Southwestern Oregon Community College
3.2 of 5 6 reviews
www.socc.edu Coos Bay, OR 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Apr 1, 2014

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    Excellent College to Work For!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe best part of working for Southwestern is the tight-nit feel to the company. I was very well accepted by all departments as a staff member, and I would work here for years if another position comes open. My current position is grant funded, and the grant is running out. Otherwise I would stay.

    ConsSometimes there are challenges communicating between different departments of the college, but no more than most companies may have.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

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    Simple living, small town, friendly people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSmall beautiful campus and surrounding areas, great place for family, easy access to get around, no sales tax, friendly people

    ConsIsolated from major cities (2.5 hours to Eugene), no night life or entertainment, limited choices of ethnic foods, unpredictable weather

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    part-time adjuct professor at SWOCC

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    Coos Bay, OR

    ProsThe staff is friendly and you will find other faculty to collaborate with. You can always find people who are passionate about their jobs. They did have a new instructor orientation that was kind of helpful, especially if you don't have a lot of experience teaching.

    ConsThe pay is not good. Also, It is extremely disorganized, as it took months after I started to even get my contract (everyone kept telling me this was typical). They also lost me in the system and there was a delay in getting my paycheck -- and since I hadn't seen my contract, I didn't even know how much my check would be for, when I finally go it. I was disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    SWOCC has been a good place to work and is filled with supportive staff.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Coos Bay, OR

    ProsThe staff is capable, friendly and welcoming. I have had few issues while working here. The cost of attendance is relatively low, and transferring to a university is seamless. I feel that I am valued and that the president has the best interest of the college at heart.

    ConsThe college is in a rural environment, which is unappealing to some students and staff. I also wish I had more opportunity to advance my career at this institution.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Benefits good, but at the mercy of state funding for pay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Coos Bay, OR

    ProsGood medical, vision, dental benefits, PERS retirement, paid time off

    ConsThere is no accountability to employees for their work which results in those who are competant being overloaded.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider terminating employees who cannot function in their jobs or at least putting them on a progress plan. It is unfair to other employees, students and the community to pay employees for incompetancy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Changes are needed.

    Computer Technician (Current Employee)

    ProsThe students are the best reasons.

    ConsA lack of a strong leadership to lead through a difficult time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to what your employees are saying because they really know what is happening.

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