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Williams College Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Chill work environment, can do homework on breaks, in the chair only half of the time (in 4 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Dedicated Staff, Beautiful Location, Take advantage of campus activities (music, lectures, sports, theater, museums, etc (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Around midterms and finals, don't have ANY time to work (in 3 reviews)

  • Odd mix of people admitted to the program sometimes became frustrating and difficult to work with due to varying levels of baseline knowledge (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Teaching assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Really enjoyed working with the students.

    Cons

    Lot of homework made it hard to focus.

    Advice to Management

    Less marble slabs and more friendship


  2. "Allison Davis Research Fellow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Williams College part-time

    Pros

    So much support in general, but specifically GRE test , semester stipends, research resources, monthly meetings, cover letter/graduate school essay help.

    Cons

    None really. The monthly meetings get hard to keep up with during the semester but ultimately it's not that big of a time commitment and if you're really pressed for time they'll understand.

    Advice to Management

    I love the program and what it's done for me so I don't have too much advice except to try to keep helping div 3 students like me get the Mellon/Allison Davis benefits as much as possible.

  3. "TA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    easy work, good job security

    Cons

    low pay, professors can be difficult to work with


  4. "2 year RA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, learn a lot from professors

    Cons

    Sometimes conflicts with midterms and finals

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Working at Williams"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A very friendly environment to work in

    Cons

    The place is not ver close to civilization


  6. "Student Accompanist"

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    Current Employee - Student Accompanist
    Current Employee - Student Accompanist
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great school, amazing music community

    Cons

    None worth mentioning! Everyone is very accommodating.


  7. "Williams RA"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, fabulous school, excellent opportunities.

    Cons

    Poor location - hard to get to nearby cities.

  8. "Student employment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good pay for students, flexible hours, many positions available

    Cons

    pay reporting website is outdated


  9. "Great community to be a part of"

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

    Pros

    There is a great community aspect in Williamstown. The students are very helpful and considerate allowing more interactions between the staff and student body.

    Cons

    The town is very isolated, so work life and personal life are intertwined. Uneven financial distribution between the departments

    Advice to Management

    There is a great connection between all levels of management, but having more communication between departments is crucial.


  10. "Research Assistant"

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

    Pros

    You get to work closely with professors on the research that they are doing. It is a great way to experience research.

    Cons

    Williamstown is small and the campus feels even smaller when there are fewer students.

    Advice to Management

    If students are required to be on the meal plan if they live in the dorms then it should cover at least lunch and dinner for students.


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