Portland Community College Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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  1. Library Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Portland Community College

    Pros

    Very friendly work environment with helpful workmates

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. If only

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Portland Community College (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work for

    Cons

    Budget process takes too long. Pay low

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive with decisions


  3. A nice community

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Portland Community College

    Pros

    Great community, good benefits, and tons of support. It's truly a collaborative and friendly place to work and everyone cares about our mission.

    Cons

    Outdated technology, frequent meetings and committees (for APs at least), and it's difficult to get to my campus from where I live.


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  5. Good opportunity for students, new employees not so much

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Administrative in Portland, OR

    I worked at Portland Community College

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    solid career opportunity if you can get in
    union membership
    competitive pay with other community colleges
    people are great
    helping students feels good

    Cons

    reluctant to take on new permanent employees
    contract work does not lead to employment
    can be overly political
    cost cutting going on across departments

    Advice to Management

    If you have contract workers that preform a needed service, or who seem to land one contract after another based on good word of mouth and outstanding job performance, then support them in becoming permanent fixtures in solid jobs at the school. Don't treat them as tainted goods.


  6. Great co-workers and management - bad politics.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Technical in Portland, OR

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits and management within my department is stellar - they believe in the work we do and provide a great work environment for their employees. Pay is about industry standard and the hours are normal. General communication with managers and co-workers is spot on.

    Cons

    The politics are ridiculous - part of the beast with the public sector. That being said you don't have to play their games and they can't really do anything about it.

    Advice to Management

    Within my department I have none; you folks are great. Outside of my department; it doesn't take ten people to sit around and argue about something for weeks to get it done -- just get it done.


  7. Great Place.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Portland Community College

    Pros

    Wonderful Supervisor, Great Co-workers to Work with

    Cons

    Hard to get into full time


  8. Life through Rose Colored Glasses

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Portland Community College part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working on campus is convenient. There are perks balanced by disadvantages. It is a safe space to develop skills around working with the public

    Cons

    "Student Leadership" is a predefined concept into which employees are cast. It's difficult to lead in a straight narrow hallway lined by locked doors.

    Advice to Management

    The crisis of leadership is consuming too much of the administration's focus. Faculty range from wildly inspirational to criminal and student concerns are ignored or worse.


  9. Worked here for one year

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Portland Community College

    Pros

    Very friendly environment and Great atmosphere. A lot of autonomy and dynamic faculty which maintain a positive and professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    Really poor management at top levels


  10. Student

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Portland Community College

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people, nice environment for study.

    Cons

    Lots of assignments.
    Sometime I think they should open more classes.


  11. Faculty

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Faculty in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Faculty in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Portland Community College (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of autonomy and dynamic faculty which maintain a positive and professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    Really poor management at top levels.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a new President from inside to provide some stability.



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