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Reviews for KALAMAZOO VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.50
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.50
Office / Work Environment
3.50
Environmental Friendliness
2.50
Work-Life Balance
4.50
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

Career factor

Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.50
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Company Image
2.50
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.50
Workplace Safety
5.00
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

No flex. working hours Parking in 2 of 2 reviews Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options 401(k) in 1 of 2 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely Desirable office location in 1 of 2 reviews Tuition assistance in 2 of 2 reviews No Paid Parental Leave No defined contribution company match/employer 401(k) match Flexible spending account in 1 of 2 reviews Paid time off in 2 of 2 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 2 of 2 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 1 of 2 reviews

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria No meal or transportation allowance No health and wellness programs No employee discounts No vehicle allowance No employee events No dogs allowed No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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  • 30.Nov 2015
  • Employee

Support from management

Supervisors will evaluate you on what you are doing right and not what you are doing wrong. Some of them will not back you up when there is a problem and will yield to certain students' requests but not others.

Freedom to work independently

The workload is heavy in one office but most others can close during the day at their convenience

Career Development

Although employees are given the opportunity for additional training, not everyone can take advantage of all classes if they conflict with the employees work schedule

Overall compensation for your work

Wages and salaries are about one third less than what one would get at a regular business. Health benefits are competitive.

Office / Work Environment

The buildings are comfortable and computer hardware and software is updated regularly.

Environmental Friendliness

The campus tries to recycle some of its paper, however it depends on which department you are in.

Work-Life Balance

All administrators are very accommodating to employees and their families and are given a generous amount of vacation each year

Company Image

Employees do not talk fondly of the "company" as a whole and complain about the delays in making decisions that affect everyone

Job Security

There is very little risk of being eliminated on the basis of restructuring. Once you are hired, if you do your job, you will be employed or they will find you another area to work in if your department doesn't need you.

Handicapped Accessibility

Our campus has elevators in every building, however, handicapped parking is non-existent. The closest handicapped parking is in the parking structure 1 block down the street.

Challenging Work

Dealing with the public is challenging and one does not always get positive feedback. Office work is not challenging for anyone with a working knowledge of common office software.

Inclusive / Diverse

The campus is comprised of a very diverse group of employees and students

Suggestions for improvement

  • Human Resource personnel need to know every aspect of each employees responsibilities. Department heads should be given more autonomy to make decisions with out having to wait for every decision to go to higher levels in the administration

What I like about the company

I like the location of the campus downtown, the programs that they offer are helpful and most co-workers are friendly.

What I dislike about the company

I don't like it when an employee enforces a rule with a student, the student complains to the employee's supervisor and the student is allowed to break the rule or entire policies are changed because one student complains.
The administration is to slow to hire employees and make decisions about policies.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    KALAMAZOO VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • City
    Kalamazoo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others
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  • 17.Mar 2016
  • Employee
Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    KALAMAZOO VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • City
    Kalamazoo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Administration