Financial Aid Specialist (Current Employee), Virginia – October 25, 2013
Working for NOVA is no different that working in most other organizations. Promotions are typically who you know versus what you know. The beauty of working for a state agency is job security, great benefits, and an overall casual working environment.
Computer Lab Assistant (Former Employee), Manassas, VA – August 18, 2013
Pros: college enviorment
Cons: health care
Helping students with troubleshooting and directory. I learned various things about computer programs and talking with authority. Management and coworkers and very educated and polite. There is no hard part of this job because this is what I love to do. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to do my homework and work at the same time.
Teacher's Assistant/English Tutor (Former Employee), Loudoun, VA – August 13, 2013
The work environment is excellent. Roles and duties are clearly defined. The interactive environment lead to the growth of knowledge for the students. Very easy going and fun environment along with obtaining the job goals in time.
Student Lab Assistant (Former Employee), Woodbridge, VA – August 5, 2013
A typical work day involved my assistance for students who required help with the computers in the lab. Keeping the computer lab and stations cleaned was also a part of the daily duties. I learned multiple features about the computer as well as the computer applications. Management was great and my co-workers we great to work with. I really did not – more... face any challenges working at this job, and I really enjoyed having the opportunity to assist students with the functions of the computers. – less
Administrative Specialist II (Former Employee), VA – July 25, 2013
Northern Virginia Community College is a laid back place to work with a flexible schedule. A typical day would consist of answering phones and assisting students. I'm very lucky to have such wonderful co-workers and supervisors. They make each day a pleasant, productive, and fun filled day.
Associate Controller (Former Employee), Fairfax, VA – July 25, 2013
Pros: dedicated team
Cons: communication with management
The people in the controllers office were of the finest I have worked with. Working at a state organization is difficult in the regulations restricting virtually every facet of the operation. Protocols weren't adhered to in the assessment of developing staff members. A year probationary period is excessive for both employer and employee.
Computer Operations Tech II (Current Employee), Sterling, VA 20166 – June 18, 2013
Pros: once in a while the manager treats us with free lunch.
Cons: hard to get a promotion.
A typical day for me is in the mornings I come and manage the ticketing system. Make sure all the tickets are assigned to the right department. If it is something we can do locally to fix, I go and troubleshoot the issue. Otherwise, send the ticket to our central IT to fix the issue from their end. Throughout the day if there are projects that we are – more... working on, we split into teams and tackle each project. Otherwise, I mainly work on troubleshooting tickets from faculty/staff/students. I have learned a lot as far as working in teams with dead line pressure. Working under no supervision at all on projects as well as troubleshooting calls. Learned to work with different types of faculty/staff/student requests. Management culture is relaxed. Management encourages employees to work hard and to meet deadlines for projects. Co-workers are great and helpful. Very team work oriented. The hardest and most motivational part of the job is to communicate to different personnel with IT needs with little or no experience with IT technology. What I enjoy mostly about this job is that this is what I love to do. I love to be around technology and at the same time be able to teach it to others. – less
Lead Tutor (Current Employee), Annandale, VA – June 16, 2013
Pros: flexible scheduling, entertaining work environment
Cons: no benefits, lack of growth
I started this work as a student hire and I am currently a part-time employee.The job has its ow perks. some of which includes flexible scheduling and free weekends. NVCC is a very good place to start a career for current students. The work though gets monotonous due to the limited opportunities for one's career growth. The benefits are little to none – more... for student hires and part-time employees. Definitely not someplace where one would look to work for long period of time. – less