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Tompkins Cortland Community College Reviews

Updated June 30, 2017
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  1. "Excellent student job!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Tompkins Cortland Community College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are incredibly friendly. Great work environment. Permanent employees are very supportive and will allow you to do more than just grunt-work if you show them that you are serious about your work.

    Cons

    As a student, you can only work a limited amount of hours - not TC3's fault

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great atmosphere at this school. The area is fortunate to have such a stellar college.


  2. "Temporary Mental Health Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Dryden, NY
    Former Employee - Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Dryden, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tompkins Cortland Community College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The general attitude is excellent and all staff are happy to be serving students.

    Cons

    All part time positions of this type are temporary and have not benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff when it comes to needs of the college.

  3. "Resident Assisdent"

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Dryden, NY
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Dryden, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tompkins Cortland Community College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment (nice crews and gentle Mangers). You can do learn lots of things.

    Cons

    you would get paid less money than work time.

    Advice to Management

    if you work hard but want to learn lots of things within a short period, I recommend this job


  4. "Best place I worked in ever"

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    Former Employee - Net Developer in Dryden, NY
    Former Employee - Net Developer in Dryden, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tompkins Cortland Community College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flex environment, very helpful managers, no stress for no reason. new technologies

    Cons

    I did not see any of that


  5. "Good support for adjunct lecturers"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in Dryden, NY
    Former Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in Dryden, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tompkins Cortland Community College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work. Friendly colleagues and it seems like the management is really committed to making the school better and helping the students to succeed.. Interesting mix of students, the varied age range enhanced the class as people were able to bring a wealth of real life experience to the assignments. They provided a good space to prepare for classes and for holding office hours.

    Cons

    The compensation was on the low end and didn't increase over time. It seemed like there was always a quarter of the class who had no desire to learn or put in any effort.


  6. "Working at Tc3 Help Desk"

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    Former Employee - Technology Support in Dryden, NY
    Former Employee - Technology Support in Dryden, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tompkins Cortland Community College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working help desk at Tc3 was a fun experience. The staff and students are all friendly, and you get to help them achieve their daily routines effiicently with the use of technology. Working here you will become familiar with the whole campus building and people who attend the college.

    Cons

    Not enough room for advancement as it is a Internship. Hours limited.


  7. "Tangled web of infighting and backstabbing"

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    Former Employee - Faculty in Dryden, NY
    Former Employee - Faculty in Dryden, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tompkins Cortland Community College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Faculty rise above the administrative nonsense

    Cons

    Lifers rule the roost. No change is the policy

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Extremely well run and responsive place. Support is exceptional, Little chances of a full time job though."

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    Current Employee - Adjunct in Dryden, NY
    Current Employee - Adjunct in Dryden, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The technical support and IT support are phenomenal.
    Support from Dean of instruction is exceptional.
    Very frinedly place to work at.
    Very responsive to solving scheduling issues.
    The management is looking for input and new ideas and not only do they take it into consideration, but also implement them.
    Lots of room for personal initiative.

    Cons

    More adjuncts than full timefaculty, therefore very little chance of becoming full time.
    Adjuncts are limited to teaching 11.25 credits, which in sciences with labs translates to no more than 2 courses (4.5 credits/course).

    Advice to Management

    Allow science adjuncts to teach 13.5 credits so we can teach three courses. Stick to your faculty contracts and have less than 2x as many adjuncts per faculty in each department. You are losing many good people by having no chances of full time jobs. You might be saving on benefits in the short run, but it will bite you later because there is no continuation to courses taught by adjuncts that move on to other institutions.


  9. "Fair experience."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dryden, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dryden, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work schedules are flexible, which is obviously a pro if you're a student there like I was, and you get time off during breaks. Staff is usually friendly.

    Cons

    There were few advancement opportunities, and (for my job, at least) no benefits were offered. The work environment is sorta ugly. TC3 isn't exactly the prettiest locale though, so that's only to be expected.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to offer, really, but I guess if I have to, I'll say that more benefits should be offered for student workers. Maybe instead of getting a paycheck, the pay could be deducted from one's tuition and fees.


  10. "Assistant"

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

    I worked at Tompkins Cortland Community College part-time

    Pros

    Everyone is always positive and willing to help one another.

    Cons

    No cons to be found!


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