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Lafayette College Reviews

Updated February 12, 2019
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  • "Low salary, minimal room for growth" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Very low pay, all jobs on campus are paid the same" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Admissions Ambassador position"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Ambassador in Easton, PA
    Current Employee - Admissions Ambassador in Easton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lafayette College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stress-free, flexible, positive work environment

    Cons

    Low pay, low chance of promotion


  2. "Student job at Lafayette College"

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    Current Employee - Librarian in Easton, PA
    Current Employee - Librarian in Easton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and friendly supervisors

    Cons

    Will pay you minimum possible

  3. "Excel Scholar for Summer Program"

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    Former Employee - EXCEL Scholar
    Former Employee - EXCEL Scholar

    I worked at Lafayette College full-time

    Pros

    Awesome opportunity for young students to gain relevant experience

    Cons

    It is a smaller school so research opportunities are not as extensive as those at larger schools


  4. "Good job for students"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Easton, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Easton, PA

    I have been working at Lafayette College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun job, meet lots of people

    Cons

    Doesn't pay enough to support tuition cost


  5. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lafayette College part-time

    Pros

    flexible, easy commute, great students, alumni support

    Cons

    silo environment is very challenging


  6. "Lafayette"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lafayette College full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent salary, co-workers with similar interests. Opportunity to work with bright students and colleagues.

    Cons

    parking can be tight, some offices are staffed by people who have been there for 30 years - tough to make inroads leading to positive change.


  7. "Worked there over a decade with NO raise and NO opportunity to advance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lafayette College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People seem to impressed when you say you work there

    Cons

    Current administration values money over education. Zero sense of family or loyalty to long-time employees.

  8. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Easton, PA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Easton, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with experienced professor throughout the summer. Achieved publication in a journal.

    Cons

    Could only work a certain number of hours


  9. "Great benefits going nowhere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lafayette College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, especially the possibility of free tuition for your kids at Lafayette or one of the other TE schools. That alone is worth a mint. Great health plan. Great 401K.

    Cons

    Low salaries and dead-end positions. For administrative employees, there's not a lot of mobility.


  10. "Stewardship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lafayette College full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, good people, important mission, good retirement benefits, excellent benefits if you have a child who is going to attend college after you have been there five years.

    Cons

    The office politics and group decision making make for a challenging environment at times. There is little room for growth after the associate director level.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the number of meetings. Pay close attention to middle management, set deadlines for decision-making so that projects can be completed on time.