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Emerson College Reviews

Updated April 5, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good work environment, interesting projects" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Great location, a nice place to work" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "A two-tier faculty system that has one group of full-time professors doing twice the work for half the money" (in 4 reviews)

  • "No one wants to lead departments so the ones that do are not suited for the position and there is no training provided" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good way to network and connect with professors

    Cons

    the lack of internal communication between departments is obvious


  2. "Film Student"

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

    I have been working at Emerson College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Top 10 film school in the country, access to opportunities exclusive to the institution.

    Cons

    Incredibly expensive causing severe lack of diversity and inclusion.

    Advice to Management

    Make the institution more inclusive and diverse through scholarships and opportunities.

  3. "Didn't work there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emerson College full-time

    Pros

    The machine misread my resume

    Cons

    Please don't use this review


  4. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Nice location
    Good people
    Positive environment

    Cons

    Long working hours
    Always room to grow


  5. "Wonderful"

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    I've worked here for over 10 years and have loved it. The students are great and I'm lucky enough to have wonderful boss.

    Cons

    School is expanding so money is tight and is going towards property acquisition and expansion.


  6. "Inclusive environment for staff"

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    Former Employee - Management in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Management in Boston, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emerson College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Inclusive and engaging environment filled with passionate contributors.

    Cons

    People stay so there is not much room for growth in management level roles.


  7. "Great students, exciting initiatives, but not always enough support for staff."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director
    Current Employee - Assistant Director

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

    Pros

    It is a creative and supportive environment, with people passionate about their jobs and students.

    Cons

    New initiatives to improve the college's offerings are taking away from the support of the staff and faculty working with students on the ground.

  8. "Great Work Culture Lacking Pay"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Emerson has an eclectic campus culture with a strong leaning towards social justice. This shared sense of purpose permeated through the staff and student culture and brought both staff and students together.

    Cons

    Pay didn't reflect this common goal and was left in theory. When the new president was hired his huge mansion seemed to come at a greater priority than raising the standard of living for staff.

    Advice to Management

    Open channels for dialogue with staff to transpire.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Meh"

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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

    Fellow professors are interesting and always interested in collaboration.

    Cons

    No one wants to lead departments so the ones that do are not suited for the position and there is no training provided.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the people you hire to do their job and train your managers.


  10. "Great Place to Be"

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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

    -inclusive staff environment
    -committed to student and alumni engagement
    -committed to their mission

    Cons

    -Boston's campus is in the middle of the city, which includes a lot of traffic for the commute