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Holyoke Community College CEO  Christina Royal
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  1. "Clerical Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Holyoke Community College full-time

    Pros

    File Phone call/ Faxing Help student & Parent giving them information that they need.

    Cons

    I dot have any downside of any jobs, I like all of them

    Holyoke Community College2018-07-17
  2. "Adjunct Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Holyoke Community College

    Pros

    Great students, faculty, and staff

    Cons

    Unpredictable course schedule makes it hard to balance and piece together other employment

    Holyoke Community College2018-06-27
  3. "Great experience so far!"

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    Current Employee - Peer Tutor in Holyoke, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Holyoke Community College for more than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful colleagues, engaging , motivated, interesting students. By far the best "entry-level" position I have worked, period.

    Cons

    Low pay, minimum. wage ($11/hr as of 12/2017). Please note however, I am a firm believer of a MA $15/minimum for basic survival, and anything less is unacceptable.

    Advice to Management

    Try paying more, to increase tutor retainment.

    Holyoke Community College2017-12-09
  4. "Special Projects Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Holyoke Community College full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, great mission, professional culture

    Cons

    Grant flexibility, Financial Auditing strictness

    Holyoke Community College2017-10-10
  5. "Seasonal Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Representative in Holyoke, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Holyoke Community College for more than a year

    Pros

    *Prompt response to sales orders/enquiries on the floor, via marketing calls, and on-line support. *Customer Service: trained on-line customer service representatives to assist students/faculty/retailers. *Convenience: Purchase orders prepared electronically. *Service: well trained staff prepared backorders to replenish and maintain our existing order supply. *Availability: morning/late night, and overtime...

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    Cons

    Cons: Seasonal work allowing for minimal full-time, fully benefited positions. (See Pros) *Prompt response to sales orders/enquiries on the floor, via marketing calls, and on-line support. *Customer Service: trained on-line customer service representatives to assist students/faculty/retailers. *Convenience: Purchase orders prepared electronically. *Service: well trained staff prepared backorders to replenish...

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    Holyoke Community College2016-04-21
  6. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Career Counselor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Holyoke Community College part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great supervisor; flexible and understanding

    Cons

    There are no cons here.

    Holyoke Community College2018-07-30
  7. "Inspiring mission"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Holyoke Community College full-time

      Pros

      Working at a community college is closely linked to social justice issues.

      Cons

      The work is difficult and emotionally intense.

      Holyoke Community College2018-04-03
    • "men's soccer"

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      Former Employee - Assistant Men's Varsity Soccer Coach in Holyoke, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Holyoke Community College part-time

      Pros

      Light hours. Great environment. Good people.

      Cons

      Traveling for the away games.

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the good work.

      Holyoke Community College2017-05-05
    • Helpful (1)

      "Holyoke Community College"

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      Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Holyoke, MA
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      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Holyoke Community College for more than 20 years

      Pros

      A great faculty in a caring school, with relatively modern facilities. Students are diverse in both culture and abilities. HCC creates a nice community for both students and faculty, with many extracurricular activities. Adjuncts are given opportunities to propose new courses and do research. There is a professional employees' union which vigorously works to support all of its faculty members.

      Cons

      Like most colleges, HCC has close to 50% adjunct faculty, meaning most of the teaching assignments aren't much better than minimum wage. Adjuncts need to secure some other form of income for the summer months when they aren't paid. And while there is a good retirement system, there are no health insurance benefits for adjuncts.

      Holyoke Community College2015-11-02
    • "Health and Wellness Coach and Educator"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Holyoke Community College

      Pros

      The administration, faculty, and staff are dedicated to serving the needs of the diverse student body. Students are supported and challenged through encouragement and respectful engagement. It is a dynamic learning environment that defines a community college.

      Cons

      The nature of a community college results in a lack of a cohesive student body. The student population is fractured into day, twilight, evening and online schedules. The upside, is open access and the downside is lack of student integration.

      Advice to Management

      Find ways for administration, faculty, and staff to better integrate those students that are not day students within the college community.

      Holyoke Community College2015-09-12
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