Emerson College

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Good positions for humanities-oriented people

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Former Employee - Instructional Designer  in  Boston, MA
Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Boston, MA

Pros

An on-the-rise school that's attracting smart faculty, staff and students. The facilities are fantastic, the equipment is all top-notch, and there's a real desire on the part of almost everyone to do good work. A realistic approach toward learning is also excellent -- this isn't a research institution; it's a place where people learn how to get stuff done.

Cons

Nothing beyond the same issues you encounter at any higher-ed position. It's not a utopia, but it's certainly not bad either.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Carefully connect the "asked-for" job requirements with the skill level of applicants.

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    Read the contract and do not take verbal agreements

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    The Students ara amazing, as are the professors. It's in the heart of Boston and amazing as a service provider. the mission of the school is great.

    Cons

    The administration of the school tends to be patronizing. There is too much burocracy and there are things that arent coverd in the contracts that the staff has to do. There is little room for growing and especially part time employees get little or no benefits, but they have the same amount of responsability as full time staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what is best for the staff, not what is best for yourself. Make their life easy and they will make your life easy. Promote from within.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Amazing Faculty; Lousy Administration

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    Former Employee - Staff Assistant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Because of their tuition remission for full-time employees, getting a degree while working full-time and without going into debt is feasible. The location right next to Boston Common is wonderful. The faculty is amazing and dedicated to the students despite working under an incompetent administration and a union-busting president.

    Cons

    Within the upper administration, there are power struggles that seem to blind the administrators to the fact that they are ultimate serving the students. At the level that is one tier down from the top administrators, there is virtually no oversight whatsoever. Without oversight, support staff are essentially working in a dictatorship with no recourse and under managers who only do enough not to get fired and simply try to justify the existence of their position without actually accomplishing anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revisit the mission of each office and reassess whether each office is run by someone who is competent and cares about the students. Also, take a closer look at the distribution of funds and staff. While recruiting is important, it is an abomination the disproportionate amount of funds and manpower given to enrollment-related offices vs. to student-affairs offices and undergraduate offices vs. graduate offices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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