The job was always rewarding. Working with the students to help them both mentally and financially was really fun and enjoyable. Our department also worked very closely with a couple other departments and there was always a team effort.
Office Worker, Alumni and Parent Relations (Former Employee) – Northfield, MN – April 6, 2017
I worked for this organization while attending college and always had enough work. The organization did a great job accommodating my school schedule and allowed me to work as much or as little as I desired. The fellow employees were great to work with as they truly cared about each person working for them.
Culture of company is a little passive-aggressive. Generally friendly work force. Non-faculty employees are fantastic. Beautiful work setting - you will never grow tired of the views driving onto campus. Usually offer an increase in compensation with each year of service. Type of place that you can get comfortable - if you don't screw up, you can work there for a long time.
History Department Student Worker, Assistant (Former Employee) – Northfield, MN – August 30, 2016
St. Olaf College was a great place. I was given the opportunity to learn from some of the best professors and make great friendships. I was lucky enough to study abroad twice and I learned a lot from those experiences. I am excited to take what I learned at St. Olaf and apply it to the workplace.
I enjoyed working with the students on a daily basis. I felt blessed to be a part of their lives however so small. The job I held would not allow for any advancement, rewards, or cost of living pay raises. My job became the work of two people with no effort to reduce the demands on me. Adding more work to my job description as an Academic Administrative Assistant was done without discussion, without compensation and without assistance. My days during certain times of the year turned into nine to ten hour days, and I had to hide the fact that I was working from home, as they did not want to hear that, even though they knew I had to do this. I would respond to students, and faculty often during the evenings and weekends without pay. Lunch breaks could only be accomplished if I left the building, or they would find me and instruct me on more work to do, So I just stopped taking them. I did learn a great deal during my time at the college, but have lost much of my health do to the stress and demands of this position.
Being a part of the students success and having them give me hugs at the end of the year.
Work load was so demanding it took a toll on my health.
St. Olaf College provides students with many opportunities to work on-campus in a variety of different departments. Work environment was always fun and upbeat, and employers and supervisors were always helpful and available.
Residence Life - Hall Receptionist (Former Employee) – Northfield, MN – August 20, 2015
The experiences I've acquired at St. Olaf College put me in the position to interact with and learn from people from a diverse set of backgrounds. I've been able to better equip myself with the skills to communicate and carry out tasks. the opportunities here, have also given me the opportunity and joy to work in teams and as a leader.
Formed great relationships and had the ability to grow as an individual.
Student Hall Coordinator (Current Employee) – Northfield, MN – April 15, 2015
There were many different facets to the job, ranging from administrative tasks to interpersonal skills between coworkers and residents. Besides the day to day tasks of filling out reports and talking with residents, there were also monthly and weekly meetings that were conducted in order to review training materials and prepare for upcoming events.
Worked with a great group of people!
Sometimes the work was not spread out as well as it could have been.
Great environment to teach college players about the game of golf and educating them to individually improve their game. Most days consisted of 2-3 hour practices with weekend meets from August until October, and February until May.
Technical Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Northfield, MN – July 5, 2013
My time there was spent working with the science departments, helping them with any IT hardware or software they might need, and working with them on their projects. When not doing that, I was improving the infrastructure of our servers, working with MS Active Directory changing group policies, creating and modifying user accounts, and making sure everything ran smoothly. I also worked with my coworkers on IT projects around campus. Management was professional and enjoyably casual, focusing on how we can better help our departments. I was able to mesh with most of my coworkers immediately, making my job and life much easier. The coworkers I didn't get along with were either avoided or worked with as efficiently as possible. The hardest part was trying to prove my abilities to our senior staff, as they were very set in any assumptions they made. The most enjoyable was working with professors and researchers as I was able to help them do their work while learning about their research.
I was able to spend time expanding my skills, pay was nice, environment was very enjoyable.
Some office politics that resulted in my not jumping at an opportunity to stay at my position.