advice to Management

    Be more direct in your style of communication, admit when you are wrong (it's okay! Everyone is wrong sometimes!), and try to see issues holistically instead of just through the private college lens. This will allow you to make the college a better place for students,staff, and faculty.

  8. "Hard Workers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Champlain College full-time

    Pros

    Very agile workplace where change happens on the fly, in a good way.

    Cons

    Unclear about where things are going strategically at times.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "No loyalty whatsoever"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The students are great, the environment is nice, and it's a good school. I loved it as a student, and I loved working with the students who were following in my footsteps. Seeing them grow and being able to help them with some of the issues I had when I was their age was immensely fulfilling.

    Cons

    Once your pay is scheduled to go up as an adjunct, the school will sever all contact with no warning. They won't return emails, phone calls, or acknowledge the fact that you're still in their system.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, I don't see any reason Champlain will stop treating adjuncts the way they do. It isn't illegal, it's just unethical. There is little to no direction that the school provides to adjuncts, and after the completely powerless union was created, the school just had one more reason to treat them as disposable.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Better pay for adjuncts!"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Teaching is great. Labs are well staffed with support from students and the equipment gets the job done.

    Cons

    Recently found out Champlain Adjuncts are the lowest paid in the area. Being a graduate of Champlain College and paying their tuition fees, I was a little shocked by this.

    Advice to Management

    You rely on adjuncts so much you should pay them a little more competitively.


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