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Emerson College Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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2.0
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Emerson College President Lee Pelton
Lee Pelton
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Take Over in Higher Ed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits and Tuition Program

    Cons

    leadership, how people are treated


  2. "College with some struggles"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Student Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emerson College part-time

    Pros

    Cool experience, convenient as a student

    Cons

    Pay capped at $15 an hour, bad management, strange office culture


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  5. "Assistant Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Emerson College full-time

    Pros

    They offer some great PTO benefits, there are a few nice people to work with, and there were the occasional free lunches. There are some pretty nice and very talented students if you're lucky enough to be able to work with them.

    Cons

    - Everyone, and it didn't matter what department, seemed miserable to be there. Terrible morale throughout the entire college and none of the higher-ups seemed to care or even try to make the office culture any better
    - For a communication school, there was terrible communication within departments and throughout the entire school. No one talked to each other and if someone went wrong, everyone was quick to place blame on someone else.
    - For the amount of time you put into your job, the pay is not close to being enough to live on in a city as expensive as Boston. They say they're to increase the salary to be competitive to other colleges in the area, but they don't even come close.

    Advice to Management

    While I understand that it's hard to increase salary for everyone at the school, i would highly consider trying to boost morale amongst all departments. There are some incredibly negative and rude higher-ups who are making others in their department miserable so they can feel better about themselves and that's not helping anyone.


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