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Dickinson College Reviews

Updated May 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Cares about employees, great work environment, work with wonderful people (in 4 reviews)

  • Good Experience when you are a student (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Not a good job if you are looking for a lot of money (in 2 reviews)

  • Staff are treated differently than administrators and faculty, though this is not surprising (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "OK, if you are administrator not staff."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Carlisle, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dickinson College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dickinson is a great place to work if you are an administrator, not staff.

    Cons

    Staff are treated differently than administrators and faculty, though this is not surprising. Very common practice at colleges.

    Advice to Management

    Improve faculty-staff equity.


  2. "Busy"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Carlisle, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dickinson College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed all the great food and all the social gatherings.

    Cons

    The biggest con is the pay,beware of working casual, what it means is that you can work 1000 h in a school year with no paid time off when students are on break and no form of benefits.stay away from casual work! Be prepared to be on your feet all the time. There's no room to grow there.

    Advice to Management

    Be a manager! Know your work!


  3. "Director of Admissions Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlisle, PA

    I worked at Dickinson College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    tuition benefits are a nice perk, ample amount of PTO and people are nice

    Cons

    they are restructuring many offices on campus and letting qualified, hard working staff go

    Advice to Management

    don't terminate experienced, valuable, hard-working staff for younger, cheaper employees


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  5. "I've always had a pleasant working experienc."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Employee in Carlisle, PA
    Current Employee - Student Employee in Carlisle, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They respect and treat you right as a person, and they'll teach you the skills you need to do the work. They'll alway help you if you have any questions.

    Cons

    The pay could be higher. And the hours can be long, but it isn't too bad as long as you keep yourself busy with homework or something.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have too many complaints.


  6. "Overall a nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlisle, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible hours, good management, rewarding,interesting work

    Cons

    Low pay, no room for improvement, bad work hours. bad benefits, location not too great


  7. "Decent"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlisle, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, excellent benefits, quiet small town location, some students, staff and faculty make job rewarding

    Cons

    Lack of commitment and desire for change by upper management, lack of diversity among staff, sexist, lack of support, evident "entitled class" of faculty, students of color experience bias that is often not addressed, lack of career mobility, lack of social life, community has a racist tone

    Advice to Management

    Critically examine the effectiveness of the upper echelons of administration in regards to the status of women and traditionally underrepresented students and staff on campus. Hold them accountable for the lack of retention of staff due to their mismanagement. It is time for a CHANGE!


  8. "It has been great!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlisle, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice town and great people.

    Cons

    Food in the area is limited.
    Ghost town during the summer when college kids are out.


  9. "Solid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dickinson College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Experience when you are a student.

    Cons

    Not a lot of pay for your work.


  10. "Needs Higher Pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dickinson College part-time

    Pros

    It's a nice place to work depending on the position you have.

    Cons

    They don't pay enough at all.


  11. "Administrator"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dickinson College full-time

    Pros

    Very collaborative culture. People really care about the institution.

    Cons

    Change can be difficult if all constituencies are not included, particularly faculty.


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