Touro College Reviews

Updated February 4, 2015
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  1. assistant professor of human genetics and genomics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Touro College

    Pros

    they have family environment in between the faculty members

    Cons

    inspiration of the students is the goal of the faculty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep this warm environment between the faculty and their students

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Librarian work

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    Former Employee - Libraian in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Libraian in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great environment, pay and corporate culture. Nice students.

    Cons

    Management pretty good, but they were offsite most of the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. A great work environment and great people.

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    Current Intern - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Touro College as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Comradery, easy to follow tasks. People seem to really enjoy working for the school. Working for Touro I got some real hands on experience applying my education to my new position.

    Cons

    It takes way too long for the people that need to come to important decisions make those decision because they are easily distracted by other things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to take a good look at your resources and the people who you feel need to be a part of your team. That means make sure those who of value to you get paid.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Not so great

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

    I have been working at Touro College

    Pros

    Holidays. Short days on Fridays.

    Cons

    Very low pay. Virtually no raise in years. No bonuses. Inhumanly enormous work load that needs to be done by deadline while always understaffed.
    No praise or appreciation from bosses. Too many bosses and not enough workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a CEO and top brass people that know the inner workings of an Academic institution (or any business) and how to successfully administrate it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Some of the best years of my 25-year college teaching career happened at Touro. Ever grateful.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Touro College

    Pros

    A close feeling among teaching and administrative staff.

    Cons

    Not the highest pay scale.

  7. Long Time Employee Review

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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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The only pros are department based, not college based:

    Schedule and Days off

    Culture of our department (not speaking of the entire college)

    Fair and unbiased Chairperson/department leadership

    Students in this department are academically striving to be better

    Strong, long term full-time faculty, good adjunct support in our department

    Cons

    Human Resource department is joke - they are for the company, not the employee when you reach out to them.

    Low pay and no room for professional growth

    It's an old man's club - if you are a woman, especially a non-Jewish one, good luck going anywhere. The executives are pre-dominantly old Jewish men who live in the past and treat it more like a business rather than an educational institution.

    The culture of the college is joke. It has a bad reputation on the streets, and most students come in thinking the worst, but they get financial aid, so they stay.

    You get the same story year after year why there is no cost-of-living raises, or merit raises, and it's a pack of lies.

    Low academic standings in the liberal art programs, and then they expect programs to take students into pre-professional programs because they are Touro students. Then they fail out when the work is actually challenging.

    The college is more worried about meeting the "numbers" with students, rather than admitting quality over quantity.

    Students have said certain liberal art programs are a joke, waste of time, and their grades are handed to them, not representing true academic success. Sets up the student for failure in professional programs and the real world.

    NEPOTISM at it's finest!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Welcome to the 21st century. There needs to be more room for professional growth and you need to treat all your employees fairly..not just the boys club. There needs to be a whole culture change - work for your students, not your bottom line. You can't change your reputation on the street when it doesn't change from the top down. There's no connect between executive personnel and departments. Live your mission instead of just putting it in writing. Social Justice is non-existent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 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.

  9. 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 (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
  10. 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 (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
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Interesting and rewarding

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

    I worked at Touro College as a contractor (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

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