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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Adjunct Instructor

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling
    Chance to work with great people

    Cons

    My particular department chair had a tendency toward procrastination and disorganization. Often class assignments would be offered with little advance notice.
    Your work assignments are only from semester to semester so there's not a whole lot of stability.
    Pay for adjuncts is fairly low for the amount of effort required to do the job right.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Has a lot of potential to be a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    Helping students reach their goals. Great place to work IF you land in the right department.

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic and top down for a college. Pay is on the lower end of the scale. Some faculty have jaded viewpoint of the student population. Not every student is looking to cheat or scheme the system. Low employee moral, and most people fear the leadership rather than respect it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too big, too soon. Set a course, and stick to it. Find people that know how to lead effectively and without an ego. If a job title is more feared than respected

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I teach at Ivy Tech as an Adjunct Instructor

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in South Bend, IN

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

    Pros

    What I value most about Ivy Tech is the support of their leadship team. They are always available when needed, questions and/or concerns are addressed immediately.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to solicit input from staff when making decisions on ways to improve and streamline processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    South Bend new leadership (2014) is concerning. Beware.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN

    I worked at Ivy Tech Community College full-time

    Pros

    Many of the employees are hard working with good integrity, but have similar concerns. Serving the community is important.

    Cons

    Resources available and responses to ongoing concerns and issues are disappointing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Ivy Tech

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    There are great benefits including vacation

    Cons

    low salaries, no raises, limited promotions

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It has been a great opportunity and has opened many doors.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Worker-Center for Academic Excellence in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Student Worker-Center for Academic Excellence in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    Helping the students is rewarding, a lot of freedom to do help students you see best, the supervisors are easy to work with, easy to work around life situations, you get free classes every semester to take.

    Cons

    As a student worker no real opportunity to get a an actual part time employment, you get shuffled into different departments that you know nothing about, and no way to get a raise in pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company, poor communication

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    Current Employee - Security Officer
    Current Employee - Security Officer

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

    Pros

    Coming to Ivy Tech I was amazed at how friendly the employees were and the seemingly professional environment.

    Cons

    Workplace politics just like any other company I suppose. I was paid well for what I did. It's a kiss-up kick-down workplace. It may not be like this at every branch, but it sure was where I worked. There are power-struggles higher up, and some higher ups abuse their power.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate to those on the ground floor. Sure you may have good ideas sometimes, but we're not mind-readers. Don't get angry at the lesser employees for getting something wrong when you didn't communicate yourself clearly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Adjunct

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

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

    Pros

    Ivy Tech is a great institution!

    Cons

    Adjunct pay "is what it is."

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    IT Tech, Help Desk

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ivy Tech Community College

    Pros

    Department was fun to work in,

    Cons

    Slowly outsourcing the IT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very low pay, no pay during semester breaks.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mathematics Tutor in Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Mathematics Tutor in Terre Haute, IN

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

    Pros

    Librarian is great and they are are extremely flexible with hours. You basically can set up your own hours each semester and can also add hours as well.

    Cons

    The problems with working here is that you get reduced hours during breaks between semesters, therefore you don't receive hardly any hours if any at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No insurance- work life balance is great, you also don't receive any vacation time or anything.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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