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Macalester College Reviews

Updated April 15, 2019
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Pros
  • "Understanding employer, great work culture, flexible hours" (in 4 reviews)

  • "staff are consistently caring and recognize that students are working on top of being full-time students" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are no cons that I can think of" (in 3 reviews)

  • "not a lot of upward movement potential, too much middle management for a place this small, not as much autonomy for non-management folks" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Friendly"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Graphic Designer
    Current Employee - Assistant Graphic Designer

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

    Pros

    People are great and easy to work with

    Cons

    None I can think of


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Departmental Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Departmental Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing work culture, all faculty and staff care about their jobs and the students they work with.

    Cons

    None, really. There's no glaring cons to working at Macalester.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. My favorite job to date.

  3. "Good people but advancement is rare"

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

    I worked at Macalester College full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great faculty to work with. Great colleagues. Beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Bad actors (in management) aren't moved along or held accountable.

    Advice to Management

    Help people to progress and grow.


  4. "Fantastic environment for Student Work Study & flexibility"

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    Former Employee - ITS Help Desk Consultant
    Former Employee - ITS Help Desk Consultant
    Recommends

    I worked at Macalester College part-time

    Pros

    Work study environments at Macalester are both relaxed and meaningful. You'll feel comfortable working at the ITS Help Desk while gaining lots of knowledge about IT procedures and computer software and hardware.

    Cons

    Hours may be limited per work study award amounts and hourly salaries may be low.


  5. "Super flexible"

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    Current Employee - Mailroom Clerk in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Mailroom Clerk in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice and flexible with your student schedules

    Cons

    The pay is pretty low


  6. "One of the Best Work Study Positions!"

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    Current Employee - Spanish Tutor in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Spanish Tutor in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Friendly staff and welcoming environment
    -Very flexible hours
    -A Tier 2 job, but easier than some Tier 1 jobs I’ve had on campus
    -Many work events with free food!

    Cons

    -if you need more than 20 hours a week, you’ll likely need to find a job off-campus


  7. "IT Services Help Desk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - great full-time staff members
    - learn a lot
    - encouraged to ask questions
    - self-driven work

    Cons

    - can be busy depending on your willingness to work
    - cannot work more than limited hours due to college restrictions

  8. "Mac review."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Macalester College part-time

    Pros

    It is a really good place to work.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The students, staff, faculty, and administration are great to work with

    Cons

    None! I can't think of a single thing I'd change


  10. "Excellent work environment"

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

    I have been working at Macalester College full-time

    Pros

    Supportive faculty and engaged, intellectually curious students.

    Cons

    The administration is increasingly invested in running the college like a hedge fund with an attached educational appendage rather than as an institution of higher learning.