Portland Community College

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Portland Community College Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
26 Reviews
3.8
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    PCC is a great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physics Instructor in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Physics Instructor in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Portland Community College part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are very friendly and the benefits to part-time instructors exceed any other local community college.

    Cons

    The facilities are a little outdated, but other than that it is a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great job opportunity!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Portland Community College part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, Great staff, Encouraging environment, There's wide variety of positions available and benefits for the employees

    Cons

    Get to know more about your employees

    Recommends
  3.  

    Sometimes great, sometimes grating...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Portland Community College part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Peers and students make the job worth doing.

    Cons

    Pay is low, and good luck landing full time employment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Math Instructor in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Math Instructor in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Portland Community College full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay is great. PERS is great.

    Cons

    None. I cannot think of one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not play favoritism.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Lots of Changes Makes the Future Unclear

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Instructor in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Portland Community College full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many positions are flexible allowing for work-life balance and opportunities to take courses for professional development; students are incredible to work with

    Cons

    Lots of upper level and executive management changes in personnel and as such the direction and future of the institution seems unclear

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent. Communicate. Don't lose sight of the organization mission. Students aren't consumers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Portland Community College - Cascade Campus

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant & Receptionist in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant & Receptionist in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Portland Community College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive, engaging, multicultural environment. Urban setting very close to city. Great people who are there for the love of learning. Champions of the underdog! Tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A very good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Portland Community College part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People are super friendly and caring. No stress at work

    Cons

    I don't think there is any cons.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Employer provides good support, well definded policies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisor in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Advisor in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Portland Community College full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    My job allows me to structure my work that way I want to do it, as long as I get the job done. Managers are easy going. I feel like a valued member of the staff. Compensation and benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    So far, I haven't found any cons to working for Portland Community College

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My manager is very pleasant, but doesn't do any active supervising. I appreciate autonomy, but I also appreciate more feedback and involvement from management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    For a large, public institution, it is a very pleasant place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Portland Community College

    Pros

    Direct impact on other peoples lives
    Important part of the community
    Excellent benefits
    Important mission

    Cons

    Large, bureaucratic instition
    Publicly funded (sometimes positive, sometimes negative)
    Very political and politically correct

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in part-time staff

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    People wouldn't work here for 20 years if it was bad...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Portland Community College

    Pros

    Because it's an educational institution employees have access to tuition waivers and such. There is a general encouragement and facilitation by management for staff learning and development. Backgrounds of coworkers are varied and often educated and interesting.

    Cons

    There is a glass ceiling between the "Classified" side and the "AP/Faculty" side. A lot of the issues with any huge employer are there; A lot of internal bickering and strife, union disputes, funding issues, a feeling of getting lost in the machine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even more encouragment for employee development.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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