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Empire State College Employer Reviews

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I loved the work and everyone I worked with.
Receptionist (Former Employee), Canandaigua, NYApril 18, 2014
Pros: wonderful people.
Cons: it ended with my graduating.
This was a federal work study program position. Working in the college in a very undemanding job was very nice since I was encouraged to spend the time on my homework.
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Excellent place to work.
Construction Administrator (Former Employee), Saratoga Springs, NYMarch 20, 2014
A tremendously excellent place to work. I was given room to do my job thoroughly with minimal supervision. My superiors were available on a need basis. The hardest part of the job was overcoming obstacles in the field. The most enjoyable part of the job was an excellent outcome.
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Nice place to work
Secretary 1 (Current Employee), Saratoga Springs, NYJanuary 13, 2014
Pros: close to home
Cons: very little advancement
Nice place to work but looking for something more challenging.
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Great school
Full Time Student (Former Employee), Saratogga, N.Y.June 25, 2013
I enjoyed Empire State College very much. It allowed me to expand my managerial knowledge and improve my studies.
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horrible culture
secratary (Former Employee), nyFebruary 20, 2013
Pros: state job
Cons: its like working in a kingdom as a serf.
Employees come and go at will and dont anser the phones. The college is so focused on the faculty that they ignore the fact that they ahve students. Employess are treated with disregard and all unionized so no one is diong anyhting but checking FB all day.
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Undervalued employees
Clerk (Former Employee), Saratoga Springs, NYDecember 12, 2012
Pros: one hour lunch, 2 breaks per day. compensation package is very good after one year.
Cons: personnel
A workplace where very little value is placed upon the individual.

Advancement is obtained via friendship connections and not employee worth.

I do not recommend this workplace.
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hard work... little recognition...
Student Service Specialist (Former Employee), New York City--July 29, 2012
Pros: being part of the new york state employee system for health benefits was quite good!
Cons: sometimes very long hours and weekend work was essential
Although working hours were somewhat flexible the work was grueling. Everything was "IMMEDIATE.. ASAP" and you have little time to think about the work which you are actually doing. The workload ( for faculty as well as "professional staff" ) is number driven... "piecework"

Management which is usually distant ( geographically) often times does not actually know (or understand) the substance of the daily workload. As in any other work situation, some supervisors are caring, but some are there only to get their own work done. Consequently it is very much an "I care about myself first" kind of job for supervisors. My dean had no idea about the work for which I was responsible, or the substance [no less quality] of the work which I actually did. Of course, she regularly visited my work site about 3 times each year!!

Co workers in similar professional capacities were warm, welcoming and friendly. Those in superior positions were clutching to their own positions, and remote with "underlings".

Some travel around the state and generous research funding for travel to conferences and education were the best part of the job!