Portland Community College

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Portland Community College Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
24 Reviews
3.8
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    PCC is a great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Physics Instructor  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Physics Instructor in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Portland Community College part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People are very friendly and the benefits to part-time instructors exceed any other local community college.

    Cons

    The facilities are a little outdated, but other than that it is a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great job opportunity!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Portland Community College part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, Great staff, Encouraging environment, There's wide variety of positions available and benefits for the employees

    Cons

    Get to know more about your employees

    Recommends
  3.  

    Sometimes great, sometimes grating...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Portland Community College part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Peers and students make the job worth doing.

    Cons

    Pay is low, and good luck landing full time employment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent place to work.

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    Current Employee - Math Instructor  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Math Instructor in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Portland Community College full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pay is great. PERS is great.

    Cons

    None. I cannot think of one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not play favoritism.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Lots of Changes Makes the Future Unclear

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    Current Employee - Instructor  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Instructor in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Portland Community College full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Many positions are flexible allowing for work-life balance and opportunities to take courses for professional development; students are incredible to work with

    Cons

    Lots of upper level and executive management changes in personnel and as such the direction and future of the institution seems unclear

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent. Communicate. Don't lose sight of the organization mission. Students aren't consumers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great employer

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    Former Employee - Student Help Desk  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Student Help Desk in Portland, OR

    I worked at Portland Community College as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to work with great people, they are very flexible with your school schedule, gives students to opportunity to get some work experience while completing college courses

    Cons

    Since this was a student internship the pay was minimum wage

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Portland Community College - Cascade Campus

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant & Receptionist  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant & Receptionist in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Portland Community College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Supportive, engaging, multicultural environment. Urban setting very close to city. Great people who are there for the love of learning. Champions of the underdog! Tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Better for students than for teachers

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Portland, OR

    I worked at Portland Community College as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great diverse student body, who really want to be in school to learn subjects not just learn to party. Many dedicated teachers. Classes are geared toward real-world experience. Employees can take classes for free. A real bonus, and why I know how dedicated some faculty are.

    Cons

    Part -time faculty are not given any respect. We were to be seen but not heard. And sometimes even treated as threats by full time faculty. The department I worked for did not communicate well. Things were said to the larger campus community that simply were not true in order to work an agenda. Some of the full time faculty seemed uninformed about their own subject. I heard many complaints from students about a full-time instructor for that reason.

    Like someone else said, the part-timers have more real world experience, yet don't have a chance at being hired full time or given assignment rights for two years service.

    That said, I know that not all the departments are that dysfunctional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a lot more attention to what is actually going on in the classroom, and listen to your part-time faculty when it comes to 'how things get done.'

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Pay cuts and no communication

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    Former Employee - Office Support  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Office Support in Portland, OR

    I worked at Portland Community College part-time

    Pros

    If you can be classified as a regular employee, you will receive free tuition for a limited number of credits per term.

    Cons

    The main goal is to keep many of the employees at the lowest salary possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep valuable employees with typical workplace incentives like fair pay, raises, and opportunities for advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A very good place to work

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    People are super friendly and caring. No stress at work

    Cons

    I don't think there is any cons.

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