Ivy Tech Community College

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Ivy Tech Community College Reviews

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
86 Reviews
3.4
86 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Helping students to achieve goals of higher education (in 6 reviews)

  • Alright Pay, Good Benefits, Free College, and great opportunity to interact with the students (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay, favoritisms, no real chance for promotions (in 6 reviews)

  • There seems to be less and less full time faculty and more adjunct faculty (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Adjunct Faculty

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in West Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in West Lafayette, IN

    I have been working at Ivy Tech Community College as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn and design your own curriculum, I really enjoy the freedom to teach. I love flexibility of the job

    Cons

    Low payment, no benefits,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give insurance to the adjunct faculty

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Enjoyed my classes, but couldn't move up.

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Columbus, IN

    I have been working at Ivy Tech Community College as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules
    Great students, for the most part.
    Acceptable pay, but low for education
    Fun perks

    Cons

    No room for advancement. They do not hire very many full time staff. While I was qualified to teach as an adjunct, I was not qualified to be considered for a full-time position.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great staff working there.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ivy Tech Community College part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people working there. Very relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Low pay and very little opportunity. Only seem to get ahead if you are related to someone or know someone. Promotions have little to do with ability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more from with in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great work place

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

    I have been working at Ivy Tech Community College full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working for Ivy Tech is great because there is a balance work-life and the people here treat you as you are all part of a big family. The benefits package is also great. When you work here you belong to a whole family and everyone is there to help each other, whether it be with work or other issues you may need help with.

    Cons

    Sometimes there can be a lack of communication through the college which causes difficulty to do ones job. If there were a more consistant message going across between and an insurance that the message was received properly it would help out a lot. There are too many times that one will interpret a message one way and it mean something totally different to someone else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a consistant message going accross the board at all times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Students Are Not Important Anymore

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gary, IN

    I have been working at Ivy Tech Community College full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Faculty care, as well as entry level workers.

    Cons

    Administration does not care about the employees. Morale is low, major decisions are kept secret until the last minute. Staff is in the dark on many key issues that could affect their well being. It's all about bringing in students, many of who are not ready for college work. It is turning into a diploma mill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support the Chancellor, abandon personal agendas. Treat the staff as if they matter, and drop the egos.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    An interesting place for adjunct instructors

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Valparaiso, IN
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Valparaiso, IN

    I have been working at Ivy Tech Community College part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are several training opportunities to enhance my CV

    Cons

    Pay is low but the college is going through some belt tightening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider improving on adjunct pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great benefits, too many politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ivy Tech Community College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people to work with. The hours aren't anything too terrible, but that depends more on what department you work in.

    Cons

    Way too many politics. Typical customer service - the customer is always right. Just accept you will be to blame. No support from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start supporting your employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Senior regional administration

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ivy Tech Community College full-time

    Pros

    Great intentions and future opportunity

    Cons

    Change is needed in senior leadership

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to work Management is very laid back.

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    Former Employee - Campus Safety Officer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Campus Safety Officer in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Ivy Tech Community College full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Alright Pay, Good Benefits, Free College, and great opportunity to interact with the students.

    Cons

    Low pay, favoritisms, no real chance for promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people with the best credentials and experience rather than your golfing buddies (sic).

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Some supervisors are clueless...and heartless.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor

    I worked at Ivy Tech Community College full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people I worked with were just wonderful, incredibly nice people, encouraging and helpful in every way. Some of the students are hard-working and deserve better than they get.

    Cons

    Some of the supervisors just have no clue what is going on outside their own little world. Minor "speed bumps" become huge obstacles to them because they cannot see alternative solutions. Some take personal offense anytime someone suggests an option that is outside their realm of thinking, and a few are just blatantly biased.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use some common sense. If you won't get rid of the "bully" middle managers who use their power to intimidate other employees, at least find ways to avoid having those employees suffer under them. One easy fix would be to accommodate transfers to other campuses, especially when a lateral move can fill a need at the other campus. Simply disagreeing with a manager is not a reason to be threatened with dismissal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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