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Updated July 19, 2017
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  1. "Student Assistant to an Archivist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in La Plata, MD
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in La Plata, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at College of Southern Maryland part-time

    Pros

    My boss understood that I wasn't planning to be an archivist and made sure that the projects I worked on would teach me skills that were transferable to different career fields. It's super convenient to work on campus so I can just go from class to work, and everyone understands that school comes first and is willing to work around your class schedule.

    Cons

    Student assistants can only work 20 hours a week and pay minimum wage so if this is your only source of income you will need a second job. This is a job, not a career. There is no advancement if you are still a student and no benefits.


  2. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Leonardtown, MD
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Leonardtown, MD
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at College of Southern Maryland part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free access to gym, and a raise for summer season

    Cons

    Management is poor, payroll is inefficient.

    Advice to Management

    Do your job.

  3. "Adjuncts propping up the totem pole"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Prince Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Prince Frederick, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at College of Southern Maryland part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable flexibility in creating syllabi for upper level courses. Small class size. Choice of campus locations. Flexibility in teaching format - plenty of online and hybrid courses available.

    Cons

    Low stipend. No benefits. Tuition waiver is only available for semesters in which you teach when it would seem to make more sense to allow faculty to take enrichment classes during the "off season." There is very little support for new teachers. Quality of permanent faculty is patchy. Adjuncts are not eligible for internal job openings.


  4. "Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waldorf, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waldorf, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at College of Southern Maryland part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    GOod community, great people, fun environment

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. "FCL/OPS"

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    Current Employee - FCL/OPS in Leonardtown, MD
    Current Employee - FCL/OPS in Leonardtown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at College of Southern Maryland (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Place to work.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about CSM


  6. "Athletic Building Staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Leonardtown, MD
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Leonardtown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at College of Southern Maryland part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get benefits, like free gym and pool access, along with access to the fitness rooms and programs we offer. Our staff are all really close and we're all friendly with each other. It's a welcoming environment with the fellow staff members.

    Cons

    Our bosses are very sporadic and for the pool, our boss does not come out unless she is going to yell at us, and often it is for a small dumb thing.


  7. "Good, Not Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Services Staff in Waldorf, MD
    Current Employee - Student Services Staff in Waldorf, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at College of Southern Maryland full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Close to home
    -Great opportunities for free training and professional development
    -Laid back atmosphere
    -Ability to be creative in my position

    Cons

    -Low pay
    -Low morale in some departments
    -Favoritism
    -No option for flexible work options in my department, even though this is advertised as a benefit on HR's website
    -Expensive health insurance plan
    -Cafeteria does not have good food options

    Advice to Management

    -Allow flexibility in work schedules, such as telework or compressed work schedule
    -Don't just ask for feedback from employees without any intention of making any changes

  8. "Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in La Plata, MD
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in La Plata, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at College of Southern Maryland (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They worked with my class schedule

    Cons

    Did not care about students or majority of employees

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and address concerns of students and employees


  9. "Student Success/Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in La Plata, MD
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in La Plata, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at College of Southern Maryland part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - The staff at CSM is very friendly and welcoming to all those who enter the campus
    - Commute is very easy and no real traffic to deal with
    - Solid benefits with positions

    Cons

    There are no cons to this job


  10. "great place of work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Office Administrative Assistant in Waldorf, MD
    Current Employee - Student Office Administrative Assistant in Waldorf, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at College of Southern Maryland part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good experience, learned a lot. They are great there. i learned everything i need to know about being an admin assistant there

    Cons

    budget didnt allow me to work there longer. I was let go because the had budget cuts and were not able to fund the student assistants any longer


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