Iowa Western Community College
3.6 of 5 7 reviews
www.iwcc.edu Council Bluffs, IA

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Updated May 18, 2014

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    The potential is there, but the security is not.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsConstant 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.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot 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.

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    Associate Professor (Current Employee)
    Council Bluffs, IA

    ProsFaculty 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementIt'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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work

    Director (Current Employee)
    Council Bluffs, IA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stay away from the student services team!

    Advisor (Former Employee)
    Council Bluffs, IA

    ProsGreat benefits!
    Good campus, lots of growth

    ConsDon'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 Senior ManagementListen to your employees if you want to have less turnover

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    IWCC - great choice

    Director of Admissions (Former Employee)
    Council Bluffs, IA

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

    ConsVPs tend to over think staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower your staff and then let me go.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Continuing Education Coordinator - Business and Industry (Current Employee)
    Council Bluffs, IA

    Proswork environment is very positive

    ConsNone that I know of

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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