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Montgomery College Reviews

Updated May 12, 2017
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Pros
  • For the most part, there is a working system in place that will address potential part-time faculty issues (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. "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


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "Worked at the campus library as a student assistant"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Montgomery College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work for students!
    Awesome supervisor. Friendly staffs and librarians.
    You will learn how to manage your time.

    Cons

    Nothing. No cons at all.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great!


  5. "Great"

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    Current Intern - Media Production Aide in Rockville, MD
    Current Intern - Media Production Aide in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Montgomery College as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A great place to work and learn. Very professional and experienced co-worker and supevisors

    Cons

    salary and benefits are great for worker not for interns and students


  6. "Faculty"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Instructor in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Montgomery College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Diverse student body. Great colleagues, very educated, helpful, professional. Competitive salaries. Good benefits.

    Cons

    No complaints. Need better food in cafeteria!!!

    Advice to Management

    Give more notice to faculty and student achievements, including outside of school.


  7. "Administrative Aide"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Aide in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative Aide in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Multicultural Workplace, diverse student population, faculty and staff ; career opportunities, open forum to discussion of relevant topics.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, lengthy processes and inconsistent policies and procedures can sometimes negatively impact the organizational efficiency and effectiveness

  8. "tutor, aide"

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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 part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flex hours, fun environment, rewarding experience

    Cons

    pay is limited and sometimes students have to wait a long time even if they have a quick question

    Advice to Management

    have a separate sign in (since there is more than 1 tutor) for people who just need a quick clarification


  9. "Good pay, easy job"

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    Current Employee - Pool Operator and Lifeguard in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Pool Operator and Lifeguard in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get paid very well to do a limited amount of work as lifeguarding goes. It's a small pool with almost no children.

    Cons

    It cannot be a full time job. There is no opportunity for benefits.


  10. "Administrative Aide II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Montgomery College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    This is a part time position and unfortunately one needs more time to complete the task at hand to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Create a full time position for the business department administrative aide.


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