Pace University Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Pace University President and Trustee Stephen J. Friedman
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Pros
  • Friendly staff, but not very professional (in 4 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, understanding management, friendly work environment (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Overall, the level of disrespect that is given to hard working employees from upper management is alarming (in 6 reviews)

  • 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 (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Note Taker

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    Former Freelancer - Note Taker in New York, NY
    Former Freelancer - Note Taker in New York, NY

    I worked at Pace University (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very easy job. You just had to show up to class on time, take notes, then upload them into a database and label them accordingly. The stipend was $378 per semester which is very very generous.

    Cons

    No cons whatsoever. I suppose if you are looking for an hourly wage, this job is not for you. Although I felt that the stipend was more than generous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am very satisfied. Please keep up the nice work in providing this service to students. It not only helps the office of disability services but also students looking to make extra income while still managing their studies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Upper management is lacking.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pace University

    Pros

    People skills, time off, flexibility.

    Cons

    Lack of promotions, company values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less money on nonsense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. It's a business--lost sight of the mission

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    Current Employee - Faculty
    Current Employee - Faculty

    I have been working at Pace University

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, generous vacation time, decent benefits

    Cons

    Dysfunctional environmental, abusive managers, low pay. History of conflict between campuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a close look at power structures and clean house. Value your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Overall a good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pace University

    Pros

    It is a good institution to work. Benefits and environment or good.

    Cons

    not much room for job advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Rewarding experience and tons of amazing people but watch out for some bad apples

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    Former Employee - Pace Graduate Assistantship in Pleasantville, NY
    Former Employee - Pace Graduate Assistantship in Pleasantville, NY

    I worked at Pace University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The office culture is very relaxed and there is a good work life balance. Personal growth opportunities are there if you are proactive and make the right connections within your Pace University network.

    Cons

    There are some people who are unqualified, unethical, vindictive and untrustworthy working there. So look out for them and try to avoid having tasks that cross their paths.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on efficiency, continued assessment, automation of adminstrative tasks and weed out the bad apples working there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. There are many opportunities for one's career advancement.

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    Current Employee - Professor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Professor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Pace University

    Pros

    It is a very diverse and cosmopolitan environment.

    Cons

    Faculty members are not always involved in the administrators' decision-making process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. A university in turmoil

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Pace University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Generally speaking, its not a bad place to work. The hours for most employees are minimal (35 to 40 hours per week) and the vacation time allowance is very generous -above most corporations or private businesses. The benefits (health care, dental, vision, 403b, etc.) are on par with most corporations and / or private businesses. There are definitely some pockets of people in the university that are bright, hardworking and dedicated to the university and doing a great job for students.

    Cons

    Low pay and limited opportunity to advance. In my experience, many people are there just putting in their time. I've seen a lot of unqualified people in positions they don't belong in across too many departments and / or schools within the university. There's a lack of accountability in many instances. The university has not been doing well financially for several years. To be clear, it appeared the university pulled out of the financial crisis it was in a few years ago only to re-emerge once again in financial crisis. There are budget freezes, hiring freezes, selling off of real estate to meet financial obligations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to hire people with "real business skills" in many of the upper management positions who understand the way a business is run, not people who have been in academia or government all or most of their career. That's the old school model and it's not working here. There are limited processes in place across many divisions and business functions of the university. Not enough middle and upper management relate to a customer service - student centric model.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Not bad for Higher Education

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pace University

    Pros

    Work/life balance is a good thing here. You get all the education you want or need as an employee which also extend to immediate family. Nice benefits package on the whole.

    Cons

    Lots of committees making decisions at all levels. Sometimes one may find this frustrating to get a decision made in a timely and organized manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training for good management and if there's a succession plan, it's not public knowledge. Transparency is a good thing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Student Assistant

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Pace University

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, relaxing work environment, exposure to an office environment, motivational and professional co-workers

    Cons

    Works gets repetitive quickly, each department know very little about each other forcing students to get run around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to communication with your student workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Very Learning

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pace University

    Pros

    Very flexible timings.
    Highest paid job of the college.

    Cons

    There are no cons about this place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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