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Reviews for Lone Star College System

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.33
Support from management
3.50
Teamwork
3.58
Freedom to work independently
3.17
Internal Communication
3.33
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.44
Work-Life Balance
3.73
Challenging Work
3.50
Inclusive / Diverse
4.17

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.73
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.08
Career Development
3.17
Overall compensation for your work
3.92
Company Image
4.08
Job Security
3.82
Handicapped Accessibility
3.89
Workplace Safety
3.40
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 6 of 12 reviews Parking in 8 of 12 reviews Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options 401(k) in 7 of 12 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 2 of 12 reviews Desirable office location in 2 of 12 reviews Tuition assistance in 4 of 12 reviews No Paid Parental Leave 401(k) Match in 1 of 12 reviews Flexible spending account in 2 of 12 reviews Paid time off in 3 of 12 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 5 of 12 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 5 of 12 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 6 of 12 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 2 of 12 reviews Health and wellness programs in 3 of 12 reviews Employee discounts in 6 of 12 reviews No vehicle allowance Employee events in 2 of 12 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 5 of 12 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 2 of 12 reviews
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Suggestions for improvement

  • more comfortable furniture available, give more detail about work that's offered so employees have a better idea if they're a good fit for the assignment

What I like about the company

Opportunities to work with co-workers as a team, supportive management, interesting and challenging work

What I dislike about the company

Would like more comfortable chairs and a little better communication about available assignments

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered
  • Company
    Lone Star College System
  • City
    Spring
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • I agree with the improvements that are constantly being made, but I cannot think of any to suggest.

What I like about the company

Everyone at Lone Star is friendly, and they make individual employees feel important. They offer employee benefits and have activities/events.

What I dislike about the company

I do not have any negative thoughts or constructive criticism towards Lone Star.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Lone Star College System
  • City
    Tomball
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 20.Aug 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

You live and die by the problem ticket queue.

Support from management

IV.G.3.2. Non-Contractual Employees section of the LSC Policy Manual:

“Non-contractual employees are employed at will and have no property interest in their continued employment. A non-contractual employee’s employment may be terminated with or without prior notice and with or without a reason. Non-contractual employees have no due process right of notice or opportunity for an appeal hearing.”

Teamwork

Fear produces its own response.

Freedom to work independently

Again, you live and die by the ticket queue.

Internal Communication

Group meetings are superficially positive; private meetings are only bad.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Older colleagues tend to be more expensive to keep around, so they tend to not last long.

Career Development

IV.G.3.2. Non-Contractual Employees section of the LSC Policy Manual:

“Non-contractual employees are employed at will and have no property interest in their continued employment. A non-contractual employee’s employment may be terminated with or without prior notice and with or without a reason. Non-contractual employees have no due process right of notice or opportunity for an appeal hearing.”

Overall compensation for your work

No one works in education to get rich.

Office / Work Environment

Fear does produce shared goals.

Environmental Friendliness

What happens in the department stays in the department.

Work-Life Balance

State and federal laws prohibit more common abuses.

Company Image

They do an excellent job covering up their shortcomings and lawsuits.

Job Security

IV.G.3.2. Non-Contractual Employees section of the LSC Policy Manual:

“Non-contractual employees are employed at will and have no property interest in their continued employment. A non-contractual employee’s employment may be terminated with or without prior notice and with or without a reason. Non-contractual employees have no due process right of notice or opportunity for an appeal hearing.”

Handicapped Accessibility

All federally mandated.

Workplace Safety

All federally mandated.

Challenging Work

Again, you live and die by the ticket queue.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Quit judging an employee's value on how many problem tickets they resolve. Fear is never a valid or successful management style. And, get rid of this toxic policy: IV.G.3.2. Non-Contractual Employees section of the LSC Policy Manual: “Non-contractual employees are employed at will and have no property interest in their continued employment. A non-contractual employee’s employment may be terminated with or without prior notice and with or without a reason. Non-contractual employees have no due process right of notice or opportunity for an appeal hearing.”

What I like about the company

They have been very successful at covering up their dirty laundry.

What I dislike about the company

The judging an employee's value on how many problem tickets they resolve.
Fear is never a valid or successful management style.
This toxic policy:
IV.G.3.2. Non-Contractual Employees section of the LSC Policy Manual:

“Non-contractual employees are employed at will and have no property interest in their continued employment. A non-contractual employee’s employment may be terminated with or without prior notice and with or without a reason. Non-contractual employees have no due process right of notice or opportunity for an appeal hearing.”

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Lone Star College System
  • City
    The Woodlands
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Freelance/self-employed
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Administration is transparent, I wouldn’t make any changes to policies, culture or environment.

What I like about the company

Fair salary, wonderful culture, diverse, and transparent.

What I dislike about the company

Need to increase our full-time faculty (and decrease adjunct positions) hires to meet student demand.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Lone Star College System
  • City
    Kingwood
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 30.Oct 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • They could communicate better with employees and not have so many organizational layers. Pay the employees fairly

What I like about the company

My co-workers

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Tuition assistance is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Lone Star College System
  • City
    The Woodlands
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Not specified
  • 15.Oct 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Hire more staff to deal with growing student populations.

What I like about the company

They encourage personal growth and to further your education.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Lone Star College System
  • City
    The Woodlands
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 29.Jun 2016
  • Employee
Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Company Image
5.00
Workplace Safety
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered
  • Company
    Lone Star College System
  • City
    Katy
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 26.Dec 2015
  • Employee
  • FORBES
Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered
  • Company
    Lone Star College System
  • City
    The Woodlands
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 11.Dec 2015
  • Employee
  • FORBES
Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered
  • Company
    Lone Star College System
  • City
    The Woodlands
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 10.Dec 2015
  • Employee
  • FORBES
Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered
  • Company
    Lone Star College System
  • City
    The Woodlands
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered