Hunter College

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Hunter College Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
39 Reviews
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  1.  

    Working at hunter as a computer science tutor

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    Current Employee - College Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - College Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hunter College part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fulfilling work
    not too strenuous, except around finals and midterms time
    the tax is small on pay because your working for the state

    Cons

    it can be hard devoting a lot of time during finals week, helping others while also gearing up to take my own exams
    some of the students can be very quick to blame a tutor for their lack of understanding.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Comfortable part-time work

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    Current Employee - Program Assistant (College Assistant) in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Program Assistant (College Assistant) in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hunter College

    Pros

    Program Assistant to two professors who are each Program Coordinators. Slow pace most of the time, the two professors I assist are both lovely and since I am a graduate from one of the programs and the subject area is closely related to the other, the work is familiar and everyone feels like family. Easy schedule; only work when one has office hours twice a week, and the other lets me work from home. Very good gig to keep me relevant until I am ready for full-time work again. I was told in interview since I have a Masters degree, my hourly rate would be higher than if I did not, so that's nice.

    Cons

    Paychecks are 1 month behind schedule, so it's a long wait at first, and multiple errors on HR's part has meant I rarely get a correct paycheck. Took months to get a staff ID because of people forgetting to take necessary steps, and HR people can be rude regardless of how polite you are/how much you smile and say thank you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No point to give advice since this is a giant bureaucratic machine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Wonderful school to work for, as is the entire CUNY system.

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in New York, NY

    I worked at Hunter College part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Students learn in an environment of free thinking and ideas that are embraced by the faculty AND upper administration, forming a collaboration that creates an atmosphere of superior education, where the students come first; Politics never interfere with this -- only embrace it.

    Cons

    Some of the students are housed far from the main campus, which makes it hard for them to get to campus, especially with MTA changes, etc., even if these students leave with due time to get to campus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Those students who are housed far from the campus, even if it's for any financial reason, need a way to be brought closer to campus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Hunter College part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot for experience. Looks good on resume, very convention location

    Cons

    No growth, no promotion incentive

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Everyone is nice and attentive

    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hunter College as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great transportation access!! The buildings are connected with the subway station. busses from upper east, upper west, and midtown. Even the buildings are connected to each other with bridges. I don't get wet even though it rains like cats and dogs.
    Relatively fast and responsive in bureaucracy and paper work.
    Hunter College is very strict at their security system, and at the same time, very quick and issuing security card to their workers/assistants/visitors.
    I feel safe and protected at work.
    Not only me, also overall impression of workers here are satisfied with their job.
    + it's very convenient to have cafeteria in the middle building

    Cons

    Some laboratories and offices facing north wouldn't get sunlight at all, so it's pretty shilling all the time.
    In summer, I can't turn off the AC and in winter, I had no extra heater or something that could heat up the room. So I had to leave the door opened sometimes.
    But again, it's only for the offices facing north, so it would depend on where you work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very convenient, and engages communication & organizational skills.

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hunter College (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff, load of work is very light. There are a lot of benefits as well. I have access to a lot of resources and also my fellow co-workers are very helpful

    Cons

    Not really any cons I can think of. There is no problem that I have, nor is there any issues with the job.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Adjunct Instrutor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hunter College

    Pros

    Students work hard and the area is nice

    Cons

    pay low and school doesnt want to hire full time positions

  9.  

    adjunct prof at hunter college

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hunter College part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great students diverse student body wonderful faculty

    Cons

    facilities, pay, cant make a living doing this

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more full time positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    CUNY Administrative Assistant

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    Current Employee - CUNY Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - CUNY Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hunter College full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Position offers permanency, work life balance, tuition waiver, and union protection.

    Cons

    Salary and opportunity for advancement very low. The only way to advance to high positions is by knowing the right people. The demands of the job are very high for the low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer better opportunities for advancement, merit based salary raises, and job related training to workers. Understand to recognize when the moral of your employees is low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Very educational environment

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    Former Employee - Administration in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administration in New York, NY

    I worked at Hunter College full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I loved to work for the continuing education department. Good benefit.

    Cons

    There was not much coordinating between the manager and employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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