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Small College Could be a Great Place to Work

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Current Employee - Instructional Designer  in  Newburgh, NY
Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Newburgh, NY

I have been working at Mount Saint Mary College

Pros

Small college makes it easy to feel like a part of the family
Great people and community
Some great perks, like lunchtime yoga classes
Close to major highways
Great views of the mountains

Cons

High levels of turnover
Unclear expectations can make it difficult to complete job requirements

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I think that any time management trusts its workers and gives them the freedom to do their job in the best way that they know how that is when the best solutions and work will emerge.

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    If you're oblivious then this place is great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mount Saint Mary College full-time

    Pros

    Very nice staff in general.
    Good but not fabulous benefits.
    Very very good work/life balance.
    Beautiful campus

    Cons

    The administration is terrible and have no idea what anyone is really doing. There is no real sense of communication, or clarity. Certain offices border on unethical practices and in general best practice is ignored across the board. Decisions that impact the faculty and staff college wide are made without consultation of the main players and then policies are enacted with no regard for their impact. The pay is bad and no matter what you do above and beyond your position there is no increase. This is a culture in which hard work is not rewarded and where you will receive almost no positive validation for a job well done. Turn over is high and because staff are not under any contract, and are hired "at will" there is a constant fear of random firing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with your employees and find out what the real issues are. There are wonderful people here who are planning to leave because there is no appreciation for their dedication and skill. There needs to be an effort made at clear and concise communication rather than a top-down approach which will only result in frustration and displeasure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Abuse of workers

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor  in  Newburgh, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Newburgh, NY

    I have been working at Mount Saint Mary College full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice view of the Hudson

    Cons

    This is a very abusive culture. Most of the staff are afraid of losing their jobs after years of loyal service. Today I was hit and yelled at by a tenured faculty member. The tenured faculty do whatever they want because no one holds them accountable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't know how to fix the problems. This school just gets worse and worse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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