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Wellesley College Reviews

Updated November 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, flexible hours, good time off, friendly and supportive staff, beautiful campus (in 17 reviews)

  • Good benefits and overall quality of life (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • run down buildings, low pay, lots of paperwork (in 6 reviews)

  • Because of all this, there seems to be very low morale (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Meaningful work supporting women"

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

    I have been working at Wellesley College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Brilliant and energetic faculty, students, and staff who all deeply believe in the College's mission to educate women who will make a difference in the world. Also, it is the most beautiful campus in the world.

    Cons

    Money has been tight for years due to the need to create room in the operating budget to repair the College's aging buildings.


  2. "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible hours, good time off, friendly and supportive staff, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Tight budget, expensive location, office politics

  3. "I work part-time."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wellesley College part-time

    Pros

    Students are nice, great environment.

    Cons

    The city is not as great.


  4. "First Year Mentor Supervisor"

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

    I worked at Wellesley College part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, nice people, straight forward work.

    Cons

    Pay is a little difficult to set up, the students aren't that nice at times.

    Advice to Management

    Greater oversight for the position and more detailed position roles.


  5. "Library Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wellesley College part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and low-stress environment.

    Cons

    Occasionally other workers were not accountable for completing their work.


  6. "Great employer and beautiful atmosphere"

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

    I have been working at Wellesley College full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful colleagues, good benefits.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons at this time.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging and Rewarding"

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

    I worked at Wellesley College part-time

    Pros

    Leadership is receptive to feedback, new administration promotes diversity and inclusion efforts.

    Cons

    Without a car, it can be difficult (and expensive!) to commute into work -- especially when the shuttle isn't running during the summers.

  8. "Graphic Designer"

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    Current Employee - Graphic in Wellesley, MA
    Current Employee - Graphic in Wellesley, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wellesley College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Work life balance and 35 hours work week.

    Cons

    Almost non existent social life style.


  9. "Athletic Training Aid"

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

    I worked at Wellesley College part-time

    Pros

    There is a great student atmosphere.

    Cons

    Far from the city of Boston


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Wellesley does not treat its staff well"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, flexible schedule, working with students is a ton of fun when it's not frustrating

    Cons

    Not great benefits, very top heavy organization with top admins making 6 figures and still trying to cut hourly employees, and generally do not live their values


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