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Dallas County Community College District Reviews

Updated September 30, 2017
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  • They don't offer full time jobs (in 5 reviews)

  • Part-time, not many classes available for pick up (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good work environment"

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

    I worked at Dallas County Community College District full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed the friendly and professional work environment. People treated each other with respect. Good place to work.

    Cons

    The pay for most of the positions is very low compared to other colleges with similar positions. People worked there for many years and would apply to other positions to make a little more money. If people left it was usually because of the low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Make the pay comparable to other community colleges in the state.


  2. "Quality Assurance"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dallas County Community College District part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This location is very good.

    Cons

    Lack of support for professional growth.

    Advice to Management

    I am seeking new opportunities for growth.

  3. "Losing faith"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job stability
    Opportunity to learn new skills through robust PD programs
    Service to community

    Cons

    District leadership is absolutely dismal
    Chancellor May
    Centralization is diminishing impact of individual campuses on distinct communities

    Advice to Management

    Allow the leadership at each college to serve its unique student body in unique ways
    Hire for the experience and potential; not the PhD


  4. "Raise the Parking Stipend!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing students. They are willing to learn and put in the work. They are the reason why I teach and enjoy my field.

    Cons

    The parking, the parking and the parking. I work at the downtown campus and it's ridiculous how Adjuncts only get $100 for a semester. Parking is constantly going up. On average, I will pay $10-12 a day. There is cheaper parking but it's several blocks away from campus and with the heat and the creepy people by the train station, I cannot do it. Plus many of the cheaper parking lots only have space for like 7 cars and they fill up fast. I've been teaching since 2014 and the stipend is still the same. They say it's the budget. I have plenty of students who drive and not use the free dart pass. That could be why the enrollment has gone down over the years. In addition, please make more full time positions in the humanities and not just stem. There are courses that are mandatory but we are not considered as important.

    Advice to Management

    Think about your staff. We already are having to pay for parking and you can't even give us enough money for a living wage


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Make a difference if you can put up with district"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dallas County Community College District full-time

    Pros

    - Stability of salary and benefits
    - Time off
    - You're working in a place where people genuinely want to make a difference in students' lives.
    - Working at the school I work at is a positive as I love the people

    Cons

    - District is an absolute nightmare and is bereft of leadership. I can't emphasize this enough. They are absolutely clueless. Processes are always verbal and not written down. Numerous things are outdated and when they do try to change, like the website, they muck it up. Across all colleges in the district, the overwhelming consensus is that district is terrible. If anything, it's getting worse.
    - Communication is terrible
    - Too many people just "going with the flow" and collecting checks instead of trying to improve the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making decisions at district without involving the actual people on the ground who actually know what is going on. Stop trying to centralize things without looking at the impact of it (pricing, website). Everyone hates district, it's universal. Maybe think about WHY and do something about it. The worst part of most people's jobs that I've talked to is district. Unorganized, lack of leadership, make decisions without understanding impact, list goes on. Schools intentionally shift low-performing employees to district to get rid of them instead of firing them. Then these people make decisions affecting everyone.


  6. "Adjunct Professor"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty

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

    Pros

    Working with students is great, there is quite a bit of flexibility as an adjunct.

    Cons

    The hour requirement is low...19.5 max at this time


  7. "Adjunct Faculty Member"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty Member in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty Member in Dallas, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    A lot of flexibility in terms of lesson plans, easy eConnect system for results submission, helpful and nice staff.

    Cons

    Part-time, not many classes available for pick up

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing! Great place for work!

  8. "Texas College"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lot's of time off
    Decent Benefits
    Low pressure
    Decent retirement job or for young people with low ambition.

    Cons

    Salary low
    Little to no departmental training for advancing job skills
    Incompetence and inefficiency is the normal for local management.
    No advancement opportunity at this college.
    Unethical and discriminatory supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    Need new leadership current managerial staff incompetent and has low standards.


  9. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dallas County Community College District full-time

    Pros

    Conducive working environment and room for upward mobility

    Cons

    Because it is a large institution change happens slowly


  10. "Dallas Count Community College Culture Problem"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Hours and holidays were good

    Cons

    Work Culture was sad because Angry people were allowed to bully co workers

    Advice to Management

    Improve work culture to be more customer service and cooperative with internal and external customers


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