Kalamazoo Valley Community College

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Kalamazoo Valley Community College Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014

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3.8 4 reviews

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    KVCC is a good school with intelligent people working there

    Athletic Coach (Former Employee) Kalamazoo, MI

    ProsThe athletic department has good communication, and works together well.

    ConsSome of the facilities are not as good as other colleges.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Better fit a very specific mold in order to get ahead

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFellow employees are some of the best people you could hope to meet.

    Nice fitness center for employee and student use.

    Lots of opportunities to help potential and current students with their educational goals. This can be a very rewarding place to work.

    Compensation for entry-level positions is higher than that at WMU.

    ConsUpper management appears to be crazy sometimes.

    Lots of playing politics.

    Most new hires and "movers and shakers" seem to fit one mold -- young, white, and thin.

    Not a lot of diversity among people in decision-making positions.

    Lack of responsibility at the management level leaves front-line staff with having to bear the brunt of angry students.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink long and hard about the people you listen to and the decisions you make.

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    Mostly positive. Students and staff for the most part want to succeed.

    Adjunct Faculty (Current Employee) Kalamazoo, MI

    ProsMost students that I have encountered are serious about their work. Teaching in that positive environment makes for a happy workplace. Staff seems genuinely focused on helping students achieve their goals.

    ConsSome people on staff really like their drama. If they can't watch their soap operas at home, they'll make one up at work. If you can stay away from the drama queens, you should be alright.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOverall, keep heading in the direction you're going.

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

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    Overall positive group of people, very nice facilities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA good number of smart instructors. Smart, caring management. Or if the ones that aren't so smart, are at least caring.
    The facilities are top-notch, paid for by a residential property tax--all residents pay for KVCC even if they never attend!
    Every class has a few really engaged students who can provide some feeling of accomplishment and value to you as a teacher.

    Cons- Like any organization, there are some bizarre or silly rules that make no sense
    - Many students are zoned out and distracted
    - The pay for a part-time or adjunct instructor is almost criminally low--if it wasn't an interesting and overall positive experience to part-time teach, they would have no instructors--no one could live on this salary

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to shovel some of that tax millage money into teacher salaries

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