Miami Dade College
3.6 of 5 43 reviews
www.mdc.edu Miami, FL 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 30, 2014

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Eduardo J. Padrón

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work

    Instructor (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunity to grow once you are in the college.

    ConsSalary could be higher. Very difficult to get a full-time job if you are coming from outside the college.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStreamline the bureaucracy.

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    Great opportunities

    Secretary (Current Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsPay is usually competitive. There are great opportunities to move up and internal candidate are usually given most consideration. You will usually always find a fellow employee willing to assist you in anything.

    ConsWorking with leadership is sometimes difficult. They will not always communicate clearly and you sometimes have to play guessing games. This can be frustrating since you may get blamed for something you had no idea about.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate your employees more and be clear on what you need them to do.

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat students, meet a lot of nice people, excellent networking

    ConsIf you aren't of hispanic decent you will have a hard time getting hired, if hired you will not be able to move up in the company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No Support Structure for Adjunct Professors

    Adjunct Professor (Current Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsIt is an honor to work at the largest community college in the Nation. Working with commuter and immigrant students is such a treat. There's never a dull day in class. A lot of independence to design your own course and teach what you want.

    ConsThere is no support structure for adjunct professors. No group meeting, no introductions, no peer to peer support, no sharing of ideas, etc. You may never meet the other professors in your department that teach the same courses as you. You can expect to see office staff at the beginning of the course to receive documents and at the end when turning in documents. Pay is very low. $2,200 per course per semester. The salary is not enough of an incentive to provide more to the students as a teacher. Reading 150 reports is easier to read when making $500 a week than $500 biweekly, which is the case at MDC.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease Please! Create a peer to peer culture within the Departments. This will help professors teach better, students to learn better, and build a stronger, more employee valued institution.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Adult Education Tutor (Current Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsFlexible Schedule and great interaction with the students.

    ConsWorking with adults who act like children is frustrating. Many policies put in place only hinder student success and enrollment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe college should stop catering to the predominate Spanish community of Miami.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It is good environment to work

    Tutor (Current Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsIt is a fun experience.

    ConsI want to work for a full time schedule in tutor.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Vibrant community

    Student Assistant (Former Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsDiverse population; positive community; great parking space; lots of community interaction events; located in the middle of downtown; near shops, dining areas, businesses, and art district.

    ConsTraffic jams. The transportation system is underdeveloped in comparison to the amount of people living in the greater Miami, therefore causing extended hours of traffic congestion.

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

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    Great place to work for

    HVAC Tech (Current Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsGreat place to work for while seeking a degree since they help with tuition and flexible work hours for current students.

    ConsNeed too much education to make descent salary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees need incentives in order to stay motivated and feel that they are part of something.

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    Excellent School

    Director of Learning Services/Adjunct Professor (Current Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsIt is like working in UNO. Because all the countries in the world are represented there.

    ConsBudget cut due to not enough money coming from state or federal government. this may result in cutting down employee benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo make all the courses up to Bachelor degree level. The school has the capacity to do so.

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

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    Part Time Clerk (Current Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsI went to school in Miami Dade College, growth opportunities

    ConsMinimum wage, not worth the pay

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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