City Colleges of Chicago

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City Colleges of Chicago Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
56 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved It!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Services Professional  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Student Services Professional in Chicago, IL

    I worked at City Colleges of Chicago full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time in Student Services immensely! The students are valued and education is a priority! In addition, providing students with a community of support proved to be effective in their success! Great Benefits and time off! The culture of this community was awesome!

    Cons

    Poor teacher and student boundaries! Other than that, I didn't have many complaints!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider providing faculty and staff with professional development programs surrounding cultural differences and boundaries!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Just a job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City Colleges of Chicago

    Pros

    They offer good benefits and a good work/life balance depending on your position.

    Cons

    This company is a place that is all about titles. Unless you have a management position, you are treated as someone who is inferior. Even after working at different campuses, the treatment was the same. My opinion is that this is not a good place to work unless you have a management position or you don't have any aspirations for advancement opportunities. Good, hard working employees are rarely appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more respectful of all employees. Stop focusing so much on titles and look at them as people, your colleagues. Stop treating some of your employees as if they are inferior. You hired them for a reason.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Reinvention delivers!

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

    I have been working at City Colleges of Chicago

    Pros

    The regime change and the Reinvention overhaul of City Colleges is delivering on its promise. Student learning pathways have been put into place to insure that students get the support they need to graduate on time and enter the workforce. Teachers, advisors and administrators are excited to see the difference Reinvention is making in the lives of students and communities who need change most. There has been a sea change in the culture since this program began. Everything is now focused on supporting students retention and success.

    Cons

    The biggest con is that the system will not invest money in fairly compensating their adjunct instructors who are the heart, soul and backbone of all 7 campuses. They are on the front lines of Reinvention, yet they make only $110 per week to teach a 3 credit class, have no benefits, and work semester to semester on contract. Full time teaching opportunities are few and far between.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The inequality in the adjunct pay scale and quality of work life needs to be addressed. Keep investing in Reinvention, but don't lose site of those on the front lines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Full-time Faculty

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    Current Employee - Full-time Faculty-Technical
    Current Employee - Full-time Faculty-Technical

    I have been working at City Colleges of Chicago full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Central location, lots of opportunities to build partnerships and develop programs.

    Cons

    Disorganized, unstable administration, culture changes based on administrative changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    very inviting also helpfull.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City Colleges of Chicago full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great chance to explore my qualifications

    Cons

    get to experience the joy diversity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comment

  7.  

    Horrible experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City Colleges of Chicago

    Pros

    Very few god staff members, unfortunately he was fired for something that was stupid.

    Cons

    so much inside shady things going. At one of the schools I worked, one the staff members approved herself a loan just so she could to attend some class. They played favorites and treated our department like crap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not sure how it is now but I did visit and I got anxiety just being there, screw you CCC

  8.  

    Nice place

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at City Colleges of Chicago full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Collegiality among peers, centrally located near public transportation

    Cons

    New Management, broad changes afoot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold employees to task then let them work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great place to work especially as an instructor.

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

    I have been working at City Colleges of Chicago part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Lots of politics to consider.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should do a better job in providing support to staff.

  10.  

    Great!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City Colleges of Chicago full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of mobility within the company. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    There is a lack of communication throughout staff members and locations. Some people don't possess the right qualifications to lead .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Facilitation The Educational Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at City Colleges of Chicago full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Able to get promoted and work in various departments. Good benefits and the salary is decent.

    Cons

    You can make more with our degree if you work in the private sector, but it helps for you to love what you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spending more time taking into consideration ideas and suggestions from those working more directly with the students in changing policies and procedures which would help expedite various processes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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