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Updated December 8, 2016
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  1. "Academic Tutor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern Data Analyst in Wausau, WI
    Former Employee - Intern Data Analyst in Wausau, WI
    Recommends

    I worked at St. Olaf (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the supportive environment; the Academic Support Center does all that they can to equip you and lets you teach the material with which you are most comfortable.

    Cons

    I had a hard time with time management while in this position. The management assume that students have more time than they actually do, so try to be more flexible regarding student schedules.

    Advice to Management

    I think that overall you are doing a phenomenal job and are giving a highly useful tutoring service both to the tutors and tutees. I'd just say to give a student liberty to design lesson plans because they know their subject quite intricately!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place, good people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions in Northfield, MN
    Former Employee - Admissions in Northfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Worked with some of the best in the industry. Passionate and fun people the spend each day with.

    Cons

    Less micro-managing. Many hours outside of the regular 9-5.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your staff, they know what they are doing.


  3. "Awesome school"

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    Current Employee - Student in Northfield, MN
    Current Employee - Student in Northfield, MN
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Olaf full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Piper center is probably the best career center I've seen
    Music programs are excellent
    Sports teams are great to be on
    Best professors in the world

    Cons

    President seems to care way more about the bottom line than his students. Handled the baseball hazing incident incompetently.


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  5. "Great Student Work Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Student Worker in Northfield, MN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Student Worker in Northfield, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at St. Olaf (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As a student worker, there are plenty of jobs in different areas to explore options/passions and gain some great working experience. I've worked in the Lion's Pause, Tutor, TA, and in the HR department, and they've all been good experiences.

    Cons

    For some jobs (Lions Pause Kitchen) the hours can be rough, but in the case of the Pause, your coworkers and the atmosphere make up for it.


  6. "Admin. Asst."

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    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in Northfield, MN
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in Northfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at St. Olaf (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great community atmosphere and people are great to work with.

    Cons

    Pay is on the low end in comparison to jobs that are similar in the Twin Cities.


  7. "Intramural Sports supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Intramural Sports Supervisor in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Intramural Sports Supervisor in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at St. Olaf (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment to work at. The people are always open and friendly, the college culture enhances this even further.

    Cons

    Really, there is no con to working at St. Olaf. The college really works hard to make sure all its employees have the environment they need to be at their best.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "future of an illusion"

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    Former Employee - Professor in Northfield, MN
    Former Employee - Professor in Northfield, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at St. Olaf full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are a few truly wonderful and gracious people at the College. If you happen to associate with any of them, you may find your time at the College edifying.

    Cons

    The institutional culture is duplicitous unless one gives their total allegiance to the status quo. Diversity, progress, and innovation are terms used to obfuscate the truly parochial point of view. Ironically, they will eventually be confronted with the repercussions of such a way of being.


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    "coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Northfield, MN
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Northfield, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at St. Olaf full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful place to work. Low stress. Access to world class gym. You can take one class a semester.

    Cons

    Low wages. They do not promote from within. Employer doesn't follow it's own mission statement.


  10. "Managable for a college student"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist in Northfield, MN
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Northfield, MN
    Recommends

    I worked at St. Olaf part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy to manage with courses. This was a positive experience.

    Cons

    Advancement isn't an option.

    Advice to Management

    Update the binder. Job details haven't been current in years.


  11. "Great for student work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Newsletter Editor/Office Assistant in Decatur, GA
    Former Employee - Newsletter Editor/Office Assistant in Decatur, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. Olaf part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great for income if you're an actual student. Great people to work with. Many departments are very flexible with your schedule.

    Cons

    Only that you get paid once a month as a student. At least bi-monthly would be better.


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