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Merrimack College Reviews

Updated March 21, 2019
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Merrimack College President Christopher E. Hopey
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  1. "Great campus environment and potential for growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great campus environment and potential for growth

    Cons

    Need to hire more full-time faculty


  2. "It was nice"

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    Current Employee - Recreation Supervisor in North Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Recreation Supervisor in North Andover, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merrimack College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Make my own schedule, Pick who i want to work with

    Cons

    Late nights, short shifts, so so

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant director of admission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merrimack College full-time

    Pros

    On the move in positive direction, great holiday parties, always something new

    Cons

    Overworked because of the growth


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Community"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merrimack College full-time

    Pros

    People care about one another, there is a strong sense of community there. Great time off and benefits.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for promotions in some divisions.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Somewhat toxic"

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

    I worked at Merrimack College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many dedicated folks, who are enthusiastic about higher education

    Cons

    Difficult senior leader, who bullies his subordinates

    Advice to Management

    Less Trump - more servant leadership


  6. "Best place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merrimack College part-time

    Pros

    Friendly work environment and management
    Easy tasks

    Cons

    Not a challenging work environment


  7. "Athletics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family like atmosphere, always busy

    Cons

    Needs more staff support, but has shown commitment to grow staffing needs

    Advice to Management

    None that I can think of

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, easy hours"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer
    Former Employee - Lecturer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Merrimack College full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits if you are there long term, the school is hands-off regarding your teaching style. Great campus and perks.

    Cons

    No job security as a lecturer, and the school is moving more and more toward research and away from the focus on teaching.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Expendable commodities"

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

    I worked at Merrimack College full-time

    Pros

    Great PTO such as Fridays off in the summer, Christmas break, and vacation time.
    For student-facing roles, the students in general are hardworking and a pleasure to work with!

    Cons

    Many of the PTO perks are offset by the constantly increasing number of nights, weekends and Holidays required. Staff tend to be treated as expendable commodities; the high turnover among staff/admin/faculty speaks for itself. There is a pattern of paranoia based on a tendency for leadership to motivate others through fear.

    Advice to Management

    Actions speak louder than words; caring about the success of the institution means also caring about its employees' satisfaction. Implementing an annual review process, including 360 of management would go a long way toward goal-setting, avoiding patterns of mismanagement, and rewarding people for consistent, quality work.


  10. "Just okay for part time work"

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

    I worked at Merrimack College part-time

    Pros

    There are plenty of wonderful people that work here and are helpful.

    Cons

    Upper management seems to not care much about needs/cares of the lower level departments. Prioritizes the athletics department over improving conditions for classes or particular departments.