Haverford College Reviews

Updated 17 March 2014
Updated 17 March 2014
9 Reviews

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  1.  

    Loved my time there

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Haverford College

    Pros

    Excellent bosses, pretty easy going, and good pay. You can really find a job that's a good fit for you.

    Cons

    Some of the positions are a lot more intensive than other student positions, but everyone makes the same salary. Students working in low intensity jobs have time to do homework while on the clock. But this is not really a con.

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    Great Working Experience

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    Former Employee - Associate IT Support Specialist  in  Haverford, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Associate IT Support Specialist in Haverford, PA (US)

    I worked at Haverford College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly knowledgeable people. Great environment. Effective staff. Get to get out of office often. Paid work lunch. Beautiful campus. Opportunity to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Rude students or faculty. Can get busy to overwhelming fast. There are down times where there is nothing at all to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring great staff

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great student jobs!

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    Former Employee - Admissions Intern  in  Haverford, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Admissions Intern in Haverford, PA (US)

    I worked at Haverford College as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Competitive student pay
    - Flexible hours
    - Great co-workers: I loved everyone who I worked with! Great social environment and formed long-lasting bonds with colleagues

    Cons

    - Small campus in the middle of the main line
    - Not a lot of room for career groth
    - Can be a bit political/hierarchical at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to work! Management does a great job maintaining a friendly, social culture steeped in Quaker roots. Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Haverford College full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong students and great faculty

    Cons

    administration is in transition
    no clear vision for the college's future
    endowment is terribly low

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Friendly work environment, low stress

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Haverford, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haverford, PA (US)

    I worked at Haverford College as an intern

    Pros

    Most people are very friendly
    Not much stress
    Beautiful campus, access to excellent athletic facilities and pool
    Decent salary for the level of work
    Normal work hours, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Work can get tedious at times
    Organization is not always clear, multiple bosses
    Work doesn't seem challenging or meaningful at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give workers an incentive to be creative rather than having people follow the accepted norm.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Working in Quaker Higher Ed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Haverford, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haverford, PA (US)

    I have been working at Haverford College full-time

    Pros

    Consensus is a community ideal.

    Cons

    The aim to be inclusive and attentive to diverse points of view can lead to obstruction and manipulation of process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The infrastructure for systems - accounting, maintenance, administrative support - is currently too lean and in spots, broken. Salaries for all staff are sub-par. The College is stingy with staff other than faculty and offers very little in the way of positive feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    research scientist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Haverford College

    Pros

    Great working environment, intense academics

    Cons

    Lunch breaks are too short

  9.  

    i worked at Haverford's library as an indexer and i thought it was a welcoming environment with a good pay scale.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Haverford College

    Pros

    -Flexible (when i had to go due to an emergency, they were totally fine with it)
    -Autonomy over my work (i didn't have to ask what to do every day)
    -Friendly staff

    Cons

    -it is a little quiet
    -little face-to-face interaction with other employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i think the management at Haverford College's library was great. Everyone communicated clearly and was good to work with.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Student worker

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    Current Employee - Student Worker  in  Haverford, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Haverford, PA (US)

    I have been working at Haverford College

    Pros

    Student workers at Haverford get paid more than their Bryn Mawr counterparts. We also seem to have more positions available.

    Cons

    As a student worker, not much. However, full-time staff workers do not seem to have much communication with administration and upper management. Things are always delayed and changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to your employees and students, and then be proactive.

    Disapproves of CEO

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