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Holy Cross
BARISTA/GRILL (Former Employee) –  Worcester, MAFebruary 28, 2017
The most enjoyable part of the job was by far the students. They are our future and seeing everyone working so hard towards their goal and career was very inspiring. Overall loved my job, all though always a little under staffed, i enjoyed the fast pace environment and working with students.
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All about the money now
Employee (Current Employee) –  Worcester, MAMarch 8, 2017
They rarely promote from within anymore.
Pay for non faculty staff is on the low end of the national scale.
Most departments are under staffed.
Communication between departments is terrible.
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Take care before joining
Div. of Admin, Finance & Investments (Former Employee) –  Worcester, MAJuly 18, 2016
• Applicants should seriously consider and research the institution’s reputation in their given field. Calls to peers in the industry would be wise.
• In some departments, senior staff lacks industry experience outside of the institution. This may lead to errors which well trained professionals typically would not make.
• In the experience of a past employee, little to no training and mentoring was provided to junior professionals. Senior staff was at times absent for extended and/or critical periods.
• Career growth within some departments of the institution is limited or non-existent.
• A insider/outsider culture has developed in administration based on time at the institution.
• Performance reviews are simplistic in nature and senior staff has indicated that “no one gets the top score in any category”
• Policies of the institution have at times been applied inconsistently between senior and junior staff
• Providing constructive and fact-based feedback to senior staff is has been classified as insubordination.
• A tendency towards gossip is a concern.
Pros
limited supervision
Cons
no personal development
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Challenging academic atmosphere but a fun student culture
Student Caller (Current Employee) –  Worcester, MAApril 17, 2016
The College of the Holy Cross is a tough academic institution, but the student culture is a lot of fun, and many people make connections that last a lifetime.
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Great school, great student athletes
Outside Linebackers Coach (Former Employee) –  Worcester, MAApril 5, 2016
Great place to work, high intensity during work days, great management. Great kids with great attitudes. Very long days no days off.
Pros
Free housing and meals
Cons
Long Days
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A learning experience
First Assistant Coach (Former Employee) –  Worcester, MAApril 12, 2015
Holy Cross was a good learning experience for me and my family. We were able to meet some really nice people throughout the community. The school is a very prestigious academic institution that has a number of alums that have gone on to do tremendous things after their time at Holy Cross.
I was fortunate and blessed to have coached at Holy Cross for the past five seasons. I was able to teach, coach, and groom some great young men.
Pros
Coaching a great group of young men
Cons
Having to leave
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easy going work environment
trades (Current Employee) –  worcester, maDecember 14, 2014
The pay and benefits have not been updated since the 60's. Most trades are underpaid by at least $10/hr. This is not a true merit shop as people with the same job title and responsibilities can make double based on seniority. It will take you 8 years to acquire 3 weeks vacation and 16 years to acquire 4 weeks. You will be on call all weekdays and only be paid for being on call for weekends in rotation at a whopping $25 before taxes. If pay and benefits could be updated for modern times this would be a fantastic place to work, but don't count on that.
Pros
free bitter coffee, 12 holidays
Cons
pay, benefits, management
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Great place to work but?
Electrician (Current Employee) –  electrical departmentMarch 13, 2013
The only grip I have is that they are decades behind in pay for tradesman. The longer you work there the better it gets. For example I have worked there as an electrician for five years (just broke the $20 mark) there are custodians making more based on the fact that they have worked there longer. I just feel this is wrong unskilled labor should not make more then skilled labor. That's it for me. The place is gorgeous and a good environment for work.
Pros
free coffee good working conditions
Cons
the pay is decades behind!
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Quiet and organized workplace where you have to be attentive to what is going on.
Music Library Assistant (Former Employee) –  Worcester, MAAugust 1, 2013
Have to be updated on the latest music department events so if students, professors, or staff have questions about an event you are supposed to know the answer. Have to be organized and know how to work the equipment. The most enjoyable part was assisting other students and professors.
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Productive and fun place to work
EDITORIAL ASSISTANT (Current Employee) –  Worcester, MAFebruary 3, 2015
I have worked in the PR office for two years. Everyone is extremely supportive and helping me advance my career post graduation. Great learning environment.
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Great Liberal Arts School
Resident Assistant (Current Employee) –  Worcester, MAMay 29, 2015
The staff is great and always eager to help. Although the academics are rigorous, there is always assistance to be found and much to learn.
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Great lab experience
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Worcester, MAJuly 14, 2014
Fun and exciting lab to be a part of. The lab students worked very well together, each using his or her skill set to make the team better.
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Excellent
Investment Office Equity Analyst (Former Employee) –  Worcester, MAJune 2, 2014
students gain real world experiences through working on research projects and community-service projects.
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Great sense of community!
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) –  Worcester, MAApril 20, 2014
The people you work with are great and there is a sense of community.
Pros
free lunch
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Work Study position
Music Library - HC (Former Employee) –  Worcester, MAJune 12, 2013
Student Worker - work study position
Office related work - Organize files and office mail
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Club Position
Undergraduate Research Student (Former Employee) –  Worcester, MAJuly 9, 2014
Fun leadership position.
Fun people to work with.
RSO position.
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grading and tutoring
Tutor and Grader (Current Employee) –  worcester, maMarch 18, 2013
pay is menial and the process is unorganized and inefficient
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