Community College of Philadelphia

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Community College of Philadelphia Reviews

Updated May 6, 2014
Updated May 6, 2014
16 Reviews

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  1.  

    One of the best attributes of CCP is the great people.

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    Former Employee - Student Worker  in  Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Phila, PA

    I worked at Community College of Philadelphia as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I always looked forward to going to work, the pleasant working environment was soothing.

    Cons

    Ironically, some of the students were difficult to deal with. Ironic, because I was a student at the time.

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    It always pays to treat your staff with dignity and grace.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Student helper

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    Current Employee - Computer Helper  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Computer Helper in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Community College of Philadelphia part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay all time, help people

    Cons

    Dont have much timrme to work

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    Special event organizer

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    Current Employee - Event Assistant
    Current Employee - Event Assistant

    I have been working at Community College of Philadelphia part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It is a great place to work

    Cons

    There are no huge salaries

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    The experience at community college of Philadelphia was rewarding.

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    Former Employee - Student  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Student in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Community College of Philadelphia as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    I think the best reason to work at community college of Philadelphia was being around the college environment ...

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    There were no down falls to working there. i enjoyed ever minute there from management to my co-worker and students I was able to assist on a daily basis.

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    Don't change anything.

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  6.  

    Great place to work; doing great things for the residents of Philadelphia

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Faculty & staff are top notch

    Cons

    Be prepared, you will be expected to work hard, but it's gratifying work

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    None

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  7.  

    Great experience, very glad to have gone to CCP

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    Former Employee - Student  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Student in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    It is a nice, mostly pleasant work environment. Excellent value. They are very accommodating to special circumstances and genuinely want to help you with your career.

    Cons

    The office structure can sometimes be very disorganized and hard to navigate which complicates getting things done a bit, however once you get more familiar with the offices and administrators it gets easier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make college policies and procedures outlined clearly for students

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  8.  

    Prospective of interpersonal student problem solving.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Community College of Philadelphia as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Develops you as a Professional Learner in your gift.

    Cons

    The process is already framed in the time frame of someone other than you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If, possible, try identify the gift and learning ability of the student and reasonable time frame in which it can be accomplished.

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  9.  

    Part-time employment, Full-time disengagement

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    Former Employee - Academic Mentor  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Academic Mentor in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Community College of Philadelphia part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Had the opportunity to teach out-of-school youth how to organize and develop their academic goals through career development and establishing effective study habits.

    Cons

    Aloofness is not conducive to a work environment within an academic institution.
    Miscommunication between entry-level and senior management led to poor delegation of high priority tasks and mediocre execution of deliverables to student body.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold employees accountable for their actions. Micro-manage your team. Efface blurred lines of communication and delegate roles accordingly. Follow-up is crucial to efficient teamwork.

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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to get a part time job during you are a student.

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    Current Employee - Math Tutor  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Math Tutor in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Community College of Philadelphia part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good working environment and good studying atmosphere.

    Cons

    nothing that I feel bad.

  11.  

    Hard to move up if you are entry level and/or part-time

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Community College of Philadelphia part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Great colleagues, new buildings and renovations on all campuses
    -Benefits: great if you are full-time, decent if you are part-time. Tuition remission, dental/medical are fully paid for full-time employees. Tuition remission is 1 class for part-time and 2 classes after 2 years and employees pay into their medical/dental - coverage is great for what you pay.
    -Fun events year-around that foster positive employee morale
    -Diverse staff, faculty, and student population
    -Professional development is there if you take advantage of it (online trainings and every semester on campus)
    -Some members of administration are very encouraging and supportive in helping you utilize your best skills - I feel valued by my supervisor and department
    -Some of the instructors are incredible educators with passion for their jobs

    Cons

    -Almost no opportunities to move up if you are entry level or part-time - I work 2 jobs to sustain myself. I can't get another job on campus because it would put me in full-time status and they would have to pay benefits - even if you have the skills and excellent performance reviews, if you don't have their narrow definition of "experience" you are stuck in your position.
    -I haven't had a raise in years due to a quarrel between the union and administration
    -Some departments lack communication skills and are not helpful to students
    -Some members of the union have been around for a long time and have grown comfortable with doing very little
    -Some students come to my office often frustrated from being shuffled around by other staff members without clear solutions to their problems.
    -Some instructors are not so passionate about teaching.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Make your best employees feel valuable and let their annual performance reviews be reflected in their pay or upward mobility within the company
    -Get a contract between the union and administration

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