Passaic County Community College

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Passaic County Community College Reviews

Updated June 26, 2014
Updated June 26, 2014
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - ESL Adjunct  in  Paterson, NJ
    Former Employee - ESL Adjunct in Paterson, NJ

    I worked at Passaic County Community College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The diversity of the student population.

    Cons

    Because of the bad reputation given to the city of Paterson by the media, I think that PCCC does not get the credit it deserves.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Former Faculty

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    Former Employee - Instructor  in  Paterson, NJ
    Former Employee - Instructor in Paterson, NJ

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits, summers off. A good place to learn politics and practice your skills. Met a few nice folks while working there. Loved the students.

    Cons

    Typical teacher pay (low). Very stubborn, old-fashioned upper management. Tons of internal and departmental politics. Very low tenure rate for new hires. Huge turnover of faculty (both part-time and full-time). One person ends up doing the work of multiple tenured faculty. Main campus is in one of the worst areas in NJ (crime, drugs, etc.).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Until you realize you are in the business of education, you will continue to treat education like a business. Retire already or change careers. They remind me of Congress: a bunch of pseudo-bureaucrats pretending to care about the students and their employees. Nothing gets through to them. Innovation and fresh ideas are not welcome. Neither is ambition. Pretty much their own agenda is what the whole college has to follow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  3.  

    Good people Old ways of doing thinks

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Paterson, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Paterson, NJ

    I have been working at Passaic County Community College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Dedicated staff, Helpful and friendly staff. acutal care for student success

    Cons

    backwards, paper driven run business. low technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put your money in upgrading the technology as well as hiring new experencesd staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Nice place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Passaic County Community College part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The students are eager to learn

    Cons

    The location was far for me.

  6.  

    Good for entry level position

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Passaic County Community College part-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, staff. Central area

    Cons

    Very unorganized, top administrators resist changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider people's skills instead of how many degrees they have.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    The good, the bad, and tghe not so good

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    Current Employee - ESL Adjunct  in  Paterson, NJ
    Current Employee - ESL Adjunct in Paterson, NJ

    I have been working at Passaic County Community College as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very organuized plave for adjuncts to work. Good salary for adjuncts. Nice students.

    Cons

    Seniority does not mean anything. Students wanting you as a proffesor does not mean anything. Very good % of students passing course successfully does not matter. hHey are continuouslyu hiring nerwer, cheaper adjuncts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help you good adjuncts by continung to hire them and caring about seniority and student success.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    P.C.C.C REVIEW

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    Former Employee - Instructor  in  Paterson, NJ
    Former Employee - Instructor in Paterson, NJ

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

    Pros

    *Good location, close to several places. However, at night it could be a little dangerous if you have to walk from the Ellison St. or from the Hamilton building.
    *Multicultural environment. Great to meet people from different countries and backgrounds.
    *High tech classrooms. Most classrooms are very nice, they have internet access and at least a computer.

    Cons

    -Not generous at all. They concentrate on building and remodeling not on keeping their employees.
    -Teachers' schedule can be a nightmare for some! New teachers tend to get the leftovers and end up with crazy schedules.
    - Lack of support for instructors. Most of them are (Very Overworked Persons) they are asked to assist with everything from interviews to organizing graduation ceremonies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please remember that good teachers cost money and that bad teachers cost even more.
    Support your teachers, if they feel supported and not overworked, then the students will be okay and the results will speak for themselves!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Very laid-back place to work. People are usually very nice and friendly.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Passaic County Community College

    Pros

    The atmosphere is very casual and relaxed. The work is repetitive and fairly simple. Employee benefits and time-off are outstanding

    Cons

    Lack of willingness to change by upper management. The managers in my department are very resistant to change even if the change will improve current operations and save money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be open to change and have more respect for other people's opinions.

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