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"Promises Promises"

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Former Employee - Director in New Rochelle, NY
Former Employee - Director in New Rochelle, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Monroe College full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

They have great athletic and culinary programs. They pay a little more than other comparable schools . Great 401k benefits and health savings accounts. Fridays are half day. They offer employees the option to take their courses free of charge. A lot of country club events (required to attend) but also nice . They provide students who otherwise couldn't access higher education (because of grades, financial constraints, undocumented or illegal immigrants , and those with felony or criminal history ) the opportunity to attend college.

Cons

They overwork you, expect you to work weekends, evenings, and early mornings . Your also required to attend the mojority of sporting events (weekends and nights) along with working random weekends (with very little notice) as well as 1 late night a week until 730pm. You must be in by 830 am and they take attendance and record the exact minute you arrive (even if you worked late or weekends when not required). Upper management is threatening , intimidating, and overall unprofessional. Everything is last minute, and backwards and as a result staff is forced to undo or re-do what has to be done or a project suffers because of time constraints. No opportunity for professional development. Those who have prior experience in higher ed or student affairs find the ability to implement change so difficult. The service, educational standards, housing facilities is substandard, and not cost effective.

Advice to Management

Take the time to look at the financial impact of waiting last minute for everything. Your trying to save pennies but in the end I assure you that proper planning will pay off in the end. Look at your staff turnover and who resigned and quit- who were they ultimately reporting to? Provide more positive feedback and leadership development for staff.

Other Employee Reviews for Monroe College

  1. "I've gain a lot of skills"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Assistant(Work Study) in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Office Assistant(Work Study) in Bronx, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work isn't overwhelming although we are working with hundreds of students, professors, etc.

    Cons

    As a work study employee, it is hard to advance. Usually people don't leave Monroe, so there aren't much spaces to fill if they wanted to permanently hire a work study student.

    Advice to Management

    Find some managers who actually want to work.


  2. "Student Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monroe College full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Management is good co-workers in my department are great. the school is great for international students they work well with their students.

    Cons

    If your are just starting out in Higher Ed, this may be a foot in the door, but it's not a place that a seasoned faculty or administrator would want to work.

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