College of Staten Island

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College of Staten Island Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
10 Reviews
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10 Reviews
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  1.  

    challenging and a great learing experience

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    Current Employee - College Assistant  in  Staten Island, NY
    Current Employee - College Assistant in Staten Island, NY

    I have been working at College of Staten Island part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    My work is very rewarding and knowing that I helped the College in a possitive way and helping the students create a schedlue.

    Cons

    Creating courses so that students can complete their accademic career on time in order to graduate. Helping departments map out their course so that it will be productive to faculty and students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to listen to your staff since they are the people who are communicating with the students. Your employees are the people who hear the complaints, concerns and and any other suggestions that we as upper management/supervisiors might not have thought of or did not consider.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good place to start

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    Current Employee - College Assistant  in  Staten Island, NY
    Current Employee - College Assistant in Staten Island, NY

    I have been working at College of Staten Island part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    u will get good experience as a student as an IT tech, lot of people got good jobs after this job reference.

    Cons

    lot of repeated stuff to do, work is alot sometimes and this job is only good after graduation if you land a full time position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Wasted potential.

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    Former Employee - Counselor  in  Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Counselor in Staten Island, NY

    I worked at College of Staten Island part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Big campus and good diversity of students.

    Cons

    Hallway politics and staff that is never accountable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold your departments to standards of best practices that are bench marked not what the staff tells you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    avoid unless desperate

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in New York, NY

    I have been working at College of Staten Island full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -pay and benefits. Used to be campus space too, until they tore all the trees down. Place could be beautiful if they invested more in talented landscapers.

    Cons

    -upper admin like "old gentleman's club"
    -custodial staff do a terrible job and do not care about their jobs
    -internal politics are insane to navigate for tenure
    -insane workload
    -way to get ahead is by using those underneath you -gives new meaning to survival of the fittest. Would absolutely never adjunct here, they are treated horribly. Makes me sick when they work so hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    staff/faculty needs to be more diverse, I say this and I am Caucasian. The embedded social mores here are terrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beware of the adjunct trap! (This isn't unique to CSI) You will never be hired full time by the institution.

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Lecturer  in  Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in Staten Island, NY

    I worked at College of Staten Island part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, great colleagues, interesting students.

    Cons

    Like most colleges in the US, CSI is employing a deeply disenfranchised adjunct labor force, with little regard for the true needs of the student population.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the needs and unique qualities of your students and build the faculty and resources around those needs, not around your dreams for the kind of institution you want to work at. Address the adjunct situation as the true economic crisis it is. You can be a leader in building a just system!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good part-time, get you through college kind of job

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    Former Employee - College Assistant
    Former Employee - College Assistant

    I worked at College of Staten Island part-time

    Pros

    work load was easy. too easy, almost mind numbing. employees were all unionized, even part-timers so holidays and benefits were great.

    Cons

    everyone is basically ancient with limited technical abilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire new, fresh staff. challenge the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent college

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Staten Island, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Staten Island, NY

    I have been working at College of Staten Island part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People is nice, campus is beautiful

    Cons

    A little bit Far from NYC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    satisfactory

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Staten Island, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Staten Island, NY

    I have been working at College of Staten Island

    Pros

    It's a good work environment.

    Cons

    I'm not satisfied with management.

    Recommends
  10.  

    My experience was positive, but not so for my co-workers.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at College of Staten Island

    Pros

    It is great to work with students.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy is very tedious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher management should show some real respect and consideration to the ideas of staff and professors.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Relatively Easy

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    Current Employee - Career Counselor
    Current Employee - Career Counselor

    I have been working at College of Staten Island

    Pros

    easy and casual work environment. friendly staff, beautiful campus. pleasant and easy place to work. Makes life easier. convenient location.

    Cons

    lately, a lot of lay-offs. not many opportunities for promotions. Salary is not as high compared to surrounding colleges/ universities

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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