Del Mar College Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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  1. Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alice, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alice, TX

    I have been working at Del Mar College (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great atmosphere, treated with respect

    Cons

    nothing bad to say about DMC


  2. Del Mar College Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Del Mar College

    Pros

    Lots of classroom flexibility, easy path to tenure, co-workers are friendly and easy to get along with. Oil and Gas is driving the local economy which is providing a healthy local funding base. As long as that industry (particularly the Eagle Ford Shale) does well, Del Mar College will continue to do well too. The President and upper administration generally tries to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Administrative support staff is mostly incompetent. It is a community college so there is a WIDE range of academic abilities from students who are no where near being ready for college, to students with bright futures. It makes it very challenging to teach with such a wide range of college readiness in every classroom. Medical benefits for families are terrible as you have to pay half of the premium out of pocket for any dependents. Dental coverage is not included in the medical plan and has it's own premium.

    Faculty are required to teach 15-credit loads, much heavier than typical 4-year university positions. It leaves very little time for research/professional development opportunities.

    Corpus Christi is a strange place culturally with a mix of Mexican-American values and traditional "WASP" values. The majority of the population is hispanic, poor and the two biggest employers in town are the oil refineries and the military. The Texas state government has cut funding for higher education almost every year for the past 30 years.


  3. Very rewarding. Great faculty

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    Former Employee - Retired Professor of Nursing Education May 12, 2014 in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Retired Professor of Nursing Education May 12, 2014 in Corpus Christi, TX

    I worked at Del Mar College (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great learning experience and opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Always having to stay a step ahead

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Relaxed, in both salary and workplace atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HVAC Helper in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - HVAC Helper in Corpus Christi, TX

    I have been working at Del Mar College

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, no stress, easy-going

    Cons

    low pay
    VP of Finance must approve raises, so you can imagine how often raises are given.

    Advice to Management

    Make raises and full time positions easier to get.


  6. Overworked and Under Paid

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Del Mar College full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours in case of an emergency

    Cons

    Well below average pay. Long hours. No benefits. No respect.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees, they are the ones who keep the company running smoothly. Be respectful.


  7. Very professional environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Corpus Christi, TX

    I have been working at Del Mar College part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Good support from department personnel

    Cons

    employment not guaranteed from semester to semester


  8. Loved working at Del Mar College

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corpus Christi, TX

    I have been working at Del Mar College

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Working with students and feeling like I have made a difference

    Cons

    Employment Opportunities were very little


  9. I enjoyed tutoring...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Math Lab Tutor in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Math Lab Tutor in Corpus Christi, TX

    I have been working at Del Mar College

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Part time flexible schedule. Quiet relaxed atmosphere. Fun to tutor.

    Cons

    Pay was $10/hr. But that is more than what other colleges were paying undergraduates. So it is really a pro.

    Advice to Management

    None, everyone got along and enjoyed tutoring.



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