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Emerson College Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Good CEO, good location, benefits are good, great mission (in 5 reviews)

  • They expect hard work and focus, but in return provide a professional yet comfortable work environment (in 7 reviews)

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

  • Pay raises are stagnant and do not cover cost of living increases (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Journalism Production Center"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The staff, the students, the professors - everyone was truly top notch and there to support one another.

    Cons

    None! I really loved it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keepin' on.


  2. "Poor communication"

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

    I have been working at Emerson College part-time

    Pros

    There are a variety of on-campus opportunities

    Cons

    There isn't enough communication between the college, the professors, and the students who work for those professors. Can't get approved for enough hours to cover the amount I'm actually working.

    Advice to Management

    Keep professors up to date on employment and hiring policies. Communicate these to new hires.

  3. "Full time work, Part time pay."

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    Former Employee - Affiliated Faculty in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Affiliated Faculty in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Emerson College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great community of creatives, artists and people.

    Cons

    Invisible powers that be.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your part-time Adjunct professors. We are what makes your institution thrive!


  4. "Summer Resident Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    - Great coworkers
    - Summer students were a blast to work with
    - Great pay

    Cons

    - Small staff
    - Working 50+ hours due to there being a small staff


  5. "Good place to work in Higher Ed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emerson College full-time

    Pros

    Lots of change and the administration is interested in retaining quality staff.

    Cons

    Lots of organizational change makes for growing pains across the College.


  6. "Research Assistant"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, can work based on the research interest

    Cons

    Not much to say about cons


  7. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Junior Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Junior Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emerson College part-time

    Pros

    Professional environment and nice people

    Cons

    I was completely satisfied by working at Emerson (as a student)

  8. "Part-time faculty in Visual and Media Arts Department"

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

    I have been working at Emerson College part-time

    Pros

    Bright, motivated students eager to learn.

    Cons

    Classroom facilities not always conducive to effective teaching.
    Limited work schedule flexibility.


  9. "Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emerson College full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good time off and sick time

    Cons

    Low pay, no structure, not diverse


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Work Culture and Environment Boundaries"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Very friendly, comfortable work environment that thrives on positive reinforcement. Most people have a good sense of how their role intersects with others, which makes communication across departments smooth and transparent.

    Cons

    Because of the friendly environment, boundaries are sometimes hard to set, and am open office door can always be interpreted as an invitation for visitors, even when it is not. This extends to students as well, who sometimes have a hard time adhering to at least semi-professional behavior, due to the laid-back quality of the environment at Emerson.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps more emphasis on departmental metros that aren't mandatory. I think only I've or twice a year does everyone who works together meet together. Since there is such an important emphasis on communication, many small things could be smoother by way of a group discussion as opposed to bring to answer the same question for 15 different people.


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