Owens Community College Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
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  1. 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 (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
    Positive Outlook
  2. 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 (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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 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 (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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Great, meet lots of new people, friendly enviroment

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Toledo, OH

    I have been working at Owens Community College

    Pros

    Co-workers are friendly and have positive attitude

    Cons

    Pay is somewhat a let down

    Recommends
  6. 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 (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
  7. 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 (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.

    Recommends
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  8. 1 person found this helpful

    positive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Owens Community College

    Pros

    Good benefits, particularly insurance and holidays

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for advancement in current posistion

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Great People, Poor Communication, No Pay Increases

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Adjunct Instructor

    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor

    I worked at Owens Community College

    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.

    Negative Outlook
  11. "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 (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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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