Kendall College Reviews

Updated August 9, 2015
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  1. Great place and full support

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    Former Employee - Adjunct in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Adjunct in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kendall College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great open encouraging place to work.

    Cons

    Little out of the way, but that is what makes it a great campus.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Events Chef

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kendall College full-time

    Pros

    Solid facilities to do the job. Students who work hard for you. Great coworkers. Great culture surrounding culinary arts.

    Cons

    I worked like a dog on an average salary. Retraining students for events on a daily basis was very challenging. No relief chef to allow me to have a day off.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people when they speak without judgment.


  3. Helpful (2)

    On the right track but needs help...HELP!

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    Current Employee - Student Services in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Student Services in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kendall College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The creativity, entrepreneurial spirit persists despite oppressive and schizophrenic executive leadership. Ultimately, the President has managed to really lead some efforts to get rid of dead weight and get the organization on track but it has gone too far.

    Cons

    It's owned by Laureate, and Laureate has a philosophy of centralizing everything, even when they themselves are ill-equipped to come to the table with resources and supportive solutions. The result is a high spirited and eager team of colleagues that can't do anything to change the red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Allow Kendall to run itself and please stop the "survivor" politics and games. There are not enough people to manage the work. Stop cutting jobs and instead focus on upgrading your resources. Hold yourself and other leaders more accountable for the development of those of us that remain. We are all walking on eggshells.


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  5. Neutral experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Most coworkers are kind and considerate.

    Cons

    Poor communication from upper management


  6. Discouraging and void of any good employee morale

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The hours, the students, parking

    Cons

    Administration, under qualified staff/faculty in every department. No recognition for hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Eradicate the 8th floor


  7. Continuous disappointment.

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    Former Employee - Student in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Student in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kendall College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    International, extremely, over 70% Networking events Potential Dress Code

    Cons

    Rules are only enforced for a few, including dress code slacking. Over the years I attended Kendall I felt as if professionalism, innovation, drive, and knowledge were becoming less and less important to new big screen televisions, press and other social media, and lounging furniture.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your students and better interview new professors/instructors; revisit curriculum, and further push innovation and entrepreneurial experiences including within Capstone.


  8. Interesting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The food is great, the parking is great, the people we work with are great, the students are awesome and passionate

    Cons

    Everything else sucks. The leadership is often clueless, the direct managers often times don't know what they're doing, and there is absolutely no professional development. There is a lot of cliques here and if you're not in the right one you'll be overlooked for promotions...no matter how qualified you are.

    Advice to Management

    Get your head out of the clouds.


  9. Extremely unorganized and disrespectful management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kendall College part-time

    Pros

    Food included, some times flexible

    Cons

    management, disrespect, no team spirit


  10. Big Disappointment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Kendall was a great place to work for years until there was a new president and provost, Emily Knight & Gwen Hillesheim. From that point things went down hill quick.

    Cons

    Staff is over worked, management is clueless and no compensation.



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