MOHAWK STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION Employee Reviews

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Very Toxic Environment & Management
Full-Time Staff Member (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON10 August 2018
The MSA used to be a great place to work, and was well respected by students, staff, and other student associations. We provided quality services,food services and each month was filled with a variety of events for every kind of student, which everyone was always hyped to promote and work. Majority of the staff were very passionate, willing to help where ever needed, going above and beyond to make students' experiences great. Had I been writing this review a few years ago, hands down would've rated 5/5 stars.

However, since recent changes in executive direction/management, you can see just how toxic leadership can destroy a company. The turn over rate in the past year or two has been very high; employees quitting due to the poor work environment and hard-working employees that are shockingly let go for seemingly no reason other than that they were more open to voicing their concerns and disagreement with new direction/management. (even though management would like to make it seem otherwise) There is an extreme lack of planning and direction, proper training, accountability, general support, or encouragement to grow and achieve goals. The way upper management handles coaching is also unprofessional, (you're lead to believe you're doing fine, then next thing you know you're written up or fired) and they are inconsistent in enforcing policies seemingly more so only on certain people. There is also very evident micromanagement; employees don’t seem to be trusted to make decisions and do their job based on their professional knowledge and their ideas/feedback is rarely considered.
  more... New management and decision-making honestly seems to be more driven by narcissism and ego vs. what is actually beneficial to the employees and, most importantly, the students.

While it may still be a decent choice for students who need the flexibility of being able to work between classes, it definitely isn’t anywhere near as enjoyable or fun as it used to be…. But if you’re considering a full-time position, I would run the other way. If you’re a passionate person who cares about feeling valued at a company, this definitely isn’t the place for you under current management. There’s a VERY high chance if you’re not just a ‘yes man’, you probably won’t last long anyways. I’m sure other staff and students would agree that we genuinely hope someone will wake up and re-evaluate the direction the MSA has been headed and take some steps back to being the fun, enjoyable, and well-respected association it once was.
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Pros
Decent wages. Flexible work schedules for students
Cons
Micro managing, disorganization, toxic culture, poor decision making.
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Stay far away from the msa!
Student Staff (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON6 June 2018
Stay far far away. Upper management has no clue what they are doing. In the span of a couple years the MSA has gone from one of the most respected student associations to one of the worst. It's only a matter of time before Mohawk student's question where their fees are going.. they don't support students when the students pay for them to support students..
Pros
was great having shifts between classes
Cons
upper management has no clue what their doing
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Fun, flexible job for students to develop skills
Tour Guide (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON1 May 2018
Working at the MSA as a student, you get the flexibility you need with your program (such helpful, understanding managers when scheduling). Whatever role you are there on the street team (tours, promotions or events) you usually get the opportunity to cross-train and work in the other departments which is great for developing new skills.
Pros
Great flexibility, great management
Cons
Shorter shifts, usually only two hours
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orgamising different events.
Student Representative (Current Employee) –  Stoney Creek, ON26 February 2017
to organise stuff for the student in our college. like free food and organising different events for their benefits.
hardest part you have to take care of the small and small needs of the students in an event and
enjoyable part is to see them happy and just making their faces with smile which I like the most.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
nothing
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Fun place to work and interact with students of Mohawk College
Director of Business (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON24 November 2014
We are always helping students in any way we can. Provides me with experience in all different aspects of business.
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