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Reed College Reviews

Updated August 24, 2017
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  1. "Steady"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reed College part-time

    Pros

    Good people who can be amenable to new ideas.

    Cons

    Change is still generally slow.


  2. "Reed College Phonathon Student Caller and Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reed College part-time

    Pros

    This is undoubtedly one of the most unique and engaging jobs a student can have at Reed. Every day on the job is familiar but different. Engaging with alumni and members of the Reed community gives a real sense that the work being done makes a difference.

    Cons

    The only con I can describe isn't necessarily a con. You need to socialize and try to get people to give to the Annual Fund. This means sometimes being in awkward situations and bearing with what needs to get done.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up; and please consider expanding the responsibilities and roles of student callers and managers to include working at the Willard House more and being more involved in raising money for the Reedies for Reedies scholarship.

  3. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Portland, OR
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience, good pay

    Cons

    There was not very much supervision or standard procedure


  4. "Lots of part time"

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

    I have been working at Reed College part-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities for part time employment.

    Faculty and students are excellent.

    Convenient location.

    Cons

    Really tries to make sure you aren't eligible for benefits through many of their positions.

    Advice to Management

    Consider making it easier for people to acquire full time positions with benefits.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good benefits, bad management"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Dean of Admission in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Assistant Dean of Admission in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of vacation days in benefits package, good health and retirement contribution.

    Cons

    Management is ineffective and wishy-washy. Little opportunity to take vacation, a lot of last-minute assigned nights and weekends with little planning or consideration of employees. Though promotion exists in title, it doesn't benefit employees because management micro-manages.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Treat their employees great"

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

    I worked at Reed College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great retirement, healthcare, on-campus resources and employee opportunities.

    Cons

    Slow to change cross-departmental practices and hard to be promoted because no one leaves.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    small community with emphasis on employee learning and personal growth

    Cons

    prospects for career growth is limited

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Assistant Dean of Admission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reed College full-time

    Pros

    collaborative environment amongst colleagues, great student interns

    Cons

    strong need to upgrade technology to minimize busy work (CRM) and spend time doing deep work (territory management / enhancing programming / seeking partnerships with CBOs)

    Advice to Management

    while colleagues must earn their responsibilities, sometimes leadership should do a better job illustrating that hard work and consistency pays off with promotions and new responsibilities.


  9. "you must like youngsters!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reed College part-time

    Pros

    Good work environment with great benefits.

    Cons

    You must be able to deal with young adults who sometimes act like children and thing they are adults...

    Advice to Management

    It seems to be working!


  10. "Student AV Assistant"

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    Former Employee - AV Assistant in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - AV Assistant in Portland, OR

    I worked at Reed College (More than a year)

    Pros

    Had to get up early to set up lectures, which lets you catch up on waking up before morning classes. Generally not too stressful, and when it gets bad you just get to ask for help from someone who really knows what they're doing. Definitely recommend.

    Cons

    Professors expect the AV to work so when something goes wrong it can get a little stressful but if you keep your cool it's not so bad.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring chill people to do a chill job at this chill job and not worry too much about people's competency.


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