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Keck Graduate Institute Reviews

Updated September 8, 2017
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  1. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Claremont, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Claremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Keck Graduate Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Didn't hire permanent from agency

    Advice to Management

    Hire within or from temporary agencies


  2. "Growing, Innovative Institution Lacks in Support"

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

    I have been working at Keck Graduate Institute full-time

    Pros

    Competitive compensation
    Great benefits
    Member of the Claremont Colleges
    Growing institution that is willing to take risks

    Cons

    Leadership support
    Understanding of employee needs and responses to them

  3. "Working at KGI"

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    Current Employee - Alumni Engagement Manager in Claremont, CA
    Current Employee - Alumni Engagement Manager in Claremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Keck Graduate Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits package, entrepreneurial spirit on campus. I love my team!

    Cons

    Policies not always clear and transparent.

    Advice to Management

    Create a forum for open dialogue and career advancement policies transparent.


  4. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Keck Graduate Institute full-time

    Pros

    always interesting people on campus, fun work environment, lots of smart people

    Cons

    overselling of institution to outside stakeholders | management is a group of buddies, if you're not in than you struggle in many different aspects | very fast growth pushes smaller groups to the side

    Advice to Management

    better strategic vision for long term and much better communication plan with employees, not just with students


  5. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Keck Graduate Institute part-time

    Pros

    Academic environment connected with industry right on site creating a very beneficiary relationship

    Cons

    Cheap payment
    Not sure yet, i will see how it goes


  6. "director"

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Keck Graduate Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    get to work with students, good benefits, work/life balance

    Cons

    Question: Where to start? Answer: At the top. KGI has enormous potential as an academic and research institution but is hampered by (very) poor leadership - including at the very top. Cronyism, favoritism and political infighting are the order of the day (every day). Employees who aren't in the vacuum-sealed inner circle are treated poorly with not much assistance from HR. It's no surprise that staff turnover is very high.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management.


  7. "Student Services Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Student Services Graduate Assistant in Claremont, CA
    Former Employee - Student Services Graduate Assistant in Claremont, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Keck Graduate Institute part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Student services department was always willing to work with my schedule. Very flexible work hours, especially for a student. Lots of opportunities to interact with the different organizations and staff and students. Opportunities to work remotely.

    Cons

    Pay is not great but not surprising. It's definitely something especially for a student.

  8. "Worthwhile summer internship"

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I worked at Keck Graduate Institute (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As a summer intern, there was a lot of responsibility to work it. The research internship was designed for self-motivated people and the PI treated you as such. It was also a very close-knit community, particularly among the summer interns.

    Cons

    None come to mind at the moment. Perhaps as a smaller and newer institution, there is less structure and recognition than larger, more established ones. As a result, I did not gain much from interning there other than the experience. Still the benefits of this feature likely outweigh the disadvantages.
    This was also an unpaid internship

    Advice to Management

    Consider developing partnerships with other institutions that would encourage/benefit prospective interns to choose KGI over other institutions that would provide opportunities beyond the internship.


  9. "College of pharmacy review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Keck Graduate Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, family atmosphere, and if you like working with students this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Insane workload, micro-management style will drive you crazy

    Advice to Management

    Be open to honest feedback and LISTEN


  10. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Claremont, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Claremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Keck Graduate Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent faculty, fabulous students and supportive middle management and support staff.

    Cons

    I don't have great trust in the vision of the leadership.


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