Touro College Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    A pleasant and vibrant environment to work in.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Touro College

    Pros

    Campuses are closed for numerous Jewish holidays, enjoyed working with the students. Tuition breaks for employees.

    Cons

    Unequal distribution of administrative duties.

  2.  

    Run less like a college and more like a kingdom...

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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 Touro College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Depending on where you work (which department) you may have some excellent coworkers. Early Friday dismissal. Off for Jewish holidays. Some departments (mine included) have a very laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Extreme snobbishness from the higher ups. Extreme. If you're a woman, it will be significantly more difficult in this setting; misogyny abounds. Touro offers substandard salaries and a very backward administration. There are double standards for "favorites." There is no goodwill; in fact, there are people whose job it is to make sure that "reasonable accommodations" are near impossible to request. Only 21 hours of personal time, 42 hours of sick time, employees working there for less than five years accrue 70 hours of vacation time a year. We go by hours here because it's 7.5 hrs Mon-Thurs and 5 hours on Friday. The sick, personal, and vacation hours were determined by dividing 35 (hours per week) by 5 and getting 7. So basically, it's to your benefit to get sick on Friday; avoid illness Mon-Thurs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people what they are worth, please.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Adjunct Professor

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in New York, NY

    I worked at Touro College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with in the academic and administrative departments, motivated students.

    Cons

    Facilities a tad dated but satisfactory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay more in-touch with adjuncts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Interesting and rewarding

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in New York, NY

    I worked at Touro College as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with students who want to change the world
    Competitive adjunct salaries

    Cons

    Few come here just because it's cheap and not to learn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Screen students

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A third tier college that does care about their students

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

    I have been working at Touro College part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You can teach without a doctorate degree. The deans are very passionate about education

    Cons

    The facilities are a joke. They are old, dirty and have no modern equipment. The pay is not why you teach here. The support staff is unhelpful and students seem to be there because they have financial aid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better staff that wants to help professors. Try to be less money conscious and actually think of your professors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Enjoyed the opportunity to bring the real world to academia.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brightwaters, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brightwaters, NY

    I worked at Touro College part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The schedule was in the evening allowing me to work my "day job". We got paid for very Jewish Holiday. there was a great deal of independence.

    Cons

    The larest concern appeared to be the retention of students and there were seceral underqualified students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increased concern with quality education.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    experience at touro.....Run!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Touro College full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, sometimes hours fell within contract

    Cons

    constantly being observed like a criminal,management once timed how long i spent in the bathroom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat everyone fairly and equal regardless of faith

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A joke of an educational institution

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

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

    Pros

    Midtown campus is located in a great neighborhood
    There are a handful of excellent people

    Cons

    Very low academic standards & poor student support
    Sluggish and out of touch administration
    Very few perks of any kind
    Culture of complaint and dissatisfaction without any real effort to improve
    Everything is more difficult than it needs to be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make an effort to understand the standard levels of service and academic preparation of peer institutions and make an effort to emulate them. Students should be the highest priority, not ego and nepotism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A Third Rate College

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    Former Employee - Administrative Associate  in  Bay Shore, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Associate in Bay Shore, NY

    I worked at Touro College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The time off for all the Jewish Holidays

    Cons

    They are a backward college and support staff departments are run as if it's still 1987...Touro does not invest in technology. Most of the support staff that work with the students have never been to college themselves. The Bay Shore Campus pays it's people peanuts and thinks that the time off they give you should compensate for low pay and poor working conditions. Touro has no admission standards and will accept anyone who can pay the $500 deposit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the favoritism and pay attention to what's going on around you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A pretty good side job

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor

    I worked at Touro College part-time

    Pros

    Good hours (in the evenings).
    Freedom to create and deliver a class the way you want.
    While not all students are motivated, there are a good number who are, and teaching the class was a rewarding experience.

    Cons

    Uncertainty about future employment - you aren't given much notice before finding out if you're giving a class next semester

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As an adjunct, I didn't have much exposure to the inner workings. I was satisfied with my experience.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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