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Dakota County Technical College Reviews

Updated January 2, 2017
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  1. "Team committed to student success"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor & Financial Aid Specialist in Rosemount, MN
    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor & Financial Aid Specialist in Rosemount, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Dakota County Technical College full-time

    Pros

    Supportive, fun, innovative, the atmosphere is very encouraging to new professionals. They try to work at the students level and then build it up

    Cons

    Less pay, success is linked to the economy, diversity is talked about and wanted but little is actually done to make it happen.

    Advice to Management

    It's better to spend the money on full time than deal with temps.


  2. "Student Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Elk River, MN
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Elk River, MN
    Recommends

    I worked at Dakota County Technical College (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible and great environment.

    Cons

    Hours were a little limited.


  3. "Change in administration - change in culture"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Instructors care about programs and students
    Faculty and staff work hard and are easy to work with - and put students first

    Cons

    Lack of administration (2013-2014)
    Great uncertainty for the future of the college
    Lack of engagement due to lack of communication and trust in the administration
    All doing more with less

    Advice to Management

    Build relationships and trust. Communicate.


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  5. "I enjoyed my time working at the school. Got to meet important people within the school outside of the classroom."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Whse/Mail Room in Rosemount, MN
    Former Employee - Whse/Mail Room in Rosemount, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Dakota County Technical College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Was able to work around my class schedule and make a few dollars.

    Cons

    There wasn't anything that was bad about doing what I was doing. It was very enjoyable.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe pay the students a little more per hour.


  6. "More openness, less entrenchment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct in Rosemount, MN
    Current Employee - Adjunct in Rosemount, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Dakota County Technical College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, good pay for the work

    Cons

    Entrenched faculty who feel wholly entitled to their position, no interest in progress, just status quo.

    Advice to Management

    Shake things up! Take on the unions and brune the dead wood.


  7. "Poor top management"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemount, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemount, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Location isn't bad if you live south of the river.
    Small environment allows staff to get to know each other well.
    If you get along with the right people you may be promoted rapidly and given a "director" title.

    Cons

    Top management has no leadership ability. Direction consists of saying "make it happen." The "director" title has been devalued. It used to be more meaningful, now there are "directors" for many little areas.
    Direction changes weekly depending on latest management magazine articles.

    Advice to Management

    Support the good, professional staff--in good times and bad.


  8. "Dakota County Technical College-Ok to work there, for a while"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemount, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemount, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Students were the best thing about working here. Also there are many talented staff and faculty. Cutting edge programming. A little growth and innovation.

    Cons

    Despite many talented staff and faculty, leadership rarely recgonizes them, except for the favorites who go out of their way to "make headlines." Remember there are many more in the trenches to do much more, but never get credit. Also the leadership commonly takes credit for the labors of those below them. Little sense of community--too many cliques.

    Advice to Management

    Give more credit to those who are involved in daily, constant student contact. If it were not for them, there would be no college.