Lake Washington Institute of Technology

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Reviews

Updated July 12, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Faculty

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lake Washington Institute of Technology full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth and advancement

    Cons

    Salaries tend to be lower than other community colleges in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Employees should receive pay increases comparable to other employees working at area community colleges.


  2. Great Staff Not-So-Great Leadership

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lake Washington Institute of Technology full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful college with a lot of potential. The staff and faculty are great. A welcoming place for students.

    Cons

    A lot of change in last several years at management level. New president. Executive level is not a very welcoming bunch. A lot of political games are played and student success is not often a top priority.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look inside and reflect the kind of values you are wanting students to learn.


  3. It is fun, exiting and diffent each and every day is unique

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Kirkland, WA

    I have been working at Lake Washington Institute of Technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I think it is the teacher who makes the room very wecoming I also do my part to assist the teacher

    Cons

    Part Time work only, from 14 - 19 hours per week

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to share right now


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Frustrating, "old boy" political culture is obstacle to success

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lake Washington Institute of Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are good; hours for staff are good; compensation is fairly good.

    Cons

    Office culture is backbiting; personal growth not encouraged; company values look good on paper but are self-serving in practice. Too much power in the hands of too few people. Inconsistent expectations; constantly shifting priorities. Terrible communication! People fired without reviews or reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the"Old Boys" and get some new blood with commitment to fairness and collaboration, progressive attitudes, and desire to develop community support.


  6. Intense and challenging training.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lake Washington Institute of Technology

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Program has a strong emphasis on hands-on training and uses a variety of methods to deliver the course material in a enjoyable environment

    Cons

    Not current in some subjects.


  7. Helpful (2)

    High turn over - Toxic environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lake Washington Institute of Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefit package is decent with good healthcare and education benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of respect for employees. Constant undermining of efforts with lots of sneaky politics. Good o'l Boy club meets the Good o'l Girl club. If you are caught supporting the wrong camp - watch out.

    Advice to Management

    Get a less dysfunctional administration, quit the politics and get down to the work of promoting a great ideal.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Lots of politics and run around.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Kirkland, WA

    I have been working at Lake Washington Institute of Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits and facilities for faculty.

    Cons

    Lack of respect towards staff.

    Advice to Management

    Prof Tech and Staff classification are often overlooked in the process of things.


  9. Helpful (1)

    LWTC: Be careful

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA

    I worked at Lake Washington Institute of Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I would say that the best thing about working at LWTC in this position would be the salary and benefits, parking.

    Cons

    Hostile work environment. No regular performance reviews and frequent firings. A "clique-like" atmosphere among the senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Focus your attention on improving the quality of education at LWTC.



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