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College of Saint Rose Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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  1. "graduate assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at College of Saint Rose full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great supervisor and friendly environtment.

    Cons

    nothing to say cons about the position.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Out of touch leaders in all ranks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at College of Saint Rose full-time

    Pros

    Medical/Dental/Vision is very good in comparison to what other employers in the area are offering. The vacation time is pretty standard, and the ancillary benefit of a discounted education is pretty nice, with the caveat that a degree from this institution is somewhat degraded in accolade.

    Cons

    From the top down, there is this attitude of fear that is spread across campus. Collaboration, and creativity is stifled, while mid level managers clock in and clock out each day. Huge levels of turnover that do not seem to be slowing down make everyone nervous and the leadership does not seem to be heeding the advice of the campus community. Respectfully, having a "President" who views most of the faculty as her enemy, and her staff as "replaceable" creates a pretty nasty culture. Students are told that the administration does not have their best interests at heart, and the staff are forced to work harder for less, while the president's inner circle is treated to catered dinners, private events, and raises. Anyone who attempts to even challenge the president is silenced and forced out of the institution.

    Advice to Management

    If you listen to the community surrounding the college, make choices that recognize those concerns, and work to restore the vibrancy that once was, you might find yourself the namesake of an academic building. At this rate however, the divide between leaders, instructors, and staff is only getting wider. Creative solutions should be encouraged, and trust should be something that precedes all conversations.


  3. "President and Board Destroying Fine Institution"

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    Current Employee - Staff in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Staff in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at College of Saint Rose full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great students, hard work and caring staff, committed and talented faculty, nice campus, great traditions of community that are sadly being destroyed by the current leadership.

    Cons

    Poor salaries, awful benefits, no respect for staff or faculty, corporate mentality on the part of administration that leads to valuing marketing and profit over student development and meaningful education.

    Advice to Management

    The Board should ask the President to step down immediately and to take her inner-circle entourage with her. Those yes-women should be replaced and a strong Provost should be brought in who understands the importance of higher education as a public good rather than a corporate tool. The current upper-level administrators--particularly those in the inner circle--have not achieved any of their stated goals--improved enrollment, a signature first year experience, better graduate enrollment, etc. because they do not know how to work with faculty and they abuse many on their staffs. The College needs new leadership.


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    "Full time faculty"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at College of Saint Rose full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Students are wonderful, many colleagues are supportive, school is in a vibrant part of town, nice campus

    Cons

    The administration send out monthly emails praising their own accomplishments with hardly any mention of faculty and staff, many of whom are killing themselves to compensate for faculty and staff cuts. Administration is scolding and disrespectful in the way they speak about faculty. Students are being sold lies, as there has been scant transparency with students and parents about the impact of faculty cuts on their education. Benefits have been horribly slashed- little to no professional development, poor medical benefits policy, no employer contribution to retirement. Faculty, please take note- your work is valuable and your interests should be represented. Mobilize! Prospective faculty, especially those early in career, look elsewhere until/ unless things stabilize and improve.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention- support faculty, appreciate staff, speak directly to the students. The heart of the college is crumbling. Recognize the rights and contributions of your faculty and staff, especially during this difficult time. Stop perpetuating an adversarial environment- you are alienating the college's best assets and advocates.


  6. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at College of Saint Rose (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good college with some good courses and experienced faculty.

    Cons

    Need to change the course curriculum by adding some new technical courses and removing the old technical courses.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  7. "Once good, now not"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at College of Saint Rose full-time

    Pros

    Lots of good, capable people among faculty, staff, and lower level administration. vast majority of students are polite, friendly, and hard working.

    Cons

    Current upper administration earned the faculty's vote of no confidence. Layoffs of tenure track faculty and many staff hurt the College. Cuts in benefits and zeroing out professional development further weaken our future.

    Advice to Management

    Stop systematically, willfully ignoring the talent under your nose in favor of outside consultants.


  8. "Great college & working environment!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Pros

    Very friendly staff, teachers and professionals.
    Very understanding community
    Beautiful city
    Will always return to Albany! Will definitely make it a point to stop by and meet the professors and staff :)

    Cons

    Besides the snow in the winters (which is sort of magical) there is nothing that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    I genuinely mean it - keep it up :)


  9. "Tenure is meaningless at St. Rose"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at College of Saint Rose full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Albany is a nice city.

    Cons

    The fact that President Stefanco eliminated 23 professors who were either tenure track or tenured pretty much makes tenure meaningless because she'll just throw out your contract and make you fight with an attorney to get any amount of recompense.

    Advice to Management

    Replace Stefanco and quickly.


  10. "Student MBA"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain, Technical and Operation Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Supply Chain, Technical and Operation Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    After 25 Years working experience with Nestle S.A as operations manager, I am taking an MBA Class at the college of Saint Rose to enhance my managerial skills, Business wide overview , outlook and and financial business management

    Cons

    It is hard to be back to school after 25 years, but it is a matter of target and change management

    Advice to Management

    It would be good for the college to tailor some specifics induction program for international students, in addition to tuning some program to ease the integration of "old students" within the academic US program.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "bad experience"

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    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Fonda, NY
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Fonda, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at College of Saint Rose (Less than a year)

    Pros

    pay was what it was
    insurance is good
    location in the heart of albany
    vibrant buildings
    concerts at the Massry Center are of top quality

    Cons

    unfair labor practices
    top-heavy administration
    president is in over her head, much to the college's peril
    little or no feedback on performance
    technology is behind the times
    climate of frustration and stress leads to poor health
    key areas are short staffed
    no raises for hard work
    only going to get worse as more good employees either retire or quit due to poor working conditions
    many coworkers are stressed out and have attitude problems

    Advice to Management

    The college WILL NOT survive under the current model...



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