Central Piedmont Community College

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Central Piedmont Community College Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
30 Reviews
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  1.  

    Overall, a great place to work with people that care about students.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Central Piedmont Community College

    Pros

    Flexibility is allowed with childcare; co-workers are happy to be there. Can be a great team environment.

    Cons

    Low salary, politically charged environment, so much work with not enough time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fund ways to provide employees with bonuses or incentives.

  2.  

    Math Tutor at the Academic Learning Center

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    Former Employee - Math Tutor  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Math Tutor in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Central Piedmont Community College part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Professional working atmosphere with great enviroment

    Cons

    Unorganized administration and no evaluation process of employees work, there for no quality management process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career Development counseling would be appreciated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Great workplace atmosphere among all satellite campuses.

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    Current Employee - Special Events Assistant  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Special Events Assistant in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Central Piedmont Community College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They really encourage creativity in the Student Life department. New ideas to reach and further develop students are always welcomed.

    Cons

    PT staff are sometimes overlooked for some of the professional development opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to really get to know your PT staff. In some cases/departments they are just as valuable as your FT employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Wanting-to-work there kind of atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Friendly, pleasant and relaxing working environment, in general. Co-workers were amazingly awesome. Loved to interact with students, seeing them grow with knowledge, skills and confidence.

    Cons

    Not enough diversity, no personal growth for deaf PT staff and often overlooked for some of the professional development opportunities, even if they have college degree and skills are noticeably equal to hearing employees. Slow and disorganized in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include some more diversity, not just to one department but others as well, spread them out, representing CPCC much more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great place to work, but compensation is below average (even for the higher ed sector)

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of freedom to determine your own path at CPCC, but that is mostly because there is more work than qualified people. Management makes a strong effort to offset many of the negative aspects of working for the college by maintaining a functional balance of work and personal life. Because it tends to operate in an abnormal fashion (given the organizations size), CPCC has been able to establish pockets of unusually talented individuals, but those pockets are diminishing over time.

    Cons

    Salaries are an average of 20-40% less than comparable salaries in higher education (in Charlotte), and maybe half of what you would see for a comparable position in the private sector. There is also a staggering amount of bureaucracy and FUD that gets thrown around, mostly by long term employees who have little else to contribute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Student experience will suffer without talented faculty and staff, and the school will continue to lose talent as long as salaries lag so far behind.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Assistant
    Former Employee - Program Assistant

    I worked at Central Piedmont Community College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexible work schedules and work locations depending on your department. Very relaxed atmosphere at satellite campuses. Good benefits, little to no cost for benefit premiums. Good culture and down to earth people to work with. Fun environment. Vacation and sick accrued separately with option to roll over certain amount of hours. Holiday schedule followed public school system, even on snow days.

    Cons

    Odds of getting promoted or moving to higher position was very slim. Hard to get out of the department you're in. Budget issues caused little to no pay raises for a number of years as well as furloughs. Some areas have micromanagers. Some positions are budget based and could be eliminated at any time. Constant departmental changes within management.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Big college, but lots of employees limits growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Central Piedmont Community College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits are decent, and 3-day weekends are nice in the summer. The Central Campus feels more like a university than a community college and is convenient to shops and restaurants during lunch breaks. My coworkers were friendly. I got along fine with management and was recognized by my department several times for helping coworkers.

    Cons

    As others have said, state funding is tight and CPCC is a huge college with 70000 students and several hundred employees. That means pay is lower than other sector jobs, and about the only way to get "promoted" is to apply for a higher paying job at the college.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do you really have to have 8 or so people on an interview panel for low-level jobs? I saw several very nervous candidates who may have been good workers not get hired because several interviewers greatly preferred candidates who were calm.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    CPCC is a great place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Central Piedmont Community College

    Pros

    CPCC is a great place to work

    Cons

    I can think of no cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

  10.  

    Big place-- Good people for the most part--

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Central Piedmont Community College full-time

    Pros

    Community College-- has good benefits from the state of NC

    Cons

    Some policies are hard to navigate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk to more people who are your support before making policy changes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    College and Career Readiness Department

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Central Piedmont Community College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked with great people and even greater students. Relaxed atmosphere. Flexible schedule because of school calendar. Beautiful campus, convenient to uptown Charlotte.

    Cons

    Inefficient and unorganized. State funding is always tight, so a lot of uncertainty about jobs for people in the department. A lot of competition for the very few full time positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize technology and implement electronic record systems for improved efficiency and better service to students.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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