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Estrella Mountain Community College Reviews

Updated October 21, 2017
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  1. "Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Academic Tutor in Litchfield, AZ
    Former Employee - Academic Tutor in Litchfield, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Estrella Mountain Community College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. All staffs are supported of each other.

    Cons

    No cons. They work with your schedule and just the hours to work.


  2. "EMCC is a great community and place of learning"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Avondale, AZ
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Avondale, AZ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Estrella Mountain Community College part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great community atmosphere and the desire to do the best for students is in all that they do.

    Cons

    Communication between divisions and departments could be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the front line workers.

  3. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Estrella Mountain Community College part-time

    Pros

    Great hours and awesome bosses.

    Cons

    Some of the staff meetings would go off tangent and summers were slow.

    Advice to Management

    none


  4. "Adjunct"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Estrella Mountain Community College part-time

    Pros

    Teaching people sign langauge because it is important language that people just don't see it.

    Cons

    I do not have one at this time.


  5. "Adjunct Professor"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Avondale, AZ
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Avondale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Estrella Mountain Community College part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The learning is geared towards student-centered learning, and collaborative learning, not professor-centered learning (where the professor tells the student what they need to know). Professor's are allowed to drop student's who do not meet Estrella Mountain Community College's (EMCC's) course requirements. Professor's can utilize their bosses course, colleagues, or create their own curriculum, as long as it meets EMCC's course requirements. Paid training. Professional growth tuition. Outstanding center on computer learning, special programs used online/classroom, and multimedia tools. Excellent online adjunct orientation, and meet and greet orientation. Outstanding library, and helpful friendly staff! My boss was very realistic in regards to student complaints, and he was very approachable to all. Laptops were very helpful in the classroom.

    Cons

    Students who believe you should only be checking for context, not spelling! Not all classrooms had laptops. Classrooms were assigned by division use, so you could sometimes end up walking across campus to another classroom, which took time away from student's who had additional questions or needed immediate assistance. It could easily be a 5 minute walk, and then you had to set up the room. Sometimes a professor would still be using the classroom against the rules, and you had to say something, which felt so unprofessional. Some full-time professors took advantage of adjunct professor's to help them with their grant projects. Some full-time professors abused the email system by bombarding the whole college with their events or pet projects.

    Advice to Management

    Self-nominations for Professor of the Year is a joke! Remind staff to use the email "reply all" judiciously!


  6. "Not a bad college to teach in"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Avondale, AZ
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Avondale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Estrella Mountain Community College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Organized and helpful administrative staff. Quiet environment

    Cons

    May not offer a lot of flexibility with working hours


  7. "Student Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people are amazing to work with, there are many opportunities to grow and advance. They encourage professional development (many conferences and training seminars each semester) and you have the whole of Maricopa for transfer abilities once you are board approved.

    Cons

    Can be kind of cliquey. Faculty tend to contradict and ignore all policies from student services.

  8. "Work Study"

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Avondale, AZ
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Avondale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Estrella Mountain Community College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Understanding managers
    Flexible schedule
    Decent pay for the work needed
    Excellent work environment
    Great values and principles in practice
    Fulfilling roles

    Cons

    Lack of resources needed to fully fulfil the mission of Student Life
    Management is overloaded with work, as a result the focus of the department shifts from bringing a homey, pro-active environment that should make students feel at home and have a fulfilling college experience rather than its current business-strict environment it currently focuses on for students due to administrative budget cuts and constant beuracracy working against Student Life.

    Advice to Management

    Student Life can only do so much and does what it can for the students with what little they have to work with in the year, though the focus of the events presented to the audience who regulars the Union can improve. Administration is what holds the department back, as a result leaving the job of a Student Ambassador left with more clerical work than need be.


  9. "It is great to interact with a variety of students on a daily basis."

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    Current Employee - Desk Assistant in Avondale, AZ
    Current Employee - Desk Assistant in Avondale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Estrella Mountain Community College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working for a few hours each day is very nice. Also being able to request a shift off to study for a test is always excellent.

    Cons

    You are only allowed to work less than 25 hours a week due to it being a work study position.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure new employees are all trained properly.


  10. "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Avondale, AZ
    Former Employee - Instructor in Avondale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Estrella Mountain Community College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful work environment. Able to put together my own comprehensive program specifically geared to the students specific skill set. Great benefits and a fantastic retirement program.
    Lots of opportunity for growth and continuing education. Excellent pay!

    Cons

    I felt that the program could have benefited from more structured management .
    The attitudes from some of the other instructors may have been improved by implementing a training program. When I began working I had no training at all. I was just kind of left to fly by the seat of my pants. Trial and error you might say.

    Advice to Management

    Train your employee's! Make continuing education mandatory, since you offer that for free.
    Follow up with their performance, including allowing students to evaluate their instructors, and give feedback as to their opinion of their performance. Good or bad, it offers the opportunity for improvement.


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