I found that working for Reed was an enjoyable experience, but one which felt stagnant.
Co-workers were a delight, benefits were excellent, location was lovely, and atmosphere was generally positive. Doing work which changes and benefits the lives of those around me was a refreshing experience, and I felt like what I did on a day-to-day basis was important. Getting to move around and be outside was particularly nice considering the location and setting of Reed College.
Friction between management caused various issues, and a disregard for the importance of the position was often problematic. Often, it was treated (by both the community and those outside of it) as a simple security position; which is a vast over-simplification of a position which requires officers to regularly evaluate the need for medical responses, interact with the community in a "customer service" capacity, and deal with threats to the physical well-being of the campus and its community. This disregard was felt palpably in the low-income of the position.
Both a Pro and a Con of this position is that it fosters an extreme feeling of community and belonging. This sense that one is part of a greater community can feel toxic when one is treated poorly for wearing a uniform and performing their duties for the community they serve.