Welding tutor/welder/fabricator (Former Employee) – Madras, OR – January 4, 2018
fast paced, competitive, fun place to work. mostly completed specific projects under a deadline. however, i was allowed to go off script periodically to build freelance projects designed from my imagination.
building new things i never imagined i would be able to build.
if you want work life balance don't work as an instructor
instructor (Former Employee) – Bend, OR – November 11, 2017
As an instructor the pay is unacceptable when you factor in all the time you spend outside of work. The people there are wonderful and the benefits are great. However, the work expected and the level of hand holding that occurs with the students is remarkably overwhelming. Perhaps an administrative position is different since it's 8 to 5. However, as an instructor you will give your entire life over to this job.
good benefits, excellent people to work with
pay, no work life balance, unrealistic expectations
Construction Project Manager (Former Employee) – Central Oregon Community College – October 12, 2017
The culture at COCC is positive and the people are very enjoyable to work with. I was very impressed with the talented people I found within the College. A great place to work and a great place to learn!
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Bend, OR – October 10, 2017
Working a COCC was an amazing experience. One that I will compare to all future jobs. A typical work day involved interacting with a wide diversity of potential students, staff, and faculty. Each day you learn something new and how to bring that knowledge into play with students. The management is the most supportive people who are willing to teach you and explain how things are done in the most supportive ways. The hardest part of the job are the impatient people who scream, yell and curse at you when they don't get what they want. Especially, when there is protocol set in place. The most enjoyable part is build relationships with those you work with and encounter along the way.
Audio Visual Engineer (Former Employee) – Bend, OR – October 8, 2017
COCC was a nice place to work in the beginning, but after a direct management change in the EUS department.My career came to a quick halt. When upper level management decides to promote incompetence, it does nothing but hinder growth.
ASL interpreter (Former Employee) – Bend, OR – September 5, 2017
This job is very rewarding to work with the clients. however management is a mess and there is no room for advancement. Pay is low and work hours are long. There is always a shortage of staff so lots of opportunity for overtime.
Fine Arts Departmental Secretary (Former Employee) – Bend, OR – August 10, 2017
Secretary/Receptionist for the Fine Arts Department In charge of 7 complex budgets; contracts and special reports on excel Room scheduling all all of the Fine Arts Department Keeping 52 speadsheets up-to-date Creating programs for the different concerts/art displays Ordering textbooks and supplies for the department Purchase orders for the department Answering phone and questions from staff and general public.
Classified staff (Former Employee) – Bend, OR – November 18, 2016
Some managers are very inexperienced in the technical field they supervise. Leads to plausible deniability by management and frustration by those who perform direct work who are experienced in the field but input is dismissed. Poor lines of communication in some departments. Selects poor delivery methods for communication in field. One way communication. Direct supervision in some departments is punitive by nature. Preferential treatment without regard to compentency and assigns disproportionate workloads, with clear favoritisms. Leadership dismissive of concerns and out of touch with what happens at mid management level and on the ground. Little personal recognition of a job well done - which is shallow recognition. 360 evaluation of supervisors only every three years. Culture of leadership that lacks foresight and prevention- some are very reactionary, which makes it difficult for the leaders that seek inclusion and planning. Some departments are very top-down managers and hold all power at the top. Discourages dialogue about root causes of problems. Fear of looking incompetent. Speaks of diversity but lacks understanding about how to promote diversity and teamwork.
Benefits are good. Beautiful location. Some amazing staff and students.
Disparity across departments. Some are great. Classified, part-time instructors and adjunct have little voice
Computer Lab Attendant (Former Employee) – Redmond, OR – September 14, 2015
I enjoyed my time working at COCC as a computer lab attendant. I learned many new skills. I made several new friends. I enjoyed the casual environment of the lab. Sometimes, when they were very few or no students working in the lab, it became somewhat boring. But I always tried to find something to do. Tasks such as: cleaning, returning e-mails, and refreshing supplies were done during slow times.
Student volunteer (Former Employee) – Bend, OR – June 26, 2015
Once in a while when my class had to go out for a lab such as field dendrology, I would drive one of the vans for my instructor. I would write down all the mileage, and some times had to get fuel with the school card. Retained the receipts to turn in and the mileage that we put on for that day.
Student (Former Employee) – Bend, OR – March 18, 2015
It was good learned a lot. It was convenient . Wish they had more computers to do the work they needed more of them at times it was hard to get my home work done cause the computers where filled up I have noting bad to say about COCC. It was fun and a great place to attended
Computer Lab Technician (Former Employee) – Bend, OR – August 16, 2013
I like that the work was easy around scheduling. students life can be chaotic at best so this job made it easy. the only issue was that the work was not challenging enough and if you did have the time for more hours you could not because then they would have to give you benefits. The compensation was minimum wage and you were only allowed to work up to 15 hours max. Overall the job was good but if you relied on it alone you would starve.