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Monroe College Reviews

Updated January 4, 2015
Updated January 4, 2015
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monroe College

    Pros

    Student oriented and great work culture, family oriented.

    Cons

    Don't have any that I'm aware of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Adjunct

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monroe College

    Pros

    Pleasant people who understand student needs.

    Cons

    Most students treat classroom as if it is still high school.

  3.  

    Student centered at all costs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisor in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Advisor in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at Monroe College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salaries are slightly above basic depending on employment level, a little bit of flexibility with work schedules

    Cons

    Promotions in name only or among a select few individuals, too many micro-managers, obvious power struggles amongst upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the worth of, and talent within, your employees and pay all accordingly; stop enabling students in an effort to build a false sense of loyalty

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Would not work here unless you are related to the the "Family"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in New Rochelle, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New Rochelle, NY

    I worked at Monroe College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, somewhat more pay than other schools, get out early on Fridays

    Cons

    They work you like an animal, no work life balance, it is a money making machine and staff is not there for the students, students are violent and dangerous, high staff turnover,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at how you treat people and they way you speak to others. This is what perpetuates the culture. Why are your staff always leaving?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Lie To Me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at Monroe College full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The students are really what motivate you to do what is best for them. They have so much potential. Vacation encouraged. Won't get fired as long as you do "what you have to do."

    Cons

    No real growth, measly 3-4% merit raise annually, the people, managers, directors are all so fake, they only care about money not the students, bring in as many students as possible, NO WORK LIFE BALANCE! Late nights early mornings mandatory Saturday and after events you still stay and WORK LIKE SLAVE! Eye balling you if you leave just after 5, intimidation and scare tactics is the management style, idiots, this is not a place of higher ed, they forget its a college, function like a business..and the beat goes on and on and on!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the students a proper union and lounge... especially in the BRONX...they have practically no where to relax. No professional development available outside the "college", the support for students is nice but geez...this place is horrid. And the pay seems decent at first but they will OVER WORK THE CRAP OUTTA YA.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Its a decent college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Monroe College as an intern

    Pros

    Get a better understanding of the institution

    Cons

    Internships do not pay at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Good place to get work experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monroe College full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you are a recent college grad, this is a great place to start. A lot of opportunities to learn and grow. Very generous to students and puts them first at all times.

    Cons

    Can be somewhat of a monopoly sometimes, hard to move and grow for some people. Salary could be better, and we had to work long hours and weekends without being compensated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your staff and find out what their needs are, not what you think is right for them. People would stay longer and give a lot more if they believed they were valued and appreciated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good for Short Term Employment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monroe College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good, there are some great people at the college

    Cons

    Management micro manage a lot, they are not concerned about the well being of their students, they are just about numbers and getting money. They recruit a lot in the Caribbean, tell a bunch of lies to get the students to their school, then treat them terribly once they get to the US.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more concerned about your students well being

  10.  

    The environment is student-centered and employee friendly.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at Monroe College full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Faculty and staff are committed to student success and will go out of their way to provide assistance. Great team spirit among staff. Management is approachable and open to new ideas.

    Cons

    The college is progressive and sincerely tries to provide a high quality education for students and a good environment for staff. I have not experienced any cons yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More time needs to be spent on employee training to increase student enrollment and better inform students of the resources and opportunities available at the college.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    An innovative college with a strong student focus

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Director
    Current Employee - Admissions Director

    I have been working at Monroe College full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Monroe is an innovative college with an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to results. Staff and faculty are required to be student focused. Both staff and faculty are very loyal with many people exceeding twenty years of experience at the college.New employees are asked to make contributions immediately and everyone is constantly asked to provide new ideas to improve student success. Many opportunities exist for staff to move up through the organization. Senior management is appreciative of staff efforts and shows it through pie give aways at thanskgiving, holiday party and some bonus vacation days. My favorite benefit at Monroe is that the college closes at 2:00 on Fridays.

    Cons

    Higher education is undergoing many changes at the moment and there continues to be a lot of pressure to make sure students retain, graduate and are employed after graduating. Monroe starts students 3 times a year and students take classes 11 months a year so there are no "quiet" times of the year like at traditional colleges. As part of the student centric culture, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend extra curricular student events like President & Deans List parties, graduation galas and sporting events, many of which are held in the evening or on weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to innovate to meet the new demands of government regulations and the student body that we serve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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