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Richard T. Jurasek
I worked at Medaille College
Pros – Medaille has excellent pay and benefits for a private school. They are investing in the campus to improve facilities for both faculty, staff, and students alike.
Cons – It is a small work environment, so if you do not like a coworker, you might have to deal with them on a close basis daily.
Advice to Senior Management – Do a better job of evaluating faculty and staff. One person who is not pulling their weight or has an unpleasent disposition can tarnish the image as a whole
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2010-02-03 11:03 PST
I worked at Medaille College
Pros – Many of the middle and lower level employees are friendly, eager, talented and skilled. The benefits package is generous - the health insurance is a good plan with reason premiums, the vacation/sick and personal day allowances are more than generous.
Cons – There are unfortunately many more reasons against working at this tiny, fourth tier college than in favor. The school pays low salaries at the 10-25th percentiles of the area range. The president of the school is incapable or unwilling to clear the dead weight out of the upper level management, especially from the leadership of the graduate school which suffers from broad incompetence, Machiavellian supervisory style and complete lack of direction. Several severely underperforming vice presidents should have been let go years ago, but utter lack of foresight, understanding or acceptance of this fact has led to a precipitous decline in enrollment, destruction of employee morale and a miserable financial standing. There are few in high level positions at the school who see the very obvious reasons for the extraordinary difficulties the school faces or who are willing to follow through on the very obvious steps that need to be taken to create a solvent, successful and enjoyable place to learn and work. Right now many very intelligent, talented and friendly staff are desperately trying to leave or have already left. I could never recommend to anyone that they consider working here.
Advice to Senior Management – Allow the school to be what it is - a small liberal arts school. Close the Rochester campus, ditch the doctoral program, right-size the number of programs - undergraduate and graduate - offered. Listen to the staff at middle levels who have incredible ideas and who know very well what they are doing. Stop trying to be an academy or Center of Excellence - leave that to the Ivies and UB. The Board should elect a new president or the president should make the decisions that are vitally necessary with regard to high level leadership.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2012-04-02 17:02 PDT
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