Working at PSC while attending was a good deal for me because it allowed me a great deal of freedom to study on the job, which was very valuable to me. However, it was somewhat boring and slow, and they lowball on pay for every position.
I would recommend this job to anyone who is looking for a little bit of pocket money and needs a job where you can study for school. The employees here are very kind, understanding and make you feel welcomed.
get to study while at work
The pay isn't so great and you cannot go over 20 hours a week
I worked in the lab preparing standards and calibrating equipment. I would perform experiments in advance for groups of students and sometimes performed the experiments individually to validate the exercises.
Health Admissions Specialist (Former Employee) – Pensacola, FL – March 15, 2018
I loved working with the students and getting to know each one of my colleagues. The time off was great especially during Christmas time. The hours were great and the commute was 5 minutes from my home.
Benefits and Time off
No communication and no support from higher management.
A typical day in my office includes running papers across campus, creating presentations for the President, making sure files are in order, helping potential PSC students, answering phone calls and emails, as well as offering my assistance where needed on campus.
Adjunct Professor (Former Employee) – Pensacola, FL – February 14, 2018
I had multiple, concurrent positions within the College and enjoyed them all. Management was extremely supportive and encouraged sharing of ideas. Very supportive in promotional opportunities and merit increase. The ability to assist low income families and those laid off from employment was very rewarding.
Working with more educated people you would think would be a plus. My experience working with faculty at Pensacola State included working with a few outstanding people and many who were determined to be mean to students and faculty alike. Management was powerless to make changes as many faculty used being tenured as permission to be as difficult as possible.
Ability to help students achieve personal and career goals
Director of Applied Technology (Full-time) (Former Employee) – Pensacola, FL – October 17, 2017
In the book "Multipliers" there are primarily two types of leaders: The Multiplier who could encourage employees to deliver more productivity than required and there is the "Deminisher" who created an atmosphere where employees did only what was required. The VP at the college is a well know Diminisher/micro-manager who focused only on the Academic side of education and worked not to support the Career and Technical Education program as the college used to as a Junior College before it became a State College in 2009.
Many great co-workers
Diminishing atmosphere which suppressed productivity.
Instructor (Current Employee) – Pensacola, FL – August 26, 2017
There is no support from the administration of the college. You are lucky to get a response to your emails. Their communication is not timely or professional. They make doing your job difficult. I love the students and fellow instructors, but cannot continue to deal with an administration that does not do things the way it needs to be done, does not believe in communication or transparency. They are only concerned with an outward appearance and not working on the morale and support of faculty and students.
Helping students learn and succeed
Administration - poor communication, lack of professionalism