Pros: great benefits- including tuition remission for self and immediate family.
Cons: decisions were made on a wholesale level, not case by case leading to unhappy students; management style was not condusive to any employees
Hardest Part of the Job/ Management:
Chiefs out number the Indians!
Unbearably Micromanaged -down to the screen savers, fonts on your computer, when you are "allowed" to leave for lunch, the wording to greet students, what you are to prioritize, etc, EVERYTHING is controlled.
Unbearably Political-The Directors are all best friends and used to work at a bank together before scoring the positions at NYIT. They do not have advanced degrees and feel threatened by those that do.
The collections director comes in at 11:15 AM everyday and leaves at 4:30, but still making FT salary. She will leave in the middle of the day to "go get gas in her car" and come back----which the employees if your one minute late back from lunch, watch out!!~
If anyone speaks up about ANYTHING you are threatened to be written up or bullied that you are not doing your work and spending too much time addressing the issue at hand. Many people do not speak up due to the tuition remission that their children and themselves are taking advantage of which is why is it unfortunately so easy for them to get away with this type of dictatorship.
NO Advancement-I cannot speak for NYIT's other offices, but its almost impossible to get out of Bursar. The Director has very POOR ties with all other departments, even interconnected departments. Any advancement from within is political as well, as one of the Managers Daughters was hired in a management level position over others in the department with years of experience. This violates HR rules, but HR at NYIT as a whole is basically useless, literally, as both Mother – more... & Daughter are still employed there years later after numerous complaints.
Best Parts of the Job:
Co-workers were great, but we were not able to collaborate for the better of the student body and made us feel more like robots!
Helping people understand and make more educated decisions regarding their finances, which shortly before I was faced with the same decisions and valued the help I did receive.
Fast Paced, Keeps you sharp, you develop many skills from writing detail emails to phone etiquette, math calculations, up to date on federal regulations – less