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Owens Community College Reviews

Updated November 11, 2016
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  1. "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.


  2. "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


  3. "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!


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  5. "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


  6. "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.


  8. "Professional Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Professional Tutor in Bowling Green, OH
    Former Employee - Professional Tutor in Bowling Green, OH

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

    Pros

    A great place to work. My coworkers (other tutors, adjuncts, etc) were super friendly, and nice to have around during the (frequent) downtime. I liked being able to do my own homework during slower days. Really good pay for the work.

    Cons

    Hours are capped at 24 for tutors, but the pay combined with being a student makes it very much worth the compromise.


  9. "Depends on Department"

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    Former Employee - Library Clerk in Perrysburg, OH
    Former Employee - Library Clerk in Perrysburg, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    good sense of camaraderie, good time off accumulation, free and easy parking, flexible hours in the summer, free gym, good lunch time and length

    Cons

    micromanaging supervisor, not all weekends off, small gym, little to do when classes are not in session, students tend to be immature

    Advice to Management

    have a more open door policy about concerns with management positions to eliminate fear of backlash


  10. "Good starter job"

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    Current Employee - Bookstore Student Worker in Oregon, OH
    Current Employee - Bookstore Student Worker in Oregon, OH

    I have been working at Owens Community College (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A good work life balance

    Cons

    The starting pay and thats all at the moment


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Owens Community College - great education, poor management culture"

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

    Pros

    The people there (faculty and non- administrative staff) are wonderful, dedicated, talented and hand-working.

    Cons

    The administration are misguided, greedy and evil.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit from outside as to not "water down" your talent pool with short-sighted incompetents.


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