Educational Technologist (Former Employee) – Waterloo, IA – April 29, 2016
Working at Hawkeye was an enjoyable job. A person needed to know a lot about the equipment we maintained as well as distance education. I learned a lot about LCD projectors and distance education programs. I enjoyed working with the college instructors. The hardest part of the job was keeping up with the equipment problems.
Cafeteria services decent employment for full-time student
Dish Room Worker (Former Employee) – Waterloo, IA – October 1, 2015
Washed any dirty dishes produced by the cafeteria staff and customers. Not much supervision given or needed by management. Co-workers decent enough to do the job and be responsible with their tasks and hours. Not for anyone looking for full-time employment or a living wage with benefits.
Administrative Secretary/Transcript Specialist (Current Employee) – Waterloo, IA – April 15, 2016
the last 7+ years as an Administrative Secretary/Transcript Specialist at Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA for the Registrar. I am an important member of the student records and registration team working on multiple projects in an organized and timely manner, which includes assisting students, faculty and staff, assisting the Director with preparation of annual budget, and maintaining calendar of schedules, appointments, deadlines for our department.
HSED/ABE/Continuing Ed Instructor (Former Employee) – Waterloo, IA – December 23, 2015
This is an employer who is dedicated to the improvement of students' lives and wants to see them succeed. Unfortunately, they often get mired in bureaucratic policy issues that actually prevent this process from happening as efficiently as it could. Additionally, their treatment of their instructors isn't always great as they expect you to work, put in hours creating and distributing educational materials without paying you for the work as they will not pay an employee more than part-time hours. This is the case no matter how much one works! And every year the administration expects it's staff to accomplish more and more with fewer resources all the while, refusing to pay it's employees for more than 29 hours a week regardless if this is an accurate reflection of the time and energy it takes to accomplish the goals.
Fulfilling work helping students improve their lives
Difficult administration and a tendency to abuse part-time staff.
Student Life Assistant (Current Employee) – Waterloo, IA – March 18, 2013
A typical day at work would be doing table tents, moving sandwich boards, answering telephone calls and transferring them, learning more about student activity life. Management I would say is awesome. If I didn't understand something they would take the time to explain it further or help me with what I am doing. I don't have any co-workers at the time unless you count all three of my supervisors. I am a work-study right now so it's just me and them. The hardest part of my job is getting out and talking to people. I am learning how to be a people person and I feel I am doing better. Or when we set up for certain things. I have to climb latter's or carry some heavy objects but its really not that bad. The most enjoyable thing I like is that I can go at my own speed and how everyone around is just friendly. We can listen to music while working on a spreadsheet or doing table tents. Or just helping someone out on a daily basis.
Business & Community Education Assistant (Former Employee) – Cedar Falls – December 3, 2014
Hawkeye offers a great education to their students and also a rewarding place to work. The education that my husband received from Hawkeye has allowed him to get a wonderful job. I also have received great training from Hawkeye and it is really Veteran friendly.