Cambridge College (Massachusetts)

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Cambridge College (Massachusetts) Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
13 Reviews

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    Be careful....

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    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Cambridge College (Massachusetts) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I made some great friends while working here and was able to gain some skills to launch my professional career.

    Cons

    The management of this college is, and has been, atrocious. Employees have 0% faith in college leadership. I had 3 bosses in 4 years because they kept getting laid off. Middle level employees are doing all of the work and senoir level has nothing to offer. Also, widespread blatant pay disparities for the same position and qualifications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a pay cut, take some continuing ed classes in Leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Cambridge College is truly for the working class who now wish to have a degree.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Cambridge College (Massachusetts) part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you have worked all of your life but have never been to school than this is a great place for education as they work with you in developing the learning module to suit your needs.

    Cons

    If you don't have a niche than this is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management cares but if they don't see you helping of yourself than you are left out; as another moves ahead. Chess players would do well with this environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Cambridge College

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cambridge College (Massachusetts) for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits and management is working to change the work place culture.

    Cons

    The work place culture is horror able

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    NO!

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    Former Employee - Lead Idiot  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Lead Idiot in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Cambridge College (Massachusetts) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No Pro's available at this place.

    Cons

    Everything inside the building would be considered a Con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit and start over

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    It has major ups and downs

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Cambridge College (Massachusetts) part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Many committed professionals and engaging students

    Cons

    Lack of communication and collaboration among various constituencies.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Undiscovered but Valuable Entity

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    Former Employee - Assistant to Director of Ecommerce  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant to Director of Ecommerce in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Cambridge College (Massachusetts) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great learning experience with great internal support.

    Cons

    No real network after graduation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create and establish solid networking events and an awards recognition of alumni's who are doing great things in the community,

    Recommends
  8.  

    Promises to help you succeed, helps you to fail

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Cambridge College (Massachusetts) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent salary, some pretty amazing hard working staff, good health plan

    Cons

    Staff is unappreciated, not encouraged to grow, not allowed to advance. Requests made for safety of staff and students widely ignored. Concerns about threatening coworkers not followed up on. Abusive staff members kept on, despite repeated reports. Lack of open communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use your staff to their strengths and acknowledge their successes. Learn about accommodating disabilities instead of stigmatizing staff and students. Make it worthwhile for your strongest, motivated workers to stay on instead of losing them to better organizations.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  9.  

    Great college with excellent mission... but the leadership?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cambridge College (Massachusetts) full-time

    Pros

    Academics are truly top notch, and at an affordable price considering the location.

    Cons

    Working for the college you begin to discover the many problems that plague Higher Ed. They are more amplified at Cambridge however, to the point where it is downright dysfunctional at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to bust the unions. Accept the fact that the college has 3 unions and look to support the mission of the college instead of focusing so much attention on breaking the unions, which in turn breaks the employees, staff, administrators and faculty!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Employees wary of for-profit college model beware

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    Former Employee - Writing Lab Tutor  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Writing Lab Tutor in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Cambridge College (Massachusetts) part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Many of the students start out highly self-motivated, but fade in time when they are not supported and have been squeezed for their last dollar. Students do not seem to know they are enrolled in a for-profit school, which is much more expensive than other schools in the area.

    Cons

    Students are seen as revenue sources, not as individuals striving to succeed; teaching is lousy; academic support available is limited. School of Education and School of Counseling & Psychology do a poor job of preparing students to be successful practitioners in their fields.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    I found the organization to be highly dysfunctional in its business practices

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    Former Employee - Business  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Business in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Cambridge College (Massachusetts) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Helping disadvantaged students achieve academic goals. Inner-city campus location near central and harvard square (great lunch time options) and the school of management is located right on the waterfront.

    Cons

    Total lack of strategic planning and non-collaborative work environment.. Lack of communication within the organization as a whole. Departmental barriers make it difficult to get anything done effectively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Total reorganization needed including a more robust and active senior management team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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