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Former Employee - Director  in  New Rochelle, NY
Former Employee - Director in New Rochelle, NY

I worked at Monroe College full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

They have great athletic and culinary programs. They pay a little more than other comparable schools . Great 401k benefits and health savings accounts. Fridays are half day. They offer employees the option to take their courses free of charge. A lot of country club events (required to attend) but also nice . They provide students who otherwise couldn't access higher education (because of grades, financial constraints, undocumented or illegal immigrants , and those with felony or criminal history ) the opportunity to attend college.

Cons

They overwork you, expect you to work weekends, evenings, and early mornings . Your also required to attend the mojority of sporting events (weekends and nights) along with working random weekends (with very little notice) as well as 1 late night a week until 730pm. You must be in by 830 am and they take attendance and record the exact minute you arrive (even if you worked late or weekends when not required). Upper management is threatening , intimidating, and overall unprofessional. Everything is last minute, and backwards and as a result staff is forced to undo or re-do what has to be done or a project suffers because of time constraints. No opportunity for professional development. Those who have prior experience in higher ed or student affairs find the ability to implement change so difficult. The service, educational standards, housing facilities is substandard, and not cost effective.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take the time to look at the financial impact of waiting last minute for everything. Your trying to save pennies but in the end I assure you that proper planning will pay off in the end. Look at your staff turnover and who resigned and quit- who were they ultimately reporting to? Provide more positive feedback and leadership development for staff.

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    I've gain a lot of skills

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant(Work Study)  in  Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Office Assistant(Work Study) in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at Monroe College

    Pros

    The work isn't overwhelming although we are working with hundreds of students, professors, etc.

    Cons

    As a work study employee, it is hard to advance. Usually people don't leave Monroe, so there aren't much spaces to fill if they wanted to permanently hire a work study student.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some managers who actually want to work.

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    capricious managers who admit staff is 'one big family': You had better belong to that family

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monroe College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay rate is good, although they try to keep you at less than 30 hours so they don't have to provide benefits. Many students are earnest and happy to receive good teaching, although some are just there because they got the FAFSA money--which is Monroe's main interest. Staff has to help illiterate students complete their FAFSA applications

    Cons

    Some managers are certifiable (read that as you may). For example, if you miss one day, they put their face within 4 inches of yours and say "Do you want to work here???!!!" Heard of at least two nice, well-liked (by students) teachers who were there one day and gone the next, for unknown reasons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is possible to take all of that FAFSA money and spend it on learning to keep tutors and teachers that students like, even though managers don't like--for unknown reasons. A corporate business plan doesn't have to be vicious to make money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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