Bowdoin College Reviews

Updated 14 Jan 2021

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4.3
75%
Recommend to a Friend
63%
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Bowdoin College President Clayton S. Rose
Clayton S. Rose
27 Ratings
Pros
  • "really good gig with flexible hours and a lot of money(in 6 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, good faculty, hardworking staff(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is nothing bad to write about Bowdoin College(in 4 reviews)

  • "Nothing bad to say about Bowdoin(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Warm and Welcoming"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Associate Director, Career Services in Brunswick, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bowdoin College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Warm, friendly, welcoming environment, well-meaning and accomplished students

    Cons

    Low performance expectations vs. private sector

  2. "Great campus job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Phonathon Supervisor in Brunswick, ME
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bowdoin College part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -great supervisors -only 2 hour shifts -snacks -friendly environment

    Cons

    -the office doesn’t have any windows.


  3. "Working at Bowdoin"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bowdoin College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Professors are easy to work with - Pay is good relative to many other schools - Students are a pleasure to work with

    Cons

    - work can be slow at times

  4. "Tour Guide"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Admissions Tour Guide 

    I worked at Bowdoin College part-time

    Pros

    friendly and accommodating for students

    Cons

    nothing bad to say here

  5. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Dish Washer/Dining Room 

    I worked at Bowdoin College part-time

    Pros

    Good community, easy to form workplace friendships

    Cons

    Low pay, not fulfilling work

  6. "Awesome!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Student Dining Assistant 

    I have been working at Bowdoin College part-time

    Pros

    - lovely student body - great work culture

    Cons

    - none! overall a really positive place to work.

  7. "Uncompetitive wages"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Groundskeeper in Brunswick, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bowdoin College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good coworkers and benefits through the college

    Cons

    Uncompetitive wages for staff and no room for advancement. Starting wage for groundskeeper is 14 an hour. All skilled labor is contracted out even though employees possess the necessary skills. The college does not compensate employees with experience, therefore, all skilled laborers leave due to lack of compensation.

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  8. "Writing assistant"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Writing Assistant 

    I have been working at Bowdoin College part-time

    Pros

    Great people, atmosphere, relationships, events.

    Cons

    Low pay for students, unfortunately

  9. "Great on campus job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bowdoin Teaching Assistant 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bowdoin College part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great way to bond with fellow students and develop new skills

    Cons

    honestly not many, pay was fair and hours were conducive to your schedule

  10. "Bowdoin IT student technician"

    4.0
    Former Employee - IT Technician in Brunswick, ME

    I worked at Bowdoin College part-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed working in the IT department as a student technician

    Cons

    I understand the college does not fairly compensate the housekeeping staff.

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