College of Staten Island Reviews

Updated April 4, 2015
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  1. Great Place to work!

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    Current Employee - Intake Coordinator in Staten Island, NY
    Current Employee - Intake Coordinator in Staten Island, NY

    I have been working at College of Staten Island part-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, location, quality of life, quality of workload, supervisors, flexibility

    Cons

    parking, especially for faculty and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the parking prices for faculty and staff

  2. Adjunct Lecturer position in CUNY system is terrible. It takes advantage of educated and driven workers.

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

    I worked at College of Staten Island as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty campus with access to the network you get on any campus. Since it is so far to get to, it does allow for more openings than the other CUNY campuses.

    Cons

    No guidance, no security, no resources, low wages. Public transportation to get there is a nightmare, so unless you have a car, your commute is going to be terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Increase wages and fix the adjunct system in general. Provide some sort of mentorship program to new lecturers, so they do not come into employment blind.

  3. A relatively easy job, but very little pay, and even worse bureaucracy.

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    Former Employee - Biology Tutor in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Biology Tutor in Staten Island, NY

    I worked at College of Staten Island

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling times, sometimes you have easy cases. It's a decent enough job if you have time between classes.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have 5 students at once, and you're only an undergrad so it's tough to balance.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to actually manage, and not just "lose" timesheets all the time

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  5. Chemistry department was a wonderful place to work.

    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Staten Island, NY

    I worked at College of Staten Island part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There was freedom to work independently, yet help was always available if needed.

    Cons

    Departments constantly under revision. Full time employment is very difficult to obtain.

  6. Note taker

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at College of Staten Island

    Pros

    - Get to help students who with physical and mental disabilities
    - Get to sit in on classes outside of major
    - Rewarding when the students tell you, your notes helped them a lot

    Cons

    - Students are very reliable on notes so it comes with a lot of pressure

  7. Helpful (1)

    Overworked and underpaid

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    Former Employee - Career Counselor
    Former Employee - Career Counselor

    I worked at College of Staten Island

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    3-4 weeks paid vacation time each year, 15-20 sick days a year.

    Cons

    Difficult place to work, since the skill level of the students is very low, but expectations of the administration and faculty are unrealistically high. Starting salaries are low, and they will also lowball you with their initial salary offer, so make sure that you negotiate the offer. The responsibilities of the job were much more involved than I was initially told, and what was in the written job description. They are cheap, being that the salary did not match the level of work that the position required. When offering someone a job, why not at least be honest about what the job entails – if you have to lie and sell the job, why would anyone want to keep working there?

    Some of the administrators who work there are grumpy, and not very nice to their colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with job candidates.

  8. Here comes the corporate university

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at College of Staten Island full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are lucky in your immediate colleagues, congratulations. And the CUNY mission, of bringing higher education to underserved populations, is still being accomplished to some degree, which is rewarding.

    Cons

    The administration is very top down, more domination than administration. The instructional staff are told to do more with less but there always seems to be money for more administrators or a dean's special project. When violations of governance happen, started by the trustees (who are not educators themselves at all) the administration knuckles under without a fight, and communicates is disregard for the faculty in every imaginable way.

    Advice to Management

    Read the mission statement. Read the governance plan. Stop being bullies.

  9. 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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.

  10. 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 (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. 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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big campus and good diversity of students.

    Cons

    Hallway politics and staff that is never accountable.

    Advice to Management

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

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