Texas State Technical College Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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  1. Instructor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits. Time off - no summers

    Cons

    Organization As an instructor you do the job of recruiting, advising, teaching and cleaning. You also have to move classrooms. IT does not know what they are doing


  2. It is a good place to retire. Do not work here for a career.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Instructor in Waco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There is personal worth and value in educating others. The job can be flexible with work hours / using PTO in some departments. The retirement plan / benefits package is good.

    Cons

    Management seems to not have a clear direction or will not share the overall direction honestly. There are micromanagers in middle to upper management. There are way too many upper level managers. There is little advancement or pay oppertunities and raises will not keep pace with inflation. I tend to work long hours with little to no recognition for effort or personal sacrifice.

    Advice to Management

    At least pay people a 1.5% per annual rase to keep up with inflation. Try to address problems with specific individuals and do not punish the group for the actions of the few. Be honest and open with co-workers and employees. Remember to celebrate the little things that make others feel like they have worth.


  3. Excellent Mission But Terrible Systems Management

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Administrator in Waco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Texas State Technical College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to provide a much needed technical training. Good benefits. Has potential to impact people's lives by giving them the skills needed for a decent living.

    Cons

    Recently a few administrators from Waco campus joined the System's office who have deceptive management style and are also micromanagers. No sense of appreciation and loyalty from upper management. They replace you for a cheaper workforce regardless of quality or concern for the institution. Instructors are expected to do everything. Recruiting, registration, advisement, and placement in addition to the teaching load, while Systems administrators get bigger titles and higher salaries. Think short term. If you plan to retire from this organization, have a backup plan. There is a lot of shooting from the hip management. There is a lot of nepotism. Everybody is related to everyone on Waco campus. So be careful when you critic anything.

    Advice to Management

    Don't get rid of your loyal and talented employees for cheaper workforce. Create a friendly environment for minorities and women. Your employees are what makes your institution. Stop practicing with deceptive management style. Don't set up your employees for failure specially the honest and loyal. It is immoral, unethical and bad management. Be a servant leader, not egotistical and selfish.


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  5. Student Life Counselor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you have a supervisor who trust his/her staff, then great place to work

    Cons

    Upper management opportunities are not present to all employees and not all employees who have the same credential/experience are paid on the same grade, which is extremely confusing.


  6. Great people, horrid pay

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Coordinator in Euless, TX
    Current Employee - Solutions Coordinator in Euless, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Texas State Technical College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    The pay is horrible (unless your at the top or have friend in high places) and they will do everything the can to ensure that you don't get payed what your worth.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people what they are worth, and throw that worthless comp study in the trash.


  7. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    flexible, good starter job, great boss, produces great graduates, opportunity

    Cons

    attitude, unrealistic expectations, uncooperative departments


  8. Working at TSTC

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Harlingen, TX
    Current Employee - Instructor in Harlingen, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Texas State Technical College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job security is pretty strong. The benefits can also be a plus at times, like free healthcare and academic leave. Working with students is also rewarding in many ways, watching them excel at their assignments and mature into working professionals.

    Cons

    The school also compensates their employees very poorly. They also seem to hire way too many people in administration positions rather than where employees are actually needed.

    Advice to Management

    The entire corporate structure of TSTC needs to be altered from the top down. There are way too many people in administrative positions that are either redundant or unnecessary. The school should be investing in their students, rather than their management.


  9. Pick a Better College to Go to

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - N/A in Abilene, TX
    Current Employee - N/A in Abilene, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Texas State Technical College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Students would be the only reason why anyone would work for TSTC.

    Cons

    I would not recommend working for TSTC. They treat their students badly and their employees worse.

    Advice to Management

    Need more professionalism courses.


  10. Great college to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Secretary in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Secretary in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits like insurance, retirement and vacation. Family first.

    Cons

    Lack of raises and opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Provide merit raises. Give cost of living raises every 2 years


  11. Instructor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Instructor in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Texas State Technical College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoy working with young students and helping them become successful. College motto is Changing Lives and that's what we do which is very rewarding.

    Cons

    Pay is not nearly what you would get if working for a service company.



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