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Portland Community College Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Benefits and opportunity for growth (in 5 reviews)

  • Great people who are there for the love of learning (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • There are so few full-time positions (in 10 reviews)

  • terrible part-time pay, especially for new class assignments (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Employer provides good support, well definded policies"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisor in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Advisor in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My job allows me to structure my work that way I want to do it, as long as I get the job done. Managers are easy going. I feel like a valued member of the staff. Compensation and benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    So far, I haven't found any cons to working for Portland Community College

    Advice to Management

    My manager is very pleasant, but doesn't do any active supervising. I appreciate autonomy, but I also appreciate more feedback and involvement from management.


  2. "Best job for a student."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Lab Assistant in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Computer Lab Assistant in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Do homework during shift.
    Easy work, babysit the printers and help students with internet, MS office, and other simple issues.
    Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Easiest job ever, other co-workers manage to mess up and break rules. (No eating, no headphones)
    May be difficult to get the max of 20 hours a week.


  3. "Business Development Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Business Advisor in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Business Advisor in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work in because of the collaborative environment offering stimulating access too other advisors, PCC staff and administrators. Clients are especially satisfying to work for. They are interesting, self starters, entrepreneurial and are paying attention.

    Cons

    SBDC is now housed in the Climb Center which does not have windows that open nor parking for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Offer incentives to car share, ride to work or parking pass options.


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  5. "A very good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Portland, OR
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are super friendly and caring. No stress at work

    Cons

    I don't think there is any cons.


  6. "Portland Community College - Cascade Campus"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant & Receptionist in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant & Receptionist in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive, engaging, multicultural environment. Urban setting very close to city. Great people who are there for the love of learning. Champions of the underdog! Tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of!


  7. "Excellent place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Math Instructor in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Math Instructor in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Portland Community College full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay is great. PERS is great.

    Cons

    None. I cannot think of one.

    Advice to Management

    Do not play favoritism.


  8. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Advocate in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Student Advocate in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    • Good Wages
    • Fair hiring practices
    • Academic community
    • Multiple campuses/locations in the Portland area
    • Students are a fun population to work with

    Cons

    No cons in my experience.


  9. "Library Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very friendly work environment with helpful workmates

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Accounting Instructor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Instructor in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Accounting Instructor in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional and well known organization. Opportunity to grow. Gaining a lot of experience.

    Cons

    No challenges. Great place to work in. Need to improve constantly to to catch up with latest curriculums.


  11. "Campus success!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - English Tutor in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - English Tutor in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to help students succeed! The Student Learning Center has a great leadership team the works well together provide exceptional support to students.

    Cons

    All campus departments are not the same.



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