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Portland Community College Reviews

Updated August 11, 2017
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Pros
  • It's a stimulating and diverse work environment (in 7 reviews)

  • Good Benefits and opportunity for growth (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • As a part-time instructor, work hours/classes are term to term uncertain (in 13 reviews)

  • Little oversight, little opportunity go gain full-time employment (and, thus, benefits) (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "PCC is an amazing employer in terms of Professional Dev."

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

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

    Pros

    I love the work we do to support the educational and professional needs of the community through innovative programs to support high quality academics while holding in mind our mission to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do from academic coursework to enrollment processes to our faculty/ staff, and our increased student access to college credentials.

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough $$ to go around. Many positions are limited duration depending upon funding.


  2. "Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Portland Community College full-time

    Pros

    Very good academic junior college.

    Cons

    No cons for this college.

  3. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Portland Community College full-time

    Pros

    Fair wages and good benefits.

    Cons

    College Degree is more important than years of experience.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so stuck on the degree ... it's the combination of experience and quality of work that really counts in this type of job.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Flexible, but dead-end."

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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

    I have been working at Portland Community College part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, little oversight, ability to work mostly independently.

    Cons

    Little oversight, little opportunity go gain full-time employment (and, thus, benefits)


  5. "Great Institution with dedicated employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Print Center Operations Coordinator in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Print Center Operations Coordinator in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Portland Community College full-time

    Pros

    The faculty and staff are very dedicated to student success. It's a stimulating and diverse work environment.

    Cons

    There are so many campuses and divisions that each tends to create it's own culture, environment, and bureaucracy that can sometimes be inefficient.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to try to build cohesion. Use more cross functional teams between management, faculty, administrators and classified staff to improve processes, avoid duplication of efforts, save money, and build comradery.


  6. "Training Coordinator"

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

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

    Pros

    Innovative, flexible, great benefits, good professional development

    Cons

    Low salaries, long hiring process

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. "Admin assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Portland Community College full-time

    Pros

    Benefits. People. Hours. Vacation. Sick time. Dress code is casual.

    Cons

    Management. Career advancement. Clicky management.

    Advice to Management

    Respect employees regardless of their title

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good institution, terrible management"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Truly dedicated instructors providing quality education

    Cons

    Poor management that ignores issues such as accommodating disabilities and addressing harassment. PCC endlessly repeats buzzwords like "equity and inclusion" but doesn't live up to their own messaging

    Advice to Management

    Adopt genuine change. Address bullying in the workplace. Accommodate employees with varying abilities.


  9. "all around great place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Student in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    lots of one on one with professors

    Cons

    limited choices for scheduling, makes it difficult to find classes when convienient.

    Advice to Management

    they know what is working for them.


  10. "Events Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits, great mission and community impact

    Cons

    Compensation, slow to implement change


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