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Montgomery College Reviews

Updated March 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place to work for students (in 4 reviews)

  • There are also plenty opportunities for professional development to stay abreast with the latest technology (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Part-time pay per class is on the lower end of adjunct pay for the metro DC area (in 4 reviews)

  • Very low pay, about half of what full-time professors make on a per course basis (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent place to work - worthwhile mission and the best co-workers."

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

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits; great co-workers; exciting mission; inspiring students

    Cons

    Sometimes negative experiences due to flaws in middle management and administrative red tape


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Student, Toxic Work Place"

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

    I have been working at Montgomery College full-time

    Pros

    The students I work with are inspiring and energizing. They keep me going every day here.

    Cons

    People are truly ugly to one another behind the scenes. I've never worked anywhere so toxic.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending that everything is fine. At least among ourselves, we should be able to admit that our culture is a problem and that people only stay because they can't afford to leave.


  3. "Adjunct Professor"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor

    I have been working at Montgomery College part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The students are great to work with

    Cons

    Few opportunities for full time work


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  5. "Instructional Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Montgomery College full-time

    Pros

    a great place to work

    Cons

    a lacked progression for me


  6. "Good place to work"

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

    I have been working at Montgomery College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, schedule, Tuition assistance,

    Cons

    They should have more career opportunities for current employees.


  7. "Community College"

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    Former Employee - Registrar Assistant in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Registrar Assistant in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Montgomery College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you're attending college classes, they are very understanding and helpful. Great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    You're working with a lot of student workers who can be very juvenile and annoying. Not that much room for growth.


  8. "Collaborative Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent place to work and learn.

    Cons

    i cannot think of anything but higher authority management


  9. "Adjunct Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Montgomery College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Relative autonomy with curriculum. Can choose your own textbook or not have one at all.
    * Very supportive administration within the computer instruction department.
    * Most students are hard working and want to be there.
    * Night time hours for my courses make it easier to teach after my day job.
    * School looking into allowing remote and online teaching.

    Cons

    * Dealing with academic dishonesty can be stressful, but thankfully adjuncts have the support of administrators.
    * Having to teach in person at the Rockville campus is difficult especially when commuting during rush hour.
    * Class enrollment is unpredictable. Classes get cancelled when there aren't enough enrollees. You can't really depend on adjunct work for steady pay.
    * Very low pay, about half of what full-time professors make on a per course basis.
    * Classroom lab computers get reset every night. It makes it hard to install tools you need for class. Those steps have to be done at the beginning of every class.
    * Parking enforcement is very inconsiderate of when instructors need to park but a parking pass has not arrived.
    * Most classrooms have a lack of dry erase markers available for the whiteboards.

    Advice to Management

    Make adjunct pay more in line with what professors make on a per course basis


  10. "Biologist Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Burtonsville, MD
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Burtonsville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Montgomery College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - very flexible with schedule
    - knowledgable supervisors
    - good opportunity to practice independent work

    Cons

    - my experience was great, no cons


  11. "Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Montgomery College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great fallibility with school schedule

    Cons

    Small management team are not helpful to international student



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