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Wesleyan University Reviews

Updated April 9, 2018
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  • Low pay (but standard for student jobs) (in 4 reviews)

  • They don't pay more than minimum wage (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Student Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wesleyan University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy hours if you want, easy jobs if you want them. All and all pretty convenient.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say.


  2. "Admin Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wesleyan University full-time

    Pros

    great benefit, nice faculty and students, work and life banlance

    Cons

    there are not enough communication among departments.

  3. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Student Building Manager in Middletown, CT
    Current Employee - Student Building Manager in Middletown, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wesleyan University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back in most departments

    Cons

    Being a student and working isn't fun

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Research Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Middletown, CT
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Middletown, CT

    I have been working at Wesleyan University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people and work/life balance

    Cons

    The pay is lower than corporate


  5. "Fine, student work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wesleyan University part-time

    Pros

    Used up my federal aid grant

    Cons

    Nothing really, was a good opportunity to work. Slightly interfered with my studying time, but only marginally


  6. "Flexible hours"

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    Current Employee - Office Worker in Middletown, CT
    Current Employee - Office Worker in Middletown, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wesleyan University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, not too demanding

    Cons

    Low pay (but standard for student jobs)


  7. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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

    I worked at Wesleyan University full-time

    Pros

    Excellent people and place to grow
    Diverse environment

    Cons

    Although the opportunities to excel are great here, the resources are limited.

  8. "Wonderful University Environment"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Middletown, CT
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Middletown, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wesleyan University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small, interactive, wonderful faculty, collaborative

    Cons

    Less funding than other institutions


  9. "Tour Guide"

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    Former Employee - Campus Tour Guide in Middletown, CT
    Former Employee - Campus Tour Guide in Middletown, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wesleyan University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I received a lot of institutional support for this role. The training program was extensive, thorough, and useful. The community of other guides was a huge factor in my enjoyment of the job.

    Cons

    Having to answer more questions of parents than prospective students was never fun. Also, the office seems to be split into folks that see admissions as a central part of the yearly operations of the school and folks that see it as an instrument to achieve some temporary prestige (read: ranking) bump for the school. Working with non-student employees of the latter camp made this job conflicting to hold, as that kind of thinking represents everything I don't like about higher ed.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just say students have the agency to tell their story about the school, encourage them to do so and realize that they are the best at communicating the assets of the school.


  10. "Great research"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Middletown, CT
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Middletown, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wesleyan University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to develop critical thinking and work with great scientists.
    Smart students.

    Cons

    Small labs
    Few opportunity to move up or into a different position


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