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Monroe Community College Reviews

Updated March 30, 2017
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  1. "Guest Lecturer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Monroe Community College part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great instructors to work with

    Cons

    not enough classes to teach


  2. "Quick review"

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

    I worked at Monroe Community College part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and decent pay.

    Cons

    Hard to advance into other departments. Or acquire a full time job within the college.

  3. "Student Worker"

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    Former Employee - Operations Worker in Henrietta, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Worker in Henrietta, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Direct Supervisor was very accommodating, the work was not overly strenuous, coworkers are generally enjoyable

    Cons

    Management meddled with work a lot, poor communication often lead to scheduling conflicts, lack of resources

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back and don't bring petty power plays into the office. The supervisor and students have more direct experience, they can get things done well and in a timely manner. There is no room for micromanagement.


  4. "Adjunct Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great school to work for

    Cons

    I do not have one.


  5. "Student Advisor"

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

    I have been working at Monroe Community College part-time

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, great work environment

    Cons

    Low pay, not much room for growth


  6. "Part Time Professional"

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    Current Employee - Computer Operations Manager in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Computer Operations Manager in Rochester, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Monroe Community College (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked for MCC for 35 years. A great place to work.

    Cons

    Mcc has taken on a more Business environment than a family environment as it was 35 years ago.


  7. "Review of hiring process"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wonderful student body--traditional undergrads, adult learners, vets, etc. The Damon campus is a gem, although it is treated as a second class. Very dedicated staff and faculty.

    Cons

    Internal politics. Recycled staff and leadership across the organization limits new ideas. Lack of faculty diversity is a problem especially considering the student population served. Poorly managed search process with lack of transparency. Internal politics run deep. Failed searches are the norm in the organization. Search process took months and notification was very unprofessional--a call at 8pm from someone who was not a search committee member or affiliated with HR.

    Advice to Management

    Minimize HR's role in searches. Be open to outside candidates. Maintain professionally written communications with candidates and applicants. Remember that your handling of candidates is a reflection of organizational culture.

  8. "Avoid - Not Worth the Headache"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Monroe Community College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Can't think of anything that impressed me, unfortunately. I worked here for a couple of years and was pleased to secure a full-time position elsewhere.

    Cons

    There's a history of contractual negotiating issues and associated contention/turmoil, sweeping threats or worries about layoffs due to declining enrollment that has yet to recover, several long-term administrators have been mysteriously and involuntarily "retired" after over 25 years of dedicated service (leaving numerous offices empty and positions unfilled for a long time now), departments have been consolidated and positions have also been eliminated altogether as a massive restructuring has occurred and continues to happen, and one campus is uncomfortably under construction causing issue to faculty and students attempting to hold class. This is not a college that grows it's faculty either. Nepotism has been a serious issue, hiring some highly unqualified people just as an obvious favor, or hiring others from out of state, instead of hiring qualified internal talent. Also, adjunct employees do teach a significant amount of the classes at this college, but are treated quite poorly. They are not provided health insurance, and only compensated at a fraction of what full-time teaching faculty earn for teaching the exact same classes. Professional development is mostly offered when semesters are not in session, which is not always convenient for everyone. Too many classes are clustered together in just a couple of days rather than spreading them out throughout the semester. I was very happy to leave. This is not a pleasant place to work - very unstable. I cannot recommend.

    Advice to Management

    Offer health insurance to everyone, higher pay, end nepotism, and take internal employees more seriously during hiring practices, and offer faculty development year round instead of during semester breaks (summer/intersession) in clusters.


  9. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Building Services - Light Laborer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Building Services - Light Laborer in Rochester, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Monroe Community College (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work. Friendly staff, competitive pay, outstanding benefits.

    Cons

    Hard to advance up in departments and A shift.


  10. "Adjunct Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The experience of working here depends a great deal upon the department in which one teaches. Some departments treat adjunct faculty well and some do not. It can be a great experience to work with a diverse population of students by age, culture and background.

    Cons

    Adjunct faculty teach part-time and are paid by the course. Adjuncts now make up about half of all faculty in higher education and teach over 1/3 of the courses at MCC. The pay for adjunct faculty at MCC had been relatively high for the area, however it is falling behind. Adjunct faculty are paid about 60% of what full time faculty make to teach the same courses and the benefits are very limited. For example, health insurance is available entirely at the faculty member's expense. Faculty are often required to undergo training on their own time to keep up with the college's decisions to add or change procedures and technology.

    Like many such positions, course assignments are unpredictable. This is especially true now that the college administration is cancelling more and more courses that are not at or near full enrollment. As a result, average class sizes have increased, creating a larger burden for faculty. Some adjunct faculty have been surprised by having all of their classes cancelled at the last minute with no time to find other work.

    Since a new administration took over a few years ago, employee satisfaction has declined drastically. The relationship between employees and administrators has become adversarial rather than cooperative. Turnover of administrators has been high and newly hired administrators do not have the experience they need to do their jobs. Nearly all were hired from the outside.

    Faculty and staff have been given pay increases that are considerably lower than what administrators gave themselves. The administration has declared an impasse in two contract negotiations which required mediation. Faculty who have left have not been replaced, leaving a larger work burden for those remaining. More faculty will be leaving under a retirement incentive plan.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to faculty, especially those who have been with the college for many years. Repair the relationship with employees.


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