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Tarrant County College Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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Pros
  • The time off is most-definitely a plus along with great benefits (in 10 reviews)

  • Laid back environment with a very flexible schedule (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Difficult to get hired on full-time (in 11 reviews)

  • as a part time you don't get benefits (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "A great place to work, but..."

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Hurst, TX
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Hurst, TX

    I worked at Tarrant County College part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent freedom to deliver courses in desired way.
    Positive experience with both faculty and students.

    Cons

    Pay is lowest among adjuncts in the metroplex.
    No assistance in becoming a great in-class instructor, other than the forced Professional Development training, which is just not enough when you're starting out.

    Advice to Management

    Have your highest-rated instructors be a part of the faculty orientation, and really help those who are starting out. Currently, there is no understood standard for what's expected or desired in the classroom. I was just essentially given keys and a schedule. I feel like I was able to successfully assimilate, but know others that didn't/haven't.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Supplemental Instructor Position"

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    Current Employee - Supplemental Instructor
    Current Employee - Supplemental Instructor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Tarrant County College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The coordinator is fantastic! She is honestly there to help you. Great job if you are even interested in teaching at the collegiate level. Good hours.

    Cons

    Cannot could on the job for any reasonable amount of income, it helps but you are going to have to get a second job. Pay schedule is not consistent


  3. "Great atmosphere. Impossible to promote."

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

    I have been working at Tarrant County College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Student population is what keeps you going.

    Cons

    Impossible to promote. Lower level positions are deeply undervalued.


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  5. "Admin Assistant"

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

    I have been working at Tarrant County College part-time

    Pros

    The pay grade is nice!

    Cons

    There are no cons here!


  6. ""admin assistant""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Tarrant County College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    friendly place to work. They really work with your school schedule.

    Cons

    as a part time you don't get benefits


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Adjunct life really sucks"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tarrant County College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun classes and great students who are open to learning. No micromanaging and have free rein in class. Ability to meet some great people and form friendships with other adjuncts.

    Cons

    TCC has no interest in improving wages for the adjuncts. Districts like DCCCD, are always raising their adjunct wage and trying to stay competitive with other districts. TCC has had the same adjunct pay for many years. They have been having adjunct job fairs because the turnover rate is so high. Instead of making more full time positions, they just keep hiring adjuncts. In addition, when they do have that full time position, they usually never hire internally. I've talked to other adjuncts who have taught for 10 + years and are completely overlooked.

    Advice to Management

    Make more full time positions and raise adjunct pay. People are more likely to stay if you help them achieve a livable wage.


  8. "Administrative Office Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Office Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Office Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Tarrant County College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Vacation Time! Holidays off, and a 4 day work week during the Summer. Free Health Insurance. Flexible work hours, and encouraging about completing your degree.

    Cons

    Pay. It is very hard to get promoted to Full-Time. Once there, you will not be considered for any other position until you have at least a Bachelor's Degree.


  9. "A good place for a steady job with room to grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Tarrant County College full-time

    Pros

    The environment was positive. Good benefits, a lot of learning experiences in different areas.

    Cons

    Summer schedules: 4 day work week but 10 hours a day. During busy times it seemed to be chaotic and everything in our department was rushed last minute. I would often wonder how anything got completed. I felt more planning should have been implemented in our department.

    Advice to Management

    Have the coordinators plan classes and events further in advance or make sure administration staff is well trained to be able to handle the last minute load.


  10. "TCC"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Tarrant County College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, great coworkers and leadership!

    Cons

    It's very hard to move up/get a promotion.


  11. "Administrative Assistant"

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

    I have been working at Tarrant County College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great management, leadership and working environment. People truly enjoy what they do.

    Cons

    Pay is not the best.



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