Harford Community College

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Harford Community College Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
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  1.  

    HCC is a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harford Community College

    Pros

    Lots of benefits and flexibility

    Cons

    There are not many growth opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great workplace and safe learning environment.

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    Current Employee - Theater Technician in Bel Air, MD
    Current Employee - Theater Technician in Bel Air, MD

    I have been working at Harford Community College part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, learning opportunities, Use of latest technologies

    Cons

    Lack of hours for all employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Decent if you can avoid the drama and politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bel Air, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bel Air, MD

    I worked at Harford Community College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are full-time you get free tuition. Most of the people who work there are very friendly. The campus is beautiful.

    Cons

    The cops are terrible. HR doesn't care about anything except their own agendas. The board of trustees are collectively a million years old, so the way they run the college matches that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THE COPS!!! When HR was notified of law being broken nothing was done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    The expectations at Harford were far above the level and competency of resources available to perform the job.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bel Air, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bel Air, MD

    I worked at Harford Community College

    Pros

    Competitive salary, enthusiastic co-workers, proximity to surrounding town, support from upper administration, superior facilities, athletic department willing to spend money to improve

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations, uncooperative coaches, micromanaging athletic director, undercompensation for number of hours worked, favoritism in the workplace, not enough staff to meet expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to give the sports information manager the best chance to successfully accomplish his job, be sure that all staff members are on the same wavelength. A sports information manager's work is directly influenced by the information that he is given, or not given.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Nice school, lovely campus, but most jobs have limited benefits and little future

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    Current Employee - Part Timer in Bel Air, MD
    Current Employee - Part Timer in Bel Air, MD

    I have been working at Harford Community College

    Pros

    College management really do believe in their mission statements, and are good people. Campus is beautiful - try to get a job with a view out of a window or two. Parking is not a major issue - you may have to walk a bit, but not too far. The college is a great financial deal for local residents. Buildings are in beautiful condition for the most part, and most departments are adequately staffed.

    Cons

    Inexplicable preference for hiring always from the outside for the best positions - good luck getting promoted or landing one of the rare full-time jobs with benefits. Part timers aren't offered even a measly discount on classes, much less any tuition waivers.

    Part time hours are extremely limited, generally to under 20 hours per week, but you are expected to be "on call" for schedule changes, extra meetings, manditory trainings, to the point where it would be an ongoing struggle to have an additional part-time job. It can be a constant negotiating act to be able to find a set time to attend a class, keep commitments to care for family members etc. Part of the problem are the long almost McDonald's-type hours the college tries to keep everything open in the name of customer service. I think they're open too much, frankly.

    Vacation time is grudgingly given to part-timers, and often the full time people will call "dibs" and you get what's left over. There's not even a written policy for vacation for part timers. I think the part time staff here need a union, personally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Part time workers need a leave policy and increased hours. Maybe the new health care laws can help you find a way to offer health insurance for part time workers who need it.

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