Green River Community College Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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  1. Many on-campus job opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA

    I worked at Green River Community College

    Pros

    Great leadership practice with many international students

    Cons

    short terms job, hard to bold professional experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Front desk associate at International program

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Green River Community College

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There isn't much for personal growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Very tough place if you seek growth

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    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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. Great people and a nice place to teach

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    Former Employee - Instructor
    Former Employee - Instructor

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

    Pros

    Support from administration and faculty was excellent

    Cons

    Office space was hard to come by

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Great! Enjoyed working here!

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. A place for everyone

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    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)

    Pros

    Amazing students, staff and faculty.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. Peer Mentor

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Great co-workers, friendly working environment.

    Recommends
  10. It's a really good place to work at school because of many opportunities and good employers

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    Former Employee - Math Learning Center-tutor in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Math Learning Center-tutor in Auburn, WA

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

    Pros

    The time is flexible, all supervisors are friendly and motivated in working. So, most tutor really enjoy their work

    Cons

    There is no cons working in here

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Working at GRCC was a good place to start in an entry level position.

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    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)

    Pros

    Family friendly and great physical setting.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify staff.

    Recommends

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