Marist College
3.7 of 5 20 reviews
www.marist.edu Poughkeepsie, NY 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Mar 25, 2014

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Dennis J. Murray

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A constant reminder of why I chose this school.

Admissions Office Assistant (Current Employee)
Poughkeepsie, NY

I have been working at Marist College part-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe people are a team, and everyone is friendly. There are so many opportunities to try something new. The college runs on the hard work of us students.

ConsThere is very little room for raises in pay. I understand that other costs take preference, but there is some disparity in what students in certain positions are paid.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great college, great experience

Help Desk Level II (Current Employee)
Poughkeepsie, NY

I have been working at Marist College part-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat supervisors, someone is always there to help.

ConsNo raises in work study.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Wonderful place to work!

Admissions Office Assistant (Former Employee)
Poughkeepsie, NY

I worked at Marist College part-time for more than a year

ProsWorking at Marist proved to be the most beneficial thing I could have done in my career! The people (in all departments across campus) are great. It really feels communal. Big pro, there are always career advancement opportunities and they look within to promote.

ConsI can't say I have a con as far as having an office job at Marist. I will say at times communication between departments can get a bit "hazy" but what do you expect from a college. And although I didn't work as a teacher I know some people who were unhappy with the teaching department.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good but not great

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Marist College part-time for more than a year

ProsAbility to take classes for free, very laid back work environment, nice people, helpful, great community and campus.

ConsSlow processing, many departments have many hiccups and errors in paystubs, registration, etc. Low salary, low recognition for good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Terrible pay, but nice location and great students.

Adjunct Lecturer (Former Employee)
Poughkeepsie, NY

I worked at Marist College as a contractor for more than a year

ProsSmart students
Pretty and safe campus
Moderately well-equipped clasrooms

Cons"Entitled" students (my dog ate my homework but you'll take it right?)
Very low pay per class - quite a bit lower than all local community colleges

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your adjuncts more money. The students are paying an arm and a leg in tuition... compensate your instructors accordingly.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Phone Interviewer (Former Employee)
Poughkeepsie, NY

I worked at Marist College part-time for less than a year

ProsThe only pro about working there is that it is on Marist campus.

ConsYou get paid minimum wage, the shifts are way too long, it is extremely boring and tedious

Advice to Senior ManagementShorter shifts

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Place for Development and Growth

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Marist College

ProsMarist is a great place to work when looking to develop or grow your career. There are plenty of opportunities for you to take advantage of: free tuition, open gym and fitness classes, local discounts, and great benefits, just to name a few.

ConsThere are few cons to working at Marist. The community of Marist was stronger ten years ago than it is today and would like to see Marist head back to their core values of the "Marist family."

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Steer clear of TV/film/media arts for a few years

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Marist College full-time

ProsFaculty at least have a lot of autonomy. There is little oversight

ConsIf you are applying for a TV/film/media arts/digital position in Communications, just know that there is a reason there are so many positions open. Lots of old bad blood, manipulation by the administration, personal attacks in faculty meetings, lack of direction for the new MediaArts program
Like so many schools these days this one runs on adjunct labor. The dean takes little interest in supporting faculty growth

Advice to Senior ManagementAbundant and clear communication with faculty is a more effective way of managing squabbles than a series of sudden and unexpected executive decrees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great

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I worked at Marist College part-time

ProsProfessional experience, in an educational environment.

ConsA lot of work, and very low pay.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Harvard on the Hudson wannabe

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Poughkeepsie, NY

I worked at Marist College full-time for more than 8 years

Prosnice view, good focus on education by select departments, free education to employees and families, good health benes.

Conslow pay, no room for advancement, poor managers, union issues

Advice to Senior ManagementStop trading off a decrease in the "Marist Culture" in an attempt to be something your not (i.e. Vassar). And stop investing millions in quasi-facist, characterless stone monolith buildings, in an attempt to be the next West Point - create your own style.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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