Pima Community College Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Laboratory Biology Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pima Community College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, help students and faculty. Experiment and be creative

    Cons

    Sometimes hours, and being treated like dirt by faculty and administration, unskilled supervisors

    Advice to Management

    Hire real supervisors


  2. Temp Employee Review

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pima Community College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    College has good pay for educators in Tucson.

    Cons

    College assignes very limited work hours to circumvent paying benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easy to convert from temp employee to full time.


  3. Opportunity rich environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Pima Community College full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, skilled and dedicated colleagues, safe, clean, and comfortable work environment. Progressive thinking and community development opportunities will surround you.

    Cons

    With the Governor's recent budget cuts, and the College's continuing challenges with accreditation and program compliance, the pace and quantity of work are at a high tempo, with frequent resource challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Pay close attention to how work is assigned and distributed; and to how accountability and success metrics are developed and monitored.


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  5. Human Resources Business Systems Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pima Community College full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    People are genuine, students are energizing, salary is fair, paid vacation and holidays are unbeatable, medical is fair, retirement is excellent.

    Cons

    Projects change mid stream based on accreditation authority, state funding has reduced wages and continues mandate the welfare of the College.

    Advice to Management

    Create a budget that is self sustaining, stop reducing materials and programs needed to be efficient and get rid of people that have not produced in 10-20 years.


  6. Helpful (1)

    PCC. Ok, not amazing

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Technician
    Former Employee - Support Technician

    I worked at Pima Community College

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of paid time off, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Poor upper management, low wages, very difficult to get hired unless you temp for them

    Advice to Management

    Provide a decent wage to your employees


  7. Helpful (1)

    Standard adjunct experience.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Professional faculty who take time to communicate with adjuncts and provide guidance.

    Cons

    Poor pay and no benefits for a large adjunct faculty pool. This is a reflection of the work structure and pressures on all of higher education, not this organization.


  8. Helpful (1)

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Pima Community College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of paid time off, in the form of generous vacation, sick leave, and a lot of paid holidays. Very cheap classes for employees. Opportunity to meet and interact with a diverse student population.

    Cons

    Anyone can do whatever they want there with no consequences whatsoever beyond a write up (issuance of scratch paper). The lack of accountability produces the chaotic, hostile environment that you can imagine it would. It is this bizarro world where, in most cases, it is the scum that rises to the top rather than the cream. There were good people there who behaved themselves out of personal integrity, but in most cases the bad people are the ones who rose to power there.

    Advice to Management

    You know who the bad people are. And, in the highly unlikely event that you don't, you can find out easy enough. Get rid of them. Just get rid of them. You take out the knife and then the would can finally begin to heal.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Going to be great in five years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Pima Community College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work/life balance, benefits, vacation, being there for the communities learning needs.
    Working to help others succeed.
    I fully believe that in five years Pima will be a premier learning institution that is student centered.

    Cons

    Major organizational change needed and currently in development. On probation. Uncertainty.
    Employees holding on to old feelings beliefs that have led to the predicament we are in.

    Advice to Management

    Be very thoughtful in the restructuring of the organization, there is a huge opportunity here to make Pima great!
    Manage employees, deal with the problem employees, don't move them around, it punishes others in the process while not resolving the issue.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Mostly good

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Analyst in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Principal Analyst in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Pima Community College full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    You get a lot of sick leave and vacation time, as well as a lot of paid holidays. Partially makes up for the below average salary. Environment is not great but is getting better.

    Cons

    Salaries are currently below average compared to similar institutions. Environment is not great but is getting better.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the students and staff. Find ways to increase morale and create a and environment of safety and open communication.


  11. Helpful (1)

    DiContact wiClose Contact with Students

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic Librarian in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Academic Librarian in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Pima Community College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Close contact with a wide diversity of students (ethnic/cultural background, age, religion, socioeconomic condition, etc.) and direct impact on their ability to find and apply information for their educational needs is very rewarding.

    Cons

    Community colleges don't usually have the number of resources that a university does and we don't have the variety of coursework. Course content and degree programs tend to be limited and may not be as stimulating to a librarian or information professional. Not much opportunity for advancement--such as different classifications of librarian positions.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more clearly and more often.



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