Queens College

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Queens College Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Quite nice working here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Flushing, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flushing, NY

    I have been working at Queens College part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strikes a nice balance between work/school and social life

    Cons

    Hours are hard to secure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good experience for students (Kupferberg Center for the Arts) for some quick money

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    Former Employee - Usher
    Former Employee - Usher

    I worked at Queens College part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible time shifts (you can sign up for ushers through website), easy job ushering for concerts (you can also watch the concerts for free)

    Cons

    Long hours of waiting (or standing if you're not comfortable with it), longer wait for the check (about 2 or 3 months wait)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They're pretty friendly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  3.  

    Overall a good experience for a student working with flexible hours.

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    Former Employee - Lab Monitor  in  Flushing, NY
    Former Employee - Lab Monitor in Flushing, NY

    I worked at Queens College part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours and an understanding boss allowed for a perfect employment while in college. Good co-workers made the time more enjoyable.

    Cons

    The building was poorly maintained and flooded regularly. The schedulers routinely would double book rooms and cause the staff to run around trying to find a new room to use. Also the pay was less than desirable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay and fix the building. Also fix the scheduling program to disallow double booking of rooms.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Sharepoint Developer  in  Flushing, NY
    Current Employee - Sharepoint Developer in Flushing, NY

    I have been working at Queens College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere, great team

    Cons

    Lack of growth, some politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push for positive change even if there is resistance. The only way to move forward.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Flushing, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flushing, NY

    I have been working at Queens College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Nice people to work with
    -Stress free environment
    -Lots of vacation
    -Extended weekends in summer
    -Training opportunities
    -Good Health benefits
    -Tution reimbursement options

    Cons

    -No bonus/increment, annual appraisals just a formality
    -No career growth
    -Politics in upper management
    -All processes are very slow and tedious

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    A good place to work

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    Current Employee - Certified Lab Technician  in  Flushing, NY
    Current Employee - Certified Lab Technician in Flushing, NY

    I have been working at Queens College part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good place to work and great people, and the management is great too

    Cons

    Currently do not offer full time position, hopefully they will offer it in the future

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoy working there and overall am pleased with my experience

    Current Employee - College Assistant  in  Flushing, NY
    Current Employee - College Assistant in Flushing, NY

    I have been working at Queens College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You create a network of close friends who really become part of your family

    Cons

    As with all institutions, dealing with certain departments can be more frustrating than others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to fix some of the issues involving transferring questions and trying to solve problems

  9.  

    Adjuncts Constantly Shafted at CUNY

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Lecturer  in  Flushing, NY
    Current Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in Flushing, NY

    I have been working at Queens College part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Considering wages your making a fairly good hourly rate, better than St. Johns from what I've heard. Your not paid for preparation or grading, however.

    If your Tier 4 or earlier the Pension is very good. All new adjuncts are stuck at Tier 6, however which is awful.

    Health Benefits after teaching 2 semesters straight of at least 6 credits each semester (Although this may be eliminated in the near future)

    Cons

    Your bounded by the PSC union so everything from your pay to the number of hours you can work is regulated.

    10 Hour Limit per week (9 Teaching and 1 Office Hour) [You can teach 1 additional course at another CUNY, but you have to travel]

    Awful course cancellation policy, if your course doesn't get the required number of students (a number which is not disclosed) it could get closed as late as the day before classes. You will receive nothing in place, and if you fall below the minimum

    Paychecks have been late at times.

    All benefits are opt in and very slow to process,

    Awful retirement benefits, besides pension. 403b with no matching.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't see how adjuncts can live on this pay alone.
    The college is hiring more adjuncts to replace full timers because their cheaper,
    and their getting more funding as class sizes grow.

    At the same time they're eliminating benefits.
    and fighting us at every turn for cost of living wage increases.

    That said, I have a good relationship with my chair, these aren't things he can fix. I feel the problem is with upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Good Job Experience for students

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    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant  in  Flushing, NY
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Flushing, NY

    I worked at Queens College part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule to match your class schedule

    Cons

    pay is very low and there is little opportunity to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give some advancement opportunities beyond parttime positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    working as a research assistant i s okay here

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

    I have been working at Queens College part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    relaxed. the environment is not too bad

    Cons

    depends on the professor. could be pushing all day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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