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Valencia College Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Valencia offers great benefits to employees on top of the usual health and retirement (in 9 reviews)

  • awesome benefits, PTO, half-day Fridays during the summer, opportunity for professional development (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Very few full time opportunities, it's adjunct or bust (in 19 reviews)

  • Part time work as a teacher in a college is not a high paying job anywhere (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "A lovely place that you feel you can trust and is trusted"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Give chances to grow, help you understand how things work at a college

    Cons

    Small College means sometimes there are quiet hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep the experienced peopled instead of so often replacing them with newer people


  2. "Office Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Kissimmee, FL
    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Kissimmee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I the best place to work at. I enjoyed every minute of it.

    Cons

    Too far from where I'm at

  3. "I Love This Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valencia College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, cares about students, faculty and staff, innovative and leaders in the education space.

    Cons

    There's nothing to complain about. I'm so happy here.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valencia College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Paid school holidays; accrue 2 paid days off per month.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  5. "overall satisfied"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valencia College part-time

    Pros

    flexible schedule
    401k retirement fund
    friendly environment

    Cons

    difficult upwards mobility/pay raise
    position requires patience


  6. "Part-time employees"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valencia College (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Campus leadership is very supportive of students and will listen to all employees.

    Cons

    Corporate HR. There is not a formal process for part-time employees to dispute if they are fired or if a supervisor lies about their performance. Corporate HR will always side with supervisor, since they are not aware of what happens in the campus departments.

    Advice to Management

    Create a formal process for all part-time employees to dispute supervisor allegations and terminations


  7. "You either love it or you hate it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Field Supervisor in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Security Field Supervisor in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent pay, multiple departments to work for

    *Huge Caveat - many of the pros and cons differ greatly depending on the department you work for. Some departments have better career outlooks than others. My ratings are based on my perspective and observations of my department and not necessarily the college as a whole.

    Cons

    Some departments are worse than others, pay could be better, few opportunities for advancement (some departments), raises are not based on performance (could be a pro or con depending on the person)

    Advice to Management

    There has to be more paths to advancement within departments. Stop making the organization so top heavy and filter some of the wages down to the lower levels where most of the work actually happens. Going to meetings all day does not equal 'doing work.'

  8. "Office aide"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Valencia College part-time

    Pros

    Educational opportunities, and student interaction. As well as more relaxed environment,

    Cons

    Lack of permanence due to year long job.


  9. "Math Professor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Kissimmee, FL
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Kissimmee, FL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great work place with solid people. It is a great atmosphere to be in.

    Cons

    Part time work as a teacher in a college is not a high paying job anywhere. So you need to like what you do coming in.


  10. "ESL Insrtuctor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A good and friendly staff!

    Cons

    The pay and work hours are low.


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