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Review averages

  • 12 employees say

    Excellent (4)
    33.333333333333%
    Good (6)
    50%
    Satisfactory (1)
    8.3333333333333%
    Subpar (1)
    8.3333333333333%
    3.43
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

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Reviews - What employees say

3.43 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 05.Sep 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

You will find that your colleagues are great resources.

Support from management

The deans are wonderful, but the administration lives in a different world.

Teamwork

As I said, great colleagues.

Freedom to work independently

This is par for the course, really. Your dean trusts you pretty early on, if you're at all capable.

Internal Communication

Don't ever let your password be compromised, because you won't be permitted to change it without visiting the IT department! They're very, very helpful, but out of the way.

Gender Equality

Unless you're male, of course.

Attitude towards older colleagues

I've never seen anyone mistreated for being more experienced. Once you're "in", you're in.

Career Development

Meaningless, unless somehow you are an exemplary "box-checker," if such a thing exists.

Overall compensation for your work

As I said, a good side hustle, but no broad horizons here.

Office / Work Environment

Full-timers (most) have offices; adjuncts have common areas. The support is good.

Environmental Friendliness

Again, PC.

Work-Life Balance

Although a professor's tendency is to put too much time in, there is not enough work load to be overwhelming.

Company Image

NOVA is a state school, as Virginian as peanuts.

Job Security

Forget about it.

Handicapped Accessibility

Lots of thought has gone into construction with no impediments to the handicapped. Leaves nothing to be desired.

Workplace Safety

On-campus police force. Attention to detail in other ways.

Challenging Work

Teaching's challenges lie at the heart of the human condition. Those who gravitate to it know what I'm talking about. Universal concerns of leading and influencing the young.

Inclusive / Diverse

This is the cartoonish aspect of the school. If you're a "box-checker," apply. But once you've been black-balled, stop wasting your time. PC is a religious tenet here.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Put the focus back on education. Enough already with the PC nonsense.

What I like about the company

It's very stable. The deans are wonderful. Not one is so foolish as to neglect supporting his or her professors. If you feel called to teach, NOVA is a good place.

What I dislike about the company

PC.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
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 Parking is offered Tuition assistance is offered
  • Company
    Northern Virginia Community College
  • City
    Annandale
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Temporary
  • Department
    Others
  • 08.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Communication could be improved. Feedback from faculty and staff could be solicited more frequently.

What I like about the company

There is no micro-management here. All faculty are free to work independently as subject matter experts. Administration trusts you, which is very different from primary or secondary education.

What I dislike about the company

Things are changing at a rapid pace. I understand the need to help students graduate, but one of the benefits of a community college is that students can take a variety of classes. Not all students intend to transfer to a four-year institution, and we are in danger of losing them as we only focus on general education courses.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
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
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 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Northern Virginia Community College
  • City
    Annandale
  • 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 Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 16.Nov 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Different areas have different cultures

Support from management

Support ends at provost level...front end staff rarely consulted prior to decisions being made that affect them.

Freedom to work independently

Varies within departments

Internal Communication

Severe lack of communication

Attitude towards older colleagues

You get stuck... No chance for advancement

Career Development

Must leave home campus to move up

Overall compensation for your work

New hires make more than folks that have been there for decades... Make sure to negotiate any salary offer, once there few raises

Office / Work Environment

My particular office

Work-Life Balance

Very family oriented and understanding of needs

Company Image

Steady decline

Job Security

Nobody is held accountable for their actions or lack of action... Few get fired

Handicapped Accessibility

Some areas are difficult to navigate. Elevators not located in convenient areas

Challenging Work

Only challenging because of poor policies and unclear guidelines

Inclusive / Diverse

Very diverse, but they are so focused on diversity that they make decisions almost solely on race

Suggestions for improvement

  • Have more opportunities for advancement and training. Accept excellent work record in lieu of degree. Some positions require a degree but really only need common sense. Listen to the little guys. Don't base hiring decisions based on race. Limit the number of times people can be on hiring committees. The same groups of people are on all hiring committee because they fit certain criteria. In 10 years I have NEVER been on a committee.

What I like about the company

There are wonderful people in each department. Once you know who they are, you can work together to assist students. The benefits are AWESOME!

What I dislike about the company

Students are understandably frustrated because if broken processes. No clear guidelines and everyone doing things there own way. Reverse racism

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Northern Virginia Community College
  • City
    Woodbridge
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Review averages

  • 12 employees say

    Excellent (4)
    33.333333333333%
    Good (6)
    50%
    Satisfactory (1)
    8.3333333333333%
    Subpar (1)
    8.3333333333333%
    3.43
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Northern Virginia Community College
3.43
12 reviews

Industry average (Primary & Secondary Education/Higher Education/E-Learning)
3.61
67,347 reviews

kununu average
3.32
2,904,000 reviews