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    "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
  2. "Health and Wellness Coach and Educator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    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
  3. "Great place to get experience"

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      Former Employee - Mathematics Instructor in Seattle, WA

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

      Pros

      Excellent coworkers that are helpful and friendly. A great neighboring community. Western Mass. is a beautiful landscape. The students are hard working and care about their education.

      Cons

      Full time positions are rare and competitive. Holyoke, MA is kind of a smelly place. Live in Northampton. Do not ride your bike to work.

      Advice to Management

      Let your employees go to lunch more often. People get hungry and get low blood sugar. Sometimes the bus is late and everyone has to hot dog it over to the ferry. Unfortunate.

      Holyoke Community College2015-08-11
    • "Holyoke Community College"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Holyoke Community College part-time

      Pros

      Good pay Friendly environment Nice campus and location

      Cons

      Sometimes made to feel like you're not trusted--some supervisors are highly suspicious.

      Advice to Management

      Continue to monitor your employees, just not so closely. No one likes to feel like their supervisors don't trust them.

      Holyoke Community College2013-09-03
    • "Good Place to Work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holyoke, MA
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      I have been working at Holyoke Community College

      Pros

      Nice people, pleasant students, good staff

      Cons

      too much concrete, parking, modest salary

      Advice to Management

      lower your own salaries

      Holyoke Community College2010-08-27
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