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Vassar College Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible hours, Interesting Research, and genuinely nice people (in 8 reviews)

  • Friendly employees and students, beautiful campus, energy and enthusiasm of the student body, use of the facilities (e (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • minimum wage, boring and repetitive work, no room for advancement or personal growth (at least with my job) (in 3 reviews)

  • Student wages are still pretty low, with no ability to work extra hours (they are pretty firm about that) (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Undergraduate Research Summer Institute"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Robotics Fellow in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Former Employee - Robotics Fellow in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vassar College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked some smart and talented people and they bring in some amazing speakers

    Cons

    There weren't any real cons working here


  2. "Lab Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Vassar College full-time

    Pros

    The faculty in my department treat me with respect.

    Cons

    The unions on campus are never satisfied with what the college gives us.

  3. "Interning"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vassar College part-time

    Pros

    Easy to find research experience

    Cons

    struggle to obtain research in your field of interest

    Advice to Management

    Provide more resources to access opportunities


  4. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vassar College part-time

    Pros

    Being a research assistant is really excellent experience for your resume after graduation. Choose a professor who cares about their work, has something concrete for you to work on, and can write a meaningful letter of recommendation (it's much better than sitting at the library desk or printing papers).

    Cons

    Carving the time out from studies is incredibly difficult.


  5. "Student Employment Wimpfheimer Nursery School"

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

    I have been working at Vassar College part-time

    Pros

    - Fun to work with kids
    - Good upper management
    - Good balance of freedom and supervised work

    Cons

    - 30 minute lunch break is a little short
    - Kids can be tiring but that's expected

    Advice to Management

    - Be more flexible with lunch break


  6. "Research Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vassar College part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, wonderful faculty members who genuinely care about your research. Funding backed for senior theses.

    Cons

    College campus, far from city life (NYC) i.e location wise

    Advice to Management

    Small department makes for great conversation


  7. "Academic Coach"

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    Former Employee - Academic Coach in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Former Employee - Academic Coach in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of time off.
    Interesting work.

    Cons

    Systemic problems within administration
    Low pay
    Overall challenging campus climate

  8. "Decent Place to Work At"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vassar College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Student population is friendly
    Administration is open to new ideas

    Cons

    Hours can be inconvenient to students
    Poor administration


  9. "Great Benefits / Poor Compensation"

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

    I have been working at Vassar College full-time

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    Facilities Use
    Quiet Atmosphere

    Cons

    Wrong people making the decisions
    Very political
    Room for advancement


  10. "Athletics Department Assistant"

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

    I have been working at Vassar College part-time

    Pros

    - friendly coworkers
    - good pay
    - flexible hours

    Cons

    The work can be monotonous and boring.


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