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Dallas County Community College District Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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Joe D. May
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  • There the pay is not good, the systems are antiquated, and there is no upward mobility (in 3 reviews)

  • There are no cons for this employer (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Dallas Community College"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Workforce in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director of Workforce in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dallas County Community College District (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Solid education for an affordable rate. Ability to help students. Generous time off (holidays, etc)

    Cons

    Inability for some (Older females in particular) to break through the glass ceiling. You have to know the right people to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Consider hiring and promoting from within. Consider tuition benefits for other areas.


  2. "Ok if you're desperate"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dallas County Community College District part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    competitive part time salary. no healthcare for part time.

    Cons

    hard to move up to other positions

    Advice to Management

    stop gossiping, be able to be professional yet kind


  3. "Stable, consistent work. Some campuses are better than others."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dallas County Community College District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was able to help people in a one-on-one capacity. Depending on what campus you work at, there is a lot of team work, and employees love what they do.

    Cons

    Given that this is a public school, there is a lot of red tape when trying to get approval for something. If you end up at a campus where morale is low, it can be a chore to go to work.


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  5. "English Adjunct Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dallas County Community College District part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Adult students can be willing and ready to learn. Colleagues can be wonderful.

    Cons

    Divisions and departments such as local HR are uncommunicative and lack resources or assistance to adjunct faculty. I feel like I do not exist.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the professional and personal needs of your adjuncts.


  6. "It is a decent place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Time off is great, people and educational opportunities are really good.

    Cons

    Lack of real employee appreciation and pay scale not competitive for most.


  7. "Benefits and PTO are good but no upward mobility and low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dallas County Community College District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The week off for Christmas and spring break is great. PTO is much better than most companies. The work feels like it has meaning - after all, everyone needs an education.

    Cons

    There is no upward mobility. Promotions get mentioned and then die a long, slow, quiet death due to bureaucracy and most mid-level or senior positions that might open up are filled via nepotism, regardless of qualifications or quality of work. So there's no point in staying long-term.

    Advice to Management

    Update, streamline and speed up your processes. Consider finding out how many employees you lose due to them getting buried in unnecessary red tape and then just leaving because they're sick of it.


  8. "Instructor / Technical Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Instructor in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Dallas County Community College District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working for Dallas County Community College District is a great way to serve the community.

    Cons

    DCCCD is government. There the pay is not good, the systems are antiquated, and there is no upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Pay higher and appreciate your employees...or lose them! Upgrade your systems - you are lagging way, way behind industry.


  9. "Police"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits medical is free and dental is cheap

    Cons

    bad management and its a shift work job

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who love to work around other people.


  10. "BEST gig EVER!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Never felt more at home. I was welcomed in as part of the family on day one and nothing has changed. It's only gotten better

    Cons

    None for me at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate job descriptions to include ALL duties and make salary adjustments.


  11. "Adjunct English Instructor"

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    Former Employee - College Instructor in Everman, TX
    Former Employee - College Instructor in Everman, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dallas County Community College District (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The classroom atmosphere seemed to be the most academic that I had ever experienced. Also, I had the most advanced, most mature students in the classes that I had. I had several students, (in particular), two ladies who REALLY wanted to learn. One had raised her children to adulthood, for instance, and she had returned to finish her degree. she planned to get her degree in Elementary Ed. (Just hearing it from me, I know that she made a good one! I also felt like I had good support from my department heads.

    Cons

    The only problem was the distance that I had to drive to get there. I had no complaints about the job itself. I LOVE teaching college classes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up your fine support for your teachers, including your adjuncts.



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