I worked at Pensacola State College part-time
Great Co-Works, people in other departments are friendly and helpful.
The maintenance team is slow to fix anything.
I worked at Pensacola State College full-time
Not a good position to work
The people I worked with were not nice people
Very supportive head of the Department
Program coordinator is excellent, they gave me a lot of opportunities to teach new classes.
The only thing is that it depends on the quantity of students if you are going to teach.
I worked at Pensacola State College full-time (Less than a year)
The co-workers were awesome. They worked really hard and seemed to care about their students.
Education benefits are great. If you are looking to complete your degree without racking up student loan debt, the college gives employees a scholarship to cover 12 credit hours per semester.
The hours are great. If you need a job that coincides with the Escambia County School District calendar, then this is the place for you.
The pay is horrible for the amount of work one will have to do. Even though you are offered a salary, you don't actually bring see that reflected in your paycheck. This is because you will not work a 40 hour week. The school works a 37.5 hour week.
The manager and director are detrimental to the department's morale. Instead of taking care of the people in their department, they stay behind closed doors gossiping about them instead.
They overwork their good employees. The work is not doled out equally. They don't provide feedback to help employees grow, instead they give more and more work to the hard workers. But, they will not get rid of the people who aren't up to par.
If they don't like you, they will make things uncomfortable for you such as taking all of your work and giving it to someone else under the guise of "restructure" and hope that you will quit.
The director would pass up quality candidates for employment because they didn't have the look she was looking for to work the front window. If a she didn't personally choose a candidate to interview, they would not get the job. If the candidate was chosen by HR through an equity review, the Director would not take their interview seriously. She would almost blow them off. Even if they show up on time for the interview, at times she wouldn't even call them back until 5-10 minutes after their interview time. She would not ask them all of the interview questions and would even fill in answers after the candidate left.
They promote incompetent people based on personality and not work ethic.
Advice to Management
Take care of your hard workers. Spend less time behind closed doors and more time engaged with you team members. Take a look at your supervisory skills and you will see why you have such a high turnover rate.
I worked at Pensacola State College full-time (More than 5 years)
As others have said, the hours are great. Lots of time off. If you do not already have your degree you can obtain it for free while working here. Your coworkers are great. The health care is decent and free if you are single.
The pay is embarrassing. You will do the work of two to three people for as little pay as the college can get away with. If you do a good job get ready to do 3 more jobs. If someone doesn't do their job correctly they won't get fired, their duties will just be taken away and given to someone else.
There was a lot of turnover in my department. If anyone wants to know why, they just need to look at the supervisors. There is a reason they are referred to as the "mean girls" of campus. Constant gossiping and laughing behind closed doors. If they don't like you they will make you miserable until you give up and leave. Then they will replace you with one of their puppets. It is very obvious who the favorites are in the office. Favorites get promoted over more qualified applicants.
Only supervisors are allowed to have friends in the office. They will tell you that only professional relationships are allowed (unless you're a supervisor then you can all go to lunch together and not come back for two hours).
If you do not fit their mold you will be miserable. If you like to talk about people, you'll fit right in.
Advice to Management
Stop gossiping. Be more open with your employees. Give feedback to an employee who needs improvement instead of whispering about them.
I worked at Pensacola State College part-time (More than a year)
Family-work environment, friendly staff, staff brings in food occasionally
The maximum amount of hours that a work-study student can have each week is 20 hours, and they cannot work when the students are supposed to be on school break, during student classes, or if they student is not taking 6 credits worth of classes in their chosen major.
The benefits are really good, and you get a lot of time off during the year. Health insurance is decent and they pay if you are single.
The flip side of getting a week off in the spring and two weeks off at the holidays is that you do not earn much time off, so if you are into mandatory time off then it's o.k.
The campus is great. The faculty, staff, students, and administration are great.
Great environment, great benefits, and friendly support people are all around.
Great opportunities at a lateral level. It would be even better if the departments met regularly and strengthened ties. It's important to share what you are doing, regularly, in other areas of campus so that people are aware. The support is there.
I don't feel there are any cons. You just have to abide by all rules, policies, and procedures and communicate openly. Great learning opportunity!
I worked at Pensacola State College full-time (More than a year)
great hours, good benefits, lots of paid time off, free tuition for you and discounted for family members, good location
supervisors care nothing about the students, employees are rude and do not enjoy their jobs, supervisors are rude and don't care about their employers. The president of the college is only concerned about money and not an institution of higher learning
Advice to Management
be better to your employees, stop picking favorites, stop over-exaggerating issues, quit gossiping
Benefits would be the best thing.
Don't get paid squat and unorganized!
Advice to Management
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