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Medaille College Reviews

Updated April 1, 2017
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  1. "Staff"

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    Former Employee - Employee Staff Award in Depew, NY
    Former Employee - Employee Staff Award in Depew, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medaille College (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of nice people in different departments

    Cons

    Compensation and no raises along with disrespect for your ideas and we do the work

    Advice to Management

    Listen to others who do the jobs they have good ideas even if we don't get paid the high $$


  2. Helpful (1)

    "This is a general review of Medaille. President is Ken Macur, not Richard Jurasek."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Medaille College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Health care benefits are good. If you are a faculty member, you have a lot of flexibility just as other faculty in other universities and colleges do.

    Cons

    The quality of education is falling as the mix of students has changed. The proportion of weak students is increasing which drags the standards down.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on raising money. Stop sending so many emails to the employees. Revamp curriculum. Change organizational structure to individual departments rather than divisions. Get rid of tenure.


  3. "Strategic Relationship Manager"

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    Former Employee - Strategic Relationship Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Strategic Relationship Manager in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Medaille College (More than a year)

    Pros

    opportunity to share higher education

    Cons

    management issues need to be restructured


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  5. "Administrative Assistant to Director of Hr and VP of Business and Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    People are nice to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of information and training.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a training program with a set schedule to include all aspects of job. Decide on job sharing duties before employee is brought in.


  6. "Sinking on a lack of leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many of the middle and lower level employees are friendly, eager, talented and skilled. The benefits package is generous - the health insurance is a good plan with reason premiums, the vacation/sick and personal day allowances are more than generous.

    Cons

    There are unfortunately many more reasons against working at this tiny, fourth tier college than in favor. The school pays low salaries at the 10-25th percentiles of the area range. The president of the school is incapable or unwilling to clear the dead weight out of the upper level management, especially from the leadership of the graduate school which suffers from broad incompetence, Machiavellian supervisory style and complete lack of direction. Several severely underperforming vice presidents should have been let go years ago, but utter lack of foresight, understanding or acceptance of this fact has led to a precipitous decline in enrollment, destruction of employee morale and a miserable financial standing. There are few in high level positions at the school who see the very obvious reasons for the extraordinary difficulties the school faces or who are willing to follow through on the very obvious steps that need to be taken to create a solvent, successful and enjoyable place to learn and work. Right now many very intelligent, talented and friendly staff are desperately trying to leave or have already left. I could never recommend to anyone that they consider working here.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the school to be what it is - a small liberal arts school. Close the Rochester campus, ditch the doctoral program, right-size the number of programs - undergraduate and graduate - offered. Listen to the staff at middle levels who have incredible ideas and who know very well what they are doing. Stop trying to be an academy or Center of Excellence - leave that to the Ivies and UB. The Board should elect a new president or the president should make the decisions that are vitally necessary with regard to high level leadership.


  7. "Nice place to work in Higher Ed."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Medaille has excellent pay and benefits for a private school. They are investing in the campus to improve facilities for both faculty, staff, and students alike.

    Cons

    It is a small work environment, so if you do not like a coworker, you might have to deal with them on a close basis daily.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of evaluating faculty and staff. One person who is not pulling their weight or has an unpleasent disposition can tarnish the image as a whole


  8. "Great folks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fellow profs are great, dedicated people.

    Cons

    Pay is low, administration in a state of upheaval.


  9. "Medaille"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Medaille College as a contractor

    Pros

    Small community, free week off between Christmas and New Years

    Cons

    Staff is overworked and underpaid


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Professor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medaille College full-time

    Pros

    The health insurance was good, and at the time, they were building beautiful spaces for the classrooms, these spaces were also equipped with top-of-the-line technology.

    Cons

    This was unequivocally the worst higher Ed institution I've ever seen. Absolutely zero autonomy for the faculty, academic freedom was virtually non-existent. This was a very anti-intellectual environment.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider hiring people with academic degrees for your teaching lines.So many of the faculty members had practitioner degrees, which is great, but lends for a environment akin to high school.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "OK place to work, but unstable as an institution"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The staff and faculty are generally very down to earth and will listen to the ideas of lower-level employees. The college values serving the community, and that makes the work enjoyable. The amount of vacation time is above average.

    Cons

    There is a huge discrepency in salaries of people who are in the exact same position with the same educational background and work experience. This college can pay whatever they feel like paying even if it's unfair. This issue can sometimes make it difficult to feel equally valued. I hope things turn around for Medaille's budget because it's an enjoyable place to work if you can ignore the budget issues (which is hard to do).