Owens Community College Reviews

Updated July 12, 2015
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  1. Assistant manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Owens Community College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule very nice coworkers

    Cons

    None owens is nice place to work


  2. GED Instuctor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perrysburg, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perrysburg, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    This Job was very rewarding and challenging. Helping adults successfully complete the newest version of the General Education Diploma test. Approximately 50% of students were able to complete successfully.

    Cons

    Classes had mixed levels of education, making it difficult to stay on track.


  3. Admissions rep

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perrysburg, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perrysburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Owens Community College full-time

    Pros

    There are none. The place is a fiscally irresponsible mess

    Cons

    Too many to count. No raises. Abuse of powers. Discrimination and civil rights abuse. No money at the school in their budget. Nepotism. Favoritism. They only keep the employees that agree with ignorant management those that speak up or outshine their master is immediately fired

    Advice to Management

    Quit being sued weekly. That is the real reason you are on fiscal watch. Hr plays on Facebook all day and throws parties every Friday. Operate as a community college


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  5. Human Resources Dept is a great team of people.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The students here really want to improve their lives. They are a diverse group of people and mostly a joy to work with. The culture at Owens is warm and family friendly. Flexibility is encouraged in the departments. Owens actually values the time you spend with your family. They walk the talk unlike some other companies.

    Cons

    Like most Colleges enrollment is down. This makes a challenging environment.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great People, Poor Communication, No Pay Increases

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Owens Community College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some good people who go out of their way to help you. You get a lot of time off that increases with the length of time you stay. Great for working Moms who need lots of time off due to family issues and kids. Good insurance.

    Cons

    Poor communication from the top down. Some people don't have enough to do so they spend the time watching videos, Facebooking and just generally visiting back and forth. Other people are so swamped they can't keep up with the workload. Don't expect a pay raise unless you move to another position and the likelihood of that is almost zero.


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    Adjunct Instructor

    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Had a lot of academic freedom.

    Cons

    The salary wasn't worth it. there was a lot of work especially for the first year that wasn't compensated well.


  8. It was great! I enjoyed by job being a student-employee.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant Student/Employee in Findlay, OH
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant Student/Employee in Findlay, OH
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    It is very fun to work with such a variety of students.

    Cons

    Some students take out their issues with tuition costs, inability to pay, etc. on the front desk administration staff who have nothing to do with their problems.


  9. "Being part of the Owens Family"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Findlay, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Findlay, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working at Owens feels like becoming part of an academic family. I have forged lifelong friendships in only 2 years. My supervisor not only did her job, but also became a trusted friend. Compensation for my non-tenured position was quite high for this area of Ohio. Owens encouraged a very strong bond between educators and students by constantly facilitating fun, engaging social events on campus. What job lets you make snow cones for students and then challenge those sane students to a ride on a mechanical bull?

    Cons

    The biggest issues I faced at Owens was a lack of concern by upper management for doing the most important work of maintaining accreditation for its nursing program-a major revenue source for the college. This impacted all other programs as well due to budget cuts, decreased class sizes, etc. Highly qualified and effective individuals were let go along with the irresponsible upper management in the nursing programs.

    Advice to Management

    I know of multiple students reporting highly unethical treatment of nursing students by an instructor yet no action at all was taken as she had the credentials Owens needed for nursing instructors. I watched 6 out of 10 of that instructor's students leave the already struggling nursing program yet no consequence for that instructor. I also watched as a few very vocal students caused highly respected instructors lose their positions in very sketchy situations. It seems that Owens was more concerned about the threat of lawsuits and therefore threw these long term, vested individuals 'under the bus' out of fear, yet let a well documented NEW instructor stay because she was needed for the failing RN program.


  10. Good experience working at Owens.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Owens Community College part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed my fellow workers, most of whom cared about their students and were dedicated to improving their teaching skills.

    Cons

    Part time employees weren't always respected.

    Advice to Management

    Because 70% of Owens's faculty is part time, management should be more interested in respecting their career goals and personal development.


  11. Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Secretary in Perrysburg, OH
    Former Employee - Student Secretary in Perrysburg, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I worked as a student worker, and I loved the fact that I was included in various office functions, and was treated like a regular employee.

    Cons

    Students only make minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    It would be wonderful to pay students more for positions available on campus.



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