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  1. "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Southwestern Michigan College full-time

    Pros

    Very good people to work with. It is very enjoyable to work in this environment. Campus is not in Metropolitan area.

    Cons

    I do not really have any Cons with the college. They seem to care about the employees and have been a real help. I enjoy working for the college

    Advice to Management

    Continue the focus on good staff and also to train the students up with skills that make them effective leaders in the next generation.


  2. "A perfect intro level position to develop my communications and sales experience."

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    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Dowagiac, MI
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Dowagiac, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southwestern Michigan College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement and an excellent health benefits package. Opt out available as well. A community college that ensures a sense of belonging.

    Cons

    The campus is located in an isolated area. High stress environment and must be willing to make personal sacrifices in order to be successful. Job requires work outside of the traditional 8-5 spectrum.

  3. "Marketing Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst/Customer Relations Developer in Dowagiac, MI
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst/Customer Relations Developer in Dowagiac, MI

    I worked at Southwestern Michigan College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and awesome retirement contribution. Free membership to the Student Activity Center.

    Cons

    Advancement is based on friendships and who is close with senior leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees - don't play favorites. Employee morale could use an overhaul. Perhaps an emotional intelligence training session would be beneficial.


  4. "They don't value their long time dedicated employees, the just want young employees."

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Dowagiac, MI
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Dowagiac, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southwestern Michigan College full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's a great place to work for a few years, but don't plan on staying much longer than 5 years.

    Cons

    Not having a strong supportive supervisor. Not feeling valued or care about. Experience is something that should mean something.

    Advice to Management

    Support your employees and make them feel valued and supported


  5. "Departmental Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Southwestern Michigan College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, excellent projects to work on, my boss in my department cared about us.

    Cons

    advancement seems hard to come by, perhaps because they wanted to limit the amount of SMC graduates they hired to work their.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, It really is a good place to work, the only complaint I would come up with is that some of the "upper management" seem rather dour an unacceptable percentage of the time.


  6. "OK if you aren't very motivated"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dowagiac, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dowagiac, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Southwestern Michigan College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible hours and learning opportunity

    Cons

    Most of the people aren't very motivated


  7. "Not a bad job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Southwestern Michigan College (More than a year)

    Pros

    No commute, got to be on computer while working, Netflix was allowed after midnight

    Cons

    Not many hours available, people didn't show up to releave you

    Advice to Management

    Keep a closer eye on people

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Administrative/Accounting Assistant in Dowagiac, MI
    Former Employee - Administrative/Accounting Assistant in Dowagiac, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Southwestern Michigan College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and wonderful people to work with

    Cons

    Sometimes communication between departments is a problem.


  9. "Good place for on-campus work"

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    Current Employee - Peer Tutor in Dowagiac, MI
    Current Employee - Peer Tutor in Dowagiac, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Southwestern Michigan College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely flexible scheduling, friendly management, laid-back atmosphere

    Cons

    There is no real advancement for student workers, in terms of promotion or pay.


  10. "The experience has been rewarding and beneficial."

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    Current Employee - Night Supervisor in Dowagiac, MI
    Current Employee - Night Supervisor in Dowagiac, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Southwestern Michigan College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have completed my internship here at the college and have formed great relationships with the staff and members.

    Cons

    The cons of working result from organizational issues that could easily be resolved. Other than that, the working conditions and people are great.

    Advice to Management

    I would say that there are some organizational issues that could be resolved which would correlate to more efficient working conditions.


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