Iowa Western Community College

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Iowa Western Community College Reviews

Updated May 18, 2014
Updated May 18, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    The potential is there, but the security is not.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Iowa Western Community College

    Pros

    Great educators, awesome sports program. They will do whatever it takes to put a degree in your hand and get you into your field.

    Cons

    Constant on campus rapes, with no follow through with the police. their sports program pulls ghetto kids from their communities and gathers them in a single place and does little to contribute to the security of the life on campus.

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    The job is fun but the residents will always find a way to stress you out.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Iowa Western Community College

    Pros

    Fun people to work with, fun projects, team oriented, very social job.

    Cons

    Residents, conflicting scheduling, unpaid hours, on call weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not really much to say because we were trained well, there are just so many different types of people there that there is bound to be conflict.

  3.  

    It Could Be Better

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor  in  Council Bluffs, IA
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Council Bluffs, IA

    I have been working at Iowa Western Community College full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Faculty have quite a bit of freedom in what they teach, so long they follow the program goals and objectives, and the course objectives matching. Ample opportunities for promotion, though it does get tougher and more competitive at the higher ranks.

    Cons

    The college has an appearance that Student Services "runs" the college, the faculty have very little voice in how the college is run. An example is that the Student Services preferred choice for the Learning Management System was chosen over the Faculty's preferred choice, the Administration heard "ease of use" and went with it. The Administration tends to deride the entire faculty because of the faculty union.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time to allow Faculty more voice in the operations of the college, especially the academic side. Bring back the Senate, because our voice has strongly diminished since the abolition of the previous Senate.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Council Bluffs, IA
    Current Employee - Director in Council Bluffs, IA

    I have been working at Iowa Western Community College full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I'm able to manage my dept. as I see fit (for the most part).

    Cons

    Staff aren't seen by upper management as valuable as faculty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It takes more than faculty to run a higher ed institution and treating both groups equally would go a long way. If this group gets a certain perk or raise then that should be the standard for staff as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Stay away from the student services team!

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    Former Employee - Advisor  in  Council Bluffs, IA
    Former Employee - Advisor in Council Bluffs, IA

    I worked at Iowa Western Community College full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits!
    Good campus, lots of growth

    Cons

    Don't appear to care about their employees, especially not work/life balance. Will work you to death and pretend like they will listen to your complaints, but then do nothing about them. Bad experience for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees if you want to have less turnover

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    IWCC - great choice

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    Former Employee - Director of Admissions  in  Council Bluffs, IA
    Former Employee - Director of Admissions in Council Bluffs, IA

    I worked at Iowa Western Community College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Staff and faculty really believe in the community college system and are always looking for ways to improve.

    Cons

    VPs tend to over think staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your staff and then let me go.

    Positive Outlook
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    Current Employee - Continuing Education Coordinator - Business and Industry  in  Council Bluffs, IA
    Current Employee - Continuing Education Coordinator - Business and Industry in Council Bluffs, IA

    I have been working at Iowa Western Community College full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    work environment is very positive

    Cons

    None that I know of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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