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Pomona College Reviews

Updated April 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Great colleagues and students to work with (in 3 reviews)

  • Beautiful campus, a lot of smart and interesting people, frequent free food (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-study-life balance can be hard (in 3 reviews)

  • No cons working here as a student (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Beautiful place"

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, good location, great people

    Cons

    AC is everywhere, it's always cold in any building


  2. "Engaging workplace environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Pomona College part-time

    Pros

    Smart, dedicated students who are passionate about what they do

    Cons

    Treats dining hall workers poorly

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the students needs!

  3. "Visiting Professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Pomona College full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and friendly and warm in department and on campus

    Cons

    Cost of living and lack of permanent job openings


  4. "Amazing!"

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    Current Employee - Professor in Claremont, CA
    Current Employee - Professor in Claremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You'll be working with the smartest people in the world. You'll be challenged but it's all for the betterment of you.

    Cons

    Long meetings and deep convos about things that could probably be solved and handled quicker. Long hours with students and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  5. "Great place to work, but not a destination"

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

    I have been working at Pomona College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great location, great work-life balance. Plenty of opportunity to learn if you want to. Very supportive management and associates

    Cons

    Consistent with higher-ed, pay is not what you will see in commercial. Opportunity for income growth is zero. You can predict your income from year to year to within $500. You can probably predict what your income will be in 10 years to within $1000.

    Pay increases are usually wiped out by increases in benefits cost.

    Advice to Management

    Make an attempt to have increases in income at least be greater than the cost of living.


  6. "A positive place to work with great benefits but few advancement opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Claremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Claremont, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pomona College full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Positive work environment (people tend to be happy); great benefits; good work-life balance; supportive colleagues; with lectures, concerts and performances, a lot of cultural and intellectual opportunities. A lot of free food at talks and after meetings that other employees can scavenge! Claremont is a quaint, beautiful town to work in.

    Cons

    Very little to no opportunity for advancement or skills-building; lack of salary growth. Stress has increased.


  7. "Good for those who love the college"

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    Current Employee - Tour Guide in Claremont, CA
    Current Employee - Tour Guide in Claremont, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meet new and interesting students; talking about yourself for an hour; exercise (one tour guide counted their steps on an hour long tour--10,000 in total); opportunity to practice public speaking and interpersonal skills; free t-shirt/in n out

    Cons

    Tours are occasionally inconvenient timed (ie could have midterm right after); tours can be awkward

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps it would be better if tour guides were more selectively screened (occasionally partner tour guides are awkward/forceful and difficult to collaborate on tours with)

  8. "For a small college, they have a surprising number of resources and all faculty and staff are fairly attentive."

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Claremont, CA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Claremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The community is close and the weather is great! I like the way they approach academics here - they want the students to understand the process of the scientific method.

    Cons

    It can be small, so if you don't like your department, there's not much you can do but most departments are well-oiled and convenient.


  9. "Great College Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pomona College full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful co-workers and receptive senior management.

    Cons

    Did not get enough professional development in my department.


  10. "Fulfilling"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Claremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Claremont, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee development, good administration and departmental management

    Cons

    Hot weather can be demanding when working outside

    Advice to Management

    None really


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