Online Instructor (Current Employee) – online – November 10, 2017
Excelsior has great pay for adjunct faculty per course. They have a set pay scale that goes up as you continue to teach for them - you get a raise for each set of 8 courses that you teach. That's a great benefit and rare for online teaching positions. You'll go through periods where you will get a course each term, and then you'll hit a dry spell. The students, for the most part (there are always exceptions), are respectful and motivated. Most are working professionals and/or military.
Office of International Development (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – December 6, 2017
The college has a great mission and does great things for students, but there is new leadership that just cannot seem to get it together. The college is constantly laying people off or losing people. Not some where I would recommend that anyone work right now. New leadership is needed first.
none of your business (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – October 12, 2017
This is not a place for advancement and you will be lied to by management and see people who hold positions that do not actually work. Also, you will see others who get promoted that do not meet the experience for what the job title calls for. Managers are constantly in meetings, and it does not seem they are doing anything or contributing to making the workplace better. There are many unfair benefits from the older employment to the new employment with PTO and other benefits that got cut over the past year. There have been no real raises in over a few years. Excelsior went through a huge reorganization a year ago and over 100 people were let go. This place is not secure!
Director of Operations (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – September 18, 2017
Overall, a solid organization. Lots of change, and likely heading in the right direction, finally. However, sometimes the pace of change, and players at (or not at) the table make decisions that frustrate the organizations actual goals.
Senior Academic Advisor (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – August 3, 2017
From our mission statement: Excelsior College provides educational opportunity to adult learners with an emphasis on those historically underrepresented in higher education. It is easy to get behind the mission of this institution. The mission is fulfilled by some of the hardest working individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working beside and knowing. We make efforts to assist our students in reaching their goals, the attainment of an Associate, Baccalaureate, or Masters degree.
Accountant (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – July 24, 2017
When I went to work for Excelsior College on-line higher education was still new and having worked previously in a traditional university, it was a new experience. This was a new way for adults to continue their education while balancing their lives. I was able to institute a new process that helped our military in their educational pursuits and gave me knowledge and confidence that I brought to subsequent positions.
Online Adjunct Professor (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – May 29, 2017
This was a great school I used to work for. I only taught one course for them for a couple years and I moved on to other schools that gave me more courses. It was a great place to work in the early days of my teaching experience.
No diversity in courses--just always assigned one.
Adjunct Clinical Examiner (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – May 27, 2017
Some of the questions do not pertain to my title because I work weekends and an adjunct clinical examiner. This is not a benefited position. As a place of education, I can say that my experience as a student was excellent.
Secretary/Receptionist (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – April 12, 2017
It was a pleasure working with students from all over the country, The hardest part was when students would get angry over the phone, the best part was when I was able to get them calmed down and help with what they needed
Unhappy employee (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – February 8, 2017
Was a great place to work, but there is no job security now. After the layoffs, including those who worked there 20+ years were let go, you know you are replaceable. HR doesn't do their job either, complaints of harassment are ignored and those that don't do their job get promoted.
Course Registration and Records (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – November 27, 2016
I worked in the course registration department for over a year but left a few months ago. The value and purpose of the college is to help students succeed but the people in that department did not work together at all. They were extremely immature and very catty, it's as if they forgot what the value and purpose of the college is. Excelsior as a whole is a great place to work but that department needs serious team building. The supervisor was affable but the team leader and some of my colleagues were not. The daily tasks are repetitive and if you aren't a person who likes to do the same work everyday, this place is not for you.
Good pay, benefits, time off before holidays
Stuck on a computer all day, department needs help, no interaction with students
It was a great place to work, and then the bottom fell out
Technical Support Services Team Lead (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – September 29, 2016
I loved my time at Excelsior College. I loved the people. I loved our mission and I loved what I did and was able to have the opportunity to learn. Unfortunately however, complete mismanagement of our finances, irresponsible overreach beyond our core disciplines and managerial negligence led to a massive layoff of which my department was eradicated. I'll never regret what I learned there and the great people that I worked with. It was an amazing and rewarding experience.
Great teamwork atmosphere, convenient, good benefits