Union College (New York) Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
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  1. ITS Workstudy

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    Current Employee - Student Worker
    Current Employee - Student Worker

    I have been working at Union College (New York)

    Pros

    Understanding when it comes to school work overload. Education is your first priority and they enforce that; you would be left alone if you're busy doing homework.

    Cons

    Some of the older staff members can be arrogant at times. But that's mainly system administrators, what else do you expect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

  2. Administrative assistant within an academic department.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union College (New York)

    Pros

    Small university in Upstate NY where everyone knows everyone.

    Cons

    Administrative entitlement often creates conflict that could otherwise easily be resolved.

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  3. Communications Intern

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Union College (New York) as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and bosses who are incredibly understanding of schedule conflicts, offered other work opportunities outside of the mandated work study hours in order to help my expertise in the communications field and help out financially. Made lots of connections that have helped me network in searches for other jobs.

    Cons

    I have no complaints for the Communications office

    Recommends
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  5. great college!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union College (New York)

    Pros

    great people, great professors and a lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    workload gets a lot because of trimesters

  6. Amazing school, amazing jobs

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    Current Employee - Writing Center Tutor in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Writing Center Tutor in Schenectady, NY

    I have been working at Union College (New York) part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Accommodating, fair pay, flexible hours, countless jobs for any number of skills or departments specific to the potential employee. Great bosses, very mindful of the difficulties and challenges presented to students. Generally minimum wage or above, bi-weekly pay.

    Cons

    Few jobs for students without "work study" accommodations. To be expected, the most jobs are given to those who are most financially in need.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great College, Trimester System Can Be Tough, but can adapt!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Union College (New York)

    Pros

    Union College is a great private college in New York and boasts Professors that all have their PhD. For the most part the professors are all willing to help and are sympathetic. The trimester system can be adapted to quickly and gives you the ability to meet and interact with many new professors in just one academic year. Beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Extremely expensive, for what you pay you should get a lot more. The food is pretty bad. Older professors can be extremely difficult and uncaring, especially if you play sports. 10 weeks to take a final can be tough especially in Science Courses, midterms usually happen by week 3 or 4.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better food and offer students more since you charge them $60,000 per year.

  8. Great place to be

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union College (New York)

    Pros

    The People here are awesome, very friendly, good perks.

    Cons

    The weather, the stigma of the surrounding area.

  9. I am a student at union college

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    Current Employee - Student in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Student in Schenectady, NY

    I have been working at Union College (New York) full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Professor are good and really helpful

    Cons

    Not a brand name college

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  10. Union College

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union College (New York)

    Pros

    people are very welcome, understandable, and nice. they are willing to offer help at any time. really good place to work for college students

    Cons

    people are not very welcome, understandable, and nice. they are not willing to offer help at any time. not a really good place to work for college students

  11. Small classes, caring teachers, mostly apathetic students...

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union College (New York)

    Pros

    Incredible faculty, facilities, opportunities and resources.

    Cons

    Most students don't care about anything. Difficult to find people who aren't crazy about greek life. Mostly everyone is a white, privileged individual.

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