Great paychecks, but you have to stand in line at the bank to cash them...EVERY TIME.
Pros: great pay, m-f schedule, usually no weekends
Cons: unrealistic performance expectations, no direct deposit available
They gave me great pay for my position, but then expected unrealistic performance, They combined financial aid, student accounts, and loan servicing into one department called "financial services". I had to perform the work of 3 departments. All of the financial aid parts of the job of course, which is a lot-getting in all of the documents, scheduling loan counseling's, meeting with students all day, consulting with prospective students anytime they requested a financial aid info briefing, packaging new students financial aid, repackaging continuing students financial aid, completing final fin aid calculations for students graduating or dropping or changing programs, spending lots of time on conference calls, and much, much more. Add to that everything from student accounts, like handling all cash pay student's payments, taking payments for anything at the school (typing tests, placement tests, uniform fees, etc),keeping all ledgers up to date, etc. Also loan servicing, so calling students that were getting close to defaulting on loans, or who had defaulted on loans already. Also had to GO TO THE STUDENTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS and try to collect loan payments in person. It was not safe!! a couple of women going into bad neighborhoods, knocking on a random door and telling a big scary gangster looking dude that he or his wife stopped paying on the loans, and to please give us cash immediately. It was absolutely horrible. These 3 departments are separate at all of the other colleges, and combining them is a terrible idea. There was never enough hours in the day to do everything. – more... Then they threw in even more, like being the ones to handle all of the picture taking for both student and staff badges. We went and pulled students out of class if they were missing a document, and the teaching staff would be furious with us. This was a typical day. It was not uncommon to see staff crying, and the turn over rate was astronomical. My supervisor was hired after I was; I had 5 years of experience, and she had none-all she had done was manage an apartment complex. Meet your new manager, please teach her everything you know, thanks. Well, no thanks. Also, they refuse to offer direct deposit on their payroll, so every Friday you had to spend your lunch break standing in line at the bank like it's 1990 again. – less