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Menlo College Reviews

Updated November 8, 2017
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  1. "Great college job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Menlo College part-time

    Pros

    Great People. good money for college student

    Cons

    Not many hours. kinda boring


  2. "Student Assistance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Menlo College part-time

    Pros

    Build Communication skills, learn about future experiences and build skills in working with others

    Cons

    It taks my studying time and more work with my college eduaction

  3. "Facilities"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Helper
    Former Employee - Maintenance Helper
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Menlo College full-time

    Pros

    If you work hard, you are rewarded

    Cons

    You can either get tough jobs or easy ones.


  4. "Run - Don't Walk- Away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the students are great; they try hard and deserve better treatment (unless they're an athlete).

    Cons

    Horrendous. Like that Woody Allen joke: the food in this restaurant is terrible and the portions are small. Terrible pay, duplicitous, unprofessional and often incompetent staff, with no sense of commitment or accountability. Breach of Contract given tools essential to the job were not provided until halfway through the term if at all.

    Advice to Management

    Reassess your priorities. Academics should be first and student athletes are not gods. Empowering your faculty, particularly adjuncts.


  5. "Student Ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Atherton, CA
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Atherton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing work environment and always open for suggestions or new ideas

    Cons

    Facilities are kinda old and needs more organization

    Advice to Management

    Technology need to be implemented to make application process faster


  6. "Transfer Student Ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Menlo College part-time

    Pros

    On campus, small environment, office work, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Low pay, not much experience, not what I want to do for the rest of my life


  7. "Great faculty, caring staff, all committed to teaching/learning"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor/Writing Center in Atherton, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor/Writing Center in Atherton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Menlo is a small four year college--enrollment tops out between 850 and 900 students. Fifty two percent of the students come from minority backgrounds and there is a strong international presence. This is a diverse student body and the students are motivated to learn. Many are the first in their families to attend college--Menlo is a place where you can make a difference in their lives. Faculty are committed to making a difference---many are leaders in their field. The focus is on business and psychology--with strong support in writing and math. The beautiful campus is in Atherton, California in the heart of Silicon Valley and it is a very safe campus. There are strong athletic programs.

    Cons

    Facilities need an upgrade. The campus is ninety years old. A generous donor is upgrading the gym--but academic buildings and dorms need upgrades, too. Adjuncts receive six month contracts--as an adjunct it is hard to plan out your year if you need a full time schedule and work at other colleges.

    Advice to Management

    Keep fundraising! Keep recruiting! Publicize Menlo's success stories--and there are many!

  8. "Disappointing at best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Menlo College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great student population! Meal perks & located closed to CalTRAIN

    Cons

    Horrible management & team dynamic. Everything is compartmentalized and poor behavior is rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Your students are smart, they eventually catch on to how poorly you treat your team.


  9. "Adjunct Professor"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Atherton, CA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Atherton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small class size, autonomy of professors, location, acceptable technology, dedicated leadership to improve and grow the college.

    Cons

    High adjunct professor turnover; adjuncts are not treated as part of the college; salaries are unreasonably low with no raises at all over multiple years

    Advice to Management

    Treat adjuncts at part of the team or at least reward those who stay for multiple years and behave like part of the team.


  10. "Student Ambassador"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule to fit with my classes

    Cons

    Tedious office work but still very easy


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