Claremont McKenna College Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2021

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Pros
  • "CMC is filled with smart people and is always filled with healthy debate(in 5 reviews)

  • "Could have been a great place to work(in 4 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "CMC and Claremont is always in its own little bubble(in 7 reviews)

  • "commensurate with demands(in 2 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing opportunity

      Jun 10, 2021 - Research Assistant I in Claremont, CA
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      Pros

      Great research experience that is unique to CMC

      Cons

      Limited amount of opportunities and some students cannot get them

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great College with Questionable Leadership in Advancement

      May 12, 2021 - Assistant Director of Annual Giving in Claremont, CA
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      Pros

      - This is a top 10 liberal arts college in the US. - The staff are friendly and mostly seem to enjoy what they do. - The campus is beautiful, and it's small, so you can get to know staff, faculty, and students easily. - The College's administration went to great lengths to not permanently lay off staff during the pandemic. - Everyone who was furloughed will be brought back. - Good benefits.

      Cons

      - Leadership in Advancement is weak. They often flip-flop between decisions. - There is a lack of overall appreciation for the hard work teams put into meeting annual goals. A "thank you" is usually replaced with a "great work, but what more can we do?" - Could be due to the pandemic, but newcomers can feel like outsiders among the tight-knit alumni, parent, and long-term staff community. An alumnus once referred to a non-alumni staff member as just "the help".

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Apr 27, 2021 - Resident Assistant 
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      Pros

      Community, teamwork, non-competitive environment, salary

      Cons

      I cannot find any cons with this work I have done

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place!

      Apr 22, 2021 - Student in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      This college has a supportive staff and environment

      Cons

      There aren't really any cons I can think of.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great College and Place to Work at

      Mar 28, 2021 - Residential Assistant in Claremont, CA
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      Pros

      Very caring and considerate employees and supervisors.

      Cons

      No Cons from my experience there.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      N/A

      Mar 17, 2021 - Researcher in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Great culture and support system that is very educational

      Cons

      I cannot think of any specific cons

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Bad Leadership Rolls Downhill

      Apr 1, 2021 - Associate Director of Annual Giving in Claremont, CA
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      Pros

      Great benefits, nice students, pretty location

      Cons

      Terrible leadership, outrageous workload, no room for errors

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      LTA

      Feb 23, 2021 - Lab Tech 
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      Pros

      Working here was great I think

      Cons

      I wish I could have stayed

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great School!

      Feb 4, 2021 - Student in Claremont, CA
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      Pros

      The food, culture, and education is one of the best!

      Cons

      Small class sizes (but I consider it a pro)

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work and study

      Jan 26, 2021 - Tutor 
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      Pros

      Great snacks, perks and you’re working w some really smart people

      Cons

      I think there seems to be an issue w load management and over/understaffing

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