College of DuPage

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College of DuPage Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
24 Reviews
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24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Tutor for College of Dupage

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    Former Employee - Professional Tutor  in  Glen Ellyn, IL
    Former Employee - Professional Tutor in Glen Ellyn, IL

    I worked at College of DuPage part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Part time work, able to request time off easily, only worked during the academic year so got Christmas break, Spring Break, Fall Break, etc.

    Cons

    a lot of paperwork to get started, segregation between departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More cohesive plan

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  2.  

    Great school, great place to work, but not perfect.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Glen Ellyn, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Ellyn, IL

    I have been working at College of DuPage part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    lots of room to grow, great support system, great diversity, beautiful campus, new technology, great teachers, friendly staff, lots to do on campus

    Cons

    definitely a hierarchy (they aren't afraid to show which departments are more important than others), pay could be better, sometimes people won't even bother replying to your email

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    Good School but they don't care about their part time adjuncts.

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    Current Employee - Part Time Adjunct Instructor  in  Glyn Ellen, IN
    Current Employee - Part Time Adjunct Instructor in Glyn Ellen, IN

    I have been working at College of DuPage part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great school. They care about our military. Good food!

    Cons

    They only hire part time adjuncts. Limited amount of credits to teach a year. Don't ever expect to be full time here. They couldn't care less about you. No mentors. Not very organized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire full timers. Take suggestions. Give new employees a mentor to contact. Don't get "annoyed" when contacted by your part time faculty, its our job to ask questions!

    Recommends
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    Excellent place to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Glen Ellyn, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Ellyn, IL

    I worked at College of DuPage part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, opportunities for growth, regular raises, friendly environment, steady workload. I was able to take time off for vacations without any disruption to my work.

    Cons

    Honestly, none. This was the best job I ever had. It would only be a con for someone that likes a rigid schedule and constant supervision- because my job was the opposite of that.

    Recommends
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    Top-notch community college

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor  in  Glen Ellyn, IL
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Glen Ellyn, IL

    I have been working at College of DuPage part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Professional environment. New or newly-renovated buildings with technology in the classroom. Hard-working faculty all aiming for the success of the students. Excellent academic programs in a huge range of subjects. Day or evening teaching opportunities.

    Cons

    If a class or program does not get enough enrollment, classes do get cancelled. There is little to no chance for part-time faculty to move into a full-time teaching position unless someone leaves.

    Recommends
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  7.  

    It's OK

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at College of DuPage

    Pros

    Benefits are good; salaries are competitive and the campus is very nice. It has been remodeled and has a lot of new buildings and offerings.

    Cons

    There are some people who should not be managers. Why they were chosen and why they are allowed to supervise other people, not sure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train managers to be managers and then make sure they are held to the task. Otherwise, don't hire them into the job just because you want to fill the opening so quickly.

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    I ran one of the computer lab for one of the departments

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    Former Employee - Lab Manager  in  Glen Ellyn, IL
    Former Employee - Lab Manager in Glen Ellyn, IL

    I worked at College of DuPage part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The best part of working there was, never worked past 9pm. I also like dealing with the students.

    Cons

    I did not having to work weekends. I also did not like the relatively low pay either. They also forced us to pay into a retirement plan called SURS.

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Lead  in  Glen Ellyn, IL
    Former Employee - Front Desk Lead in Glen Ellyn, IL

    I worked at College of DuPage full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work-life balance since it's an office job. depending on what department you're in, you'll be off on all the holidays and weekends and summer hours are shorter.

    Cons

    the department i was in does get enough activity. it can get boring sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  10.  

    Great collaborations

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    Former Employee - Clerical Assistant  in  Glen Ellyn, IL
    Former Employee - Clerical Assistant in Glen Ellyn, IL

    I worked at College of DuPage part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working with energetic people; flexible time

    Cons

    Nothing bad besides playing politics which interferes the department's continuous work.

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  11.  

    Good job, bad communication

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Glen Ellyn, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Ellyn, IL

    I worked at College of DuPage part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is a nice place to work. The full-time employees got good benefits and time off. Some office positions also get lighter hours during the summer. There is a lot available on campus to change up the day like gym access, a cafeteria, galleries, and other COD events worth checking out on lunch breaks. Most of my contacts from COD still work here and it's not hard to see why. I miss working here and would have stayed if I could have.

    Cons

    Communication could be bad between divisions and a lot of people didn't know the proper procedures or where to direct people. A small example of this is that I was frequently redirecting calls that had been misdirected to us by other employees at the college.

    Some divisions were run well, others were notoriously hard to deal with. HR was one that struggled with communication and frustrated a lot of other divisions. It could take months to get a response from them. Better communication between divisions is essential for smoother operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on communication between divisions and educating staff about the college overall.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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