It was great to work at Palm Beach State College as a Math Professor.
Mathematics Professor (Former Employee) – Lake Worth, FL – April 19, 2017
As a Math Professor, I did enjoy working at Palm Beach State College. It's fun to teach college students. The most enjoyable part is when I am teaching a class where all the students understood the prerequisite one. The hardest part is when I have to grade the papers and report grades while having a dead line. In overall, it's a great company to work for.
Great to chose a convenient schedule as adjunct professor
Professors really enjoy the break time during classes
Full-time employee (Current Employee) – Lake Worth, FL – March 29, 2017
I like working at palm Beach State College. You interact with different people, students, professors, etc... It is a productive and fun environment. The management of Palm Beach College is fair and can be negotiable. The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting new people daily. If you like your job, you will be a able to conquer anything.
Record Specialist (Former Employee) – Lake Worth, FL – March 10, 2017
The work environment at PBSC has changed over the years. I have been employed with PBSC for ten plus years and I appreciate the skills and experiences I have garnished throughout that time. If you enjoy working in an educational settings, then this will be the ideal place for you.
Coordinator Assistant (Former Employee) – Lake Worth, FL – January 9, 2017
The college was great to work for, for a multitude of reasons but the main one is flexability. It looks excellent on resume, they where willing to assign additional tasks and responsibilities that came with increase in pay, they honor work/school relationship and they help you build your future with great benefits including schooling.
Amazing workplace, but not very financially rewarding
OPS (Former Employee) – Lake Worth, FL – December 15, 2016
PBSC was a really enjoyable place to work. Management was very lax and helpful while remaining as strict as necessary. The workplace itself was somewhat busy, but enjoyable.
A normal day would generally consist of interacting with dozens or even hundreds of individuals each day. We would do our best to help tutor people on the various courses we covered or in general computer usage.
The most difficult part of the job was trying to help so many people. We were often out-numbered twenty-to-one.
The most enjoyable part of the job was being challenged and working WITH students to accomplish things rather than just showing them. It was awesome to see people grow and take on greater challenges after being with us. Some even to the extent of surpassing us.
I enjoyed my Work Study program at Palm Beach State College because there was always something different to work on, whether it be advertising for the upcoming events or coordinating the events themselves.
Ops Professional Math Tutor (Current Employee) – Florida, lake worth – July 9, 2016
I worked in the math lab and I tutor approximately 20 students per day. The environment is really nice and welcoming. I learn new things (math related) every day and also I keep my brain busy and active I also have the opportunity to guide students when it comes to school.
easy job with opportunites to learn about the school, Fun working environment but no room for advancement in the job. making advertisements and helping the school with planning events and helping with club planning and events for the clubs as well
Student Ambassador (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – June 21, 2016
It was my first time working in a professional environment and i loved it. I've learned some much from my coworkers. I love helping the students will all the info they need to know about the college. Recruit new student in a daily base.
I helped student complete assignments especially research papers, I review their citations weather it was APA or MLA format. As I was present in every class, to be sure I new the exact information about the assignment, I learned more in every session I attended. The professor I had to work with became my mentor and it was a pleasure to work with and for her. I believe the hardest part of this job was to keep the students focused on the assignment at hand and not wonder into their own world. However, it was a pleasure to witness their improvement and their happiness as they earned higher grades.
Program Grant Director (Current Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – May 23, 2016
This is a wonderful place to work, engaging with the community through higher education. There are many first generation in college students and PBSC is a wonderful resource. It has to be a labor of love, however, because the wages are below market rate for the same skill sets elsewhere. In 2015, a new college President was hired. and much of the leadership is in flux (many people retiring) so it is an interesting time to observe changes. There are several campuses, each has its own personality and very different policies, which can be challenging for staff and students. The President is working to unify the college to a greater degree. Most classes are taught by adjunct faculty who are, unfortunately, not considered when it comes to strategic planning. There is a lot of fear between full-time faculty (Union) and administration. This impacts staff is various ways, mostly in the lack of accountability in how faculty treat the staff (and sometimes the students). Some are very rude and unprofessional, far worse than in University environments in which I have worked.
Two weeks off over winter break, good people, positive changes happening
Heavy reliance on adjunct faculty, Dysfunctional relationship between leadership and faculty Union, Ancient EPR system, very strange hiring practices in HR, Below market wages, Out of touch Board of Trustees, Some very rude faculty who are not student centered