Ivy Tech Community College Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ivy Tech Community College

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    I don't have nothing bad to say


  2. Helpful (1)

    Poor leadership causes good people to leave.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in East Chicago, IN
    Current Employee - Administrative in East Chicago, IN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Students are great, enjoy working with them.

    Cons

    Administration is horrible. People with interim leadership positions micromanage and rule with fear. Very uncomfortable environment. I hope things change quickly because qualified, dedicated staff are leaving - putting our precious students at risk.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the people you appoint internally for positions. If you notice a lot of their direct reports are leaving the college, investigate why. People leave and don't speak positively about the college. That is why enrollment goes down.


  3. Note-taker

    Current Employee - Disability Support Services in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Disability Support Services in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Ivy Tech Community College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The flexible schedule and working with a supervisor who will work with your student schedule.

    Cons

    The irregularity of shifts, students and or professors not showing up to class, and the numerous tests that students take all resulted in shifts being cancelled.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees


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  5. Avoid if possible - full time staff

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers on a good day. 15% no match retirement (it might have lowered for new employees).

    Cons

    Morale is low, people are underpaid and micromanagement. If not a director, they are currently taking your office away and putting you in cubicles. No annual raise for last couple years. Yeah, we got an annual $500 raise but our insurance went up $500. No support system and very little training/development. Changes are constant. Save your frustration and time and go work somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    With employees treated horribly, you will never have a respected institution. Many upset customers. There is a reason employees do not stay. Act like you are concerned about high turnover. On a positive note, you are getting really efficient with exit interviews.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Eh...

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

    I have been working at Ivy Tech Community College

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Micromanagement. Completely unorganized. Incompetent and lazy workers in many departments.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Very poor leadership

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I love teaching and working with the students.

    Cons

    The administration has become excessively centralized and the college is very poorly managed. Faculty are not valued and aren't given any real input into decisions even essential academic ones. They are also micromanaged and not treated as professionals. Faculty efforts are diverted to any number of additional responsibilities without pay. Unfortunately, the additional responsibilities pull faculty away from what should be their primary focus - teaching.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to faculty, respect them, and treat them like professionals. Try to remember that faculty are already paid less than most of their counterparts. They also have families and personal lives.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Less Than Optimal

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Affairs in Muncie, IN
    Former Employee - Student Affairs in Muncie, IN

    I worked at Ivy Tech Community College full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Tuition remission, good use to technology to help you do your jobs.

    Cons

    Low pay, low salary increases when they do happen, high deductible insurance, regional leadership lacking, highly political environment, nepotism, very low morale and it's not clear if regional leadership is clueless to it or it does not care.Too many people get away with saying, "It's not my job". If people aren't doing their jobs, there are few consequences. Since raises are not based on performance, those who are poor performing employees benefit the same as those who care and take pride in a job well done.

    Advice to Management

    Support your employees instead of assuming students aren't in some way responsible for their issues. Acknowledge employees who excel in their positions instead of finding ways to make them unhappy so they will leave. Stop accepting mediocre performance as acceptable or normal.


  9. Helpful (5)

    Don't plan on a career with Ivy Tech

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Full-time Faculty Member in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Full-time Faculty Member in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Ivy Tech Community College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong benefit program (watch out for delayed retirement plan access). They are really good at spending money on new buildings and remodeling (why did they need Italian marble for the entry way of the NMC building?)

    Cons

    Low pay, living in Indianapolis, incompetence and nepotism are the rule for department chairs and up. Management has lost sight of education, they are focused on administration and justifying more positions and pay for useless administrators. The faculty full-time to adjunct ratio is 30-70 and among the lowest in the country. Management bloviates about student completion ratios but seem to be clueless about the importance of faculty vs. administration. Promotions seem to be dictated by who is playing golf with Tom, or what family you were born into.

    Advice to Management

    Fire about 50% of the administrators and use the financial resources to help faculty, remember... the folks who actually work with students.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Part time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Part Time in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Ivy Tech Community College part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team I work with being part time. That unfortunately is the only PRO I've encountered thus far being employed by Ivy for over a year...

    Cons

    No room to move positions AT ALL. Kind of a joke really.

    Advice to Management

    None. Cause it wouldn't help....


  11. Rearranging the deck chairs...

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good online certification process, students that try very hard

    Cons

    Horrible administration. There is very low morale and no professional development opportunities. Low pay, poor benefits, and no hope that things will get better.

    Advice to Management

    Cut half of administrative positions.



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