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  1. "Admissions Representative"

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

    I worked at Southwest Florida College full-time

    Pros

    I liked the people I worked with. Works hours weren't bad.

    Cons

    Poor management. Unrealistic goals.


  2. "SWFC"

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

    Pros

    My coworkers were great. It's not a super professional company (could be pro or con).

    Cons

    The management was horrible. It was very draining and defeating being at work. The culture was extremely toxic.

  3. "I been with them for almost three years as an adjunct. School is now Southern Technology College."

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    Current Employee - Adjunct in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Adjunct in Fort Myers, FL

    I have been working at Southwest Florida College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Courses are only 10 weeks so get a break more frequently than a school that has 16 week courses. Most of the people who work there are friendly. I've had some very promising students.

    Cons

    Very little chance for advancement to full time and since new limit how many hours an adjunct can teach, dollar amount that can be made is now extremely limited as well.

    Since the school has low standards for who can attend, often get students who are not college material and who do not do well. However, the teachers are expected to get these students through. Other students who do care about good grades are discouraged because of how these bad students are coddled. Subsequently, a lot of the good students leave.

    Additionally, many students don't like the name change and what it implies: a regular college versus a technical school. The school is letting current students keep Southwest Florida College to be on their degrees when they graduate which is good but I predict enrollment will go down for future.

    Management is slow to handle problems/concerns. Requests for improvements are ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the standards of qualifications for attending -- a better caliber of student will result in better results and attract more students. If at all possible, let the college go back to having their original name.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Do not work for this company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Southwest Florida College full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay and good hours. Will work on Saturday's although there are no appointments set.

    Cons

    Small company and too much micro managing, discrimination, upper management lacking training and education, insufficient new hire training and orientation. They are constantly in the "culture change" stage, yet the culture has not changed. High turnover as well.

    Advice to Management

    Get organized and incorporate performance reviews/feedback of all employees (even upper management).


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    "Horrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Southwest Florida College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are mostly nice, students are better than many schools

    Cons

    1000 words are not enough to say what illegal and shady things are going on there. School has been sold, but everyone that should know is still in unaware and secrecy is the norm. They say one thing, do another. Nepotism is rampant. Lies are daily. They chose to turn their head to what needs to be addressed and rather sweep it under the rug. Nothing would be good enough unless you become a "yes man"

    Advice to Management

    The new company that is taking over needs to get rid of all of the senior management and start over. They only want what is good for them. That is not the way to run a company, unless they want to run it into the ground. That might not be a bad idea.


  6. "Where to start and when to end...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Southwest Florida College full-time

    Pros

    Clean campus, nice facility, most staff is friendly, student's are great

    Cons

    limited opportunity for advancement within, lacks integrity and commitment to quality employee's, non- existent training which is a major issue that stems down from corporate, communication is inconsistent, the company's outlook is flawed. Current issues are not being addressed they are being bandaged.

    Advice to Management

    Create a policy and training program and implement it now. Make yourself accountable for the success and failure for the campus.


  7. "Why can't I give negative stars?"

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    Former Employee - Faculty in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Faculty in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Southwest Florida College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Possibly better than unemployment...debatable
    Free parking

    Cons

    No work/life balance
    Nepotism
    Constantly changing rules/management
    VERY HIGH staff/ faculty turnover
    Students are running the show
    Most teachers don't have required credentials
    You don't even get your own desk or office

    Advice to Management

    Why bother? None of the good people stayed. Have you had any trouble finding reputable teachers who are willing to work there? Enough said.

  8. "New challenges to conquer every day, positive change happening."

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    Current Employee - Administrative
    Current Employee - Administrative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Southwest Florida College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Caring, student centered environment that is moving in the right direction. Academics and administration work well together and make decisions based on what will be best for the students and the right business decision.

    Cons

    Recently gone through some tough structural and administrative changes, but on the right track for positive growth.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop staff and work towards unity across all campus to the philosophy of the new leadership.


  9. "Decent Entry Level Position"

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Southwest Florida College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a good place to cut my teeth for inside sales/sales in general.
    Decent benefits
    Met a core group of friends

    Cons

    Management was CRAZY!
    No Ethics/Ethics policy was not up held
    Promotions based on favoratism


  10. "Neutral"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Instructor in Tampa, FL

    Pros

    It's proximity, if you are not ready to leave the Tampa Bay area especially because of family connections and responsibility.

    Cons

    The quality of students, their understanding of College education as a High school baby sitting institution and the needs for Management to dance to students' tune in order to maintain enrollment and profits.

    Advice to Management

    Admission requirements needs to be higher than it is. Allied Health fields cannot afford to enroll every Tom, Dick and Harry except they are ready to apply themselves to learning.


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