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Grinnell College Reviews

Updated May 25, 2019

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Found 84 reviews

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Grinnell College CEO Dr. Raynard S. Kington
Dr. Raynard S. Kington
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  • "Because it is a small town, you rely mostly on college events for entertainment(in 4 reviews)

  • "You will be located in rural iowa, which is well(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Solid experience as a student worker"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Grinnell College part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Flexible hours and good management

      Cons

      Could have had more training

      Grinnell College2019-05-26
    • "Great Place to work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Grinnell College part-time

      Pros

      The college really cares about the well being of its staff

      Cons

      None really. Amazing place to work

      Grinnell College2019-05-06
    • "Not bad for a campus job"

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      Former Employee - Student Worker in Grinnell, IA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Grinnell College part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Friendly relationship with supervisors, flexible hours

      Cons

      lowish pay, that's really my only complaint, but it could be worse

      Grinnell College2019-02-11
    • "Mostly Good But Still a Mixed Bag"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Grinnell College full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Overall it’s a great community and the access to events on campus is great.

      Cons

      The HR department needs some serious work. The training and professional development for supervisors is definitely lacking. They don’t do much in terms of negotiating except for the highest level roles. Have recently been making some surprisingly conservative decisions with regard to staff benefits.

      Grinnell College2019-01-24
    • "Great Employer"

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      Current Employee - Student Worker 

      I have been working at Grinnell College part-time

      Pros

      Flexible with scheduling and nice supervisors.

      Cons

      Often had to fill vacant shifts.

      Grinnell College2018-12-28
    • "Employed as technician"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Grinnell College part-time

        Pros

        Collegial culture, personable and considerate supervisors

        Cons

        Rural location not for everyone

        Grinnell College2018-12-07
      • "Student Workers"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Grinnell College part-time

        Pros

        Supportive of student schedules, allow work study

        Cons

        Low wages and tension between students and administration/management

        Grinnell College2018-11-27
      • "VR Game Developer"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Grinnell College part-time

        Pros

        1. Learn to develop game 2. Flexible work time

        Cons

        Nothing. On-campus jobs at Grinnell College are great.

        Grinnell College2018-11-02
      • "Grinnell is a wonderful place to work"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
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        I worked at Grinnell College full-time

        Pros

        Great people, good benefits, good working environment

        Cons

        Location can be rough, pay isn't super high

        Grinnell College2018-10-25
      • "Great working environment"

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        Current Employee - Peer Tutor in Grinnell, IA
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        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Grinnell College part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        The job is flexible and the working environment is very supportive

        Cons

        The salary is not very high

        Grinnell College2018-10-03
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