CCL (Center for Creative Leadership)

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CCL (Center for Creative Leadership) Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
27 Reviews
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27 Reviews
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  1.  

    It's a nice place to work, but . . .

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CCL (Center for Creative Leadership) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Many nice people who are committed to the organization's mission
    - Beautiful campus and environment
    - On site, quality lunch at a very fair price
    - Four to five weeks of vacation, plus additional week off for holidays
    - Good benefits package, especially for lower level employees

    Cons

    - Slow moving, consensus driven, meeting obsessed culture
    - Distrust between top management and lower levels
    - Fear based management
    - Little action taken against toxic leaders or employees
    - Rampant political correctness
    Recipe for success: do your job, keep your head down, and don't make waves

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Friendly, brilliant people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Development in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Development in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at CCL (Center for Creative Leadership) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Meaningful work with the opportunity to improve people/leaders. The company provides amazing benefits - beautiful campus, amazing cafeteria, generous PTO, etc. Every team you work with is supportive. I continue to enjoy coming to work each and every day. CCL does a good job of developing their employees and meeting them halfway in where they want to take their career. I truly have become a better person/leader while working at CCL.

    Cons

    Pay was okay - that could be a bit better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have employees who have been with CCL make a better effort to include and interact w/ new employees at the Center.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great people, Great Mission

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at CCL (Center for Creative Leadership) full-time

    Pros

    The people you get to work with - internally and externally.

    Cons

    Decision making is slow. Business acumen could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - On Call Program Coordinator
    Current Employee - On Call Program Coordinator

    I have been working at CCL (Center for Creative Leadership) as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people here are great and always friendly, willing to help out and connect. Although it is a very professional organization, relationships are a priority. Higher ups have a developmental perspective which is great for new/up and coming people to get started. Great location with opportunities to learn more.

    Cons

    As an on-call, benefits are non existent. Hours are early and it is hard to say whether or not opportunities will open up to change that. High pressure to perform and make sure everything is perfect for the client but overall it is a good experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I love my job!

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    Current Employee - Senior Faculty in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Faculty in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at CCL (Center for Creative Leadership) full-time

    Pros

    Compelling mission, dedicated employees, interesting and challenging clients; lots of flexibility and generous vacation; beautiful work location; employees who truly care about one another; lots of support from management, I feel trusted and trust most others

    Cons

    Slow to move and make decisions; challenging to stay ahead of the competition as a non-profit; salaries are lower, but other aspects more than compensate for that, in my opinion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on the employee value proposition...we are not like other organizations and that is what makes all the difference

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to Work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CCL (Center for Creative Leadership) as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great benefits.

    Cons

    Organization moves slowly. Not innovative when it comes to biz dev or technology outside the classroom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovate!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful place to belong

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at CCL (Center for Creative Leadership) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Meaningful work, great colleagues, extraordinary mission, beautiful workplaces, generous time off, good focus on personal balance. I have colleagues who are friends at CCL. CCL is focused on you as a whole person and not just as a cog in a wheel. We work with regard for one another.

    Cons

    Sometimes decision making can be too consensual and slow. Pay is okay. Benefits are stronger. A real idea place with a need for more acumen around execution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on getting the financial house in order.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work if you are a professional-level employee.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at CCL (Center for Creative Leadership) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, working conditions, highly-educated workforce.

    Cons

    Lower-level (hourly) employees are considered expendable and are often treated poorly. Favoritism runs rampant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Favoritism (employees being treated differently) by middle-level managers needs to be curtailed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Worst company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CCL (Center for Creative Leadership) full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    no pros for this co

    Cons

    very very very political, you have to be favorite to work for this company the HR manager has no balls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat ur employee wright and train ur managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I cannot think of a better place to work in making a difference for leaders around the world

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Faculty in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Faculty in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at CCL (Center for Creative Leadership) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    the people we work with and the clients we are privileged to work for.

    Cons

    new branding and moving to a more consultant approach to our work w/o losing what made us a leader I the industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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