Adjunct Instructor (Current Employee) – Springfield, MO – February 5, 2018
Our department is collaborative and we work well together. Our director provides a flexible working schedule when we have issues that might arise. I have worked several years in the same program and have been a part of seeing it grow and become respected in our community.
Flexible work atmosphere, collabortative team, supportive director
Student challenges at times teaching both high school and post secondary
Custodian (Former Employee) – United States – November 9, 2017
Working at OTC is a hostile environment the first six years was good we got new management they started taking our benefits away I wouldn't recommend working at OTC with the new management they have now. They don't like to hear your opinion , it's their way or the highway.
Hostile environment from management and their favorite employees
Student Advisor (Former Employee) – Springfield, MO – October 17, 2017
Work study was not for me I was told that there would be time to work on school studies while there was down time. The pay was a disappointment due to that it was a teaching institution. That being said the cost of school/ compensation for work didn't match.
Proctor (Current Employee) – Springfield, MO – September 29, 2017
I loved working for OTC. They have wonderful benefits for full-time employees and most of the people are wonderful that work there. There are a lot of opportunities to do volunteer work with the community. Some complain about the wages, but I have no complaints for the position I held.
Adult Education Teacher (Current Employee) – Springfield, MO – September 11, 2017
This company hires mostly part time employees, which are not eligible for any benefits. This is the reason I might have to find another position. My manager is extremely supportive, organized, personable, accessible and is the best boss I have ever had. My co workers are equally awesome.
ESL Instructor (Former Employee) – Springfield, MO – August 11, 2017
Taught ESL part time. Great team devoted to helping adult learners improve their opportunities through English learning and GED instruction. Everyone I met loves their job. Management was responsive to both students and instructors. I worked part time so I cannot speak to the quality of benefits like insurance or PTO, but the job itself was rewarding. I will definitely apply if I move back to the area.
Great coworkers and department director. Wonderful students.
Cohort Coordinator/ASN Instructor (Current Employee) – Springfield, MO – August 8, 2017
Great place to work. The working environment is friendly. Education is encouraged and supported. The hardest part of the job is having enough time in a day to accomplish all that we want to accomplish. Most enjoyable is the teamwork and support.
Receiving, Shipping, Mail Clerk (Current Employee) – Springfield, MO – July 16, 2017
Unless you are part of the academic side of the college, you are pretty much a nobody. No advancement... Low pay... No recognition for a job well done or above and beyond what is expected for the job. Full timers are better off, but still 2nd class employees.
If you are part time.. not much. Full time, more perks.
Child Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Springfield, MO – July 5, 2017
Pre school assistant helping children learn by coming up with weekly lesson plans, meal planning exploring different things about nature, life skills, potty training. Pre paring them for kindergarten and making friends.
IT Technician (Current Employee) – Springfield, MO – May 28, 2017
While OTC offers a wide range of employment opportunities, for the IT field it is a great place to start and build your skills for a fair wage. However, the upper management is far more focused on the Academic Staff than the Support Staff creating a "2nd class citizen" feel at times. IT staff are also treated differently depending upon their "Attitude" as opposed to abilities. Salaries are often far out of line with actual experience or similar positions in private industry. The hardest part of working for the IT department at OTC has been watching staff who are at the root of problems promoted and rewarded while the issues that they cause go unresolved. The most enjoyable part of the job is the latitude and freedom to learn new skills.
Freedom to explore different areas of the field.
Low pay for experienced staff, minimal opportunity for advancement