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Union College (New York) Reviews

Updated July 11, 2018
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  • "low pay and little room to grow" (in 3 reviews)

  • "We are on a trimester system and are required to teach 2 courses per term, which makes it challenging to publish during the academic term" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Finance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    stimulating and challenging environment

    Cons

    resources are constrained presenting challenges


  2. "Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great community within the department

    Cons

    three terms system is tough

  3. "Union College Visiting Professorship"

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

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

    Pros

    Despite being a visiting professor, I feel as if I am treated equally amongst my peers.

    Cons

    There is a significant teaching load. We are on a trimester system and are required to teach 2 courses per term, which makes it challenging to publish during the academic term.


  4. "A glittering, shiny ship without a captain, gliding on past victories"

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    Current Employee - Professor
    Current Employee - Professor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Union College (New York) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great students, very pretty campus which oozes history

    Cons

    Administration is too big and uncoordinated, yet needs to have their tentacles involved in everything. As a result, virtually nothing gets done on campus. Too many yuppies and yes-men/women crawling around. Bureaucratic rot is firmly entrenched here.

    Advice to Management

    Size of the administration should be cut in half, and streamlined. Fewer directors and associate deans would be a welcome start.


  5. "Great college"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, enriched environment, interesting co-workers, good benefits

    Cons

    Many positions have low pay rate

    Advice to Management

    Value all employees by providing at least a living wage to the lowest earners,


  6. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Student in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Student in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Union College (New York) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diverse Student Body, Interesting Faculty Members

    Cons

    Lack of communication between Trustees, Deans, and Students

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the students


  7. "PDF in Albany"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Schenectady, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Union College (New York) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small and quiet for research

    Cons

    Living standard is very high

  8. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Currently a student, graduating in June

    Cons

    Union is working on its community engagement


  9. "Great Supervisor--ability to grow as a student"

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    Former Employee - Learning Technology Student Consultant in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Learning Technology Student Consultant in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Union College (New York) part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learned a lot of different technologies pertaining to education. Gave me practice with public speaking, flexible schedule based on classes

    Cons

    Because it's based on work study hours, did not get that many. Minimum wage


  10. "2 steps forward 1 step back"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    small friendly positive educational environment

    Cons

    salary and compensation for full time employee is very average

    Advice to Management

    Two Semesters


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