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Union College (New York) Reviews

Updated August 10, 2017
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  1. "Union College"

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

    I have been working at Union College (New York) full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and benefits. Fun place to place

    Cons

    Not a lot of holidays given off


  2. "career counselor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Union College (New York) full-time

    Pros

    the students you work with are great

    Cons

    low pay and little room to grow

  3. "Work Study Mechanical Engineering"

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

    I worked at Union College (New York) part-time

    Pros

    Flexible work time. Ability to do school work. Helps to meet faculty and network. Great way to find out about department events

    Cons

    Inconsistent work load. Have to show up on time. Can be easily distracted on others works. If you miss work management can find you easily.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice if students had more consistent work loads. Also not taking out frustration when repermended. It's a happy place.


  4. "Being a Student at Union"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union College (New York) full-time

    Pros

    The small size enables smaller classroom settings so that you get more one on one time with the professors.

    Cons

    The trimester system is not appealing to everyone. It allows for a 6-7 week winter break that is perfect for travelling or working, but some people don't find it benefits them and wish it was shorter.


  5. "Union College Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Union is a fun place to work in the summer, with a very collaborative environment and helpful staff.

    Cons

    No downside that I found.


  6. "Research"

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

    I worked at Union College (New York) full-time

    Pros

    Great instrumentation, great labs, professors are easy to work with, collaboration with offsite companies

    Cons

    can be difficult to get funding for research


  7. "OK place for long-term benefits, but poor compensation for non-career employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    I worked at Union College (New York) full-time

    Pros

    Relatively stable hours, great team dynamic and good mentorship from direct supervisor, great constituents

    Cons

    Low pay, terrible track for advancing a young professional's career, disjointed communication within College Relations and

    Advice to Management

    Build-in better incentives for young employees and you won't experience the same level of attrition. Do a better job of communicating between offices about a cohesive strategic college relations strategic plan and you'll have better buy-in from staff.

  8. "Facilities"

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

    I worked at Union College (New York) part-time

    Pros

    Good experience. Working with good people and fun environment. Learned a lot and had a fun time. Really enjoyed it.

    Cons

    Very cold during the winter. I like it when it is warmer. Nice in the spring and summer. Don't like the winter as much.

    Advice to Management

    Get better food. The food is not very good and gets very boring after a while. I don't know what to eat all the time.


  9. "Former Senior Intern at Admissions Office"

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    Former Employee - Senior Intern in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Intern in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Union College (New York) (More than a year)

    Pros

    Super friendly office where everyone excels at their job. You hardly feel like an intern working here. They are extremely considerate of your academic obligations and appreciative of the work you do for them (interviewing prospective students, staffing open houses, attending committee meetings). The professional development is priceless and you will likely grow a lot as a candidate in your future pursuits due to the interviewing experience you get working here. Excellent way to get an inside look at a pivotal aspect of how colleges' function.

    Cons

    This is not the opportunity for you if you have a hard time managing your schedule and prioritizing your responsibilities. If you rely on steady compensation this may not be the best opportunity as some months you will have more hours while other months your hours can drop significantly.

    Advice to Management

    Put more weight on the interview when looking at applications. A smart, low-need student who has a terrible attitude has no place at Union while a student with lower grades and the right mentality could really do amazing things at Union (and for Union).


  10. "cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cafeteria Cashier in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Cafeteria Cashier in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Union College (New York) (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the people where awesome, love it!

    Cons

    none. Met a lot of the student and it was fun!


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