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Hampshire College Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  1. "Emergency Medical Technician"

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    Former Employee - Director of HCEMS in Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - Director of HCEMS in Amherst, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hampshire College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, student run, great patient experience

    Cons

    Hours are not always consistent


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Pay is low as is morale"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Surrounding area is pretty
    There's a farm on campus where you can get a CSA
    Some of the students are cool

    Cons

    Low pay
    Low morale
    Incompetent leadership

    Here is our pay scale (not we didn't get a staff increase in 2015 and only got a 1% increase in 2016)

    If you're looking at the jobs on their website and it lists the pay here is what the salary grades correspond to.

    These are the minimums, most people start at the minimum:

    Grade 1 - $23,500
    Grade 2 - $24,500
    Grade 3 - $27,485
    Grade 4 - $28,470
    Grade 5 - $31,800
    Grade 6 - $37,158
    Grade 7 - $41,185
    Grade 8 - $54,268
    Grade 9 - $63,765
    Grade 10 - $72,149

    They spent a lot of money on a consultant and say these are "market-rates" but everyone knows this is not true. However there are bunch in administration roles who make more than $100k, must be nice!

    Advice to Management

    The people in charge (known as the Monday Group) have no idea what they're doing. We had a $2.6 million deficit this year.


  3. "IT Computer Lab Monitor (Work-Study)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Computer Lab Monitor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - IT Computer Lab Monitor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hampshire College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent supervising and lax enviorenment.

    Cons

    Unstructured environment and unresponsible employed workers.

    Advice to Management

    There is no advice I can offer.


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  5. "Advancement"

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    Former Employee - Development in Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - Development in Amherst, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of innovative exciting things are going on at the college. Many staff, faculty, students, families and alumni are completely dedicated to the school and it's philosophy. Plenty of freedom and flexibility in planning - creativity is encouraged.

    Cons

    The salaries are low with a very large time commitment at times (holidays and weekends included) Office location and setup wasn't optimal for the type of work.

    Advice to Management

    Move the advancement office to the campus to increase ease of interaction with students and faculty. Have more private workspace available for meetings and conversations. Salaries should be on par with similar sized colleges.


  6. "Good School"

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    Former Employee - Buildings and Grounds in Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - Buildings and Grounds in Amherst, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very good people. Enjoyed working with everyone I did. The school was very relaxed and different, a breath of fresh air.

    Cons

    Poor pay, hours could be better. Very little room for advancement, while the environment is a positive, it is also a negative.


  7. "I want to love it, but they make it hard..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hampshire College full-time

    Pros

    The students are the real reason to want to work at Hampshire. They are (mostly) motivated learners, that contribute to a creative environment. Hampshire also has decent benefits, and is an idyllic setting (visually).

    Cons

    A young tuition driven school, that does not have a lot of money to update facilities. It sometimes feels very disorganized here, and offices lack a connection to each other. A lot of trickle down.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "An open environment with opportunities but also challenges"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst Center, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst Center, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hampshire College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Forward thinking community, solid benefits, energized community. Life in the area is great if you like the countryside/college town vibe. There have been lots of opportunities to be creative and explore and I've received a lot of trust from management.

    Cons

    school is sometimes slow to define goals, as a large organization there are sometimes poor lines of communication.

    Advice to Management

    move faster, take more risks, the school should lead by bold example


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hampshire College part-time

    Pros

    Great for work study. Enjoyable time working.

    Cons

    Not too many hours available


  10. "A unique place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hampshire College full-time

    Pros

    Interesting and smart students, friendly and dedicated staff, hard-working colleagues

    Cons

    Rural campus, finances tuition sensitive


  11. "Great colleagues, poor financial situation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The atmosphere is wonderful and the benefits are great.

    Cons

    The financial situation is dire.


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