Excelsior College Reviews

Updated August 11, 2015
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  1. Great benefits

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people, important mission, excellent benefits, lots of growth opportunity

    Cons

    competitive atmosphere among departments and inconsistent policies within schools


  2. Excelsior College

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    Former Employee - Web Content Editor in Troy, NY
    Former Employee - Web Content Editor in Troy, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Excelsior College (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent staff and team cooperation

    Cons

    Executives are out of touch with staff and students

    Advice to Management

    More attention and appreciation of staff and students


  3. Satisfactory

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Travel; student population; time-off policy; other than that it was simply a steady job where nothing stands out.

    Cons

    A bit of bureaucracy but that is too be expected anywhere; you'll never get rich in the academic field.

    Advice to Management

    I am not a management type so I have nothing to offer.


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  5. na

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The Pay was good and I liked my coworkers

    Cons

    Not enough staff to accomplish job and Not enough training for staff on new tools


  6. Helpful (1)

    . . . just another "Wal-Mart" of higher ed

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Excelsior College as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    yes, some intelligent, upstanding instructors and leaders. . .

    Cons

    *nursing department = unethical testing practices = produces substandard nurses adjunct faculty = retirees since few (if any) full time instructors

    Advice to Management

    New Policy: Hire full time instructors; use adjuncts sparingly. Be more aware of the nursing department's testing practices. Be a Leader!


  7. Helpful (2)

    Excellent attention to faculty

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Adjunct Instructor - Online in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Contractor - Adjunct Instructor - Online in Murfreesboro, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Excelsior College as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Adjunct faculty get lots of respect. Courses are well designed and implemented, leaving faculty with enough time to do their core jobs of assessing and interacting with students. Pay is decent and well structured. This is a very scrupulous company.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's hard to interact with fellow adjuncts as professional development activities often come during the normal work days, when many of us are working other jobs (as Excelsior expects us to do)

    Advice to Management

    Improve professional development times


  8. okay I worked at Excelsior

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Excelsior College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    people, my coworkers were amazing

    Cons

    people, senior management especially were the worst

    Advice to Management

    learn your employees. everyone is facing some type of challenge but if they are productive, you should give them the benefit of the doubt


  9. Helpful (1)

    Admissions Counselor

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Excelsior College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues and management in this unit are amazing, extremely personable down to earth and professional. Great Benefits- Healthcare, dental, Retirement- generous contribution from the college, tuition reimbursement for employees and their families, gym reimbursement, Verizon discount, extremely generous PTO, all paid holidays off, EIB, and other perks. Also, a lot of free training from IT unit.

    Cons

    I think depends on the type of person, you are tied to your desk and phones since this is a distance learning institution, phone volume can increase during busy months, but it's manageable plus it's good for business and job security.

    Advice to Management

    Within the Admissions Office, the communication is ideal. Everyone is open to suggestions and new ideas are encouraged. Supervisors are hardworking dedicated, fair and considerate. I think there could be better communication among other units in the college as a whole.


  10. Best College!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Excelsior College part-time

    Pros

    very nice pay and atmosphere

    Cons

    there are no cons at Excelsior!



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