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Updated February 16, 2017
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  1. "Good Job Growing the Texas Workforce"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Texas State Technical College full-time

    Pros

    The college, even with ten campuses, feels a lot like a family. Fort Bend is growing, which is exciting.

    Cons

    Our dependency on state money means that when Texas tightens its belt, so must we.

    Advice to Management

    Grow the Foundation. Keep working on communication.


  2. "Top Heavy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Faculty
    Current Employee - Faculty

    I have been working at Texas State Technical College full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The faculty and staff are great.

    Cons

    The administration is not in touch with the realities of the faculty and staff. Not counting compensation adjustments, in the last 15 or so years, the faculty has only had actual pay raises of about 9-10%. In the last four years administration has had average compensation increase of 16-19%. Administration makes decisions that effect faculty and the classrooms without consulting faculty. Communication from faculty up has always been adequate, but from admin down is practically non-existent, other than directives.

    Advice to Management

    Make no decision that concern faculty and classrooms without faculty input. No one gets a raise, unless everyone gets a raise. Let faculty decide what is needed to teach, and how to run the Instructional side of the business. They are the ones doing it!


  3. "System is Clueless"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor
    Former Employee - Instructor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Texas State Technical College full-time

    Pros

    Was surrounded by great people on my level. Benefits such as healthcare and retirement were good.

    Cons

    Upper management has no concept of what it means to make TSTC "a great place to work." Do not, I repeat DO NOT attempt to take a position at the new Fort Bend campus until big changes are made. The salaries do not match up with the cost of living in the area and it is so bad that multiple employees there are on food stamps. They will continue to pile on responsibilities outside of your job description and expect you to kiss their feet just because they gave you the "experience." Your thanks will be I kid you not a coupon for a ham at HEB at the end of the year. If you were motivated in the beginning, they will suck the morale from you before you leave. I saw so many internal issues when I was there that I was shocked by their ability to keep their image intact. So much potential being wasted

    Advice to Management

    Respect your faculty and staff more! They make the campus. If you don't then they will find another place to work and be honest about the many issues at the college they saw when they're asked about why they left. I had a lot of enthusiasm when I first started, but when you're treated like dirt no matter how hard you work to cover classes at all hours, who's going to stay for that?


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  5. "Terrible current administration"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Texas State Technical College full-time

    Pros

    The faculty really care for students and most will work hard if the students care. Great industry support for the programs and fantastic graduates!

    Cons

    The administration doesn't think about any of the front line workers including faculty, custodial, or lower level staff (department secretaries, etc.). As long as they get big raises & fancy offices they are happy. No communications go down to the workers!

    Advice to Management

    Start caring and communicating! Stop lying about where the funds go!


  6. "Production Print Shop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everyone there is awesome to work with. They taught me evverything I need to know to work in a print shop.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is that you don't get paid for internships here.


  7. "Improving Overall Morale"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Students and Great Benefits,

    Cons

    Lack of Communication across statewide locations


  8. Helpful (2)

    "A Mediocre Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone in my department was supportive, kind, and competent. My colleagues were hard-working and they tried to create a family culture for all of us. There was little drama or miscommunication--at that level. Good state benefits.

    Cons

    Single-accreditation meant that many high-level administrators detached from a department's every-day functions were making decisions that could affect you negatively, which even your supervisor had no control over. You were not trusted to provide any useful input, and if you complained about being overworked or stretched over multiple responsibilities that conflicted with each other, you were "not a team player." The pay is not competitive, and unless you turn into a neurotic admin-pleaser who overreacts to the anxieties you yourself create ("Omg, there's no one in the office between 6-7PM on Friday when one student may visit?! We'd better tell Susan, who already has 30 hours of comp time she hasn't used yet, that she needs to miss her son's ball game and sit in her office just in case someone calls.") you won't get promoted. You can be there for years, doing your job well, never getting a performance review (which is in their handbook...) and waiting for a fair salary increase, which will never come.

    Advice to Management

    Disregard pretentious titles and listen to your ground-level employees--they will have the best insights in your meetings. Show appreciation to those who work hard in meaningful ways. Focus on the student's experience and growth, not simply an enrollment head count.


  9. "General"

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    Current Employee - Chair/Flight Instructor/Check Instructor in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Chair/Flight Instructor/Check Instructor in Waco, TX

    I have been working at Texas State Technical College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Retirement and Insurance Benefits Excellent

    Cons

    Unsettling if not adaptable to change


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Lost"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Texas State Technical College full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers at faculty and staff level.

    Cons

    Bunches (at least 30 and adding to every day) of upper level management (making well into six figures compared to faculty making barely 50K full time and I won't even talk about how staff is underpaid) misguided by youtube videos of the future. Willing to throw away 50 years of tradition and what works to a peyote/alcohol inspired "vision."

    Advice to Management

    We do not need a corporate banking organizational structure. How many vice chancellors, associate vice chancellors, executive directors, executive assistants are possible. Why is it that administration accounts for half of total salaries paid out? We are not Goldman Sachs.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Instructor, College Or University in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Instructor, College Or University in Waco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Texas State Technical College full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They are flexible with time outside of scheduled classes. This is depends on the department. The benefits are good.

    Cons

    Upper management changes its mind too often. They do not let the effects of change take hold and then they change again. They are more concerned with their own careers than the well being of the school or the success of the students. The pay is not competitive to being a field technician. Generally, they have made a funky attitude that ruins the overall work environment,

    Advice to Management

    Leave. You are not the right people for this place. Go ruin some other place.



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