Bergen Community College

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Bergen Community College Reviews

Updated June 2, 2014
Updated June 2, 2014
9 Reviews
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9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Making order out of chaos

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    Former Employee - NONE  in  Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - NONE in Paramus, NJ

    I worked at Bergen Community College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Collegiate environment and cohesive, forward-thinking co-workers. Very friendly and team-spirited on the surface. Excellent and realistic balance between work and life that is almost impossible to find in corporate culture.

    Cons

    Everything has a chain of command but no one seems to know what it is and it changes in midstream, just as you finally figure it out. Learning how to process a mailing took a conversation with four people who were all wrong. More time is wasted dealing with the simplest stuff that there can only be room for improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has changed since my time, thankfully. But tasks that need to be completed do not need four signatures and five forms to just get them done. More thought has to go into a place to stop the buck instead of passing it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Very

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paramus, NJ

    I have been working at Bergen Community College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The students, few faculty that are pioneers in their field, and very few staff members

    Cons

    Senior leadership, lack of processes and procedures, lack of a collegial and professional culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve or Perish

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    No communication, everyone working against each other, nothing gets done... the worst.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paramus, NJ

    I worked at Bergen Community College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Can take days off without much hassle.

    Cons

    No communication, everyone working against each other, nothing gets done, offices are getting moved around campus all the time, disorganization, most teachers and workers don't care about students or the school, it is just sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more opportunities to students and teachers that deserve it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    They don't care about employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bergen Community College full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    benefits, schedule and the students

    Cons

    The administration doesnt care about it's employees or treat them well - constantly making changes and not including people in decisions

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Political Nightmare

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bergen Community College

    Pros

    Students, some of the staff, community

    Cons

    Administration, staff, faculty, lack of planning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage by self-awareness and accountability and not by political expedience and fiat

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful experience teaching at BCC

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    Former Employee - Graphics Teacher  in  Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Graphics Teacher in Paramus, NJ

    I worked at Bergen Community College as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Taught classes for their Continuing Ed program. Everything was very organized. Students were great and very enthusiastic. My contacts in the admin roles were terrific.

    Cons

    Wish the programs I offered could have run more

    Recommends
  8.  

    Enjoyed working in BCC

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    Current Employee - Professional Tutor  in  Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Professional Tutor in Paramus, NJ

    I have been working at Bergen Community College part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -great culture and crowd.
    - Teacher training meeting
    - good facilities

    Cons

    I have no complaints about BCC. I just loved being there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No complaints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great benefits; overall satisfied

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paramus, NJ

    I have been working at Bergen Community College

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, Fridays off in summer, good environment and schedule, the few competent managers are an excellent benefit for the company

    Cons

    Many management positions are filled with incompetent people; difficulty in promoting change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees, give feedback

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bergen Community College

    Pros

    Great start for a career

    Cons

    It needs more funding for school

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise funds

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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