Joliet Junior College
2.5 of 5 11 reviews
www.jjc.edu Joliet, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Joliet Junior College Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014

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33% Approve of the CEO

Joliet Junior College President Dr. Debra S. Daniels

Dr. Debra S. Daniels

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Road to nowhere

Technical Analyst (Former Employee)
Joliet, IL

I worked at Joliet Junior College full-time

ProsThe atmosphere was wonderful. There are a lot of employees that enjoy their job and understand their job. The new buildings are wonderful and modern looking. The employee benefits are great.

ConsTo many politics running the college. There are people who are employed simply to get a paycheck which is OK except those are not the lowest paid people in the university. Some of the facilities are outdated.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow greater ability to grow as an employee. Needs defined ways to move up the ladder. Without moving up people leave such as I.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good students and new facilities makes for a satisfying work experience.

Adjunct Faculty (Former Employee)
Joliet, IL

I worked at Joliet Junior College as a contractor for more than a year

ProsThere is a union for adjuncts, which adds to job security.

ConsLike many colleges and universities, there is tension between faulty and administration.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe assault upon academic freedoms continues here, as elsewhere. My advice? Please stop.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great environment and wonderful people to work with.

ITS Help Desk (Former Employee)
Joliet, IL

I worked at Joliet Junior College part-time for more than a year

ProsPlenty of time to complete homework. Very flexible schedule

ConsShort hours. Students who need help sometimes abuse the help desk position to get homework done.

Advice to Senior ManagementFormal training would be nice for the newer employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Be careful

Trainer (Current Employee)
Joliet, IL

I have been working at Joliet Junior College full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThe pay and benefits were great.

ConsHostile work environment. Some employees are willing to act in unethical behaviors to make money.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop micromanaging employees. Trust in your hiring decisions.

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Mind numbing

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Joliet, IL

I worked at Joliet Junior College full-time for more than 5 years

ProsMoney is OK and if you are a union employee then you have a job life. If you like going through life doing the absolute minimum then this is the place for you.

ConsEverything is run by politics with tons of infighting. Takes forever to get anything done.

Advice to Senior ManagementClean house and start over

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Workforce Development (Former Employee)
Joliet, IL

I worked at Joliet Junior College part-time

ProsIt's a job.
You may get a decent view of the river.
The building is heated.

ConsToxic environment at City Center Workforce
Favoritism rampant and cliquey, catty behavior among department heads
Senior level picks favorites for their inner circle - creates uncomfortable and destructive work environment for staff
Favorites privy to insider knowledge, non-favorites left out
Favorites get special perks and included in social events
Bad place to work, couldn't wait to get out
That environment made me physically ill
And by the way, I was a favorite.

Advice to Senior ManagementImplement merit-based culture and practices
Create competencies and real measures of performance

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Resource Specialist (Current Employee)
Joliet, IL

I have been working at Joliet Junior College part-time for more than 3 years

ProsWork with a diverse population, assist with creating resumes, internet job searching and interviewing skills.

ConsVery little growth within company

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Math Tutor (Former Employee)
Joliet, IL

I worked at Joliet Junior College as a contractor for less than a year

ProsPay on time
Organized
Helpful
Good On Resume

ConsNeed more time Low Pay Punctual Challenging Commute

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Disappointing

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Joliet, IL

I have been working at Joliet Junior College

Pros- Great salary and benefits (compared to the region, not for comparable colleges)
- Good location for commuting
- Lots of generally nice and well-meaning people

Cons- Toxic and negative work environment.
- Board is clearly dysfunctional, patronizing, negative, and publicly criticizes and shows no appreciation for admins on a regular basis (see the online videos)
- HIghly politicized atmosphere. Those who are plugged into the Joliet political network get rewarded (a small group of 150 or so people who were born, raised, and continue to interact socially in Joliet). Those who are not plugged in get pushed our or are fired
- High leadership turnover - no one lasts too long
- Little to no job security
- Very little student success and bad learning results - the college exists to satisfy various individual and constituent political agends, not help students.

Advice to Senior ManagementJJC is a very challenging place to work and I would not recommend it. However, if all you care about is a paycheck and things like making a difference, having a purpose, working with teams, etc. don't matter to you, JJC would be a good fit.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The college does not focus on their employees or their students, they seem to only worry about their reputation.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Joliet Junior College full-time

ProsGreat employee benefits
Pretty good salary

ConsThey try to micromanage everything.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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