Network Technician (Former Employee) – Lincoln, NE – December 20, 2013
I have enjoyed working for Union College mainly because of their very flexible time schedule, they knew I was trying to finish school so they understood when I needed to get off on some days. My co-workers i enjoyed very much, everyone was was, helping me with questions I ever had. Hardest part of the job was being sent out on a job and not having the full knowledge I needed to complete the job, I also worked by myself most of the time, so it took longer to do most jobs. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to finish a job and having the satisfaction of seeing it work. I learned how to be productive with my time, not being ashamed to ask questions when I don't understand something, and I feel I received more knowledge from working than I did actually being in class.
Lead Cook/Sous Chef (Former Employee) – Schenectady, NY – February 18, 2018
I loved working at Union College until the inexperienced food service company came in. They had little knowledge of food safety, or perhaps just didn't follow food safety standards. They also mistreat long time employees resulting in a mass exodus of the higher paid kitchen staff. It is a popular belief the trustees approved this unsavory tactic. The college is definitely putting the bottom line above food quality, safety, and loyalty to the food service workers, and any other support staff. They run the college like a business, which is fine if you are administration or faculty. The staff gets good benefits because they give staff the same benefits as the professors, but the benefits are getting worse and worse and more expensive.
nice 401k, 4 months off per year
4 months off per year with no pay, Being treated like an inferior by a majority of the administration, Poor treatment by inexperienced food service company.