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Union College (New York) Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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  1. "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.


  2. "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


  3. "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
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


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  5. "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.


  6. "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).


  7. "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!


  8. "Facilities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers, flexible hours, up to date equipment and machinery

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to complete large jobserved on college campus

    Advice to Management

    Try to revolve tasks around school schedule


  9. "Evening Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Evening Supervisor in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Evening Supervisor 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, consistent yearly raises.

    Cons

    The place a career ends.

    Advice to Management

    Try to emphasize hiring and promotion from within Union.


  10. "lab assistant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Thesis Researcher
    Current Employee - Senior Thesis Researcher

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

    Pros

    flexible hours to work and study

    Cons

    we are paid minimum wage


  11. "Good work for students"

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    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The school is small enough where you will often get a change to talk to any person on staff. In other words, your voice will be heard.

    Cons

    The pay can be pretty low relative to other schools depending on your position. As a former RA, the pay was around half of what some other schools pay.

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of good opportunities for students to make a little bit of extra money to help out with tuition costs.



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