A workplace that does not care about people of color
Manager (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – April 11, 2018
During my time at Metro, I saw many, many valuable people of color leave for better jobs elsewhere because they were not being valued by the university. This ended up being the case for me as well. Those people of color who left were consistently replaced by white people, making the workforce less and less diverse as time went on.
White folks stayed and climbed the ranks. As a person of color I never felt like my voice or my contribution mattered; worse, I saw no commitment whatsoever to students of color, who had lower rates of completion. Faculty and staff of color who did work on projects to make life better for students of color did not get credit for their work--and I saw white higher-ups take credit (and sometimes very public awards) for that same work, which those higher-ups had initially roadblocked or else just showed no support. This doesn't even address hostile work environments because of issues of race, which was definitely a problem in many different offices. I left feeling very disillusioned and bitter.
benefits--great leave package, somewhat expensive health care but great coverage