Renton Technical College
4.0 of 5 7 reviews
www.rtc.edu Renton, WA 500 to 999 Employees

Renton Technical College Reviews

Updated Mar 21, 2014

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It is a community of instructors who truly want to help their students succeed.

Instructor (Current Employee)

I have been working at Renton Technical College part-time for more than 10 years

ProsBoth peers in instruction and administration are very supportive of each other. It is not a competitive atmosphere but one of helping improve instruction for overall campus retention.

ConsOffice space and class space is limited for part-time instructors. If you teach 2 classes, you may be walking between two buildings or computer labs far apart or going pretty far to make a copy.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere are some unused spaces that could be shared with others. Management could figure out a better way to use the space available for a more functional site.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fantastic company to work for.

Executive Assistant (Former Employee)

I worked at Renton Technical College full-time for less than a year

ProsEveryone was so helpful and did their best to assist me in my job.

ConsA fantastic place to work for anyone. There was nothing negative to say.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Worked at Renton Technical College in a temporary position

Temporary Position (Current Employee)
Renton, WA

I have been working at Renton Technical College full-time for less than a year

ProsFor the most part they have highly dedicated staff and a desire to serve the students who enroll there.

ConsInnovation and funding limited because of being a part of State governance

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work with your students and keep trying to improve!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Instructor, full-time, tenured

Instructor (Current Employee)
Renton, WA

I have been working at Renton Technical College full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIntellectual freedom. Students provide a constant influx of "new" coworkers. Curriculum development is developed by the instructors so, it is easily adapted and updated. You can hide and get your work done with little interference.

ConsNo raises unless the state government says so. They are rare. Management is too hands-off. Leadership is not very transparent. It is hard to know how and why things are done. The unions have no teeth and leadership lacks focus.

Advice to Senior ManagementCut programs before you cut staffing. Student service support is being restored (2013) but the burnout factor is high.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very fulfilling

College Teacher (Former Employee)
Renton, WA

I worked at Renton Technical College

ProsIt is very fulfilling to teach and rewarding. I worked with professional employees and it was an intellectual growth around such diversity of subjects taught.

ConsThe only feedback recieved was from the students, which is only OK if you don't mind working without direct supervision and lead.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore communication and development of the staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Critical momentum is beginning to form

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Renton Technical College full-time

ProsGreat mission
Diverse student body
Successful programs
Excellent reputation
Good potential
Thoughtful leadership

ConsGossipy
Parochial
Understaffed in the wrong areas
Poor communication
No potential for career growth
Lots of process / bureaucracy
Tendency to micromanage

Advice to Senior ManagementChange the middle management structure- deans & dean's assistants have too much control.

Improve transparency & communication.

The right people are getting hired & the support for change is beginning to outweigh the people who like to complain.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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People and mission of institution are fantastic

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Renton Technical College

ProsPeople and mission of institution are fantastic

Conslack of opportunity for career growth. improvements and new ideas are not encouraged

Advice to Senior Managementencourage new ideas

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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