Seattle Community Colleges

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Seattle Community Colleges is flexible and community-oriented, but slow to change.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seattle Community Colleges full-time

    Pros

    Community Environment
    Supportive Peers
    Impact on Students

    Cons

    Pay and Benefits
    Decision Making Process
    Lack of Advancement Opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Somewhat like the stereotype of a government employer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seattle Community Colleges part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some stability, though not as much as you'd think
    Good benefits, including unique ones (educational)
    Usually not under pressure

    Cons

    No staff development
    No future position
    Other staff aren't always the most cooperative or timely
    Initiative not expected, not a vibrant environment
    Low pay
    Inept are acceptable
    Unethical folks are assumed not to be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put into practice what is taught in management classes, hold managers accountable

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A stereotypical state job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seattle Community Colleges part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, some unique (class discounts, academic software pricing, campus opportunities), even for half-time employees. Opportunities to work at less-than-half-time positions. Can easily advance through the entire salary range.

    Cons

    Low salaries. Generally lesser equipment and software. Bureaucratic. Poor performers, those offering poor customer service - particularly managers, and unethical practices are generally allowed to continue, which can be frustrating, but must be accepted in so far as possible. Difficult at best to advance. The big picture isn't shared.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent. Encourage promotions from within. Deal with poor performers, poor customer service, unethical practices, particularly those in positions of power. Believe what people tell you vs. always taking management's side. Question what they present, include those who prepared it.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A little lame...

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    Current Employee - Administrator  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Administrator in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seattle Community Colleges

    Pros

    Not a very demanding place to work. Unfortunately, that is because there is a lot of incompetence.

    Cons

    - Very political.
    - 25 years behind in technology.
    - There is so much friction between departments and campuses it is almost impossible to accomplish anything that resembles innovation.
    - Many managers make less than the people they supervise because they are not represented by a union.
    - Promotions have nothing to do with job performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire and promote based on performance, not who is either your best friend, possesses a doctorate, or is a relative of a major donor.

    Doesn't Recommend

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