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City Colleges of Chicago Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
54 Reviews

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    Loved It!

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    Former Employee - Student Services Professional  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Student Services Professional in Chicago, IL

    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!

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    Great!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
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    Wellness Center is a Great Resource

    Former Employee - Wellness Center Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Wellness Center Intern in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    The Wellness Center Manager is a great supervisor. She stays up to date on clients, and she is a great source of support if you have any questions.

    Cons

    Teachers and administrators don't always understand the purpose of the Wellness Center.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Wellness Center needs to be supported by teachers and guidance counselors. Some of the best referrals we get are from guidance counselors that recognize outside factors are impacting a student's performance in the classroom. We also get quite a few clients from doing simple 5 minute classroom presentations at the beginning of the year, but not all teachers are cooperative. This should be made mandatory to have these done in the first few weeks of each semester.

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    Great city job with excellent benefits.

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    Current Employee - Academic Advisor  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    The pay is great. The environment is laid-back. Not sales oriented so no stress to meet any goals. You get to help others achieve their goals.

    Cons

    Truthfully, I have t found any downside to being an academic advisor with the city colleges. It's much better than my old advising position with a for profit college.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Reinvention delivers!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

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  7.  

    very inviting also helpfull.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great chance to explore my qualifications

    Cons

    get to experience the joy diversity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comment

  8.  

    Nice place

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

    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

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  9.  

    Great place to work especially as an instructor.

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

    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.  

    Facilitation The Educational Experience

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

    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.

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  11.  

    Exciting time of innovation and change at Daley College.

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

    Pros

    Best part is working with many talented colleagues who are creating improvements in academic programs, student life, student services, and business partnerships. Daley's innovations include new tutoring services, better adult remedial programs and expanded services.

    Cons

    Intense workload. The result of the regime change has been better student outcomes and better enrollment but some staff have low morale due to increased workload and the leaving of long-time colleagues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more staff to better handle the workload.

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