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Davidson College Reviews

Updated March 1, 2017
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  1. "Review as part-time employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Davidson College part-time

    Pros

    Great community of students, faculty, and staff!

    Cons

    Could be more organized as an institution


  2. "Student Worker"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Davidson, NC
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Davidson, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Faculty, Friendly, Location, Weather, Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Pay-rate could be better
    Not many

    Advice to Management

    Keep the students' needs at the forefront of decision making.


  3. "Bartending at Davidson College"

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

    Pros

    Highly recommended! Learning about customer service and hospitality in every interaction. And compensated for it all.

    Cons

    Can't think of too much.


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  5. "Media Instructional Technologist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people! Amazing benefits! Awesome!!!

    Cons

    Former Music Department Chair is a dragonlady.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Loved working here!


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Got to work with really smart people

    Cons

    had to be at school


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    "Moving out of the past"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davidson, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davidson, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Davidson College (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly employee culture. Staff are genuinely concerned for one another and we get to work with awesome students. Campus is beautiful, and we have access to amenities like free gyms and the lake campus. Retirement benefits are competitive. The college puts 10% of your salary into retirement if you put in 1%, and you're vested after 3 years. The college has a strong history of allowing staff to move to new positions in other departments/offices, and phased retirement is a regular practice here. The college also helps pay for your kids' college educations if you've been here a certain number of years.

    Cons

    When people leave Davidson, they leave Davidson for financial reasons. The salaries are not competitive, and medical benefits are meh and prices are rising. The college recently began a new yearly budgeting process that requires every department to shave off 7% of its annual budget to be "reallocated." The process is even less transparent than it was before, and employees are generally displeased as it appears that the reallocations go to pet projects. Staff are legendarily regarded as second-class compared to faculty, and unfortunately there are many situations in which this is made painfully clear to staff.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the family culture that made Davidson famous and its employees incredibly loyal doesn't get lost in the fight to make the college increasingly competitive amongst its peers. Let's keep great talent amongst staff (not just faculty) on campus with more competitive salaries and raises.


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    "Major Gifts Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davidson, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davidson, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Smart and collaborative colleagues. Good career growth opportunities. Great administration. Excellent job security. Amazing campus with lots of community engagement opportunities. Good pay, great benefits. There are lots of social opportunities to bond with colleagues. It feels like a family. Best culture/values of anywhere that I have worked.

    Cons

    The commute on I-77. Like any large organization there is some bureaucracy that slows down the decision making process. There could be more processes put in place to recruit and develop talent on the staff side.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in a talent recruitment and a talent development plan. I think with the amount of talented alumni from this college in addition to the noteriety of the institution, the college has an opportunity to have a top to bottom exceptional staff.


  9. "The Life of A Davidson Student"

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

    Pros

    Davidson provides a community in which people care greatly and work hard for mutual success. Both faculty and staff care greatly about the students.

    Cons

    At Davidson, you are often assessed on metrics that are unrealistic in comparison to the rest of the world. This often seems to hinder Davidson students in comparison to the outside world.


  10. "Davidson Sustainability Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great manager and a great team of interns

    Cons

    no cons come to mind


  11. "Review of Davidson College Student Life"

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    Former Employee - Dirextor in Davidson, NC
    Former Employee - Dirextor in Davidson, NC
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Values based Institution
    Smart students
    Flexibility
    Kind, caring people
    Autonomy

    Cons

    Slow to adapt to new realities
    No opportunity to move up



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