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Tacoma Community College Reviews

Updated January 9, 2018
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Tacoma Community College Co-Presidents Mary Chikwinya and Bill Ryberg
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  1. "Supportive Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of support, a heavy focus on diversity, very flexible schedules, lots of fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Most positions limited to part-time without benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to staff and adapting new ideas.


  2. "Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tacoma Community College full-time

    Pros

    Student-centered environment, pleasant campus, good benefits

    Cons

    Salary not competitive, duties exceed title, challenges with leadership and institutional morale/direction

  3. "Great place to work, but they need more full time faculty."

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

    I have been working at Tacoma Community College full-time

    Pros

    Great community of people and the students are amazing.

    Cons

    70% of courses are taught by part-time/adjunct faculty.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more full time faculty.


  4. "Secretary Senior"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tacoma Community College full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers - helpful and supportive

    Cons

    No show of appreciation and biased treatment from Division Head


  5. "Faculty union is a joke!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tacoma Community College full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed helping the students.

    Cons

    Lousy management, no union help

    Advice to Management

    Live up to the bargaining agreement.


  6. "Office job at TCC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tacoma Community College part-time

    Pros

    Easy work, Good for students who want to do homework at work

    Cons

    not a lot of opportunities for full time position


  7. "Higher Education"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Tacoma Community College part-time

    Pros

    Absolutely great fellow employees and staff.

    Cons

    Advancement can be slow as it is in most higher education institutions.

    Advice to Management

    More professional development opportunities and mentoring.

  8. "Student Success"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tacoma Community College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    TCC is focused on student success. TCC has a great reputation of taking care of students.

    Cons

    TCC is currently undergoing leadership change.


  9. "Laboratory Stockroom Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laboratory Stockroom Assistant in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Laboratory Stockroom Assistant in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Tacoma Community College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, diverse tasks, decent pay. A good job if you are enrolled in school.

    Cons

    Employer limits hours to part time to avoid paying benefits. Management unorganized. Transfers to different teams without notice or asking employees if they are okay with it.

    Advice to Management

    Clean the stockrooms and reorganized storage to meet OSHA standards. Consider the existing employees before hiring new people.


  10. "Academic Advisor"

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

    I have been working at Tacoma Community College part-time

    Pros

    The international department cares deeply for it's students.

    Cons

    The pay is low for the work that is performed.


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