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"Somewhat like the stereotype of a government employer"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Seattle Community Colleges part-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Some stability, though not as much as you'd think
Good benefits, including unique ones (educational)
Usually not under pressure

Cons

No staff development
No future position
Other staff aren't always the most cooperative or timely
Initiative not expected, not a vibrant environment
Low pay
Inept are acceptable
Unethical folks are assumed not to be

Advice to Management

Put into practice what is taught in management classes, hold managers accountable

Other Employee Reviews for Seattle Community Colleges

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A stereotypical state job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Community Colleges part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, some unique (class discounts, academic software pricing, campus opportunities), even for half-time employees. Opportunities to work at less-than-half-time positions. Can easily advance through the entire salary range.

    Cons

    Low salaries. Generally lesser equipment and software. Bureaucratic. Poor performers, those offering poor customer service - particularly managers, and unethical practices are generally allowed to continue, which can be frustrating, but must be accepted in so far as possible. Difficult at best to advance. The big picture isn't shared.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent. Encourage promotions from within. Deal with poor performers, poor customer service, unethical practices, particularly those in positions of power. Believe what people tell you vs. always taking management's side. Question what they present, include those who prepared it.


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    "A little lame..."

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    Current Employee - Administrator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Administrator in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Not a very demanding place to work. Unfortunately, that is because there is a lot of incompetence.

    Cons

    - Very political.
    - 25 years behind in technology.
    - There is so much friction between departments and campuses it is almost impossible to accomplish anything that resembles innovation.
    - Many managers make less than the people they supervise because they are not represented by a union.
    - Promotions have nothing to do with job performance.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and promote based on performance, not who is either your best friend, possesses a doctorate, or is a relative of a major donor.

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