Green River Community College

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Updated May 10, 2015
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  1. Good place to work as an adjunct faculty

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Auburn, WA

    I worked at Green River Community College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They are more or less a puppy mill in terms of pushing students through, and it is rare that classes will ever be canceled. The deans and department chairs were very reasonable and supportive of adjunct faculty, and the pay and work environment were superior to other local community colleges such as Bellevue and Highline. Though not as diverse a student body as some other area colleges, the students were generally reasonable, and if anything naive. More importantly, the other faculty were far more grounded than those I encountered at other area community colleges and this cultivated a greater sense of collegiality. Compared to other area colleges, the expectations of adjuncts were very fair, and the consistency in scheduling was vastly superior.

    Cons

    The biggest downfall is location. Auburn is remote, causing a long commute for most in the Seattle area. However, because of this, the campus environment is far more mellow. Facilities are also lacking compared to bigger schools, but again, the trade-off is a healthier work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value adjunct instructors as they make up a great portion of your teaching faculty.


  2. Student Marketing Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Marketing Assistant
    Former Employee - Student Marketing Assistant

    I worked at Green River Community College part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly full time staff, like my second family

    Cons

    I don't think there's any, very comfortable


  3. Many on-campus job opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA

    I worked at Green River Community College

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great leadership practice with many international students

    Cons

    short terms job, hard to bold professional experience

    Advice to Management

    continue the good work!


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  5. Front desk associate at International program

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

    I worked at Green River Community College

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You will feel welcomed in working here and people are super nice.

    Cons

    There isn't much for personal growth


  6. Very tough place if you seek growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA

    I worked at Green River Community College full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    It's a job in a nice setting. There is a great staff from the Director levels down

    Cons

    There is a very sick culture, from which the animosity can be felt. It's a top down and very controlling environment at the senior level. Program Directors are not allowed to lead their respective departments, and in fact the tension is very high. Faculty are unionized and definitely flex their muscles. Senior managers are very close minded to new information and other approaches to management. It's more of a façade that can be seen at the surface level. Employees gave up a 3% pay deduction and were given 1% raises from the deducted amounts, to convince them they received raises.


  7. Great people and a nice place to teach

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor
    Former Employee - Instructor

    I worked at Green River Community College part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Support from administration and faculty was excellent

    Cons

    Office space was hard to come by


  8. Great! Enjoyed working here!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - International Student Programmer in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - International Student Programmer in Auburn, WA

    I worked at Green River Community College part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Everyone was very helpful and supportive and it really made my time enjoyable. Learnt a lot during my time. This was actually my first office/desk job but it was really fun. My supervisors were excellent people who were always willing to help too. Office culture was good. Everyone was respectful and there are was a lot of diversity in the office.

    Cons

    Nothing much really... However, opportunities for advancement is limited... You need a lot of working time and qualifications to be promoted. Training was only a month long but I felt like that was sufficient for my job. In other words, I still really enjoyed my time here!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  9. A place for everyone

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Auburn, WA

    I worked at Green River Community College part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very comfortable and warm work environment. There is a very strong sense of teamwork that simultaneously contributes to self-development. Management is very understanding and always willing to explain and clarify certain duties.

    Cons

    There tend to sometimes be some unclarity in terms of structure and job description.

    Advice to Management

    Have a stronger sense of structure and be clear about all duties


  10. Helpful (1)

    Challenging work environment

    Former Employee - Advisor in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Advisor in Auburn, WA

    I worked at Green River Community College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Amazing students, staff and faculty.

    Cons

    Difficult racial climate and at times, openly racist behavior towards people of color.

    Advice to Management

    Institute cultural competence training, hire more people of color to reflect the service district/student body and build mechanisms to retain dynamic workforce.


  11. Peer Mentor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Peer Mentor in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Peer Mentor in Auburn, WA

    I worked at Green River Community College part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    It is really nice to work with the International Program Department, you get to learn a lot from your peers and learn to help solve students problem.

    Cons

    You might not know every answers to the questions, so do not hesitate to ask your supervisor or peers. Bring up students problem to help solve problem.

    Advice to Management

    Great co-workers, friendly working environment.



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