Watch your back and trust no one.
Pros: Long break at Christmas, amazing faculty, a few great staff members left
Cons: Compensation/pay, poor administration, lack of trust, unequal labor division, a tendency for administration to favor the incapable suck ups
After being hired on full time staff from a Federal Work Study position, I was thrilled. The administration was great and friendly and family centered.
However, the last three years or so, made me realize how much I missed the "old ways." Administration is sneaky and under-handed, they lie and mis-lead and keep secrets. They also do not want employees to socialize with one another; everyone is to sit in their office from 8 - 5 without speaking to anyone but the students, who we are supposed to refer to as "friends." Which itself is hilarious because that is what the administration also calls the infestations of roaches and mice.
There is a glass ceiling. As long as you are a suck up and are as two-faced as the administration, you will be just fine. The second you give an honest opinion which is contrary to what the administration wants to be perceived as - they will beat you down until you fall into place, or until they find some policy they want to apply to only the individual they want to get rid of.
Policies and procedures are bent, modified, etc. as tools of terror to keep everyone in line.
Those with education and experience in higher education are kept quiet, and they bring in people with no experience - who have no backbone and only desire to make the administration happy.
The faculty are amazing, educated, friendly people who are beat into submission - who are told by non-educators how to teach. These great people became professors because it was in their hearts to teach - but GMC has turned even the most optimistic ones into unhappy shells of who they used to – more... be.
While being grossly underpaid for 7.5 years, I still completed by job efficiently and with the highest quality. Yet, alas, I became the black sheep for trying to get fair work conditions and equitable division of labor and was terminated 3 days after requesting a meeting to discuss (for the 7th time) these and other issues.
If you choose to work for the campus in Augusta, be sure to keep your head down, your mouth shut, and be ready to be in constant fear for being the subject of the next witch hunt by the secretive and two-faced administration. – less