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Middlebury College Vermont Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and perks (travel and work computer) (in 5 reviews)

  • Beautiful campus, ambitious and intelligent students, good health insurance, flexible vacation time, generous training opportunities (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No cons I would say, at least none that you wouldn't experience anywhere else even at the best work-life companies (in 2 reviews)

  • A lot of the better jobs are work study only (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Several part time positions at Middlebury College"

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    Former Employee - Media Services in Middlebury, VT
    Former Employee - Media Services in Middlebury, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Middlebury College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Access to most amenities available to students (library). Great pay for the area, wonderful people to work for.

    Cons

    No cons I would say, at least none that you wouldn't experience anywhere else even at the best work-life companies.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Assistant Director of Annual Giving"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, ambitious and intelligent students, good health insurance, flexible vacation time, generous training opportunities

    Cons

    Dysfunctional management, lots of in-fighting among managers, lower than average pay (for the industry), lack of upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    Focus on maintaining the objectively high-level employees with benefits and industry-standard salary. Remove managers who make the environment toxic. Don't elevate managers into positions in which they have no previous experience.

  3. "Great Club"

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    Former Contractor - Assistant Coach in Middlebury, VT
    Former Contractor - Assistant Coach in Middlebury, VT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Middlebury College as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun club to work with, great atmosphere, was a rewarding experience.

    Cons

    It was very cold mornings working with the crew sometimes.


  4. "Prep Cook"

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    Former Employee - Prep Cook in Middlebury, VT
    Former Employee - Prep Cook in Middlebury, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Middlebury College part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You are allowed to learn as much as you want, as long as you put in the effort to do a good job.

    Cons

    It can feel like the same thing every single day.

    Advice to Management

    Ask employees what they enjoy doing most and try to give everyone a taste of their favorite roles.


  5. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Middlebury, VT
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Middlebury, VT

    I worked at Middlebury College as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a wonderful opportunity to work on an independent research project in the company of other students who were also working with my advisor. I gained valuable skills, such as quantitative analysis, teamwork, and independence.

    Cons

    Working at Middlebury over the summer as a student employee, you are not the main concern on campus because there are also Middlebury Language Schools. You are restricted from speaking English in many areas and have to cater your schedule to these language students'.


  6. "Dining Intern"

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    Former Intern - Dining Services in Middlebury, VT
    Former Intern - Dining Services in Middlebury, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Middlebury College as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, independent work, good bosses and general managment. Plus, you get free meals at the dining halls! among other perks

    Cons

    The main office can be a bit dreary -- it is located in the basement of a building. But this is only one of their offices on campus, others are nicer.

    Advice to Management

    A little bit more structure would be nice, as well as an easier to follow work flow. At times things felt like they got lost in the shuffle.


  7. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, VT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, community involvement, access to what is needed to perform your job, communicative leadership, opportunity to build valuable life-long relationships.

    Cons

    High expectations compromise work-life balance, unbalanced upper management makes the organization top heavy while staffing limitations make more work for operational staff

    Advice to Management

    Balance program opportunities with the need to actually get the work done

  8. "ADMISSIONS OFFICE: Good college job for a couple reasons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, VT

    I worked at Middlebury College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Good experience in sales if you can land a higher-touch tour guide role
    -As good as it gets pay-wise at Midd
    -Office experience, for better and worse

    Cons

    -Most of the lower-level staff are entrenched in the upkeep of their own roles and systems rather than the big picture
    -Job critique and supervision comes from someone who has not experienced the students' jobs or needs

    Advice to Management

    Focus much less on institutional checklists that do not correlate with better performance. Listen to the experiences of the students "on the ground"


  9. "Great place!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, VT

    I worked at Middlebury College (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues passionate about their work. Engaged student body. Middlebury takes good care of their employees and is an inspiring place to work.

    Cons

    As with the majority of academic institutions, there's some bureaucracy that slows things down. Overall there aren't many cons, though.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice for the management. They generally seemed to do a very good job, and I was pleased during my time there.


  10. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Student in Middlebury, VT
    Current Employee - Student in Middlebury, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience working in lab, great team, great connections, learn a lot

    Cons

    Time is not that flexible because of time-sensitive experiments, there is grunt work


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