SUNY Oswego

  www.oswego.edu
  www.oswego.edu
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Awesome Work Study Opportunities.

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Computer Lab Monitor in Oswego, NY
Former Employee - Computer Lab Monitor in Oswego, NY

I worked at SUNY Oswego

Pros

Hours are great.
Allows you to meet new people on campus.
Watch movies, listen to music, or do your course work during your shift(s).
Salary isn't that bad either.

Cons

Some of the students are pretty annoying and don't exactly respect you as the monitor of the lab. This is especially obnoxious when you are staying over your shift so someone else can complete work. People never sign in... If it's too difficult for you to simply put your name on a piece of paper at this time in your life, then you have a long way to go my friend.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure that all the employees are doing their fair share of work in regards to cleaning and lab care. It really isn't that hard of a job to do, you spray.... then you wipe.

Recommends
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    SUNY Oswego - A Diamond in the Rough

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    Current Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Oswego, NY
    Current Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Oswego, NY

    I have been working at SUNY Oswego

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to make substantial and positive contributions to the institution. The campus is growing both in student population and facilities. About $300 million will be invested in new facilities and facilities refurbishment over the next several years. This will help establish the university as a truly world class institution. There are some exciting opportunities available to creative and enthusiastic individuals who wish to have a positive impact on the education of young people.

    Cons

    It is a little isolated from main stream culture and significant services. The weather in the winter can be a little difficult to handle. There is still a strong "old school" culture among many of the faculty and staff who have dedicated their careers to the university. Often this can be an asset, but it can also be a barrier to progress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open and transparent with decision-making and communication.

    Recommends
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    Used and Abused Deadend Position in Deadend Town

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SUNY Oswego full-time

    Pros

    There's some great people working at SUNY Oswego but all the young talent comes, assesses the situation, does their time then goes to better colleges and universities running quietly screaming leaving the old guard and old timers, the clueless, the bungling, those who couldn't make it anywhere else, those who champion mediocrity.

    Cons

    Old guard who are out-of-touch with the fact it's 2012 (time of this writing) and how to teach, grow, and learn an organization in modern times and how to make higher education something of value, not a "this is how we've done it, forever" mentality. It may not help the college is in a nomansland part of the state in a dead rustbelt town where it's cold seven or more months of the year and they get on average 180 inches of snow, nobody with a clue really wants to live there, it's brutal, it's more hospitable in Siberia which may explain why only the deranged and shriveled, dead-inside types stay riding the ship into the lake and the talented and bright set sail to warmer, smoother waters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better. Allow for more freedoms of thought. It's not 1980s management any more, study the west coast management style, apply it. Also fire all the deadweight, rid yourself of the antiquated faculty tenure, you could hire three VERY competent young professors for what you pay one lazy ill-equiped to teach in the 2000 professor out of touch with reality teaching and your students, you do education a complete disservice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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