Tidewater Community College
3.7 of 5 13 reviews
www.tcc.edu Chesapeake, VA

Tidewater Community College Reviews

Updated Mar 13, 2014
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Assistant Professor (Current Employee)
Portsmouth, VA

I have been working at Tidewater Community College full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBest place to work, personal and financial growth, independence, collaboration

ConsMake sure you are aware of growth opportunities

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep talking to your faculty

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

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A Big Mess

Adjunct Professor (Current Employee)

I have been working at Tidewater Community College part-time

ProsGreat way to keep current on my major until I find a laboratory or field job with my degree. I ended up doing very well handling the job but it was of no help from my manager.

ConsThe pay is low and there is no structure to the job. I thought I was being hired to just help the department but they failed to tell me that I was actually being hired to teach my own classes.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication is the key to a more organized work place. With new employees, they may need to be briefed on how the department runs, the rules and regulations and expectations.

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

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Interesting work environment for the time I've been here

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Tidewater Community College part-time for more than a year

ProsRelaxed environment, always food in the break room, parking lottery

Consno benefits for part-time workers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Love it!!!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Tidewater Community College

ProsFun place to work. Students are there to learn.

ConsSometimes upper management is misleading.

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Delightful

Adjunct Professor (Current Employee)
Portsmouth, VA

I have been working at Tidewater Community College part-time for less than a year

ProsGreat support from the administration. There are great resources available for faculty and students on campus. Beautiful campus!!

ConsI'm relatively new, so I don't have any cons right now. But I will write a new review in a few months.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Tidewater Community College

ProsYou get a great sense of accomplishment working and helping students.

ConsThere has been a salary freeze for several years.

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Outstanding professional opportunities

Adjunct Professor (Current Employee)
Portsmouth, VA

I have been working at Tidewater Community College part-time

ProsFlexible scheduling for workforce balance

ConsPart time work for professionals

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue implementing enrollment, retention, and completion programs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I was Vice President for Student Affairs

Vice President for Student Affairs (Former Employee)
Norfolk, VA

I worked at Tidewater Community College full-time for more than a year

ProsThe people are hard working, friendly and supportive.

ConsAfter working for 28 years in higher education in four year institutions, I found I was not a "good fit" for the two year institution.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open to new technologies.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good college and good students.

Geology Instructor (Current Employee)
Norfolk, VA

I have been working at Tidewater Community College part-time for more than a year

ProsFreedom and having own time to prepare lesson plans.

ConsPoor or no benefits. No health insurance, no benefits.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the benefits. Improve the working conditions of its faculty/part-time faculty.

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

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Decent place to work, although the students suck.

Employee (Current Employee)
Virginia Beach, VA

I have been working at Tidewater Community College part-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat co-workers/supervisors, flexible hours, and access to free software as well as other good deals for employees.

ConsCustomer Service - Dealing with students is sometimes infuriating due to how annoying, idiotic, selfish, oblivious and just down right obnoxious some of them can be, both towards staff and their fellow students. Also, while working here I've come to realize that many people today in America (particularly COLLEGE students scarily enough) sadly lack critical thinking skills.

Parking - Parking around many areas of the campus needs improvement FAST!

Advice to Senior ManagementTry fixing the parking situation, or better yet, giving your part-time employees a raise once in a while instead of throwing money away by constructing buildings that we don't need. I understand that top management wants the campus to grow and prosper, but we are a COMMUNITY COLLEGE, not a four-year university. We don't need a food court/gaming center/lounge or whatever they are building in the middle of our lake!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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