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Pace University Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.2 59 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

Pace University President and Trustee Stephen J. Friedman

Stephen J. Friedman

(23 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Friendly staff, but not very professional(in 4 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, understanding management, friendly work environment(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Overall, the level of disrespect that is given to hard working employees from upper management is alarming(in 5 reviews)

  • High turnover for employees because they simply don't pay very well(in 3 reviews)

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    I have been a full-time and adjunct Associate Professor of Education for many years.

    Adj Associate Professor (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsPace U. has been an innovative, congenial and intellectually-stimulating environment. Colleagues, administrators, students and support teams, such as the Ed Media Department, the Curriculum and Instruction Technology Lab and the Library are of the highest quality. Working with these individuals is a perfect place for all involved to feel secure and to make progress in their chosen fields.

    ConsI have nothing negative to say about this institution.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe only advice is to find a way to be awarded grant money both for faculty and student research, as well as, to help young people become teachers and education leaders of the 21st century.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat working environment and dedicated bosses. Great for personal growth and leadership training for life outside of college.

    ConsThere are no cons to this job. The benefits of the position are much more than monetary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up

     

    Graduates

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey help my work spontaneously

    ConsThe efficiency can be improved

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    Poor management.

    Student Aide (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThey have great benefits and pay for my education. My direct supervisor is understanding and trustworthy.

    ConsThere is zero room for professional growth unless you have been in one position for multiple years. The managers are sneaky and abusive to the employees. They don't give credit for work done by staff. Employees are over worked and get paid very little compared to other universities. Managers claim that there is an open door policy but as soon as you come with an issue or feedback you are either shot down or written up. Staff members are frequently not properly trained on all work duties and then thrown into situations were they are bound to fail.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would advise higher people, like the provost and VP's, to really take a good look at who they are putting in charge.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great experience as a Student Aide.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTraining.
    Flexible hours.
    Great environment.
    Friendly staff members.

    ConsThe lack of ability for growth in the position.

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    Awful and only getting worse

    (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsLots of days off, flexible time off during the summer, beautiful office space

    ConsWhere to start...the Executive Management in Career Services is awful; they don't care about staff, only promote "yes" people and take advantage of hard working staff. The people that management has hired to replace former key employees are laughable. They have no real management experience or just got promoted because they don't question what's happening in the office. In one year, 22 staff members have left or gotten fired for no reason (over 50 years of experience) and this is good news according to management.

    The people who are left are desperately looking to leave or are so despondent that they just clock in and clock out. There is no real incentive for employees to give their all and students are the ones who suffer. The focus has shifted from helping students to just counting placements. Overall, the level of disrespect that is given to hard working employees from upper management is alarming. There are no real opportunities to advance, unless you want to be a "yes" person and leave your integrity at the door. Awful pay, unless you are one of the aforementioned "yes" people. They are the ones who are cashing in while entry level staff are making $5-7K less than what they would make at other universities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut your losses and leave. That department is only going from bad to worse and it's only because of Executive Management in conjunction with HR, who does nothing to investigate what is really going on in that department. You have turned what used to be a great place to work into a nightmare that nobody wants to be associated with.

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

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    Limited Room for Professional Growth

    Program Coordinator (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsExcellent place to get an education.

    ConsSalaries are too low. Overtime not paid. Only comp options

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook into salary disparities. Many highly educated staff members are not compensated properly. Despite so many horrible administrators, many staff leave and they remain.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Disappointing

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Pleasantville, NY

    ProsWork/Life balance. Lots of vacation days and holidays including the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. Summers off if you are a professor (unless you elect to teach summer school). Free education for you and your immediate family.

    ConsSalaries are not competitive with other universities for the same positions and far below private industry. Very little camaraderie. Cut-throat atmosphere. Constant turnover and reorganization. Budgets are tight for any extras such as attending professional conferences, hosting an event or even getting a new computer.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unstable

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsWas a friendly and harmonious place to work. There was mutual cooperation and trust. Paid vacations include personal, Christmas thru New Years, and summer Fridays.

    ConsNew management is not transparent. Suddenly lots of politics. Budgets are constant source of concern. Staff is not recognized properly for contributions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange management!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Couldn't be a student

    Student Aide (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosflexible schedule, free food & you usually get to know about things going on in the university before the other kids.

    ConsUniversity bureaucracy, you feel more like staff than a student, you work and go to school in the same building, no networking opportunities, they kick you out after you graduate, doesn't look super great on a resume.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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