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Culver Reviews

Updated September 9, 2017
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  1. "Manger"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Fountain, CO
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Fountain, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Culver full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culvers way if foods amlnd business

    Cons

    $ pay needs to be raised

    Advice to Management

    Professor being kids great customer service good business work skills pay with cash handling skills 2 years Culvers has a good work business skills


  2. "Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Culver full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good career track for the company

    Cons

    Smaller company not as much opportunity

  3. "Former Summer Camp Staffer- Do Not Recommend"

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

    I worked at Culver full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus! Lake Max wonderful and can allow you to have fun in your limited free time. Also, a few of the workers here are truly wonderful and unique people. The campers usually walk away having had a great experience.

    Cons

    Culver, and those in charge, clearly do not care about their summer employees at all. Basically, you are isolated in the middle of nowhere, 20 min from the nearest hospital, yet they refuse to provide you with any medical services even in an emergency. The pay is an insult and comes out to far less than minimum wage when you divide by the hour. Assistant counselors work upwards of 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. The upper management treats anyone under the age of 30 like they are 12 years old and refuses to listen to them or take them seriously. It seems like the only people who can enjoy their experience working at this camp are former campers who have a strong emotional attachment to the place.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees a fair wage, and treat adults like adults. Also, medical care is a must for anyone trapped in the local area and is a basic human right. The experience of working here could be so much more than it is.


  4. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    I interned during summer school. It's a beautiful campus and a family environment - you feel welcome there! The grounds are absolutely gorgeous, and you get to walk around on campus and do not have to stay in an office all day.

    Cons

    The summer vibe can differ from the winter vibe. Summer school seems to take over campus. However, they are good people trying to make sure the campers have the best time at camp. The kids really want to be there!

    Advice to Management

    Keep having summer intern programs - it's great for college students who wants to get some job experience, as well as be around other college people working at summer school.


  5. "Culver Summer Camp"

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    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Culver, IN
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Culver, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get to live on a beautiful campus and interact with campers from all over the world. A truly amazing experience.

    Cons

    It is very time consuming and you rarely get time off. Very long hour days, but still an amazing experience.

    Advice to Management

    They need to stop hiring people solely based off of the fact that they attended the camp, because they don't always take it seriously.


  6. "Hooked by the benefits..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Culver (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culver has excellent benefits. You can work your way up to 5 weeks of vacation within 10 years of employment (if you hire in as hourly staff, salaried employees hire in with 5 weeks). They will match your retirement 403b contribution 2.5% for 5% that you contribute (plus they automatically put in 6-7% without you having to do anything). You have free access to the fitness center, up to 40 minutes per week of paid time to work out. The health/vision/dental insurance is good and low cost compared to most employers. There is a clinic on-site that employees and employee spouses have full access to, free of cost. They also offer many prescriptions, all for free. Full time employees receive a substantial discount on tuition, should they send their kids to boarding school or the summer programs. The department that I'm in is pretty relaxed and flexible, we are like a big extended family. I really enjoy the majority of my coworkers and it's just an overall friendly place to work - campus wide. I've gotten the opportunity to do some traveling and take part in some training sessions that I didn't expect when I started my job, so that has been a fun experience. There is room for movement within the organization once you get your foot in the door, but take note that it usually lateral movement. Even though it is typically lateral, this is still nice because if you hire into a position and it wasn't exactly what you initially thought it was, you can try again in another position if one opens up.

    Cons

    A lot of hires are made based on politics - alumni, connected family members, etc.. The result of this is that there are many employees that don't know a thing about their job so they expect other people to do it for them. When there is an employee that isn't doing what they should be doing, Culver won't fire them - they'll promote them! Somehow, promotions at Culver come with fewer responsibilities and more pay.

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management - Please be aware of how hard some your employees are working and recognize them for that hard work. Please also be aware of how little other employees are working and stop rewarding them for it.


  7. "It is a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Lower Staff Position in Culver, IN
    Current Employee - Lower Staff Position in Culver, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great environment in a relaxed atmosphere. It is an educational campus and generally everyone is there pulling the rope in the same direction--for the students.

    Cons

    As a non-profit educational organization the faculty and administrators tend to earn income at the expense of the lower staff positions. Income inequality is high.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know lower staff better. The lower staff is an important part of the culture of the organization.

  8. "Callous, mismanaged, poorly run labor camp -- stay away from summer camp at Culver!"

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    Former Employee - Summer Camp Staffer in Culver, IN
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Staffer in Culver, IN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    This review is not a reflection of the highly esteemed Winter Boarding School, but instead Summer Schools and Camps. Culver has an amazing alumni network that can be leveraged to find a job elsewhere. Use it, and get out! Economic times are tough, but it is not worth it to sink to this level.

    Cons

    The summer camp is run by old men who are out of touch with today's youth, and as such, are out of touch with the young staffers who make the camp what it is. The pay is an insult -- $2,050 for 7 weeks of hard labor. There is no air conditioning, and extra duties get sprung on people at the last minute. The pay is appears to be based on age -- I knew someone who made $4,000 his first summer there as an instructor with no prior teaching/camp experience (he was about 40 years old) whereas college students get paid half that.

    Advice to Management

    There is an extremely high rate of turnover. It does not have to be this way. If you would value your employees, take time to get to know them, and be appreciative of their willing efforts, people would be much happier and more likely to work there again. The pay isn't even that big of a deal, if you would just treat your adult staff like adults and not like high school kids at a military academy. Management unfortunately treats employees as expendable peons.


  9. "Great place to get a start in education"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Culver, IN
    Former Employee - Intern in Culver, IN
    Recommends

    Pros

    A wonderful educational community! This is a place that thrives on its history and culture. The cost of living is very affordable. The staff is supportive and encourages you to be involved in every aspect of on-campus student life.

    Cons

    The town of Culver is very small and can be a bit confining to someone who is not prepared for this. The job is also very time consuming, but well worth it for an intern experience.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Loved every moment"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Saint-Pé-d'Ardet (France)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Saint-Pé-d'Ardet (France)

    I have been working at Culver full-time

    Pros

    Good pay work balance

    Cons

    No break no life need more money

    Advice to Management

    Give more more money to workers


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