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Occidental College Reviews

Updated January 23, 2017
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  1. "CDLA: Great department, occasionally disorganized"

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    Current Employee - CMS Studio Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - CMS Studio Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amiable staff, enjoyable work environment, good location

    Cons

    Some buildings are old with windowless rooms; occasional tension on campus from student activism (tension with President Veitch)


  2. "Too many hands involved!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Occidental College (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great employees. Most have been there for 15+ years.

    Cons

    Administration doesn't listen to staff. Too controlling in matters they don't need to be in.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff. If it ain't broke don't fix.


  3. "Digital Scholarship"

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    Former Employee - Digital Scholar in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Digital Scholar in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can set up your own hours. Very flexible and ability to lead your own projects. Leadership is awesome.

    Cons

    There aren't really any cons. Sometimes it is hard to start projects because of time constraints, but it is a liberating space for critical making and entrepreneurship. I wish more people would use the space.

    Advice to Management

    Establish more group bonding. More short term goals, a lot of goals are long term but the majority of employees graduate before it can be done.


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  5. "Athletic Department Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Office Administrator in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Medical Office Administrator in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Occidental College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful staff, family atmosphere, and great team work.

    Cons

    I did not find any real cons.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to keep up with the great work and attention to the students.


  6. "Barista fun"

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    Current Employee - Barista in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Barista in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Occidental College (More than a year)

    Pros

    really fun environment, working with friends and serving peers

    Cons

    student managers are peers and sometimes are not the most organized


  7. "Fantastic Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cowan Heights, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cowan Heights, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Occidental College (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Occidental College is a wonderful place to work.
    The management is excellent, your coworkers are friendly and the campus is completely beautiful!
    I had an awesome experience and would recommend working at Occidental College to my friends and family.

    Another plus--Eagle Rock is a super cool little neighborhood with lots of great restaurants!

    Cons

    There were no cons that I can think of. No complaints here!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage your employees, listen to their needs, and be the awesome people that you are!


  8. "Great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Occidental College (More than a year)

    Pros

    Liberal college atmosphere, beautiful campus, and great benefits. An enjoyable place to work.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is a challenge.


  9. "Oxy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Occidental College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment with friendly staff and administration. The students on campus are also very easy going and look to strike up conversation whenever possible.

    Cons

    The school operates in a bubble that is Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, don't let that keep you from exploring all the great things about the surrounding neighborhoods like Highland Park.


  10. "Accounting Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Clerk in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Accounting Clerk in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Occidental College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great community, Very safe job, Genuine staff, Very inclusive

    Cons

    Not much upward growth, but once you're in, you're in


  11. "Admissions"

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    Current Employee - California in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - California in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Occidental College part-time

    Pros

    Fantastic office to work in, one of the best on campus. Great pay as well for the work we were asked to do.

    Cons

    The institution can sometime be bureaucratic. There is a disconnect between students and administration.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing.


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