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Politics at work but otherwise good

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Portland, OR
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Portland, OR
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Portland Community College part-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

wide variety of positions, ability to change departments; good benefits; reasonable salaries for most positions. Working conditions are standard for office positions.

Cons

Politics are played. Many positions are filled by who you know, now what you know. Running afoul of the union can cause problems. Expansion and resources are decided for political benefit, not necessarily the benefit of students.

Advice to Management

Keep a rein on the union

Other Employee Reviews for Portland Community College

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

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

    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 Management

    Invest more in part-time staff


  2. Bureaucracy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of great and inspiring stories to draw from. The overall purpose of the institution is a wonderful thing.

    Cons

    Too many meetings to accomplish anything. Projects sometimes aren't able to be completed within a year due to the endless amount of input each sector of the institution. Things move slow and change is looked upon with fear and suspicion.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the internal processes to realize any new initiatives.


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