Olympic College Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. Media Tech

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    Former Employee - Media Technician in Bremerton, WA
    Former Employee - Media Technician in Bremerton, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Olympic College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Willingness to work with class schedule as needed, plenty of new people to meet, and the tasks were never over demanding. The managing staff was some of the best I'd ever worked for.

    Cons

    Capped maximum hours per month, but that was a state level mandate and not their fault.


  2. Great Jumping Point

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Bremerton, WA
    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Bremerton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Olympic College part-time

    Pros

    The managers and supervisors are all fantastic. They will work with your class schedule and genuinely want you to succeed.

    Cons

    State agency so lots of red tape.


  3. admin assistant for a department/dean

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bremerton, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bremerton, WA

    Pros

    State benefits are quite good. Limited tuition waivers for Olympic College classes, not necessarily job-related, are great if you can use them. Lots to choose from including evening art classes. Lots of quirky, hard-working co-workers. Interesting special events are fairly frequent.

    Cons

    State salaries are not very good except information technology or tenured faculty. Raises are small and infrequent. Workloads are unrealistic. Too many of the administrators are workaholics. The main problem with that is the more work they do, the more upper management piles on them. Never enough time to take advantage of the interesting special events.

    Advice to Management

    Stop exploiting so many poor part timers, and have pity on overworked full-time staff. Create a more realistic workload for everyone by making more part-time staff full-time. Program assistants are paid way less than they're worth considering the responsibility they shoulder.


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  5. Horrible place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bremerton, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bremerton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at Olympic College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a state job...that's about the only pro. The grounds look well taken care of, have some nice people there

    Cons

    Unfair hiring practices, favoritism, and preference for retired people with no families. People in management positions yelling at people with disabilities. If you're not a multi cultural student then you're not considered a person. No sense of community

    Advice to Management

    Everyone in administration needs to resign from their positions in order to make room for those that care about people and have an active interest in their employees. Promote your part time people more, hire based off of personal merit rather than a mathematical formula. In other words get in touch with those you manage. Come down off the 5th floor and engage with the people who really run the place... The employees


  6. Don't ever do a desk audit.

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    Former Employee - Classified Employee in Bremerton, WA
    Former Employee - Classified Employee in Bremerton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Olympic College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, hardworking staff. Great education. Great capital improvement program.

    Cons

    Management does not include lower level staff in the discussions involving policy and organizational change. Classified and exempt staff have difficulty in being fairly classified and paid. www.deskauditguide.com was written in response to the swashbuckling experience of three classified employees here.

    Advice to Management

    Be respectful to classified and lower level exempt staff by acknowledging their skills and ability to contribute. Try being collaborative.


  7. Career Center Student Employment Position

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    Former Employee - Student Office Assistant in Bremerton, WA
    Former Employee - Student Office Assistant in Bremerton, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Willing to work to accommodate class schedule when possible. Learned a lot about hiring procedures as well as information about job search resources.

    Cons

    There were some very slow days where there wasn't always a lot of work to do, so it could get boring at times. Must pace yourself so you don't finish daily work too fast.


  8. Educational Advisor

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    Former Employee - Educational Advisor in Bremerton, WA
    Former Employee - Educational Advisor in Bremerton, WA

    I worked at Olympic College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Location, great co-workers and office environment.

    Cons

    No raises due to salary freeze the entire 4 years I was there. Upper management and VP's lack communication with employees. Lack of community.


  9. Olympic College

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    Current Contractor - Student Employee in Bremerton, WA
    Current Contractor - Student Employee in Bremerton, WA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Olympic College as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and is a state agency

    Cons

    some part time jobs have no opportunity to go full time


  10. Adequate for a current college student

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    Current Employee - Math Tutor in Bremerton, WA
    Current Employee - Math Tutor in Bremerton, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Olympic College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hours will work around your school schedule. No dress code. A good chance to practice and review classes I've already taken.

    Cons

    Many of the tutors are HS running start students, so the level of professionalism is quite low.


  11. My brief stint at Olympic College

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    Former Intern - IT Tech in Bremerton, WA
    Former Intern - IT Tech in Bremerton, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Olympic College as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the IT techs were regular student employees, so there was a lot of camaraderie and everyone got along.

    Cons

    Training was almost non-existent. Work was monotonous and interns didn't have a lot of opportunities to get hands-on training on the other aspects of the IT field.

    Advice to Management

    Get a structured training plan implemented and provide more hands-on training opportunities for the student employees for a more rewarding experience.



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