Lone Star College Reviews
83% would recommend to a friend
(720 total reviews)
Stephen C. Head
73% approve of CEO
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- "low pay; hard to move up ; other job duties that vare advance for the position nand pay" (in 57 reviews)
- "poor management" (in 16 reviews)
- "Low salary" (in 14 reviews)
- "Leadership is weak." (in 10 reviews)
- "Some administrators consider some employees “family” and so nepotism is openly implemented" (in 7 reviews)
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Updated Nov 7, 2023
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- 4.0Nov 5, 2023Associate ProfessorCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsCypress, TX
Good job stability Excellent facilities You will be part of a high-achieving team Very diverse student community
Insane workload, be ready for a low family/work ratio. Salaries need to be revisited in reference to the current teaching loads. Unfair calculation of "student success" data is hindering the quality of the educators. Be ready to live in your email inbox.
- 4.0Aug 13, 2023Adjunct FacultyCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsHouston, TX
I work with some really great people; I really enjoy the students, who come from a variety of backgrounds. The facilities are well-maintained and the environment is student-friendly. The college offers a lot of great resources for students, many of whom struggle to stay enrolled.
Trend is to hire instructional staff part-time because (as one administrator stated in an all-faculty meeting at the beginning of a semester) part-time faculty are "a real bargain." Full-time teaching positions are becoming more rare. When I need a job with health benefits, I'll have to leave teaching at LSC. Although I am required to commit my time for the semester, my classes can be cut at the very last minute if student enrollment is down, leaving me scrambling to find alternate work. If you need reliable income, this isn't a job that will work for most people. If you thought teaching was supposed to be your life's "profession," you might not find a satisfying professional life here.
- 4.0Oct 16, 2023Marketing CoordinatorCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsThe Woodlands, TX
The company offers a lot of time off.
The pay for admin positions below the senior level isn't very competitive compared to the industry.
- 5.0May 3, 2023FacultyCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsHouston, TX
My colleagues and administrators are great people and we have a lot of trust. Innovation is encouraged and there are countless opportunities to contribute meaningfully, develop oneself professionally, and to move up in the system. There are many leadership opportunities. I truly enjoy interactions with those around me - it is a very positive and optimistic environment, while still being realistic about obstacles and difficulties. There is a problem-solving mentality among most employees that I appreciate.
Recently, there has been more turnover than usual in administration, but it is due to natural factors. I am hopeful that new admin hired will maintain and further the positive work atmosphere.
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Lone Star College has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 753 reviews left anonymously by employees. 83% of employees would recommend working at Lone Star College to a friend and 65% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.
83% of Lone Star College employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Lone Star College 4.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.