The pay is lousy but the benefits and people are top notch
Office Coordinator (Former Employee) – Cedar Rapids, IA – November 3, 2017
I worked there 2009-11 as an Office Coordinator (basically an executive secretary). I loved my job and the people I worked with but there was no advancement track for office coordinators unless you had a 4 year or better degree and that would have cost thousands of dollars. I had an AA degree (which you would think would be adequate for a community college who sells the benefits of an AA education, but wasn't.) I averaged $12/hr. while there which was less than I made at a similar a corporate position in 1991 so pay is definitely lacking. I had to take in boarders while working there because the pay was not enough to cover an average rent or mortgage payment.
Kirkwood does have great benefits for full time, however, so if yours is the second paycheck in your household, this makes up for a lack of pay (which should be closer to $15-17/hr) . Medical, dental, vision, pension plan, free tuition for full time employees, etc. The people were wonderful except a few quirky ones thrown in and one part-time adjunct professor who groped me in the parking lot (and who was not asked back the following semester.)
Great people, excellent benefits
Full time is rare and pay is low.