Mount Saint Mary College

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

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  • Career Opportunities
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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    Disorganized school where a lot of things fall through the cracks.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mount Saint Mary College

    Pros

    Easy job, nice people. The campus is beautiful and there seem to be a lot of opportunities for growth. Much of the higher administration is on the verge of retirement, so lots of opportunities come up often.

    Cons

    The higher-ups let their titles go to their heads. A lot of waste, which is reflected in high tuition costs. Amenities such as parking, coffee, food, etc, are hard to come by.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not What it Appears

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newburgh, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newburgh, NY

    I worked at Mount Saint Mary College full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Local job that offers decent pay (not great) and benefits. Has an average vacation and time-off policy and can take classes for reduced tuition after one year. If you are lazy and someone who doesn't do a good job this is a great place since everyone gets the same pay increase each year regardless of how you perform.

    Cons

    The college has double standards and you will find a couple departments working like crazy while others have nothing to do and lots of staff sitting around surfing the Internet. In addition, most of the staff are students who graduated from the college and never had any other work experience so they are not very good at what they do especially those who rise to the ranks of management. Also the classes are very dated and the professors are not open to upgrading programs (they would need to learn something new). The goal for students who attend college is to obtain employment once they graduate an in order to do this they need to have current skills that are recognized in their industry not stuff from the 1990.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at the staff and open your eyes and you will see there are some real issues within the college. Even though I graduated from MSMC and worked in the private sector for 20 years I cannot recommend this college to anyone...simply not the best education money can buy in the area.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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