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Kalamazoo College Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  1. "Center for Career and Professional Development"

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    Former Employee - Career Associate in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Career Associate in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends

    I worked at Kalamazoo College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Director of CCPD is passionate and committed to making your experience meaningful and worthwhile.
    Always engaged in new initiatives to improve the CCPD.
    Work often with full-time CCPD staff.
    Peer-to-peer counseling is mutually rewarding for Career Associate and student.
    Learn "insider" information regarding job search, resume processes that are useful in future business settings and for personal knowledge.

    Cons

    Minimum wage pay.
    Needs more comprehensive/hands-on training in order to fully prepare Career Associates to help students best. As of 2015, I believe they are working to improve this.


  2. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Kalamazoo College part-time

    Pros

    Great way to review fundamentals.
    Helping students always feels great.
    You get to know more students.

    Cons

    Minimum wage.
    Takes a lot of energy and brain power.

    Advice to Management

    Teaching assistant requires more energy and skills than other on-campus jobs.
    Therefore, we should be paid accordingly.


  3. "Student worker"

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very flexible hours, and easy to work during the school year

    Cons

    Weird dynamics between management, hours are dependent on management


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  5. "Good work to life ratio and environment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Most staff are very friendly and easy to work with.
    -Pretty good benefits, lots of paid time off.
    -Relaxed environment most of the time.

    Cons

    -Starting pay is fair but there is no opportunity for merit raises and the yearly raises are based solely on budget allowance and not performance.
    -Some team members don't always pull their weight.
    -Some of the Faculty are super entitled and have a very "know it all" attitude. Sometimes down right rude.
    -Not much room for upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    - Reward the workers that are doing the best work and don't allow team members to coast to a free pay check.
    - Say "no" to faculty when they are being unreasonable.


  6. "Much improvement needed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Kalamazoo College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My office has a flexible and relaxed atmosphere. Helping students succeed is always fulfilling. The campus is beautiful.

    Cons

    Each employee carries the responsibility of at least 3 full-time employees. The salary increases are the same across the board and do not meet the cost of living increase each year.


  7. "Great School"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I learned a lot from my advisor. A wonderful set of advisors and fellow interns to work with. I would definitely recommend,

    Cons

    I can't think of a con.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, Keep doing what you are doing, Keep doing what you are doing, Good job!


  8. "Very nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I have been working at K college for about 5 years now, environment is very good people are nice

    Cons

    pay not necessarily great considering the living expenses around here

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say about management, people are very fair and easy going


  9. "working as TA at Kalamazoo College"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    working with great faculty. resume builder.

    Cons

    minimum wage (8.5 hourly) isn't very desirable.


  10. "Teaching assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kalamazoo College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work with passionate college students, skilled professors

    Cons

    limited with only kcollege environment

    Advice to Management

    open more opportunities to International student


  11. "A Pleasant Part-Time"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Kalamazoo College part-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and intelligent, committed students. Professors have high quality courses that both utilize teaching assistants well and offer plenty of opportunity to further one's own knowledge at the same time.

    Cons

    Lacking the resources of larger schools at times. Pay could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Professors should be respected and treated well within the realm of their classrooms; quality teaching resources are integral to improving education which in turn improves every position related to teaching on a college campus.



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