Oakland Community College

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Oakland Community College Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    I had an awsome experience at Oakland Community College.

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    Former Employee - Work Study Student/Cashier in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Work Study Student/Cashier in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Oakland Community College full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It would be a good place for employment because it is a very loving environment and everyone is treated like family.

    Cons

    I honestly can not think of anything bad to say about being an employee at Oakland Community College.

    Recommends
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    Great enviroment to work in.

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Worker in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Maintenance Worker in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Oakland Community College as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The freedom to work at your on pace while being responsible for my area was rewarding. Being able to have my work stand on its on was very satisfing to me.

    Cons

    Being a temporary employee had its downside. Working along side much higher paid co-workers as their helper at time was hard knowing I was doing the work they were getting paid to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employeessuggestions on the front line makes for a better work enviroment for all.

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  3.  

    OCC Rocks

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    Former Employee - Manager of Instructional Technology in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Manager of Instructional Technology in Farmington Hills, MI

    I worked at Oakland Community College as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, eager faculty, wonderful administrators

    Cons

    Contractual work paid more than full time positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    An enjoyable working environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oakland Community College part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great working environment
    Opportunities to learn
    Relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Low wages
    Limited growth opportunities
    Everything depends on the budget

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward best talent by promoting them to leadership positions, there are many great people here that could be anywhere else they want.

  6.  

    Learnt a lot and enjoyed working there.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Oakland Community College part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work at. My department had wonderful staff and I enjoyed working there.

    Cons

    Long hiring process; took over six months from application till offer.

    Recommends
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  7.  

    Great people, flexible hours

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakland Community College

    Pros

    Flexible hours, making a difference in people's lives

    Cons

    No pay raise since early 90s. Union negotiates wage caps for employee they don't represent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employee contributions more

  8.  

    OCC GREAT PLACE TO BE!

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    Former Employee - CIS Lab Aide in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - CIS Lab Aide in Farmington Hills, MI

    I worked at Oakland Community College part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Job in a very good atmosphere especially Orchard Ridge Campus Culinary School good food!

    Cons

    Down Time when College is closed!

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Experience varies depending on campus, department and supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakland Community College part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay, Lots of time off, Interesting work, Great students and colleagues

    Cons

    Lots of changes going on right now. While I admire administration for wanting to update the college, they are making too many changes at once and being secretive about it.
    Some campuses and departments are great with responsive employees who do their job. Other campuses require lots of paperwork and e-mails to multiple people for simple things (getting basic office equipment repaired) which is never responded to after months of following up. Lots of "this for that" backscratching required to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better to make one good change per year for 5 years, than multiple changes all at the same time. Ask your employees what changes should be made rather than hiring costly consultants. Promote long-time adjuncts rather than hiring from the outside. Working for years for no benefits is a major skill set and shows dedication to the institution. Hiring from the outside looks good on paper, but studies show it takes an outsider 2 years to be fully trained.

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  10.  

    Oakland Community College is a good place to work for, but employees frequently do not answer their phones.

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Farmington Hills, MI

    I worked at Oakland Community College as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good working environment, understanding employees

    Cons

    Employees do not always answer their phones or voice mail to respond to questions. Student employees do not always seem to have training in the areas that they work in.

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  11.  

    I have had a very positive experience

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    Current Employee - SI Instructor in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - SI Instructor in Farmington Hills, MI

    I have been working at Oakland Community College

    Pros

    Good interaction with faculty and staff, effective training (you get paid for it), options to add more hours after completion of one semester.

    Cons

    No raises available, cap on hours, students are sometimes unprepared, requirement to sit through class that you have already taken.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would consider dropping the cap on first semester SI instructors as it may serve to bring people in who couldnt support themselves on the meager salary.

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