Owens Community College

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Owens Community College Reviews

Updated July 19, 2014
Updated July 19, 2014
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  1.  

    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

    I worked at Owens Community College part-time for 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.

    Recommends
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    "Being part of the Owens Family"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Findlay, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Findlay, OH

    I worked at Owens Community College part-time for 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.

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    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.

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    Awful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Owens Community College

    Pros

    Great employees but unfortunately the best ones were all fired or played off

    Cons

    No goal or direction. Poor management. Terrible leadership because of their inemperience . treats employees pretty bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all staff professionally. More training needed for those in leadership position. No more nepotism

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  5.  

    Good experience working at Owens.

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher

    I have been working at Owens Community College part-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

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    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Student Secretary  in  Perrysburg, OH
    Former Employee - Student Secretary in Perrysburg, OH

    I worked at Owens Community College part-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
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    Teaching at Owens Community College

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Owens Community College

    Pros

    None i know of right now

    Cons

    None i can think of right now

    Recommends
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    Better colleges to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH

    I worked at Owens Community College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great healthcare benefits, pretty good coworkers

    Cons

    Unclear expectations from management; was constantly mircomanaged

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train the managers to be leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Was a decent place to work, not fiscally responsible

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    Current Employee - Associate Registrar  in  Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Associate Registrar in Toledo, OH

    I have been working at Owens Community College full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    some nice colleagues, flexible schedule

    Cons

    turnover in administration, too many personal agendas/politics, financial challenges, reduction in force not handled consistently. Stressful environment, low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep talented, hard working individuals and cut the non-productive, non-knowledgeable workers to help with institutions reputation. Lack of knowledge and experience in workforce will frustrate students and staff, enrollment will suffer and create higher turnover in staff. One person making the decision on what staff to eliminate results in personal agendas, cutting those they fear or that do not agree with their opinions and ideas.

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    Laid back, easygoing

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    Former Employee - Lab Assistant  in  Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Toledo, OH

    I worked at Owens Community College part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I was able to learn how to deal with people of all different types of IT background

    Cons

    Monotonous, no room for improvement or advancement unless you stay there a while.

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    very satisfied

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    Current Employee - Computer Lab Staff  in  Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Computer Lab Staff in Toledo, OH

    I have been working at Owens Community College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    nice people and very nice boss. Student are very respectable and nice. I enjoy helping people whenever i can and my hours are very flexible.

    Cons

    none. there are no problems with working in the computer lab. I am taking courses and it is very helpful to have access to the internet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the only advice that i can probably give upper management is give lab workers more than 24 hrs a week.

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