I have been working at Lakeshore Technical College full-time for more than 8 years
Pros – We do some great things here to prepare a workforce. We partner with the community in many ways to provide prepared and competent workers in industry. When the economy suffers, we usually are positioned well to help dislocated workers get an education so they can get a new job.
Cons – From my perspective, I hear staff mention they are fearful of management. We probably have a bit more management than we really need. From my perspective, management focuses on controlling subordinates rather than providing them with the tools they need to succeed. For an academic institution that prides itself on preparing a workforce, those in charge don't integrate the teaching and philosophy of our instructors, teaching those classes. In other words, we prepare our students by teaching them management strategies and philosophies, but those same strategies and philosophies are not practiced by our own management.
Advice to Senior Management – Focus less on controlling subordinates and worrying about how many hours per week workers are there and focus more on what results we desire. The staff is full of professionals who know what they need to do. Provide us with support and help produce a great product, which is classroom instruction. Staff members are fearful for their jobs, because of the perceived controlling nature of management.
2012-11-02 11:39 PDT
I have been working at Lakeshore Technical College part-time for more than 3 years
Pros – Enjoyable colleagues at the lower levels. Upper management is overworked with little time to see what's really happening internally. Too many meetings with nothing produced for the effort.
Cons – Many part-time workers with little opportunity available to advance unless you catch upper management's eye.
Advice to Senior Management – Start succession planning from within, everyone is basically overqualified for their initial job. HR needs to start paying attention to employee potential and value people.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2012-08-15 14:10 PDT
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