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Onondaga Community College Reviews

Updated Oct 19, 2019

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Onondaga Community College CEO Casey Crabill
Casey Crabill
7 Ratings
  1. "OCC"

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    Former Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Onondaga Community College full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Many great people in the administration and faculty along with many highly effective departments who care a lot about and are focused on student success and quality of life and education at the college.

    Cons

    The Executive Management and leadership prioritizes the bottom line and keeping "heads in beds" over a positive student educational and residential experience. Current students who are committed and hard working and trying to be successful and better their situations through the college are being forced to live with and be around students who are not serious about their education and could not care less about... other's pursuits. The quality of life and ability to succeed on campus is hampered by students who have no GPA and no credits earned in two or three semesters because of the college's commitment to the open access policy. The President has lost focus of what the purpose of the community college was intended to be for students. She seems more focused on getting her executive council persons to obtain President positions elsewhere than making OCC a reputable and progressive institution.

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    Onondaga Community College2019-10-19
  2. "Doesn't Appreciate Employee Effort"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Onondaga Community College full-time

    Pros

    Free, easy parking and nice-looking campus

    Cons

    Salaried staff are mandated to work extra hours (weekends and weekdays) throughout the summer with NO comp-time. Top management works those extra hours as well - but they make sure they get time off.

    Onondaga Community College2019-08-30
  3. "Don't."

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    Current Employee - Disability Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Onondaga Community College full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I can't think of anything. We're overworked and underpaid.

    Cons

    Everything. Just don't work here.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your workers what they're worth and stop letting everyone go.

    Onondaga Community College2019-08-07
  4. "Adjunct positions are dwindling"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Onondaga Community College part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Autonomy, good support from Chairs, great campus, good facilities, really caring faculty

    Cons

    Politics, adjuncts are treated as lesser, adjunct positions are disappearing

    Advice to Management

    Treat your adjuncts better.

    Onondaga Community College2019-04-10
  5. "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Onondaga Community College full-time

    Pros

    NYS benefits; including good health care plan; good amount of paid leave each year.

    Cons

    Very low pay compared to similar jobs at other central NY colleges & universities; "secretive," disenchanting, disheartening culture of fear and insecurity; opportunities for involvement in efforts that could lead to advancement or meaningful recognition seem to be repeatedly reserved for the same invited/chosen few, despite high expectation for countless other staff to contribute to and participate in other... numerous campus-wide efforts needed throughout the year to adequately serve students and families during important campus or "campus community" events, such as move-in day, "party on the quad," open house, etc; ...events for which staff will engage fully in, but that go largely unseen.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop appointing and rewarding the SAME employees for every meaningful, career-building, opportunity. Look outside of your small circle of "go-to" staff. You are overlooking a LOT of talent and making a lot of employees feel devalued and disengaged.

    Onondaga Community College2018-12-04
  6. "Math Diagnostician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Onondaga Community College part-time

    Pros

    Fellow department coworkers were awesome.

    Cons

    Budget became an issue for the college.

    Onondaga Community College2018-10-12
  7. "Adjunct professor"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Onondaga Community College part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I cannot find one good thing to say about this place of employment. Save yourself and find a different place to work.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and professionalism.

    Advice to Management

    Retire.

    Onondaga Community College2018-07-01
  8. "Adjunct work"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Onondaga Community College part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Once instructors pass probationary status of eight semesters, they are free to choose their own curriculum.

    Cons

    No health insurance for contingent employees

    Advice to Management

    Make health insurance affordable.

    Onondaga Community College2017-11-30
  9. "Associate"

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    I worked at Onondaga Community College

    Pros

    Basic 9-5, good benefits and hours

    Cons

    Poor leadership, lack of accountability

    Onondaga Community College2017-09-21
  10. "Toxic Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Onondaga Community College full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The students are the reason you go to work everyday.

    Cons

    Prior to the leadership of Dr. Casey Crabill OCC was a wonderful place to work. People were kind to one another and you were provided the support necessary to be successful in your work. Dr. Crabill has fostered and brought in leadership that create a toxic work environment. If you have an opinion that is opposite of theirs in anyway you can expect to be managed out the door. They do not have the best interest... of students and are putting students at future financial risk with the things they are allowing all for increased revenue on their end.

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    Onondaga Community College2017-09-12
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