Losing sight of what they should be focusing on
Admissions Representative (Former Employee) – Orchard Park, NY – April 15, 2018
When I was hired, I was excited to have the ability to impact people who want better for themselves and start a career in higher education, but the shine of the new job wears very fast as the stress of the job takes over. Ever increasing enrollment goals and tuition cost results in feeling as you are just a hamster on a wheel continuously running, but never going anywhere. Within a few months, you realize, though thinly veiled as "you are changing lives", you are there is enroll anything who can complete the steps, regardless if you should or not.
This job doesn't allow for much time for re-energizing yourself as well; once of recruitment period is done, immediately on to the next.
You can get a decent amount of time off whether it be vacation or floating holiday use, but you are made to feel guilty for taking the time off.
There is favoritism within all levels of management allowing promotion for those who the manager likes versus those who are qualified. The same rules or standards are not held to everyone.
I believe the college can provide a good choice of career-focused education, as long as they need what is really important--the student-- in mind.
decent pay, time off, normal working hours
Healthcare cost, Lack of advance opportunities, Favoritism