Hillsborough Community College

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Hillsborough Community College Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
12 Reviews
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    Hillsborough Community College

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Hillsborough Community College part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It was a good company to work for

    Cons

    It was only available for students

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Nice benefits, great product, minimal advancement opportunity.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hillsborough Community College full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working in education is rewarding and HCC is a respected brand. Plus as a part of our benefits we receive 2 weeks off in December for the holiday break with pay.

    Cons

    Sometimes challenging to get things done; salaries are not competitive and raises are very rare and extremely low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Lousy place to be an adjunct instructor

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Hillsborough Community College part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Generally, many sections of a class are offered so it is easy to choose classes that fit into your schedule. This is helpul when teaching at multiple community colleges to make ends meet. If your students are happy and you are teaching the appropriate cirriculum material, the administration typically leaves you alone to teach as you see fit.

    Cons

    The pay scale for adjunct instructors is terrible. One cannot survive on only that income alone. No benefits are offered. Adjunct instructors are not given the opportunity to weigh in on departmental policy, cirriculum, or even textbook choices. Full time prospects are nearly nonexistant as it is cheaper to hire two or three adjuncts rather than one full time instructor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase adjunct pay, provide offices to adjunct instructors, hire more full time instructors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    A fair review.

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    Current Employee - Editor in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Editor in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Hillsborough Community College as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    HCC is a wonderful place to work. The students are very nice and the coworkers are fun. The buildings are very modern and the salary is fair.

    Cons

    Sometimes things get a little bit scary around the Ybor Campus. Especially at night.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the security a little bit would be good. Ybor City is known for its night clubs and lots of people go there every single weekend.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Overall good but college is behind in many ways and employs people who need to not be there.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Hillsborough Community College full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Students....helping them makes the rest easier.Good benefits but pay needs review,very outdated pay scales.

    Cons

    Pay, bad union,lack of integrity and accountability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top to bottom review of all positions. Transfer employees when they can perform better elsewhere - give more opportunity for regular staff advancement.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Great School Overall

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    Former Employee - Computer Lab Assistant in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Computer Lab Assistant in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Hillsborough Community College part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Small class room, great instructors and great environment!

    Cons

    Class schedule and high tuition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Hillsborough Community College pros and cons

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Hillsborough Community College part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    HCC provided flexible work hours

    Cons

    Not paid for any development time of training, not reimbursed for travel to client, or set up time prior to training. (need to review FLSA laws for compliance).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Love being an adjunct

    Current Employee - Adjunct in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Adjunct in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Hillsborough Community College part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly, Students are excellent

    Cons

    Adjuncts miss out on campus events from time to time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep everyone happy

  10.  

    Adjunct Instructor

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Intructor in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Adjunct Intructor in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Hillsborough Community College part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can teach three classes at a time.

    Cons

    You can only teach three classes at a time. Little respect for adjuncts. Poor pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No reason to give advice because it will not be taken.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    English Professor

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    Former Employee - Professor
    Former Employee - Professor

    I worked at Hillsborough Community College as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The students were a pleasure to teach; I enjoyed working with them!

    Cons

    The faculty/staff for the most part are set in their ways; very difficult to get to know and not open to new people!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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