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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist II in Pendleton, SC
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist II in Pendleton, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and people, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Little room for advancement, too "political"

    Advice to Management

    Be more open with part-time employees about full-time opportunities


  2. "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pendleton, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pendleton, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Tri-County Technical College (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding, enjoyable opportunities for student enrichment.

    Cons

    No advancement opporunities. Relatively poor pay. Terrible administration. Many instructors desire to leave but poor employment opportunities available in the immediate area.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Toxic work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pendleton, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pendleton, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Tri-County Technical College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The campus is peaceful and pretty. It has a high school campus feel, but not in a bad way. It is small and near the interstate.

    Cons

    The staff are back-stabbing, conniving, and rude. They lie and plot against each other, gossip, and generally don't get along. It was an extremely stressful place to work with no support from management or personnel. Complaints about colleagues get used against you. And they will fire you without any good reason, or they will concoct a reason/force you into insanity.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the views and personalities of all staff. Don't use complaints against people. Legitimately look into harassment allegations.


  4. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Bookstore Cashier in Seneca, SC
    Former Employee - Bookstore Cashier in Seneca, SC
    Recommends

    I worked at Tri-County Technical College (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved my boss, i got to work on a lot of projects and got to interact with the students

    Cons

    No cons really. I liked my job


  5. "Administrative Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Tri-County Technical College (More than a year)

    Pros

    The state benefits are pretty good. Many of the employees are nice, but there is little teamwork throughout the organization.

    Cons

    Some departments are organized and the staff work well together. The department that I worked in has management problems and morale problems. HR can only help if they are aware, and the problems in this particular department are somehow hidden. Well, they at least have a clue about it now. Hopefully, HR can help this department manager improve his/her management skills.


  6. "Former Lab Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Pelzer, SC
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Pelzer, SC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Tri-County Technical College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I really liked the people I worked with. It was an easy job and management was really nice.

    Cons

    The pay really sucked but you don't really do anything so you can't really complain about it.

    Advice to Management

    I dont really have any advice. I think they do a good job at being management. Thanks.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible "Culture""

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    Former Employee - Unappreciated Employee in Pendleton, SC
    Former Employee - Unappreciated Employee in Pendleton, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Ok education for those who cannot afford or get into a good college.

    Cons

    Upper management treats college as a corporation.
    lower management is incompetent and toxic.
    diversity is not valued.
    People with vision and valuable skill sets are leaving or being fired to keep unsophisticated morons in their positions
    The "Transformative Student Experience" is a feeble attempt at culture change that is unoriginal and has little to nothing to do with the student.
    A culture of "yes men."
    A member of administration steals ideas and work from others to use in his dissertation.
    An "Us vs Them" mentality from the administration.
    The Marketing Department is quite possibly misappropriating state funds.
    "Death by Committee" is the rule of law.
    No advancement, management plays favorites.

    Advice to Management

    A true culture change starts at the top, fellas. Lead by example, or tender your resignation. It is a college, not a corporation. Engage with the students once in a while, you might learn something. Otherwise, go into industry and leave academia to those who do care.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "AWFUL Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Instructor, FTE in Easley, SC
    Current Employee - Instructor, FTE in Easley, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work here if you need money and have no choice; otherwise, get a job any other place that you can. Tri-County treats all its employees and students like red-headed step-children. You will not be an exception.

    Cons

    Uncaring, incompetent management. Zero perks and management plays favorites. We supposedly "earn" sick leave but there is no practical way to use it, so management just keeps that money. Corrupt, incompetent leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Quit. You don't belong in education. The teachers work their tails off to support less-educated people in administration who've never taught a class, but make triple-digit salaries. Rexamine your moral values, if you have any.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Don't expect to rise through the ranks"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Pendleton, SC
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Pendleton, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Tri-County Technical College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility and for the most part, good students to teach. Great way to earn extra income.

    Cons

    Don't expect much for upper management. Department Heads and Deans are not very helpful and quick to blame you for problems, not the students. Students are their revenue source, instructors are expendable.

    Advice to Management

    Quit hiring your friends. There are other qualified people out there with a wealth of experience.


  10. "Overall good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Small class sizes and low student loads

    Cons

    No flexibility in schedule, but that's academia.


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