Pros – -Coworkers (!)
-Benefits are very good for Flagstaff
Cons – -Demanding faculty who act like the students they teach (most have only had this job after college so they lack experience in the real world)
-State/County budget issues result in short-staffed departments (most can only put out fires - there's no ability to plan because you're busy just keeping things afloat)
-Cliques of faculty glom together to force changes they want, disregarding others' views
-Administration doesn't have a clear picture of what's happening at the direct-student-contact-level
-Managers (called "Directors") are all friends. They will not consider dissenting views from anyone lower than them.
-Pigeon-holed into positions (several staff members can't move to other areas of the college b/c of personal opinions of their managers and/or because the manager doesn't want to lose the person, so they get stuck in a dead-end job)
Advice to Senior Management – Get in the trenches and see how attitudes of administration and faculty impact employee morale and effectiveness.
Be open to other opinions when making decisions, even if they conflict with the President's will.
These 2 things might explain the nosebleed turnover
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Decent salary, good people who work there.
Cons – Are not supportive or loyal to long-time staff and employees. Are ridiculously bureaucratic to the point that nothing gets done. President is disconnected from Flagstaff community and people who work under her.
Advice to Senior Management – Decrease the amount of Directors and Mangers. It's top heavy.
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Pros – Coconino Community College is a wonderful learning environment for students and good place to start a career, with faculty and staff lending help when needed.
Cons – CCC lacks the foresight in mentoring talent when its at hand and suppresses innovative thought when its displayed or attempted.
Advice to Senior Management – Value innovation and nurture talent within your staff, keep from focusing strictly on the bottom line even during economic downturns. Setting True obtainable goals always succeed over lofty good sounding goals.
Pros – The People where always a joy to work with.
The educational opportunities where many.
The Lifestyle was wonderful.
Cons – Departmental directions where sketchy.
Management styles where diverse.
Advice to Senior Management – Coordinate your efforts to truly merge department and employee goals to align with your Mission.
Promote skill building among your employee base to strengthen your foundation.