Union College (New York) Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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  1. ITS Workstudy

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    • Senior Management
    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 Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. Resident Advisor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Schenectady, NY

    I worked at Union College (New York) (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great community, you get to make connections with a wide variety of people who are awesome. The guaranteed single room is also a bonus along with the micro fridge.

    Cons

    Pay is very low, you do not even receive full room and board off. Professional staff keep saying that they are trying, but to no avail.


  3. Work study in field house

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Union College (New York) part-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours made it easy to tailor around schedule and kept it low pressure the whole time. Nice to be able to get school work done

    Cons

    Not much responsibility made the hours go long. No real guidance so we had to figure out most things on our own.

    Advice to Management

    We were asked to do things for other work study areas sometimes which put us in tight spots. Hard to say no to overhead figures but not what we signed up for


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  5. Alumni Gym Work-Study

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Schenectady, NY

    I worked at Union College (New York) (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The gym was one of the easiest places to have work-study, you just show up, sit down, and do your homework.

    Cons

    There were no sick days, nor days you could take off work.


  6. Meh

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Union College (New York)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good retirement plan, beautiful campus, mostly great co workers

    Cons

    bizarre HR department. some really caustic management with absolutely no leadership skills, environment of infighting with middle management, hard to trust management at all.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what the employees are trying so hard to tell you. Stop playing favorites all of the time. Learn from your mistakes.


  7. Web Designer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Designer in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Web Designer in Schenectady, NY

    I worked at Union College (New York)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Community, Events, Location, atmosphere, people

    Cons

    Insufficient merit increases, bad parking, potentially dangerous campus


  8. Administrative assistant within an academic department.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union College (New York)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small university in Upstate NY where everyone knows everyone.

    Cons

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


  9. 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


  10. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  11. 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 Management

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



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