Emerson College Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2020

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4.0
88%
Recommend to a Friend
77%
Approve of CEO
Emerson College President Lee Pelton
Lee Pelton
59 Ratings
Pros
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  • "As with many higher-ed institutions, dead weight tends to stick around(in 4 reviews)

  • "Low pay, no structure, not diverse(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing people to work with"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador 
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Emerson College part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Awesome staff, understanding about time off and family situations

    Cons

    Complaint of a superior abusing her power was not taken seriously by the supervisor. Someone else had to resolve it by changing the schedule so we never worked at the same time.

  2. "Does not weed out bad management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emerson College full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great campus life. Students do interesting work, and it's energizing to be around that.

    Cons

    Poorly qualified management who played favorites and did not care about the merits of our work.

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  3. "Great Job for Emerson Students looking for a fun job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emerson College full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work with many shows and venues Safe learning environment Great Management

    Cons

    Big Staff, hard to find shifts if you don't get them when they come out.

  4. "Great benefits in a very creative environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emerson College full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Emerson offers great benefits in a very unique environment with tons of resources for learning in a very welcoming community.

    Cons

    Depending on the department, growth in the institute might not be an option.

  5. "Bright kids, confounding admin"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor 

    I have been working at Emerson College part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    students are unique and capable

    Cons

    admin (on departmental and college level) can be confounding in decision making and priorities.

  6. "Student"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emerson College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good peers to learn from

    Cons

    Mediocre teachers that couldn't do, so now they teach

  7. "Positive workplace"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Assistant Access Services Manager 

    I have been working at Emerson College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The school has competitive salary and coworkers are great.

    Cons

    Consistently under construction, can be frustrating

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Job!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant 

    I have been working at Emerson College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great students and working environment

    Cons

    Slow pay, busy work , slow internet

  9. "Great prep for future jobs"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Script Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Emerson College part-time

    Pros

    - low key - lots of opportunities

    Cons

    - on campus job - short term

  10. "Poorly Managed"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Payroll Specialist 

    I have been working at Emerson College full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Time off is good, blah.

    Cons

    management, lack of accountability, and understanding of certain functions

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