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Emerson College Reviews

Updated March 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Emerson gives a lot of wonderful benefits to the RAS (such as iPads and free housing) and the work environment is pretty progressive (in 6 reviews)

  • Great location, a nice place to work (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, limitations due to budget restraints (in 3 reviews)

  • And this is in a city where the cost of living is sky high (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great on campus job opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emerson College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many available jobs on campus

    Cons

    Some jobs are more competitive than others


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Emerson College Student Part Time Employment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emerson College part-time

    Pros

    Academic enviornment and able to work from wherever

    Cons

    Disorganized, and can be a passive aggressive environment

    Advice to Management

    Work on streamlining communication and providing a structure to teach and train part time student employees better.


  3. "College with some struggles"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emerson College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good CEO, good location, benefits are good, great mission.

    Cons

    Pay checks can be wrong and we went without staff for months as openings go unfilled for far too long.

    Advice to Management

    Work on areas that need improvement.


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  5. "Student Tour Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emerson College part-time

    Pros

    Great sense of community among team members, every day on the job is different.

    Cons

    Quick turnover with certain administrative staff


  6. "Emerson Office Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great people, easy to do.

    Cons

    Very few, slightly disjointed sometimes.


  7. "Student Studio Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emerson College part-time

    Pros

    Made own hours
    Teachers were awesome to work with

    Cons

    Students tended to be messy


  8. "Bureaucratic and Concrete"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emerson College part-time

    Pros

    The people are kind and the company pays me.

    Cons

    It is a private institution that is bloated and out of control.


  9. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Affiliated Faculty
    Current Employee - Senior Affiliated Faculty

    I have been working at Emerson College part-time

    Pros

    There are great students which makes classes a pleasure to teach. The location, health benefits, and facilities are also positives.

    Cons

    The college experienced a good sized growth spurt and the larger departments are becoming unwieldy. The voices of part time faculty can be lost in the mix.


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    "A positive exprience, though salary was too low"

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    Former Employee - Video Editor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Video Editor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Emerson College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with amazing people and had the opportunity to work on very meaningful projects. It might be true that if I stayed for longer my salary would raise.

    Cons

    The wage was too low, and there were no benefits at all. I was given complicated responsibilities, beyond my job description, and while it was good for my resume, it would have been nice to be compensated as well.

    Advice to Management

    Think about creative ways to support your workers, even if not by raising the salary. Extending your benefits (even like lunches, paid vacation, etc.) will go a long way.


  11. "Great Place, Great People!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emerson College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Emerson College has an incredible group of people, in every department, working together to make an incredible experience. The benefits are also quite good!

    Cons

    It is right downtown, so you'd need to go downtown every day, but I got used to it!

    Advice to Management

    Keep trending those wages past that 25% mark and we'll be more competitive!



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