Skidmore College Reviews

Updated Sep 4, 2020

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4.3
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46 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible hours and friendly coworkers(in 8 reviews)

  • "The benefits are great but employees stayed because it was such a great place to work(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pay below the state minimum wage b/c work study loophole(in 6 reviews)

  • "Low pay & job can be boring a lot of times(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "great students, small town"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Visiting Assistant Professor in Saratoga Springs, NY

    I worked at Skidmore College full-time

    Pros

    the college has really great students

    Cons

    saratoga is sort of on the small side; a little boring. no real complaints about the institution though.

  2. "Good benefits"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Part-time Assistant 

    I worked at Skidmore College part-time

    Pros

    good benefits, creative thoughts matter

    Cons

    difficult to stray from the "norm"


  3. "Good Start and Benefits; Sometimes Unfavorable Social Culture"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Dining Services Employee in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Skidmore College part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and fair pay. Oftentimes had enough/extra hours and opportunities for upward movement. Coworkers and yourself have an opportunity to get close. Learning on the job is expected and fostered; if you put in extra effort/show interest, you can learn skills outside of your job description's parameters. Can have opportunities to shift the specific areas you work. Can meet many new people of various ages. Can meet great people for future job references and friendship.

    Cons

    Some sexism and issues with personal space/unsavory jokes when SOME folks get too comfortable/familiar with you. Also, a small handful of male coworkers made younger female staff uncomfortable when they found them attractive (myself and others who confided to me). Sometimes this was done unconsciously, and others times it was egregious and objectively rude/out of line.

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  4. "Not Bad"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Barista 

    I worked at Skidmore College part-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, making coffe is always fun

    Cons

    Pay below the state minimum wage b/c work study loophole

  5. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Student Assistant 

    I worked at Skidmore College part-time

    Pros

    Beautiful Campus and fun coworkers

    Cons

    You spend a lot of time around students

  6. "So-so"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Skidmore College part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff, always willing to help you out

    Cons

    Low pay & job can be boring a lot of times

  7. "pretty good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Student Worker 

    I worked at Skidmore College part-time

    Pros

    Positives include good relationships with people

    Cons

    getting paid less than minimum wage the whole time was bad

  8. "Good place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - New York in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Skidmore College full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good students, nice college. Recommend. I landed a great TT job largely because of this opportunity.

    Cons

    Only a 9-month contract. Non-tenure track employees are not prioritized at all. Pay is lower than it probably should have been.

  9. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - IT Help Desk Assistant 

    I have been working at Skidmore College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours and friendly coworkers

    Cons

    I have no cons to speak of

  10. "Decent place to work for freshmen's"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Employee Dining Services 

    I worked at Skidmore College part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Staff are nice and friendly.

    Cons

    Heavy traffic depending on your schedule.

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