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Poor communication and horrible employee training.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grayslake, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grayslake, IL

I have been working at College of Lake County part-time (less than an year)

Pros

Employee 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.

Cons

One 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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
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    great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grayslake, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grayslake, IL

    I have been working at College of Lake County

    Pros

    Love the educational and cooperative nature of CLC

    Cons

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

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great Opportunities

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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 College of Lake County (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reviewing 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.

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