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Well-run higher education institution with lots of opportunities to expand your skills.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chester, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chester, VA
Recommends

Pros

One of the fastest growing community colleges in the country which makes it an exciting place to work. Upper-level administrators that are accessible and listen and consider employee concerns. Great teaching faculty and superior staff make things run smoothly and make a great team-oriented environment. Well-run budget and administrative policies. Most employees truly care about their job and the students they serve from the teachers to the enrollment specialists to the security officers. Less beauracracy and a very flat management layout results in less hoops to jump through and therefore less mistakes, making it easier to accomplish your goal or get questions answered. This also results in a smaller employee environment so it is not easy to get lost in the crowd (in other words the President probably knows who you are and makes an effort to talk to you no matter who you are). Most management staff are flexible on employee issues. Great state benefits package. Great place to improve and expand your skills if you want to put in the extra effort. In my personal opinion, the best run community college in the Virginia Community College System.

Cons

Salaries aren't competitive except perhaps in upper management. The same or a similar position at another VCCS school will pay you more and you will probably have to do less work for it since JTCC employees often multi-task jobs and pitch in to make up shortfalls in needed areas. The advantage of a small employee, nice team-oriented, and extra skill-building environment can also be a disadvantage, depending on your priorities. Occasionally, semi-incompetent people are put in charge of areas for unknown reasons by perfectly competent upper-level administrators. I'm still trying to figure out how this happens. Sometimes too much emphasis is placed on credentials (i.e. PhD) rather than competence but this problem is not nearly on the level that most 4-year schools do this.

Advice to Management

Be more competitive with salaries or you will find many of your best talents relocating to other institutions.

Other Employee Reviews for John Tyler Community College

  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at John Tyler Community College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Faculty and staff are dedicated to student success. Many opportunities to explore and learn about the business structure of community college. Wonderful people!

    Cons

    Leadership does not always communicate thoroughly. Quiet promotions. Complainers.

    Advice to Management

    Be as transparent as possible with the college community. Create more through policies. Be open to ideas from 'the floor'.


  2. Librarian Assistant/Computer Lab

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Awesome people. Good hours and flexibility.

    Cons

    Requires yearly contract. Holidays are not included in salary pay and rarely will you get overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people within the agency. Please don't hire temporarily only to then hire people outside of the agency.


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