Ithaca College Reviews

Updated February 3, 2015
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  1. Love everyone and the Ithaca College community

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    Former Employee - Basketball Manager in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Basketball Manager in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at Ithaca College

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working here has been the best. I love the people and the students there. If you work hard, your time will pay off.

    Cons

    The weather is brutal but if that doesn't bother you, than you are fine.
    A lot of hills!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

  2. Parkie TA

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at Ithaca College part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I got to hang out with my favorite professor.
    I was able to pay my utilities bill at the end of the month
    Sometimes I blew my earnings on Wegmans peanut butter (that stuff is the greatest)

    Cons

    Early morning class made for early work hours
    The pay is terrible, and no overtime
    The time sheet system, really, the worst.

  3. Instructor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ithaca College

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, staff, and faculty

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

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  5. Student Job, Expected Pay

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at Ithaca College

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed working as a teaching assistant. If you want to do this, it has to be for your love of the subject, not for the pay. It was enjoyable to teach people. I lead drill sessions for a foreign language and enjoyed watching the intro students grow. You get paid for 3 hours but you rarely spend that much time preparing.

    Cons

    Little hours. 3 hours per TA session. Minimum wage, but that is expected with such an easy job.

  6. Great place, great people.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ithaca College

    Pros

    Great location, and awesome outdoor activities.

    Cons

    Make you pay for all amenities.

  7. Unsure future at IC

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at Ithaca College full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are individuals here who stand out in their mission toward students. They are a delight to work with.

    Research requirements for an academic institution of this size are reasonable.

    Investment in professional development.

    Cons

    Educating students at this school is challenging. The majority want something easy that they don't have to work for (but they want to feel like they learned something). Current policies do hold students accountable. Teaching felt like a grind.

    Average compensation for all faculty may be comparable to sister institutions, but it is well below average for Assistant Professors.

    Expectations were often unclear and not communicated until the final review from both students and faculty.

    Future policies seem predicated on shrinking student markets, which means accepting students who are less prepared. It also means squeezing more out of faculty with less resources.

    Advice to Management

    Policies about advancement, workflow, expectations need to be spelled out.

    There needs to be more consistency in resources and cooperation between departments/schools.

    There is a great deal of waste at the school driving up tuition and holding down salaries of employees.

    Support for upholding faculty policies.

  8. Ithaca College for Life

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    Current Employee - Database and Applications Administrator in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Database and Applications Administrator in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at Ithaca College full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture. Truly refreshing place to be. Fantastic educational opportunities and benefits.

    Cons

    Salary is low for industry. Technology initiatives have not kept pace with the times.

    Advice to Management

    Support change to keep organization current with industry. However, do this at a healthy pace. Change has been slow or nonexistent in some respects, but it would be inadvisable to rush into things headlong and beyond the ability of the organizations to keep up.

  9. Great benefits, low pay.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at Ithaca College full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, specifically paid time off are excellent.

    Cons

    Wage compensation is lacking. Upper management is overly compensated, while those at a lower level are often overlooked for increases.

    Advice to Management

    Examine wage compensation and work atmosphere. Employee satisfaction does not appear to be a priority.

  10. Not bad for staff or students, not good for faculty members

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at Ithaca College full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ithaca College provides excellent benefits (though the value decreases each year), free parking, and a stimulating academic environment.

    Cons

    -Salaries are low because "everyone wants a job in Ithaca."
    -Administrators are closed-minded and decisions are increasingly made without genuine faculty or staff input.
    -Students are promised the moon to enroll at Ithaca College, so a large proportion (though not all) are bratty and entitled.
    -Too many professors are working way past the time they should have retired. Classes are recycled for years.
    -Little innovation or friendliness among professors; I've never worked before with such a selfish group of people.
    -Frequent turnover of Provost-level employees.
    -Travel funds and adjunct/overload pay has not changed in at least seven years.
    -Tenure process unclear, unfair, and arbitrary.

    Advice to Management

    Ithaca College seems committed to using business principles in its administrative decision-making. That's fine, but there is more to business than Finance. True business decision making involves good leadership, and that is missing in spades.

  11. Amazing

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    Former Employee - PPECS Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - PPECS Employee in Ithaca, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good student employment, good networking with professors, lots of opportunities for hands-on experience as a student employee. Enjoyed working with my peers, learning things I couldn't have learned from just being a student, and gaining a wider perspective of the world.

    Cons

    Tuition is high for student employees, have heard whispers about how associate/adjunct professors are treated.

    Advice to Management

    For the park school, find a way to stop playing the equipment arms race and invest in teachers.

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