Not for true professionals
IT related (Former Employee) – Worcester, MA – December 21, 2018
If you're IT, this is not the place for you, unless you really love the (lean) higher education culture.
They like to squeeze the duties of 2 or 3 people into one position (to save money). Many end up being stretched to the max, which leads to very slow progress, lower priority items on the back burner, and some falling through the cracks. This also leads to poor management and mentorship & employee deployment that hardly exists.
The culture is reactive. They are behind their peers when investing in IT, and only make those investments when an event blows up in their face and costs them money.
They're still using the old decentralized model for IT & policy management. This means every department has autonomy to do as they see fit, and policy & administrative controls are very relaxed. This makes policy enforcement very difficult and deficient technical controls. This leads to high risk IT practices, and very difficult training management.
The work/life balance, flexibility, and no micromanaging are some of the good things though.
Management, heathcare, technology, budget, expertise