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"Great Employer"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Career Specialist in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Career Specialist in Portland, OR
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

management is supportive, great benefits and pay, good place to work if you want to teach or help people, they encourage professional development; strong union- job security (it is almost impossible to get fired if you have been around for a while)

Cons

It is hard to move up within the college if you do not have previous management experience, there are more opportunities for lateral moves; it is so big, sometimes it can get a bit bureaucratic - for example, it takes for ever to hire someone because of the lengthy HR process; because people do not get fired, some "long timers" are not as motivated as new hires are; it may be hard to get in - many staff work as part-time and temporary before getting full -time position

Advice to Management

Have more opportunities for staff to move within the college, especially between general fund and grant funded positions

Other Employee Reviews for Portland Community College

  1. "People friendly place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    slower pace, people friendly, plenty of interactions with people, especially with students. Can make a difference in the lives of students.

    Cons

    Not so dynamic, somewhat inefficient

    Advice to Management

    Have to run it more efficiently so as to lower tuitions for students. It rises all the time.


  2. "He tries but there's too much inertia."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist II in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist II in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Public service and job security.

    Cons

    Politics and "siloing" of resources can be overwhelming. The institution loves to always take "low bid" and usually then finds the product/service does not meet needs.

    Advice to Management

    Do things right or not at all. Finish what is started before moving on to the next project(s).

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