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Evergreen State College Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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  1. "Production Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Olympia, WA
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Olympia, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It comes with flexible hours, and the work environment is fantastic. I worked in the theatre and enjoyed it tremendously. My boss especially was fantastic.

    Cons

    Because of work study status, there was a limit to the amount that could be worked. And, like many large state agencies, there was a certain amount of bureaucratic nonsense.


  2. "Interior Designer"

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    Former Employee - Interior Design Consultant in Olympia, WA
    Former Employee - Interior Design Consultant in Olympia, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Evergreen State College (More than a year)

    Pros

    Kinda and caring school administration.

    Cons

    Location is very remote. You must live and die an eco-lifestyle to feel like you belong.


  3. "Student Employee"

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Olympia, WA
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Olympia, WA

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

    Pros

    As a student employee, the hours were flexible and it was a convenient place to work. All the people I worked with at the admissions office were great.

    Cons

    19 hours per week is the max you can work, and I was only able to get about 6 hours per week at the most. Most on-campus jobs are minimum wage or only slightly above that.

    Advice to Management

    Consider implementing a $15/hour minimum wage across campus to improve student well-being and campus life.


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  5. "Fun and Flexible"

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    Former Employee - Web and Print Assistant in Newberg, OR
    Former Employee - Web and Print Assistant in Newberg, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Marketing and Communications is a great team to work with. Learned a lot of new skills. I was a work-study student and they really made it work to go to school and get job experience.

    Cons

    Some times the work is really repetitive. The pace can get slow and you have to hunt for stuff to do.


  6. "Working at The Evergreen State College"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Evergreen State College (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to get a job that works with your schedule as a student

    Cons

    Only off up to 19 hours of work


  7. "IT Department"

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    Former Employee - IT Assistant II in Olympia, WA
    Former Employee - IT Assistant II in Olympia, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Evergreen State College (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great working environment
    - Great staff and management
    - Worked part time while attending school there
    - learned a lot about asset tracking, imaging, decommissioning hardware, troubleshooting, Help Desk Support

    Cons

    Unfortunately it was only an opportunity while i went to school there. Paid below industry standards for Help Desk Support


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    "IT Professional"

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Olympia, WA
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Olympia, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Evergreen State College (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some very good groups of people to work with there.
    Working on a college campus with an on site gym and pool. Lots of smart people there (it's a college...)
    Evergreen has an informal culture, and this can translate into a lot of flexibility in your job.

    Cons

    Pay may be mediocre compared to private industry.
    The informal atmosphere at times translates into a very disorganized work environment with no clear lines of authority. This means it can be difficult to get decisions made.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic about goals and the resources required to reach them


  9. "System Operator"

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    Former Employee - Systems Operator in Olympia, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Operator in Olympia, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great place to work if you are student. the schedule is very flexible .

    Cons

    it can get boring after a while.

    Advice to Management

    needs to challenge students more with more projects.


  10. "Conference Services Lead"

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    Former Employee - Conference Lead in Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Conference Lead in Bellingham, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Evergreen State College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Summer position great for students.
    Lots of hours with high variability in tasks.
    Very supportive

    Cons

    Long hours can be draining.
    Only temporary.

    Advice to Management

    The Conference Services Manager is wonderful. She is a great problem solver and very compassionate.


  11. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Olympia, WA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Olympia, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment, boss really cared enough to make sure school always came first

    Cons

    Minimum pay is the only thing I can come up with as to why not to work there. Go Geoducks,


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