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Northern Virginia Community College experience report

  • 16.Nov 2017
  • Employee

NOVA Woodbridge - each department should be rated separately as each is entirely different

3.06

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