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Merrimack College Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "Facilities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Merrimack College part-time

    Pros

    Student worker, allowed to pick hours, really nice co workers

    Cons

    Can't think of many cons

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Merrimack College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Colleagues want to be there

    Cons

    Management infrastructure is weak, not ready to handle growth

    Advice to Management

    Put systems in place to help employees succeed


  7. "Building Manager"

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    Current Employee - Building Manager in North Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Building Manager in North Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great job and good hours

    Cons

    I have no Cons about this position

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Data assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It is Very flexible
    Nice staff and people
    Nice office

    Cons

    Less Pay
    Mundane job nothing to learn
    No growth

    Advice to Management

    Increase the salary
    Dont fire the employees without prior intimation


  9. Helpful (1)

    "school is growing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good neighborhood, close to boston

    Cons

    generation gap, expensive town, small size

    Advice to Management

    it becomes more competitive now


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fun positive environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and professional co-workers

    Cons

    At times, lack of communication between departments


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