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Kalamazoo Valley Community College Reviews

Updated Apr 26, 2019

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Kalamazoo Valley Community College CEO Marshall Washington
Marshall Washington
3 Ratings
  1. "A great little place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends

    I worked at Kalamazoo Valley Community College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great coworkers, Nice space, Lots of windows and nature, a beautiful campus. A really pleasant environment overall.

    Cons

    Sometimes students can be a bit difficult to deal with, but that happens anytime you work public service. Saturday hours are weird.

    Kalamazoo Valley Community College2019-04-24
  2. "Similar as other colleges that say the student comes first"

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    Former Employee - Director in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kalamazoo Valley Community College full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people that work there, campus is great, There are some good benefits.

    Cons

    Human Resource will lie to applicants telling them they can give any more pay than what is first offered. I've seen them give others much more if they turn down the offer which causes an imbalance of fair pay. Money and credit hours is the most important, same as WMU, the students may be 3rd. There are certainly employees trying to keep the student first but management doesn't act that way. Micro Management by upper...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire managers that can make a decision and that you trust! Allow managers to make decisions. Hire the best candidates, don't choose by the color of their skin or religion. Too many poor managers that are making more money than the good managers that hired on for the right reasons. Listen to your Advisory members that don't work at the college but has the good of the community at hand. I haven't worked under the current...

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    Kalamazoo Valley Community College2019-04-27
  3. "KVM"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Kalamazoo Valley Community College part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Lack of room for advancement

      Cons

      Poor pay and lack of motivation by coworkers

      Kalamazoo Valley Community College2019-01-22
    • "Adjunct Faculty"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Kalamazoo Valley Community College

      Pros

      The class capacity is much smaller than that in a university. This makes you feel comfortable lecturing and conduct exams and other academic activities.

      Cons

      Salary is too low and no health benefits for adjunct faculties.

      Advice to Management

      Raise the salary of adjuncts!

      Kalamazoo Valley Community College2018-11-06
    • "Love my job"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Kalamazoo Valley Community College full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      They support the community education

      Cons

      Some programs have too little space.

      Advice to Management

      Stand behind your faculty and staff.

      Kalamazoo Valley Community College2018-10-30
    • "Great Work Community"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Kalamazoo Valley Community College full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      - Excellent work community - Everyone helps each other succeed - Flexible work environment - Opportunities to learn / grow - Excellent benefits

      Cons

      Pay is based on public funding, raises don't always meet inflation.

      Kalamazoo Valley Community College2018-10-30
    • "It was okay"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Kalamazoo Valley Community College

      Pros

      Relax working hours and pretty cool professors.

      Cons

      The management was very unprofessional in the science department. A lot of talks between the co-workers and a lot of drama with the manager. I would not recommend.

      Advice to Management

      Get better management

      Kalamazoo Valley Community College2018-10-31
    • Helpful (1)

      "Faculty / Staff"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Kalamazoo Valley Community College part-time

      Pros

      Clean Environment. Some students get an advantage and move on to a bachelors degree. Students can take classes, obtain an associates degree and make a decision on the direction they want to pursue for a career.

      Cons

      Administration and leadership are no longer focused on students. Advancement only for new hires and not existing staff. The college is run as a private college or private company and not a public, community, tax-based institution. Decisions are made and pursued without the feedback from the community. Millions of dollars have been associated with buildings and programs that have not been sustained and/or available...

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      Kalamazoo Valley Community College2018-01-22
    • "Gym staff"

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      Former Employee - Wellness Center Staff in Kalamazoo, MI
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Kalamazoo Valley Community College part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Flexible hours for students. Paid on days the school closes because of weather. Can do homework at the front desk when not busy.

      Cons

      Late nights or early mornings, short shifts, minimum wage

      Advice to Management

      No fees for student gym use

      Kalamazoo Valley Community College2017-10-14
    • "Writing tutor position"

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      Current Employee - Writing Tutor in Kalamazoo, MI
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Kalamazoo Valley Community College part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great staff, welcome environment, and flexibility in most schedules.

      Cons

      Pay for full-time employees is not always the best.

      Advice to Management

      none

      Kalamazoo Valley Community College2017-09-21
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