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Pensacola State College Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
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  1.  

    Very nice job to work through college

    Former Employee - Guidance Assistant in Milton, FL
    Former Employee - Guidance Assistant in Milton, FL

    I worked at Pensacola State College part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice scheduling to work around school schedule

    Cons

    sorry pay, only minimum wage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get more hours for students to work

  2.  

    CTE Department

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pensacola State College

    Pros

    Working with Career and Technical students

    Cons

    Current leadership is lacking in just that, no real leadership. No mentoring. No helping to grow and develop employee as a professional. No loyalty to employees. Would quickly hire outside before promoting strong, qualified current employee with in the department. Happened to multiple individuals.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    The beginning was GREAT - wonderful, intelligent people/faculty/admin to work with, but it changed with the new admin.

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    Former Employee - Tenured Professor in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Tenured Professor in Pensacola, FL

    I worked at Pensacola State College full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, good benefits, college lifestyle. The promotion system is pretty fair due to the college being unionized. The art center is fantastic. There are a lot of smart folks that work at this college. They are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    However, when a new college president took over a few years ago, things got really unpleasant. There is a feeling of constantly being "watched and evaluated." Even tenured faculty aren't safe. Either you're "on board" with the plan or don't expect to have any favors tossed your way in terms of scheduling, raises, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to former admin (former president in particular who was wonderful) and believe in your professional, educated faculty. They care much more than you think.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great coworkers and campus schedule, but low, stagnant pay.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pensacola, FL

    I worked at Pensacola State College full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    PSC is full of great, helpful coworkers. This is a great job for a household that needs a worker's hours to be in line with school schedules, but provide only a supplemental income. They have a large number of loyal, long-time career employees, which speaks well to the culture of the school. They do a good job of recognizing and providing awards to employees, and the work schedule (Holiday and Spring breaks, Fridays off in the summer) is a strong selling point for working there. Employees participate in FL state insurance and benefits plans, which are decent but not exceptional.

    Cons

    Salaries are low for the type of work and level of responsibility, in comparison with other states. While considered full time, the calculated hourly wage does not pay on a full 40 hours per week. There were no plans or schedules for advancement or increase in pay grade available to participate in; pay is stagnant and expected to remain so for the forseeable future. They rely on the lifestyle advantages of work schedule as compensation, which would be sufficient, if the household had an additional income; mine did not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Providing even a little flexibility in the range of pay would be an improvement.

    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice People Low Pay for Adjuncts

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Pensacola, FL

    I worked at Pensacola State College part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, good location, lots of oppotunity to teach as a part timer, flexibility to teach online

    Cons

    pay stinks big time, full time teaching opps difficult to get. more adjuncts that full timers here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    administration needs to be more in touch with the real world

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great potential, but in the end not a place to stay if you desire growth.

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    Current Employee - Internet Systems Analyst in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Internet Systems Analyst in Pensacola, FL

    I have been working at Pensacola State College full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I have fabulous coworkers. My direct supervisor loves what he does and strives to produce tools that will benefit the college and help the students. He is open to ideas and encourages forward progress, essential in the web design and development world. Lower level management is proactive and seeks to move the product forward. Great holiday schedule, hours, time off, and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Top leadership seems more concerned with personal goals than student needs. Upper management does not often listen to lower management. Pay is minuscule. A culture of apathy, status quo, and whining are pervasive. Whoever screams the loudest is prioritized, even if other needs are more dire. While there is technically an order of command, it is not held to nearly enough. The struggle between those wanting to take the college forward and those lazily trying to ride out a paycheck till retirement leads to a great deal of interdepartmental strife.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro-managing and lay out a vision for the college. Drum up financial support and lead by example. Quit allowing the loudest voice of complaint to win the day. Create an actual order of command and stick to it. But mostly, LEAD.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    It's a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Adjunct in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Adjunct in Pensacola, FL

    I have been working at Pensacola State College part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love the open door policy of the higher administration.

    Cons

    Living in Pensacola, FL can be pretty boring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pensacola State College full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    easy commute, beautiful city, Fridays off during summer

    Cons

    heavy workload, low pay, too much politics to deal with within the faculty/staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees more and bring salaries up to today's cost of living

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    A small but fun community college with caring recreation staff and great workplace environment.

    Former Contractor - Camp Couseler in Pensacola, FL
    Former Contractor - Camp Couseler in Pensacola, FL

    I worked at Pensacola State College as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Because the school is small the staff becomes more close. As for the recreation and athletic departments are concerned it is a pleasure going to work.

    Cons

    The small size of the school limits the number of activities that make because there are only so many students willing to participate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand the school and get more students.

  11.  

    Nice People, No Room for Growth

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    Former Employee - Computer Lab Tech II in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Computer Lab Tech II in Pensacola, FL

    I worked at Pensacola State College part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people here are nice, with a fairly comfortable workplace and mostly intelligent people.

    Cons

    There is zero room for growth. If you have a part time job there (which they give you 37.5 hours a week so as not to make you full time) they will never give you a raise or hire you full time. Being part time also gives you no leg up on getting a full time position - why hire you full time when they already have you part time?

    Low level management is good, but the senior management is almost solely "big picture" and pays no attention to the needs of the parts that make up the picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to be a University. What made the college so great in the first place was the intimate nature of the classes.

    Hire more people full time, have opportunities for growth from part to full time.
    Hire a permanent cleaning crew - during my time there, due to the janitorial serviced being hired out cheaply, there were a number of thefts and misuse of college equipment.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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