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Del Mar College Reviews

Updated April 30, 2017
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  1. "Receptionist/ teacher's aid"

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

    I worked at Del Mar College part-time

    Pros

    Great environment and great people to work with.

    Cons

    A little bit too much down time during the summer.


  2. "Wonderful Dept"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Del Mar College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great co-workers and bosses with whom to work on a daily basis

    Cons

    needed full time position but not many listings

  3. "Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Area Administrative Assistant in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Area Administrative Assistant in Corpus Christi, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Del Mar College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits provided by company were excellent

    Cons

    Advancement depended on who you knew

    Advice to Management

    Become aware of how things actually work


  4. "GED Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Ged Instructor in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Ged Instructor in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at Del Mar College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexable hours and great staff

    Cons

    There are no cons at Del Mar College


  5. "Mathematics Mentor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Del Mar College part-time

    Pros

    Working with a diverse group of people

    Cons

    I had a long commute, but it was definitely worth it.


  6. "Biotechnology Teaching/Lab Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Teaching/Lab Assistant in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Teaching/Lab Assistant in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Del Mar College (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The staff and faculty are extremely helpful and delightful to work with. The students are very engaging and receptive to the lectures and especially the hands on lab. Since the classes are smaller than a university, you feel like you really reach the students and give them full effort when teaching. Payment ($/hr) was higher than expected. Constant occasions to take on more responsibility and mentor type roles with students.

    Cons

    Working part-time, the hours can be filled pretty easily during the week. You need to learn how to work quick and plan out your schedule before (and keep to it).


  7. "Friendly, Affordable Junior College"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Del Mar College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice facilities and casual environment

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Great school to work for"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Instructor in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Del Mar College (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very helpful
    Cares about the student
    Constantly trying to upgrade campus

    Cons

    State institution
    Cafeteria is not good
    Older buildings

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  9. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Student Worker in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Del Mar College (More than a year)

    Pros

    The discounts to distinguished speakers, and educational or student conferences or forums. The networking opportunities, due to the diverse population of people that walk through the door.

    Cons

    You are the face of the college, and are constantly under the spot light. It's important to always stay on your toes and maintain a professional demeanor because you never know who you'll be speaking too.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to offer assistance in time of crisis and not advice. More interdependent leaders are needed, not just people who think the world is black and white- there is a huge gray area the rest of the world live in.


  10. "Del Mar College Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of classroom flexibility, easy path to tenure, co-workers are friendly and easy to get along with. Oil and Gas is driving the local economy which is providing a healthy local funding base. As long as that industry (particularly the Eagle Ford Shale) does well, Del Mar College will continue to do well too. The President and upper administration generally tries to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Administrative support staff is mostly incompetent. It is a community college so there is a WIDE range of academic abilities from students who are no where near being ready for college, to students with bright futures. It makes it very challenging to teach with such a wide range of college readiness in every classroom. Medical benefits for families are terrible as you have to pay half of the premium out of pocket for any dependents. Dental coverage is not included in the medical plan and has it's own premium.

    Faculty are required to teach 15-credit loads, much heavier than typical 4-year university positions. It leaves very little time for research/professional development opportunities.

    Corpus Christi is a strange place culturally with a mix of Mexican-American values and traditional "WASP" values. The majority of the population is hispanic, poor and the two biggest employers in town are the oil refineries and the military. The Texas state government has cut funding for higher education almost every year for the past 30 years.


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