Cambridge College (Massachusetts)
2.2 of 5 12 reviews
www.cambridgecollege.edu Cambridge, MA

Cambridge College (Massachusetts) Reviews

Updated May 20, 2014
Cambridge College (Massachusetts) – Chesapeake – “Classroom”

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsThe work place culture is horror able

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    Cambridge College is truly for the working class who now wish to have a degree.

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsIf 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    NO!

    Lead Idiot (Former Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsNo Pro's available at this place.

    ConsEverything inside the building would be considered a Con.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit and start over

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It has major ups and downs

    Adjunct Faculty (Former Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsMany committed professionals and engaging students

    ConsLack of communication and collaboration among various constituencies.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Assistant to Director of Ecommerce (Former Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsGreat learning experience with great internal support.

    ConsNo real network after graduation

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Promises to help you succeed, helps you to fail

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

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

    ConsStaff 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 Senior ManagementUse 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsWorking 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 Senior ManagementStop 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!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Employees wary of for-profit college model beware

    Writing Lab Tutor (Former Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsMany 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.

    ConsStudents 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I found the organization to be highly dysfunctional in its business practices

    Business (Former Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsHelping 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.

    ConsTotal 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 Senior ManagementTotal reorganization needed including a more robust and active senior management team.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    There is a complete lack of communication between departments and between main campus and the regional centers.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Chesapeake, VA

    ProsOpportunity to help non-traditional students fulfill their desire to meet their higher education goals. They also offer free tuition to employees and their dependents after one year of employment.

    Cons- Complete lack of communication between departments. There is no trick-down of information once decisions are made at main campus. The regional centers are never updated with new paperwork or student form, we usually come across them online by accident. There's also a complete lack of accountability if someone makes a mistake. It's all a blame game, and they frequently throw you under the bus and rub your face in the mistake if you're the one who made it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate with your employees! Create a standard operating procedure that notifies all employees of new policies and procedures beyond e-mails to Center Directors. We should also have more frequent employee meetings college-wide to voice concerns, with follow-up with recommendations for improvement. We've had meetings in the past with no change in procedure or behavior. Pointless.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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