Oakland Community College Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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  1. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


  2. An enjoyable working environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oakland Community College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment Opportunities to learn Relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Low wages Limited growth opportunities Everything depends on the budget

    Advice to Management

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


  3. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


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  5. Great college to work at as adjunct faculty

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty

    I worked at Oakland Community College

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice campus. Directors are caring and responsive to faculty needs.

    Cons

    Outdated facilities for the gym and fitness area.


  6. I have had a very positive experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SI Instructor in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - SI Instructor in Farmington Hills, MI

    I have been working at Oakland Community College

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

    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.


  7. 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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


  8. OCC GREAT PLACE TO BE!

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Down Time when College is closed!


  9. 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 Management

    Value employee contributions more


  10. Great place to work

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

    I worked at Oakland Community College

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits Flexibility Good culture

    Cons

    Difficult to transition from part-time to full-time Limited opportunity for growth

    Advice to Management

    Providing student-centered service should be top priority.


  11. suplemental instruction leader

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakland Community College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, helping people. You can work part time at your own pace. Just be very punctual because its importmant to be on time.

    Cons

    Low pay, low hours, no insurace



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