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Whitman College Reviews

Updated August 29, 2017
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  1. "Dream Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whitman College full-time

    Pros

    Great resources, lots of autonomy, colleagues are committed to the college

    Cons

    There is occasionally an undercurrent of griping among some faculty


  2. "Good Organization with excellent benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whitman College full-time

    Pros

    Excellent fringe benefits, Happy employees,

    Cons

    Some disorganization and confusion over who's really in charge of various projects.

    Advice to Management

    Organize

  3. "Great campus-job for a student!"

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    Current Employee - Communications Photographer in Walla Walla, WA
    Current Employee - Communications Photographer in Walla Walla, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whitman College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The communications office gives great advice and feedback on photo and video work. The office trusts that you will do great work.

    Cons

    As a communications photographer, you are mainly working within the campus and with other students so there is not as much immediate experience with outside professional workplaces, although,you are the freedom and resources to work with outside people if you seek out those opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    The communications photographer job is a great! Keep it going for students.


  4. "Work Study"

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    Current Employee - Fundraiser
    Current Employee - Fundraiser
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whitman College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with other students, meet new people, nice break from academics.

    Cons

    Can sometimes interfere with academics.


  5. "Great students and atmosphere"

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

    Pros

    Students, atmosphere, cute campus, best benefits I've ever seen.

    Cons

    Too many visiting faculty appointments, location is a bit isolated.


  6. "Research Assistant"

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

    I worked at Whitman College part-time

    Pros

    Very friendly, supportive and helpful professors and staffs; very comfortable working environment;

    Cons

    No actually. Maybe the location of Walla Walla couldn't get you too much fun staffs to do at your leisure time...


  7. "Loved Working Here"

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

    I worked at Whitman College part-time

    Pros

    Nice benefits, very flexible time off, employee appreciation days with catered breakfast, nice and dedicated people who really cared about the work

    Cons

    Not always kept in the loop with the decisions the college was making. Some of the work seemed meaningless or I couldn't see why we were doing it

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees updated more, have them have a say in the decisions that affect their department.

  8. "Staff Position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Whitman College full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and nice offices, fairly collegial relations among staff,

    Cons

    Very white, racial politics of the 1950s, faculty quite elitist, pampered students, ingrown quality to social environment.


  9. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
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    I have been working at Whitman College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Faculty and staff have access to a state-of-the-art gym and awesome library services, generally reaping the benefits of being on a thriving collegiate campus. Walla Walla is small enough that people know one another but big enough to boast a booming wine industry, charming downtown, and a number of live music events.

    Cons

    Walla Walla does not have a mall, and it's not a town for people who want a cosmopolitan lifestyle.

    Sometimes transparency is an issue and offices on campus work at different speeds.

    Whitman is currently struggling to re-arrange its policies so that they reflect the values of the student body (sustainability, economic diversity, etc.) While many members of the staff are working hard, some may say that change is long overdue and isn't coming fast enough.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to question why certain traditions are in place and communicate openly with the community.


  10. "Good experience"

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

    Pros

    Flexible, good hours, great community

    Cons

    Low pay
    Feels like you're in a bubble


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