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Hunter College Reviews

Updated May 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule & easy to learn (in 5 reviews)

  • Its a great experience I am learning new things (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Low salary for workload, ratio of adjunct to full-time faculty means that adjuncts carry the majority of class-room instruction (in 6 reviews)

  • As an adjunct, there is little to no focus on career development, or enhancing pedagogical skills (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Adjunct"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good students, amazing office staff

    Cons

    classrooms are not great, low pay


  2. "Working At The Psychology Department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hunter College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Since I attend this school, it's good to work there because my classes are close. The staff is really nice and I get to learn about school events.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about at this job.


  3. "CUNY Office Assistant/Department Secretary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hunter College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good interactions, chance to help well-deserved students, staff that's willing to help.

    Cons

    Administration does not take the safety and environmental concerns about staff seriously, promotions go to friends/family members, administration allows students to feel and be entitled. Also, if you're the same race of someone who messed up, you are deemed untrustworthy.

    Advice to Management

    Loyalty should be recognized, consistent hard work should be recognized in other people besides your friends and family, and people are not the same because they may share a race.


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  5. "Good place to teach"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hunter College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well structured, students are well-behaved

    Cons

    More commitment to proctoring exam

    Advice to Management

    More training


  6. "My Experience Working at Hunter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - College Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - College Assistant in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hunter College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some benefits
    Flexibility in schedule
    Paid vacation time when accrued

    Cons

    No advancement
    Hard to become full-time
    No room for advancement
    Once you reached a cap in pay-scale, that's it

    Advice to Management

    The environment is more of a learn as you go. Make it easier for employees to be able to not just voice concerns, but have it heard and work through a solution.


  7. "Excellent College, Terrible Financial Picture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent students -- except for the unprepared ones.

    Good adjuncts -- except for the incompetent ones, who should be replaced.

    Cons

    CUNY is all but bankrupt and the funds they do have are horribly misspent on unnecessary programs and buildings.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the little things, like EXTREMELY excessive room temperatures, elevators and escalators that don't work, broken windows and window shades.


  8. "Pretty Comfortable, if you don't need to stack the hours."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Science Tutor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Computer Science Tutor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hunter College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is very comfortable, since I do not have to leave school for work, and I get to practice my knowledge by teaching others.

    Cons

    Due to budget matters, my total income per semester is actually capped. Also, as a full time student, midterm and finals weeks are always a struggle, since the tutoring center is swamped.

    Advice to Management

    Get better funding for tutoring programs. People actually profit from it, and some even rely on it.


  9. "Development Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great to work with.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy and the management make it impossible to get anything done.


  10. "I was a part-time tutor at their Math Center"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tutor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tutor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hunter College part-time

    Pros

    It was a great experience interacting with other students. It helps get me to talk to others when I am stuck home most of the time working and because I don't go out to parties or bars often.

    Cons

    The pay is very low if you use work study. You almost always need work study if you want to get hired as an undergraduate because of their small budget.


  11. "Work Study Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Statistics Teacher Assistant in Richmond Hill, NY
    Former Employee - Statistics Teacher Assistant in Richmond Hill, NY

    I worked at Hunter College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, staff very friendly and get along well. Shifts were exchangeable with other employees, you can study while you work

    Cons

    Not provided with enough training for certain duties, so trying to figure out what to do could be kind of confusing.


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