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Lakeshore Technical College Reviews

Updated October 21, 2017
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  1. "LTC is a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lakeshore Technical College part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent people who really care about each other

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to share at the moment

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Lakeshore Technical College"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, small institution, close-knit environment.

    Cons

    Micromanaged to the maximum and beyond, but new leadership being installed.

    Advice to Management

    Set the parameters, allow employees to work within them.

  3. "Leadership is not very strong"

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    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Lakeshore Technical College full-time

    Pros

    Student interaction, opportunity made me very marketable

    Cons

    My manager does not take time to get to know anyone. He has no formal leadership experience yet he is managing a division. I came from the private sector and there is definitely more politics at LTC.

    Advice to Management

    I hope the new college president cleans things up on the management side. The college has been on a decline for the past 5 years or better.


  4. "Many Pros...and Cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    In the department I work in, there's a lot of flexibility, which is great!

    Cons

    Inconsistency in Management. It seems like no one is on the same page in Management.

    Advice to Management

    Please be more consistent across departments. Have less meetings as well.


  5. "Slow moving at best"

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    Former Employee - NONE in Plymouth, WI
    Former Employee - NONE in Plymouth, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Lakeshore Technical College (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with

    Cons

    Leadership is stale and misdirecting energy

    Advice to Management

    Would be worthless to advise


  6. "LTC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, Great work / life balance

    Cons

    Pay is below market level


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Incompetent Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Lakeshore Technical College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Having the chance to help students get ahead. Amazing faculty and amazing support staff.

    Cons

    An incompetent President who hires direct reports who are less competent than he is so he doesn't look bad. Completely inefficient. President continually has to scramble due to bad hires, but won't fire anyone. High end managers continually screw up, and are just moved to other areas. Managers are in meetings constantly (where nothing is ever accomplished) and are never held accountable. Enrollments are down, yet the President and the HR Director and Finance Director got big raises, while everyone else got 1%. Once a proud place to work, it is now a joke and I am embarrassed to say I work there.

    Advice to Management

    This is more to the board than anything - get rid of the President, hire a competent replacement, and let him or her clean house and start over. Way too much talent in the faculty and the support staff to have it performing as it is. The students are too important to have this institution run as poorly as it because of an absolute buffoon for a President.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Quality of the education is suffering here."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Lakeshore Technical College full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Best reasons to work here have primarily disappeared. Helping struggling adults turn their financial lives around by furthering their education is the only reward for working here.

    Cons

    A president that is focused on self promotion. New programs have been started, at the expense of the taxpayers that seem only to establish an employment pool for the big gun in Sheboygan/Kohler. Employees are not valued and if you do not agree with administration, you are quickly shown the door. Hiring policies are based on connections within the hierarchy and it is nearly impossible to move from a part time employee to a full time. The best instructors are jumping ship and the last of them are retiring early. One of the deans has a list of complaints about her bullying a mile long yet she continues to rise at the college. Any one to call them out on their politics or validate the complaints against her are quickly squeezed out. The administration does whatever they want to there employees. It is a demeaning and stressful environment.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the politics beginning at the top. Create an HR department that can be trusted and please, please rid yourself of the incredibly mean and spiteful dean of instruction. The board members need to investigate this deeply. The taxpayers will find out how the funding is being used to create useless and failing programs to support HK.


  9. "Great experience for upward mobility"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lakeshore Technical College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule options, including telecommutes; onsite childcare for ages 2-6 years; small college campus with excellent location that includes natural areas, creek, renewable energy demos, and free parking; and major investments in employee professional development.

    Cons

    Bedroom community with few other opportunities for spouses and children. Nearby cities have slightly more to offer, including a timely and sometimes expensive commute.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more clear pathways for advancement to all employees.


  10. "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Lakeshore Technical College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    student interaction, hours, creativity, watching the success of graduates
    This would be a great job if there was any focus on the students.

    Cons

    campus climate is very political, not student focused, a lot of micro managing from administration, some p/t instructors do not have industry experience, favoritism, HR is not trust worthy-have their own itinerary, president uses programs and students for personal use

    Advice to Management

    desperately need a turn over of administration, it is money driven not student focused
    Value is placed on what the programs can do to increase the political power of the president. HR seems to run the school.


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