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"Iffy"

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Current Employee - Tutor in Farmington Hills, MI
Current Employee - Tutor in Farmington Hills, MI
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I have been working at Oakland Community College part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Decent pay, flexible hours, good people to work for, satisfying job.

Cons

Tutees are sometimes unreasonable and rude, pay is terrible.

Advice to Management

Give employees a raise.

Other Employee Reviews for Oakland Community College

  1. "Overall I like my job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakland Community College full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, enjoy working with my coworkers, and I can take classes at OCC for free!

    Cons

    Positions that open up are either top positions (Dean) or the lowest positions (part time or level 1). Positions in the college are top heavy. The people in the top positions don't seem very interested in the day to day operations within the departments. Money is often spent unwisely.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more. They are on the front lines and know what is going on more than you do.


  2. "Experience varies depending on campus, department and supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay, Lots of time off, Interesting work, Great students and colleagues

    Cons

    Lots of changes going on right now. While I admire administration for wanting to update the college, they are making too many changes at once and being secretive about it.
    Some campuses and departments are great with responsive employees who do their job. Other campuses require lots of paperwork and e-mails to multiple people for simple things (getting basic office equipment repaired) which is never responded to after months of following up. Lots of "this for that" backscratching required to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Better to make one good change per year for 5 years, than multiple changes all at the same time. Ask your employees what changes should be made rather than hiring costly consultants. Promote long-time adjuncts rather than hiring from the outside. Working for years for no benefits is a major skill set and shows dedication to the institution. Hiring from the outside looks good on paper, but studies show it takes an outsider 2 years to be fully trained.

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