Monroe College Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Academic Mentor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monroe College part-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The staff and Faculty are very helpful. No pressure on choosing what time you want to start work at. However, if you decide to start at 9am, then please be there.

    Cons

    There aren't really any cons. atleast not from my point of view.

    Advice to Management

    Some more incentives to students and mentors.


  2. adjunct instructor

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

    I have been working at Monroe College part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    free reign to develop your courses (for the most part - some intro classes have departmental final exams - make sure you get a copy of it so you're teaching what's on it!)

    Cons

    you have to pay for your own parking, even though you're paid so little!


  3. Adjunct

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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.


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  5. Student centered at all costs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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


  6. Great

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

    I have been working at Monroe College

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

    Pros

    Student oriented and great work culture, family oriented.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    N/a


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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?


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    Lie To Me

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Good place to get work experience

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

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Good for Short Term Employment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Management

    Be more concerned about your students well being


  11. The environment is student-centered and employee friendly.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.



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