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Owens Community College Reviews

Updated September 11, 2017
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  1. "Supplemental Instruction Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Owens Community College part-time

    Pros

    Great learning experience to get into education.

    Cons

    Lots of work for the little pay.


  2. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Owens Community College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people I work with are the best. I love working with students and helping them find their way in the career field of their choice.

    Cons

    Sometimes the things we want to do for our students and faculty are a struggle due to financial barriers; finding ways around that or other ways of assisting them can often be one of the creative avenues of my job.

  3. "Adjunct Faculty"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Toledo, OH
    Recommends

    I worked at Owens Community College (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good technical support and administrative support

    Cons

    Students ill prepared by previous education for college level work


  4. "Great place to start a Higher Ed career"

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    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Owens Community College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, many employees who truly care for their students. Caseloads for advisors are manageable and their programs actually lead to jobs! Benefits are fantastic, but this is true of most state higher ed.

    Cons

    Poor salaries compared to even other institutions in the area, recent financial trouble has led to downsizing that has hurt their enrollment

    Advice to Management

    Pay just a little better! You lose so many people to UT and BGSU over just a couple thousand dollars a year. Think about all the time your leadership spends in search committees and interviews...you could just pay that to you current employees and they may just stay!


  5. "Faculty"

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    Former Employee - Faculty in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Faculty in Toledo, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Owens Community College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great students and faculty. Good parking and safe environment to work in! Some benefits are good. Upper management is not observed on campus often

    Cons

    Hour fluctuations. You cannot count on a specific pay amount because it changes so often. You have long breaks between semesters with no pay.

    Advice to Management

    When you have a great employee you should try to keep them.


  6. "Advisor"

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

    I worked at Owens Community College full-time

    Pros

    I don't have any good things to say about Owens, it's crooked business.

    Cons

    Treat employees with respect. YOu got rid of the good employees but kept the dead weight employees. Makes sense?

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of everyone in administration hall and start over. They are all incompetent in that building and don't know anything about higher education


  7. "Great people, Breat Edcuation, Great Community Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty - Sociology in Perrysburg, OH
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty - Sociology in Perrysburg, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Instructors are given a lot of freedom as long as you design your teaching approach around their basic curriculum, you should be fairly successful. All staff & faculty members are extremely friendly and helpful if you have issues with anything, so asking questions to anyone who is employed there would be advantageous.

    Cons

    Not many Cons about Owens CC, just making sure you do your duties as an Instructor or else your class will be out of your control. It's basically based on your dedication to your position - if you do not communicate, then there may be issues, yet as long as you communicate efficiently with your supervisor and co-workers, then everything should be smoothly operating.

    Advice to Management

    Unless things have drastically changed since I was a Sociology Instructor there, then I have no advice to management since my experience was so satisfying. You are given a lot of space, so I don't recommend decreasing the privilege of allowing Instructors to work freely by engaging students in their academics. Let freedom reign!

  8. "adjunct"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Owens Community College part-time

    Pros

    Teaching students
    schedule flexibility
    good pay

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for advancement to get full time


  9. "Student Employee - IT Help Desk Position"

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    Current Employee - IT Help Desk Technician in Perrysburg, OH
    Current Employee - IT Help Desk Technician in Perrysburg, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Owens Community College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Students and Staff generally tend to be kind and understanding
    -Many opportunities to get homework and other work done
    -Get to repair computers and

    Cons

    -Usually slow
    -Don't get much practical experience

    Advice to Management

    Give more tasks to employees. It's relatively easy work and little experience is gained.


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    "Retiree"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Working with the people that were there. Saw Owens grow from 2,000 to 23,000.

    Cons

    Salaries were low. Not sure I agree with some of the decisions made by upper Administration.


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