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Review averages

  • 14 employees say

    Excellent (5)
    35.714285714286%
    Good (6)
    42.857142857143%
    Satisfactory (2)
    14.285714285714%
    Subpar (1)
    7.1428571428571%
    3.48
  • 0 applicants say

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

Reviews for Northern Virginia Community College

Reviews - What employees say

3.48 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Company Culture

Strong, team-oriented

Teamwork

Lots of committe work and planning sessions

Freedom to work independently

Lots of independent work for employees

Internal Communication

Communicates well in person and by telephone and email

Gender Equality

The majority of employees are women, and all of the major leadership is female

Attitude towards older colleagues

We have lots of older employees who have been there for 20+ years

Overall compensation for your work

Pay does not compete with private sector jobs

Work-Life Balance

Gives good vacation time and professional development

Challenging Work

Every day is an enjoyable challenge

Inclusive / Diverse

Makes strong effort to hire diversely/inclusively

Suggestions for improvement

  • More professional development opportunities and more events planned for employees.

What I like about the company

Great team environment, lots of opportunities to advance or explore new career-opportunities, strong support from management, pretty good benefits and vacation time, comfortable workplace and offices, good communication from leadership.

What I dislike about the company

It would be better if they could offer salaries that were competitive with the private sector.

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
3.00
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
5.00
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 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
    Sterling Park
  • 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 events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Pay your employees better offer tuition assistance for employees children as other universities do.

What I like about the company

There are good people that work their and know how to get the job done.

What I dislike about the company

HR is horrible. We are underpaid and overworked.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Northern Virginia Community College
  • City
    Woodbridge
  • 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 Employee events is offered
  • 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

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Review averages

  • 14 employees say

    Excellent (5)
    35.714285714286%
    Good (6)
    42.857142857143%
    Satisfactory (2)
    14.285714285714%
    Subpar (1)
    7.1428571428571%
    3.48
  • 0 applicants say

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

kununu score comparisons

Northern Virginia Community College
3.48
14 reviews

Industry average (Education )
3.67
94,557 reviews

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3.39
3,805,000 reviews