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Southwestern Oregon Community College Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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  1. "Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southwestern Oregon Community College full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly environment for students

    Cons

    Not to be more diverse


  2. "Good place to work."

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

    Pros

    The IT dept. is very supportive of the staff and are very quick to respond to an issues or troubles.

    Cons

    People have to wear a lot of hats as it is a smaller school, makes it harder to collaborate and have support.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Web Systems Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Web Systems Specialist | Core Communications & Marketing Chair in Coos Bay, OR
    Current Employee - Web Systems Specialist | Core Communications & Marketing Chair in Coos Bay, OR

    I have been working at Southwestern Oregon Community College (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom, great work-life balance, low stress

    Cons

    I'm still employed here. I don't know of any cons. ;-)


  4. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The pros of working at SWOCC are the following: Beautiful environment, Great coworkers, Great students

    Cons

    The cons of working at SWOCC are the following: Low salary, Poor benefits, Old buildings and facilities

    Advice to Management

    Provide a competitive salary structure to attract and retain quality faculty members


  5. "Student Housing Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Student Housing Administrative Assistant in North Bend, OR
    Current Employee - Student Housing Administrative Assistant in North Bend, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Southwestern Oregon Community College (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    An excellent place to live and work

    Cons

    Our area is economically depressed.


  6. "Can be a Challenge"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coos Bay, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coos Bay, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Students are great. Most are eager to learn and participate. In this smaller environment, better learning can be accomplished. Administration is flexible and willing to help where they can.

    Cons

    In a community college setting, your workload will be much greater than that of a university. Meetings are plentiful and paperwork shuffling is a common past time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. "Set up to fail."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    no good reasons to work here

    Cons

    all cons no way to win

    Advice to Management

    get new management across the board

  8. "Excellent College to Work For!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The best part of working for Southwestern is the tight-nit feel to the company. I was very well accepted by all departments as a staff member, and I would work here for years if another position comes open. My current position is grant funded, and the grant is running out. Otherwise I would stay.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are challenges communicating between different departments of the college, but no more than most companies may have.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  9. "part-time adjuct professor at SWOCC"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Coos Bay, OR
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Coos Bay, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The staff is friendly and you will find other faculty to collaborate with. You can always find people who are passionate about their jobs. They did have a new instructor orientation that was kind of helpful, especially if you don't have a lot of experience teaching.

    Cons

    The pay is not good. Also, It is extremely disorganized, as it took months after I started to even get my contract (everyone kept telling me this was typical). They also lost me in the system and there was a delay in getting my paycheck -- and since I hadn't seen my contract, I didn't even know how much my check would be for, when I finally go it. I was disappointed.


  10. "Simple living, small town, friendly people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Southwestern Oregon Community College full-time

    Pros

    Small beautiful campus and surrounding areas, great place for family, easy access to get around, no sales tax, friendly people

    Cons

    Isolated from major cities (2.5 hours to Eugene), no night life or entertainment, limited choices of ethnic foods, unpredictable weather


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