Community College of Baltimore County

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Community College of Baltimore County Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
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  1.  

    Awesome place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for 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
  2.  

    Working at CCBC

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Community College of Baltimore County as an intern for 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
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    Nice environment, Co-workers are just ok

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisor
    Current Employee - Advisor

    I have been working at Community College of Baltimore County part-time for 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
  6.  

    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 for 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
  7.  

    very positive; challenging and rewarding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for 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
  8.  

    All good but the director

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Community College of Baltimore County

    Pros

    Coworkers are friendly and supportive

    Cons

    Director is moody and constantly changes expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay closer attention to staff complaints...they're true

  9.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Director in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Good support from division management.

    Cons

    Long hours if you work in upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop saying "A student is a student!" All students are not treated equally.

  10.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Assistant  in  Owings Mills, MD
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Owings Mills, MD

    I worked at Community College of Baltimore County part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at the Community College of Baltimore County. It was nice to be in a college environment, I took classes and was reimbursed and the people I worked with were great. I enjoyed helping students and professors.

    Cons

    Their was a hiring freeze and there were no raises for the five years I worked their. That was tough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Owings Mills building is moving and that is a great thing. The Owings Mills campus building needs to be torn down or renovated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great in many ways, but there are downsides, too ...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Professor  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Community College of Baltimore County full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great salary for the field, great benefits, flexible schedule (usually). Most co-workers are collegial.

    Cons

    Afraid to evaluate teacher effectiveness but willing to mandate teaching methods. Many roads lead to Rome! That is, there are many ways to be an effective teacher. Arriving in Rome should be the emphasis, not the route taken!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Faculty who run for the senate tend to be those who feel strongly about their own viewpoints: they may not represent their peers. Don't rubber-stamp every senate proposal; those that limit academic freedom or penalize all students to avoid the minor transgressions of a few should be publicized prior to approval. Too often, the first notification of a proposal to general faculty is its approval.

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