Chicago School of Professional Psychology

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Updated March 21, 2015
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  1. Positive and innovative

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chicago School of Professional Psychology

    Pros

    Fair compensation for higher ed, plenty of professional development opportunities, friendly work environment, great benefits!

    Cons

    --Poor technology. Their IT team is solid but they need to have the funding to update and improve systems.
    --Disorganized reporting system. Need clearer departments and reporting structures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prioritize better service to the students (improved technology, improved customer service--students want in person service). Improve relations between staff and faculty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Unsophisticated cult-like operation.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago School of Professional Psychology

    Pros

    Competent faculty and nice people overall.

    Cons

    Poor infrastructure and leadership results in a languishing institution. A broken record of poor planning led by leadership lacking basic business and interpersonal skills and ability to rally staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management and business training is sorely needed, especially at the executive level. Look at value that employees bring to the table, regardless if they have a graduate degree or not.

  3. Graduate Assistant

    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Chicago School of Professional Psychology part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, friendly staff and supportive environment

    Cons

    Repetitive work
    Limited Hours
    Work isn't very challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    A For-Profit Masquerading as a Non-Profit

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    Former Employee - Faculty in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Faculty in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Chicago School of Professional Psychology full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    TCSPP is a regionally accredited institution - for now.

    Cons

    I did not detect a serious interest in the well-being or development of students. Instead, there was a serious interest in "retaining" students. Administrators run TCS like a corporation. Faculty members have little or no influence on how teaching actually happens. Faculty are broken into numerous categories to divide the faculty. Faculty are not invited to join a faculty senate or any similar body. Department faculty meetings focus on "numbers", rather than on real issues. Many faculty members, and the president, are former graduates. About 50% of the people who work at TCS are graduates of TCS. That means that a lot of them are used to the non-academic atmosphere and are completely unmotivated to move the institution in a positive direction. They think that things are fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run TCS like a college and not like the University of Phoenix megacorporation.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Top Heavy Org.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago School of Professional Psychology full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and working w/ the students.

    Cons

    You do not matter if you have "Staff" connected to your name. Years of service mean nothing to this institution--you will be tossed aside like yesterday's garbage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the current administrative infrastructure!

    Doesn't Recommend
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  7. 2 people found this helpful

    I don't recommend it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago School of Professional Psychology (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The employees and the teachers are great to work with and really create a good learning environment.

    Cons

    Run like a for-profit. Business decisions are based on dollars, and nothing more. Employees are not valued at all, in fact most employees are treated as short-term workers. If you'd like to work here, you'd better believe in the mission, because management neither believes or behaves like they value their mission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't care to share any because I have never seen any evidence that management listens to anyone but themselves. The administration is going to run this school into the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  8. Excellent school with progressive ideas and programs

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago School of Professional Psychology

    Pros

    Comprehensive psychology programs with proven outcomes.

    Cons

    A lot of teaching os required with less emphasis on research. But, this is the model woth practitioner-scholars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to what has worked in the past as changes are not always needed. Progression is good, but respect must be paid to the history of organizations.

  9. Professional

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chicago School of Professional Psychology part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A very professional company to work for.

    Cons

    Adjunct pay is problematic, but this is probably a wider issue than just this institution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Excellent People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chicago School of Professional Psychology part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great office, unique atmosphere, young and energetic, always growing. Gained some valuable experience. Fun location downtown at 7th and Grand. I would absolutely recommend for someone looking to get into higher education administration.

    Cons

    Parking downtown can be tough without a parking lot, or some sort of compensation. Not as much room for growth as I would have liked, but they do hire from within for certain positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep developing talent in house. Don't stop growing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Great learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Financial Aid Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Aid Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Chicago School of Professional Psychology part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was good as a student worker.

    Cons

    Very little training provided from the start. You learn as you go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Proper training would make better workers.

    Recommends

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