Ithaca College

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Ithaca College Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
33 Reviews
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33 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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 for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Completely wonderful, irreplaceable experience.

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    Current Employee - Tom  in  Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Tom in Ithaca, NY

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

    Pros

    Hands on, practical, enjoyable, good company.

    Cons

    Not much credit, but enjoyable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Job at IC

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at Ithaca College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment and people to work with

    Cons

    Not much new things to do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Decent Employment experience

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    Current Employee - Event Planner  in  Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Event Planner in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at Ithaca College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    mobility to do what you want, occasionally funds

    Cons

    non flexible hours, lots of movement from upper management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Hands on teaching, provides further learning.

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

    I worked at Ithaca College

    Pros

    You actively participate in becoming a professional in your field.

    Cons

    Pay is not noteworthy and not many hours to be had.

  10.  

    Good!

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    Current Employee - Student Employee  in  Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Student Employee in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at Ithaca College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Supervisor is flexible, understanding. Always willing to set time aside to help me grow, both as a person and an employee.

    Cons

    Hardly work any hours, then again I'm busy with school work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More meaningful job opportunities, with planning in the department would be nice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place

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

    I have been working at Ithaca College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Care about employees
    Lots of incentive programs
    Family day for employees
    Great benefits
    Management support through out the college

    Cons

    Cold in ithaca
    Parking is an issue
    Not enough dining options in the area
    Campus is a little dis jointed

    Approves of CEO

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