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Schenectady County Community College Reviews

Updated June 5, 2017
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  1. "Think again..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schenectady County Community College full-time

    Pros

    Spring break, summer break, and winter break. You will need it.

    Cons

    Poor management skills. Treats faculty like 2nd class citizens. High school environment.

    Advice to Management

    Start over. Wipe slate clean of all administrators


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Concerned..."

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    Current Employee - Professor in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Professor in Schenectady, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Schenectady County Community College full-time

    Pros

    Students make this job worthwhile

    Cons

    Academic Affairs does not provide a colleagial environment at the higher education level. Micro-managed in terms of reviewing your communication with colleagues as well as micro-managing your classroom and teaching pedagogy.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge how this form of management impacts morale as well as teaching environment.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schenectady, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, all things considered

    Cons

    The managers do not communicate with their employees so as a result, people do not know what they are supposed to do and what they are not. The other thing that I have been experiencing is although I get 4 weeks of vacation, when I go to use it, even when giving over a month of notice, it gets denied. There is a high level of conflict within the college and tensions between the IT departments. They used to have just one IT department but one group of people did not like the other group so they revolted and formed their own department. The salaries are awful as well and the department managers kiss the executive management's butt so nothing is ever done about all of the problems within. The enrollment of student's is dropping like a rock as well so they have been laying people off, much of it through attrition

    Advice to Management

    Start Over


  4. Helpful (1)

    "You will love your colleagues, but hate your life."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Schenectady, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Schenectady County Community College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The students and faculty are amazing - teaching-wise, it is a fabulous place to work.

    Cons

    Administration fights faculty at every turn; salaries are an average of $15,000 below market average; faculty go many years between contract negotiations without cost of living increases; workload is ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees.


  5. "They take advantage of part-time help."

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    Former Employee - Lab Assistant
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The flexibility of your schedule.

    Cons

    They hire a lot of part-time help to avoid having to pay benefits. They require advanced degrees for full time positions even if the applicant is well qualified with a lesser degree. The pay does not warrant the requirement for a bachelors degree for many non teaching positions.

    Advice to Management

    Make your multiple part time jobs into singular full time jobs so you can offer benefits. If you are going to require four year degrees instead of two year degrees for full-time non teaching positions, then increase the pay and include benefits. Consider advancing from within even if qualified applicants only have Associates Degrees. You devalue the AS degree by failing to hire the very people you are educating.


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