Houston Community College

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Houston Community College Reviews

Updated January 17, 2015
Updated January 17, 2015
56 Reviews
3.4
56 Reviews
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Abel Davila
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • i had been able to deal with many different people thinking (in 3 reviews)

  • I love teaching and Houston College College has given me the opportunity to grow as a teacher (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • The full-time teaching opportunities are just not there (in 4 reviews)

  • the Part time Staff do not get paid well and provide that level of service (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Wonderful institution.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Houston Community College

    Pros

    Great management,and flexible work environment.

    Cons

    There are no negatives to indicate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no advice to management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Cool coworkers, easy job, but low pay

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    Current Employee - Admissions Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Admissions Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Cool coworkers, easy to go along with. Flexible schedule for part time. Accommodated my class schedule. Every boss was good to work under.

    Cons

    No advancement without a B.S.; salary for assistants is almost minimum wage. Even though I thought I did outstanding job, I was paid same as people doing very little.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize extraordinary workers and pay them more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall good experience working with good people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Houston Community College

    Pros

    The opportunity to help students, the flexability of the company/managgers and the off days.

    Cons

    No type of cost of living increases however raises of 2% might be given every 3-4 years. That is not enough. If apply and offered another job with the company HR does not offer $ to match. Applicant from the outside with less experience will come in making more money than a current employee with more experience and knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Applicant from the outside with less experience will come in making more money than a current employee with more experience and knowledge.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Flexible working schedule

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    Current Employee - Tutor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Tutor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Houston Community College

    Pros

    The manager of the Learning Emporium is very nice.
    She let me choose the working hour to fit my classes' schedule, which was pretty chaotic.

    Cons

    The hiring process was pretty long and complicated as I am an international student.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am completely satisfied with the current manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Registration Assistant

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    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Spring Branch, TX
    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Spring Branch, TX

    I worked at Houston Community College full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -People are very very laid back.

    Cons

    -Upper management are generally incompetent. Mainly academics in charge of a department who have zero understanding of budgeting.
    -There are zero optimization protocols for the institution.
    -Very low self-service systems for students
    -Low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do soemthing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place if you want to retire from it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Houston Community College full-time

    Pros

    Many benefits except for the "Cons" below

    Cons

    HR dept is very, very slow and non-responsive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For attracting students and providing better service, focus on departments within HCC that are not performing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Adjunct Faculty Intensive ESL English Teacher

    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    It is a pleasure to work with the biggest Houston City College, it is lots of fun to work with International students from all over the world.

    Cons

    Finding parking spots might be challenging at least some of the days of the week.

  9.  

    HCC needs help!

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    Current Employee - Professor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Professor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Houston Community College full-time

    Pros

    As a full time faculty member, having almost a solid 4 months off every year is nice. Benefit package is good. HCC has a new chancellor. He has a real mess on his hands.

    Cons

    Like anywhere there's good and bad. Surrounded by unqualified and/or uninspired teachers, management, staff and administration who all coast through their jobs. No one does more than they need to. They do the bare minimum. There is an overwhelming disdain between departments. No one attempts to work together. Students run the asylum. They break rules with no consequence. As a teacher, I'm fed up. This is probably going to be my last contract with HCC. There is no tenure for teaching faculty. You are handed a one year contract every May that covers the next school year. Every faculty member receives the same contract. You must sign it or you will be fired. There is no room for negotiation. Take it or leave it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to be supportive and get involved with the teaching faculty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Safe but "stay in your lane' , that is what I heard frequently in meetings with top managers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Houston Community College as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Low stress little work, not much challenge. Probably much job security if you align with a mentor since corporate nepotism and inside protected networks of old boys and gals seems to work well here

    Cons

    Mediocre organization from top to bottom. Good people were looked at askance and innovative ideas dismissed quickly. Do not rock the boat was a mantra.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rock the boat

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    You get what you put in

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of people from very different backgrounds and life experiences. Many different campuses all around houston, each with a different vibe and pace. New buildings and locations being added.

    Cons

    Management could use work, some of the financial decisions made no sense in the short or long term. Each campus seemed like a separate kingdom ruled by the different campus managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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