Community College of Baltimore County

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Community College of Baltimore County Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    The head of the Department is a great leader and everyone makes you feel welcomed

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Community College of Baltimore County

    Pros

    Great working community and good students overall

    Cons

    No full time professor work in art department

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Government job to a T

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Employment Specialist in Catonsville, MD
    Former Employee - Employment Specialist in Catonsville, MD

    I worked at Community College of Baltimore County

    Pros

    Gained Experience, management trying to change culture

    Cons

    Political infighting with HR Department, Long term government employees putting in time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to break away from state employment regulations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Being an Adjunct Professor at CCBC has been the most rewarding work experience of my life.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Adjunct Professor in Dundalk, MD
    Current Contractor - Adjunct Professor in Dundalk, MD

    I have been working at Community College of Baltimore County as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The staff is incredible and the work gives me great satisfaction. I have grown tremendously as a human being and an instructor.

    Cons

    Being an adjunct professor is inherently a part time position so my hours are limited to 28 a week maximum and they only pay per class hour, no prep time or benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest about growth opportunities and chances to advance. Every semester is a last minute scramble to get the class hours you need to survive, you may need to take on another part time job in order to make ends meet. On the flip side, your hourly rate can go up and is pretty generous at $28 per/hour after one raise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Teacher at CCBC for 4 years

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

    I have been working at Community College of Baltimore County full-time

    Pros

    Time for family if you are a teacher

    Cons

    Poor pay for the degree and salary cap if you don't move up in rank

  6.  

    Awesome place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Catonsville, MD
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Catonsville, MD

    I have been working at Community College of Baltimore County full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    ◦Learning and being trained on new systems
    ◦Challenging and Rewarding projects
    ◦Sent to professional conferences
    ◦Wonderful department and co-workers with real sense of camaraderie
    ◦Professional Development Day on campus
    ◦Work Life Balance

    HR benefits are awesome!! I'll repeat - they are incredibly awesome compared to the corporate world
    ◦Employee Tuition paid for any CCBC classes credit or non-credit
    ◦Employee Tuition reimbursement for other institutes
    ◦Tuition reimbursement for spouse and children if attending CCBC
    ◦7.5 hour work days
    ◦Excellent health benefits
    ◦Maryland State Retirement benefits

    PTO:
    ◦Holidays - 9 holidays plus Spring break & Winter break (19 days a yr)
    ◦Vacation - 20 days per year for Administrators and 12-month Faculty; 10 days per year for Classified Employees, with increases every 5 years to maximum of 20 days
    ◦Sick - 12 days first year, 18 days after 1+ years
    ◦3 days personal, 4 days family illness, 2 religious holidays

    Staff & Staff/Family events throughout the year:
    ◦Free Italian Ice/Snow Balls for all employees one day each year
    ◦Free staff exercise classes offered at lunch time (aerobics & yoga)
    ◦Potluck luncheons
    ◦Bring Your Child to Work Day
    ◦Service Recognition Luncheon
    ◦Topping Off Ceremony for new bldgs on campus
    ◦Free lunch several days a year at events such as Fall Focus, Professional Development Day, Annual Meet & Greet, Holiday Open Houses, Teaching Learning Fair, Retirement Luncheons, Dept Luncheons, etc.
    ◦Free & Discounted tickets to Campus Concerts, Recitals, Theatre Productions, & Campus Observatory
    ◦Yearly Crab Feast & Yearly Five Star Gala

    Ten reasons why a university job is better than a corporate job:
    1. Job Security
    2. Gym
    3. Library
    4. Interesting and Rewarding Projects
    5. Tuition Discounts
    6. Vacation / Time Off
    7. Commitment to Standards
    8. Work Week Hours
    9. Health Insurance / Benefits
    10. Campus Community

    Cons

    ◦Less pay than in the corporate environment
    ◦Three weeks at beginning of Fall Semester and 2 weeks at beginning of Spring Semester that are "ALL HANDS" when no one can take time off

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Working at CCBC

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Community College of Baltimore County as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits,...collegial work environment

    Cons

    Very slow to advertise and fill positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to consider fresh new look.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Satisfied as Adjunct Instructor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Community College of Baltimore County

    Pros

    Flexibility, Availability of resources, Support

    Cons

    Uncertainty of courses due to enrollment

  9.  

    Nice environment, Co-workers are just ok

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

    I have been working at Community College of Baltimore County part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Alot of downtime. Get to meet new students all the time. Make friendships. Workload was not heavy.

    Cons

    Favoritism. Training is vague and cannot ask management for help. The interview process is ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All processes and systems should be the same across the board. Management needs to be trained better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    An Adjunct Teacher's View Point

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Esol Teacher in Essex, MD
    Current Employee - Esol Teacher in Essex, MD

    I have been working at Community College of Baltimore County part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great students especially foreign born students studying English. They are hard-working and very appreciative of their teachers' efforts on their parts.

    Cons

    Poor administration of certain programs. There is insufficient pre-admission testing and interviewing. The testing mechanisms for placement in ESL classes needs to be revised and made to include a personal interview similar to the language OPI placement test.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have Dept. Chairs and Program Directors evaluated by adjunct and full time teachers.
    Give teachers with higher degrees and long time experience elsewhere compensation in line with their years in teaching and expertise.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    very positive; challenging and rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professor in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Professor in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Community College of Baltimore County full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I love the job, the collegiality, and the autonomy.

    Cons

    Often, the students are very poorly prepared.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Sandra Kurtinitis, the president; she is outstanding and very human,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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