Temporary Employee (Former Employee) – Saratoga Springs, NY – October 16, 2017
General office duties. Student interaction. Ability to learn new concepts, approaches and skills. Great management. A very diverse culture. Truly no hard parts of the job other than hoping for a full day's work which was rarely an issue. I enjoyed just about every aspect of the job. In order to gain full-time employment, they had to have job openings at the state level.
Excellent place to learn new skills and apply yourself.
Adjunct Statistics Instructor (Current Employee) – Binghamton, NY – June 14, 2017
I learned that it is difficult to motivate adults even. The management treats you very professionally and is great to work with. The workplace culture is very nice. The hardest part of the job is getting and keeping enrollment up. The most enjoyable part of the job are the students.
Student Services (Former Employee) – Saratoga Springs, NY – February 28, 2016
you don't need a degree or friendly skills, you just need to have a friend work there and you can goof off. The goof offs get promoted, the hard workers get harassed by the good offs and run to management who hired them because management does not know what they are doing and need the goof offs to cover their rear ends.
Academic Coach/Tutor (Current Employee) – Saratoga Springs, NY – November 29, 2014
I have learned a great deal from working for Empire State College It has been a very rewarding experience. Working with students from all over the world has provided me with several different perspectives.
Construction Administrator (Former Employee) – Saratoga Springs, NY – March 20, 2014
A tremendously excellent place to work. I was given room to do my job thoroughly with minimal supervision. My superiors were available on a need basis. The hardest part of the job was overcoming obstacles in the field. The most enjoyable part of the job was an excellent outcome.
secratary (Former Employee) – ny – February 20, 2013
Employees come and go at will and dont anser the phones. The college is so focused on the faculty that they ignore the fact that they ahve students. Employess are treated with disregard and all unionized so no one is diong anyhting but checking FB all day.
Student Service Specialist (Former Employee) – New York City-- – July 29, 2012
Although working hours were somewhat flexible the work was grueling. Everything was "IMMEDIATE.. ASAP" and you have little time to think about the work which you are actually doing. The workload ( for faculty as well as "professional staff" ) is number driven... "piecework"
Management which is usually distant ( geographically) often times does not actually know (or understand) the substance of the daily workload. As in any other work situation, some supervisors are caring, but some are there only to get their own work done. Consequently it is very much an "I care about myself first" kind of job for supervisors. My dean had no idea about the work for which I was responsible, or the substance [no less quality] of the work which I actually did. Of course, she regularly visited my work site about 3 times each year!!
Co workers in similar professional capacities were warm, welcoming and friendly. Those in superior positions were clutching to their own positions, and remote with "underlings".
Some travel around the state and generous research funding for travel to conferences and education were the best part of the job!
being part of the new york state employee system for health benefits was quite good!
sometimes very long hours and weekend work was essential