Student Worker (Current Employee) – Schenectady, NY – October 27, 2018
varying tasks include maintaining filing systems, and creating excel and word documents, and assisting in events. I learned to use excel and organize proficiently. The environment was productive, helpful, and fun. My employers and coworkers are cheerful and motivational everyday.
Federal Work Study Student (Current Employee) – Schenectady, NY – December 20, 2018
Schenectady County Community College was a good college and is the college that i going to as a student, but they provide students for work study for the short hour which helping students to save someone money.
Accounting Adjunct Instructor (Former Employee) – Schenectady, NY – December 13, 2017
Unfortunately I have to add to the poor reviews left by fellow adjuncts. If you work here as an adjunct be expected to be provided the textbook a few days before the start of the course or the first of the course than be told your on your own good luck. There is no mentor ship or guidance here as an adjunct. The students are placed in courses that require a minimum of a 12th grade education.but most are at an 8th grade reading and writing level. The students are disrespectful and there is no support from management.
Adjunct Faculty (Current Employee) – Schenectady, NY – December 28, 2017
Though the administration is very qualified and hard working, it becomes clear fast that the faculty do not respect these individuals and that makes a very difficult situation for adjunct faculty to succeed. Faced many struggles and felt like I was being set up by other faculty members to fail as a professor.
Part time professional, Registrar's Office (Former Employee) – Schenectady, NY – October 19, 2017
I scanned student documents and helped with the office work in Registration I answered phones. Did some data entry. I assisted at the Registration window with students. I delivered mail to the mail room.
people very friendly
the job I had was a little boring wasn't challenging enough
ADJUNCT FACULTY (Current Employee) – Schenectady, NY – October 26, 2017
SCCC treats their adjuncts like most colleges do. They leave them totally on their own and pay them poorly (less than 3000 for a 3 credit class). I work hard for my students, but there is no future for me here. I have to leave to make a reasonable salary.
Testing Center Assistant (Current Employee) – Schenectady, NY – August 29, 2017
Professional development and enhancing multitasking abilities were great benefits. I have grown a lot as a professional. I work with studies of all nationalities, genders, orientations, and abilities. Diversity and inclusion are very important to me.
L1 Help Desk/Monitor, Office Support (Former Employee) – Academic Computing, Career Ser., Trio Student Ser. – May 17, 2017
Working in the place where I study has been an invigorating experience. The staff is so supportive in helping me gain knowledge and experience, offering tutoring help when I needed it. They are truly positive role models and mentors that help me excel in my field of study. There are no hard parts of this job because I love what I do. The most enjoyable part of this job is the pleasure I get from helping people by teaching them how to use the computer and not be afraid of it, because "the computer can't do anything unless they command it too."
Computer Lab Monitor (Former Employee) – Schenectady, NY – August 23, 2016
Average day was sitting at the computer desk and helping students with the computers in the lab. I learned how to speak to people that had a certain issue. Management would usually check and see if everything was running correctly and give small task like putting paper into the printer. Co-workers were great, but the lab I work in usually only had one person working per shift. Hardest part was dealing with rowdy students. Enjoyable part was the feeling that you help someone with their work.
Good place to work, New state of the art toys to work witn in classrooms.
Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice. (Former Employee) – Schenectady, NY – September 3, 2016
Having been able to teach at the Center City College (CCC) at S.C.C.C., was quite the experience for me, having been able to see the school grow from its opening when I first began there as a student in 1969, as a converted, and only "5" star hotel in the City of Schenectady, to the educational institution it is today, and still growing, and expanding to where the C.C.C. is now where the old W.T. Grants, S.S. Krege's were so many years ago. I still remember walking down Jay Street, when cars were allowed to park on it!
A good place to teach, or try to get your students to learn something.
it is difficult to get your students to learn when they don't want to be there in the first place!
Very low compensation, poor management, but some great coworkers and students
Adjunct Instructor (Current Employee) – Schenectady, NY – February 20, 2017
There are no benefits and the compensation works out to be about the same as the new proposed minimum wage. The college makes a lot of demands on its faculty, but doesn't treat part-time faculty equally. The administration has no respect for the part-time faculty (and probably none for the full-time faculty either). Most of the employees at the college will ignore your existence, though there are some great people at SCCC. The only thing rewarding about the position are student interactions. The students understand your experience and are often frustrated that part-time faculty are not more involved. The college offers no opportunities for advancement.
great students, little supervision
low pay, no benefits, no career advancement, no professional development
Student Worker: "work study" (Former Employee) – Schenectady, New york – September 21, 2013
I worked as a work study for my college's music department. There I sorted out music for various different instruments and arrangements. It was a filing job for the most part, helping the Music departments' secretary. I monitored the music wing's piano lab and kept it maintained while students practiced away. I liked the job for the most part, it was very flexible, my hours were based on the work load each week. It was very part time at best and it kept me busy during my first year at my community college.
Department of Work Force Development is flexible with scheduling
Adjunct Professor (Current Employee) – Schenectady, NY – March 6, 2015
The Department of Work Force Development is very flexible with scheduling classes, hours, days of the week and times of year in which to hold classes. There is open communication between the department, and any questions and or issues are resolved very quickly. Very good support is received from other departments. As an adjunct however, the pay is very low.
N/A (Current Employee) – Schenectady, NY – May 22, 2016
The managers do not communicate with their employees so as a result, people do not know what they are supposed to do and what they are not. The other thing that I have been experiencing is although I get 4 weeks of vacation, when I go to use it, even when giving over a month of notice, it gets denied. There is a high level of conflict within the college and tensions between the IT departments. They used to have just one IT department but one group of people did not like the other group so they revolted and formed their own department. The salaries are awful as well and the department managers kiss the executive management's butt so nothing is ever done about all of the problems within. The enrollment of student's is dropping like a rock as well so they have been laying people off, much of it through attrition
it was a good job, the people were friendly but customers were not
Computer Lab Monitor (Former Employee) – Schenectady, NY – December 31, 2014
a typical day at work was making sure the printers were full of paper, and if students had questions about how to do something i had to help them. i would typically help around 30 people a day, their problems would range from not knowing how to print to questions about how applications worked. i learned that there is an etiquette involved when you work with the public, and no matter how rude someone is to you, when you work with the public the customer is always right. The hardest part of the job was when confrontations in the lab broke out, security would need to be called and things usually got messy. the most enjoyable part was actually helping someone and them being great full, this did not happen to often but it was good to know that i was appreciated there when i did help someone.