Tri-County Technical College

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Tri-County Technical College Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't expect to rise through the ranks

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Pendleton, SC
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Pendleton, SC

    I worked at Tri-County Technical College part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility and for the most part, good students to teach. Great way to earn extra income.

    Cons

    Don't expect much for upper management. Department Heads and Deans are not very helpful and quick to blame you for problems, not the students. Students are their revenue source, instructors are expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit hiring your friends. There are other qualified people out there with a wealth of experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Terrible "Culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unappreciated Employee in Pendleton, SC
    Former Employee - Unappreciated Employee in Pendleton, SC

    I worked at Tri-County Technical College

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Ok education for those who cannot afford or get into a good college.

    Cons

    Upper management treats college as a corporation.
    lower management is incompetent and toxic.
    diversity is not valued.
    People with vision and valuable skill sets are leaving or being fired to keep unsophisticated morons in their positions
    The "Transformative Student Experience" is a feeble attempt at culture change that is unoriginal and has little to nothing to do with the student.
    A culture of "yes men."
    A member of administration steals ideas and work from others to use in his dissertation.
    An "Us vs Them" mentality from the administration.
    The Marketing Department is quite possibly misappropriating state funds.
    "Death by Committee" is the rule of law.
    No advancement, management plays favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A true culture change starts at the top, fellas. Lead by example, or tender your resignation. It is a college, not a corporation. Engage with the students once in a while, you might learn something. Otherwise, go into industry and leave academia to those who do care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    AWFUL Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor, FTE in Easley, SC
    Current Employee - Instructor, FTE in Easley, SC

    I have been working at Tri-County Technical College full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work here if you need money and have no choice; otherwise, get a job any other place that you can. Tri-County treats all its employees and students like red-headed step-children. You will not be an exception.

    Cons

    Uncaring, incompetent management. Zero perks and management plays favorites. We supposedly "earn" sick leave but there is no practical way to use it, so management just keeps that money. Corrupt, incompetent leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit. You don't belong in education. The teachers work their tails off to support less-educated people in administration who've never taught a class, but make triple-digit salaries. Rexamine your moral values, if you have any.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tri-County Technical College full-time

    Pros

    The college has many good faculty and reasonable quality in basic education. The mission of the college is an important one and you have the chance to really change the lives of students. Benefits are adequate,

    Cons

    People who are not from the region are not well treated. The leadership of the college encourages a blame culture resulting in an atmosphere of distrust and divisiveness. The college is kept in chaos due to poor leadership, lack of understanding of their environment, and a failure to foster a supportive and positive climate. The employment laws in South Carolina are not friendly to workers, and neither is Tri-County. Senior leadership seem to struggle. If you have other choices, you should seriously consider them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure leadership, recognize that people are your primary asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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