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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS University) is a private university focused on medical and health-related science programs and located in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area of Boston, Massachusetts. The university provides traditional and accelerated programs of study focused on professional education in pharmacy and the health sciences. Since 2000, MCPHS University has expanded to include two additional campuses, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Manchester, New Hampshire.

A former student said this on Niche "Overall, I wish I had taken a gap year or applied to more colleges. MCPHS was my last resort, and for a good reason. Teachers couldn’t care less, dorms are gross, food is unhealthy and greasy, there’s a large number of rude staff and students, and it’s way too expensive for what you get. I had to teach myself 90% of the material this year... I’m super glad to be transferring next fall. Also, don’t expect to join any sports or greek housing, because the student life here doesn’t exist".


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Coordinator (Former Employee) says

"Management in constant flux"

Optometrist (Former Employee) says

"Administration not necessarily on the side of the Employee. Their understanding of working With a patient population that is under educated Under educated in proper eye health."

Staff (Former Employee) says

"Wonderful colleagues and excellent benefits still not enough to prevent frequent turnover and high level of staff, faculty, (and student ) dissatisfaction . Administration has minimal experience in Higher Ed and it shows. Cons: Short-sighted decision-making by upper administration, students report they "just feel like a number""


"The management team was not cohesive. I never felt welcome since day 1 and had to go through at least 2 extra levels for approval for any decision, even though I was hired as a Director. I do not recommend working there at all."

Associate Director (Current Employee) says

"Micromanagement is typical. Little to no work/life balance. Does not allow flexible schedules. Prefers to hire from outside or outsource to consultants rather than provide training and development for current employees. No upward mobility or room for growth."

Current employee (Former Employee) says

"Unsatisfactory working environment as management feels a needs to constantly micro-manage. No room to express creativity."

adjunct facuty (Current Employee) says

"I was an adjunct with 4 year experience with MCPHS. I applied twice for positions for which I was highly qualified. I was never invited for an interview and was told that I was not a favorite, Cons: unfair hiring practices and politics"

Assistant Director of Recruitment (Current Employee) says

"Good place to work with a decent work life balance."

Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) says

"Home office was Boston. There was often a lot of confusion between the Manchester Campus and the Boston Campus. I worked with some wonderful Nurses. Communication with upper management was not good. Cons: Lack of proper communications between campuses was a problem. Upper management micro-managed, from a distant campus, and this just did not work out well."

Staff (Former Employee) says

"Working here is not a typical higher-ed experience. Cons: Very corporate in culture."

Daytime Executive Programmer (Former Employee) says

"It's very flexible for a college student wanting to work on campus. The pay rate is good but not enough hours. The culture is great as they do a lot of team building."

Clinical Coordinator and Radiation Therapy Faculty Instructor (Former Employee) says

"Stimulating and satisfying work. Supportive and inclusive faculty. Great pay. Management is poor and offers little support. Information is siloed and the on-boarding is sink or swim."

Peer Mentor (Former Employee) says

"A typical day included meeting with students, and directing them to various resources that they may need in order to help improve their academic success at MCPHS University."

Director of Operations for Enrollment Services (Current Employee) says

"There is always a new project to work on or a a current project that needs to changed to be better. Plus, each cycle there are always new "surprises" to conquer."

Clinical clerkmanship (Former Employee) says

"clinical rotations were mandatory"

CRLA Level 1 Certified Academic Tutor (Former Employee) says

"As an Academic Tutor and a Teaching Assistant at MCPHS University, I couldn't help but notice that I stood out. Other tutors referred students to me because they did not actually know the content they were hired to assist in teaching, and I was the only teaching assistant that seemed to actually assist in teaching. The result was usually that during the few hours I received (which were hours that I picked out, but not all the hours that I picked out) I was swamped with work while others did virtually nothing. I was one of the highest paid tutors because the school knew I outworked everybody else, but aside for my last year, my pay while at the school was lousy. Cons: Usually poor pay"

Employee (Former Employee) says

"Working at MCPHS has its advantages and disadvantages. The school pays quite well and has excellent benefits (pension, parking and/or MBTA subsidy, affordable healthcare, extensive time off). It is a school that focuses heavily on the bottom line, i.e. enrollment/tuition dollars. This is entirely understandable in today's market. They do move very quickly in that they are regularly rolling out new programs without always crossing the T's and doting the I's. They also sometimes push programs to enroll more students than they really should in order to maximize the enrollment. Again, this makes sense given the current market. At times, however, this aggressive enrollment strategy backfires and results in over-enrolled programs that push accreditation limits."

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