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"Extremely disappointing"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I have been working at University of Maine at Machias full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

-Close to Bar Harbor
-Relatively easy access to New Brunswick and to Nova Scotia
-Individuals generally schedule their own hours

Cons

-Students are terrible (never prepared, blame adjunct and faculty for all their [student's] problems)
-Pay is severely below average for all positions
-High cost of living
-High staff & faculty turnover
-Uninspiring work environment
-Exceptional and outstanding teaching is not recognized by students or faculty
-Town and surrounding area are lifeless and a total dump

Advice to Management

Staff and faculty keep leaving because students are so dull and dense. Improve this and more people will stop quitting!

Other Employee Reviews for University of Maine at Machias

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Review from a Laid off employee"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator, Community Services in Machias, ME
    Former Employee - Coordinator, Community Services in Machias, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Maine at Machias full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working for the University of Maine at Machias is like working for your family (the GOOD parts!) - everyone, faculty and administrators included, is interested in you and care about you.

    Cons

    Like other businesses, the University of Maine at Machias has had to down-size, and in doing so it didn't matter if you were there 30+ years. I was not essential to students, thus my position was eliminated.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your people!


  2. "Great spirit and people, challenging organizational bureaucracy."

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at University of Maine at Machias as a contractor

    Pros

    Wonderful students and colleagues, the opportunity to make a huge impact in student's lives.

    Cons

    Institution in flux- downsizing of staff, enrollment challenges, departmental communications.

    Advice to Management

    Be more welcoming and helpful to your adjunct teachers.

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