College of Lake County
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www.clcillinois.edu Grayslake, IL

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Updated Apr 9, 2014

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Temporary cashier at bookstore

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at College of Lake County part-time for less than a year

ProsManagement was great! Worked around your schedule if you had any time constraints.

ConsCan't think of anything I would change.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lack of technology and staff is conservative

Adult Education Administrative (Former Employee)
Grayslake, IL

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

Prosstudent body is diversified, but staff is not. Most are old-school folks that only consult amongst themselves.

ConsLow salaries, lack of communication, and not a very competitive environment to stirr up growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementHigher younger and more tech-friendly personnel.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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IT leadership is the worst. CIO is disfunctional, no leadership skills and a mile wide and 1/2 inch deep.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsGood Benifits
Excellent User Service Team in place
Support of other Directors

ConsTerrible CIO Leadership
Position was a Directorship
CIO does not respect others opinions
CIO takes credit of other's ideas

Advice to Senior ManagementRemove current CIO

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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College of Lake County, community college

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at College of Lake County

Pros-Health Benefits
-Career Development-Education
-Fitness Center
-Resources
-Staff

Cons-Leadership/Management
-Salary
-Advancement/Mobility
-Lack of innovation/creativity -status quo

Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds better leadership and organizational effectiveness to better enhance the culture, moral and environment of the institution overall

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very good experience, Students are the best customers.

Temporary Cashier (Former Employee)
Grayslake, IL

I worked at College of Lake County part-time for less than a year

ProsMost of the students are the nicest customers your going to find in customer service, Management was very good, training made us very comfortable. Everyone was nice to work. i was starting a different job the same time as this one and it was hard to handle two jobs and school at the same time, they were able to work with my schedule to make everything a little bit easier.

ConsThe position was only temporary, They dont put a lot of trust in their temporary cashiers, Not allowed to have your cell phone or wallet with you while on the floor. Financial aid is collected in a very old school way which wastes a lot of paper. someone could buy a pen on financial aid for 59 cents they would have to use at least 5 pieces of paper for this transaction.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind out what other schools do with financial aid, my school doesnt do things like CLC, we save a lot more paper.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Management (Former Employee)
Grayslake, IL

I worked at College of Lake County full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThe benefits package is ridiculously generous....best i have ever experienced.
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ConsThe place has dysfunctional culture. Too much employee turnover and too much a trustee - driven organization.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Poor communication and horrible employee training.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Grayslake, IL

I have been working at College of Lake County part-time for less than a year

ProsEmployee benefits are good like accumulating sick days and tuition waivers for spouse and children. It's a job. You can get promoted to another dept quickly especially if someone likes you better.

ConsOne of the worst places I have worked for in my entire 30 years of work history. This place is so backwards. Lack of formal job training for new employees is terrible. The only formal "training" you get from HR is how to use the phone, use Microsoft Outlook, sexual harassment and the standard HR policies every company has. The rest is basically up to you depending on your direct supervisor's personality. Depending on your position, your supervisor may take you around and have you meet people you will be working with in other depts or not depending on their management style, then after that, you have to figure alot of stuff out on your own and all while trying to help students answer their questions who need help themselves. The senior management is so far removed from the day to day activities of each department they have no clue how things operate and how their constant policy changes affect the employees. Many people I have met during my short stay her is that both employees and people who work with the college have the same opinion - how disorganized this place is. Do whatever you want is the philosophy on your job, but then someone will come back and tell you how you did it wrong. Working between depts is horrible, many errors and confusion between lots of people makes for a crappy place to work if you have to work with a lot of depts often.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet your act together because this place is so disorganized. If you were a for profit company, you'd be out of business already.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Grayslake, IL

I have been working at College of Lake County

ProsLove the educational and cooperative nature of CLC

ConsColleges are not run like a business and are often slow in the operations side.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at College of Lake County for less than a year

ProsWorking at the College of Lake County provides great resources for those who are interested in developing their personal education and skills, while bettering the lives of others. There are always opportunities to expand your role within the college.

ConsLike many workplaces, there are politics that can get pretty tricky. If you stay out of those, then you're golden.

Advice to Senior ManagementReviewing staff is really important. Everyone deserves to have a job, and yet the staff owes their jobs to the students. People that are not performing to that standard should have to prove themselves. Job security should not be determined by number of years worked, but rather performance on the job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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