Union College (New York)

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Union College (New York) Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
12 Reviews

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    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.

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    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.

  3.  

    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Professor are good and really helpful

    Cons

    Not a brand name college

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    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

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    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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    Student job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Efficient, fun, good balance, mentoring

    Cons

    Disorganized, lots of rules, big bureaucracy

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    Work study job with practical experience!

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

    I have been working at Union College (New York) part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The perks of working on a small college campus include access to great events, amenities, and the feel of a close-knit community.

    Cons

    Because of the small size of the school it may be hard advance as I have seen first hand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could provide better training or educational/career advancement for departmental employees.

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    Great place to go to school

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union College (New York)

    Pros

    great place to go to school

    Cons

    very cold in the winter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great place to go to school

  10.  

    Union College Dining Services

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Schenectady, NY

    I have been working at Union College (New York)

    Pros

    Union College offers great benefits with respect to healthcare and education. Moreover, Union College provides its all of its employees with various HR programs and help.

    Cons

    The HR issues with staff take the fun out of working in dining services and often times makes the job unnecessarily unbearable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management should take a more proactive approach in terms of setting a stricter policy with regard to employee behavior and expectations

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    Union College making progress as an employer, but still has further to go

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor  in  Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Schenectady, NY

    I worked at Union College (New York)

    Pros

    Pleasant environment, good opportunities to focus on research, students are good, teaching load is not too bad

    Cons

    Performance/reward curve is not very steep, non-performers are "subsidized" by strong performers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to put effort into rewarding performance

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