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  1. "Work Study"

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    Former Employee - Computer Lab in Indianola, IA
    Former Employee - Computer Lab in Indianola, IA
    Recommends

    I worked at Simpson College (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible supportive and understanding community.

    Cons

    No cons to share. Overall great place to work and learn.


  2. "Office manager"

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    Former Employee - Iowa in Indianola, IA
    Former Employee - Iowa in Indianola, IA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Worked with great people and students

    Cons

    Wasn't quite like family as they lead you to believe

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    "Not impressed"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Indianola, IA
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Indianola, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with students is so much fun! They are great to keep you young!

     Campus has gotten a much needed improvement in the last few years.

    Cons

    I worked in the Admissions Office and can't recommend it. When it all boils down, being an admissions counselor is a sales job so you have all of the travel, goals and pressure with none of the pay. I heard more than once from the President that admissions counters are a dime a dozen so they aren't worth a decent wage. When I was there, we had to work our standard 8 hours in the office then make calls to prospective students at night. In addition there were many of weekends for visit days and such. All for a barely livable wage.

    The admissions leadership is in desperate needs of a house cleaning. They insist on doing things the way it has always been done and refuse to adapt to the millennial generation. They need to bring in all new leadership or accept that the counselors will never meet their goals.

    If you are a student just out of college, it can be fun to get to travel and be on the road with other admissions counselors but it gets old quick. There is no way you can do with job with a significant other, let alone kids since so much time is demanded of you. Simpson needs to learn about flex hours and how to properly treat admissions counselors or they will continue to have to constantly hire because of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the leadership team in admissions. They are worthless!


  4. "Unsteady"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Self driven, smart students, flexible schedule,

    Cons

    Unsteady work, very political, severe department cuts, no support for adjunct or lecturers

    Advice to Management

    Expand the humanities department instead of more cuts


  5. "teaching"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Simpson College full-time

    Pros

    students get a lot of one-on-one attention and assistance; beautiful campus; small classroom; wide range of out of class curriculum

    Cons

    the college can use more financial and human resources; relatively low salary


  6. "Mediocre"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Students, co-workers, campus, insurance benefits

    Cons

    Pay, overworked, hours, lack of support from administration


  7. "Art Department Work Study"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Simpson College part-time

    Pros

    Inter-departmental communication and interaction, supportive supervisors, community feel

    Cons

    Inflexible with changing positions, lack of knowledge of what higher management is doing

  8. "Great Private School"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Indianola, IA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Indianola, IA

    Pros

    Great small school with excellent facilities

    Cons

    Faces competition from similar small private schools in the midwest

    Advice to Management

    Allow community access to some of the campus facilities.


  9. "The environment was very friendly and community focused."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -As a student, there are on campus opportunities to gain career-related experience
    -Friendly environment
    -Nice neighborhood
    -Advancement opportunities
    -near Des Moines (offer employees ability to be involved in Des Moines networking groups)
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    Cons

    -below average pay for staff members
    -communication between departments is lacking
    -Upper-Level management is not transparent enough


  10. "Great experience to take with you into the real world."

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    Former Employee - Mailroom Worker in Indianola, IA
    Former Employee - Mailroom Worker in Indianola, IA
    Recommends

    Pros

    flexible work hours and pleasant staff

    Cons

    low pay rate and sometimes no room to advance


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