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Hunter College Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible hours with your class schedule (in 4 reviews)

  • great students and faculty great location (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Low salary for workload, ratio of adjunct to full-time faculty means that adjuncts carry the majority of class-room instruction (in 8 reviews)

  • classrooms are not great, low pay (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Adjunct Lecturer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hunter College part-time

    Pros

    Bright students and great co-workers

    Cons

    Limitations in technology and resources


  2. "Good mission, bad management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hunter College full-time

    Pros

    As an institution, Hunter College is excellent, providing affordable tuition to many first generation college students. Faculty and staff are generally good people as in so many places.

    Cons

    Bad management, initiative not rewarded, nor good work, opaque priorities, inefficient work flow, extremely poor communication from the top on down.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that the ends do not justify the means. Though the vision for Hunter is laudable, the methods of getting there are appalling.

  3. "Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Loved the students, working to tutor was very fulfilling.

    Cons

    You did not get paid much.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Seniority is everything!"

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    Current Employee - ESL Teacher in New York, NY
    Current Employee - ESL Teacher in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The students are genuinely interested in what happens in the classroom and the school continues to look good on one's resume.

    Cons

    Teachers are not required to modernize or evolve in terms of their teaching. Good evaluations by students or the use of innovative teaching techniques do not bring any benefits to teachers. The only important thing is how long you've taught in the same institution.

    Advice to Management

    Require teachers to refresh their teaching skills and classroom materials. Reward teachers who receive consistently positive feedback from students. Schedule regular teacher observations by the program director.


  5. "The Skinny on Hunter College"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hunter College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    To get experience to move on to a decent college.

    Cons

    Workplace/Academic Bullying in full stride.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new President.


  6. "Solid benefits but poor compensation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Health benefits if beyond 20 hours a week
    - Paid vacation time
    - Solid work schedule

    Cons

    - Hard to advance professionally
    - Minimum wage pay
    - Poor work culture


  7. "Non Tax Levy Position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good networking opportunities
    good pay for experience and job responsibilities
    good work environment

    Cons

    no benefits
    must show passport and driver's license

  8. "Library front-desk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hunter College part-time

    Pros

    flexible hours. If the library is slow then you can work on your homework, etc.

    Cons

    A lot of repetition and nothing new.


  9. "College Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hunter College part-time

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, enjoyable, great interaction with people

    Cons

    No real progression of mobility.


  10. "Students are the strongest reason to teach here"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed teaching here tremendously because of the energy, curiosity, and engagement of the student body. For the most part, received a lot of guidance and support from department heads and administrators to create new classes to develop the curriculum.

    Cons

    Divisions can be very insular, opting to stay under the radar rather than grow. This had adverse affects on the students who were looking to explore the subject matter further and the longtime adjuncts who had no chance at ever becoming full-time faculty.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time meeting and discussing matters with adjuncts, especially in the smaller divisions. Adjuncts are expected to tackle much more than simply teaching their own classes, they're involved in the day-to-day, semester-to-semester upkeep of the division.


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