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Macalester College Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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  1. "Working at Mac"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Macalester College part-time

    Pros

    People at Macalester are really nicce

    Cons

    Not a lot of vacancies to be promoted to


  2. "Overall, a great place to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Annual Fund in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Annual Fund in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    In general, Macalester provides a work environment that reflect its mission and commits to providing a high quality work-life balance.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of upward mobility, although new mgmt is promoting employee skills development.


  3. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice Environment; good for students

    Cons

    Not much cons for students; hourly wage is not high.


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  5. "Resident Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Residential Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Residential Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    You get to work with incredible people who are passionate about social justice and community building.

    Cons

    It is a thankless job that is often under-compensated for the large amount of work it requires.


  6. "Student Employment"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Understanding employer, great work culture, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Pay is not so good.


  7. "Great Place to be!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Prospect Research Associate in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Prospect Research Associate in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macalester College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A diverse and welcoming community, Macalester is a great place to work with excellent leadership and a bright future.

    Cons

    Not much negativity to report, good people working for a great school. Was sad to leave!


  8. "Pretty okay for a student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Macalester College part-time

    Pros

    You do make some money

    Cons

    You don't get paid that much money.


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    "Never again"

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    Former Employee - IT Staff in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - IT Staff in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Macalester College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very little work. Summer hours are nice. Benefits are above average. Some very nice people to work with and the students are typically friendly and courteous.

    Cons

    If you don't drink the Kool-Aid, you will be miserable. Some (not all) faculty are beyond arrogant and a real pain to work with. Senior IT leadership is unwilling to listen to staff feedback and managers are stuck in the middle. Lots of 'this is how we have always done it' and very resistant to change.

    Advice to Management

    Get off your ivory tower and listen to your subject matter experts. The arrogance of the front office management is unbelievable.


  10. "Student Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends

    I have been working at Macalester College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, Awesome, and creative

    Cons

    not much work to do


  11. "Facilities Services Office Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Understanding of student schedules, accommodating, patient. I gained a lot of valuable skills and are grateful for both the kindness and the feedback that I received from my supervisors.

    Cons

    Can be dull. Honestly, I think management could demand a lot more of your student workers. I know that we are put there regardless of your needs, but we can do more!

    Advice to Management

    Y'all are lovely individuals. Keep on keepin on. I really appreciated all the personal and professional support.



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