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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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    My experience has been horrible.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Beautiful Campus. Facilities are clean. Close to NYC.

    Cons

    Tenured professors are abusive and are abusive to not only other faculty and staff but also students. Staff and junior faculty are overworked and treated with disrespect. This is not a Christian atmosphere. They will let new and longtime employees go at the drop of a hat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking that putting up crosses in the classrooms makes you Catholic. If you want to be Christian start having some compassion for people. And get rid of the tenure process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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