Teaching technical courses online is a lot of work, but EFSC's online program is great for the freedom it provides instructors. There is much more opportunity to incorporate alternative media into online classes, but the challenge is motivating students to view it.
Adjunct Instructor (Former Employee) – Palm Bay, FL – February 20, 2018
I would greet all students. I would do a quick PowerPoint overview. The students would work on their assignments and I would go around the classroom and help students with individual needs. I learned new technology as it was released. Great manager. Relaxed culture to allay any pressure. The hardest part of the job was not having texts for the student some of the time. The most enjoyable part was watching a student's face when the light bulb turns on.
Student Worker/Assistant (Former Employee) – Palm Bay, FL – January 11, 2018
I enjoyed being engaged with many different cultures; the diversity at the college enhance my understanding of others. I was able to assist those who needed help with basic computer and professional communicative skills based on previous, ongoing instructional meetings.
Part-time employees are not given much credit there. In fact you don't even get 5-year employee recognition. They cut 30 hr part-timers back to 28 hours and upped the rate to avoid having to provide benefits that were legislated for 30 hr. employees.
Some jobs are stressful, some are not that hard.
Lots of time off around Christmas for most employees.
Hard to get computer upgrades in hardware or software.
Weekly balancing of invoices to the Invoice Selection report for check processing. Research accounting documentation. Monitor and maintain prepayment information. Input receivers daily for accounts payable. Daily imaging of documents for retention of records.
I have learned a lot with the two depts. I worked in. They were understanding and willing to teach. I was not afraid to ask questions nor to try something else. The office was understanding with my schedule and worked around it.
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT ASSISTANT II (Current Employee) – Titusville, FL – July 17, 2017
If you do not have a degree or a doctorate, you will not make enough money to stay above poverty level. The amount of work you are expected to do is not humanly possible to keep up without extra staff to share the workload. Raises are not given unless you are promoted, but promotion beyond my current position would require a degree.
My bosses have always been great to work for, but they are moved around every couple years so when you get a great one you lose them once you really feel comfortable working for them. They do not have control over your salary so no matter how much they would love to give you the fair wages they feel you deserve, it is not in their power to give it to you.
Employee Tuition Waivers, but it does not include lab fees and books
No lunch break, you eat at your desk while you work. The stress is beyond healthy.
Administrative Assistant II (Former Employee) – Cocoa, FL – April 16, 2017
A typical work day was a 9 hour day. Most days were interesting and challenging. They provide great training for all employees. I learned that everyone has something to bring to the workplace and when we work together we can accomplish much! For the most part management is great, most like to ask for input. They make you feel valuable. The hardest part of my job was taking the minutes of our departments minutes. Things moved very quickly and most of the time there would be people there I didn't know. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the students. They were always very appreciative of any help you gave them.
Unlimited training, lots of vacation, 3 day weekends
Very fulfilling job, but tenured professors serve as roadblocks to advancement
Adjunct Instructor of Speech (Current Employee) – Palm Bay, FL – December 28, 2016
I have worked for over six years at the Palm Bay campus, which, regrettably, is a long drive from my home. Despite this, I love the job itself, & the feeling of achievement when my students & former students send me messages about how they used their newly-acquired skills. Due to distance though, I am not as much a part of the "workplace culture/hierarchy," & this has made me worry that despite my qualifications, I might be passed over for someone who is tenured & has waited long enough to justify having their "turn." I'm a big believer in vetting, assessing, & retaining teachers based on their compatibility with the teaching philosophy of this institution, & I see the same structure here that I see in most other schools. Promotions are mainly based on longevity, not ability.
Great working environment, accessible lunchroom, adequate parking
Peer Tutor (Current Employee) – Palm Bay, FL – July 9, 2016
I work on the afternoon, I will have at least one student to tutor every day. At first, I don't really aiming to be a teacher; however, after i become a math tutor, I want to be a math teacher. I'm happy to see my students' succeed with their math course. The other math tutors are friendly and we like to solve and share information about math.