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Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
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  1.  

    Great Lab Student Learning Opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at North Central College part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, learn a lot of practical lab skills, helpful environment, flexible schedule. Lab manager really cares about safety and protocol.

    Cons

    Student pay is minimum wage, student employment has no upward mobility and immediate benefits, but this isn't department specific.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could use more help to keep organized and put together more on site formal safety training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great place

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

    I have been working at North Central College

    Pros

    Collegial and very down to Earth faculty, no unnecessary airs. Kind of place you really want to settle down and be productive

    Cons

    Salaries below market rate. But people still stay because of the Pros outlined above. Eventually, college will have to reset salaries to IL levels if it wants to retain the top talent it seeks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great environment

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

    I worked at North Central College full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Was immediately set up with a 'mentor' who took me around, made appropriate introductions, and really helped me get a feel for the beautiful & historic campus. The spirit of the school extends well beyond the students and into the faculty and staff -- people really take pride in being there. Great benefits (health packages, tuition, etc.) and perks (Campus Coffee, discounted events, on-site medical, etc.) and a warm environment makes it a great place to work.

    Cons

    Although the perks & benefits are great, the pay is low until you make it to management-level. As well, there are quite a bit of politics involved, and if you are not a favorite and/or in the "right department,' your career may not go anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake up management a bit with accountability.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Lackluster experience - Free education is great though!

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

    I have been working at North Central College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tuition remission for full-time staff and family members of full-time staff.
    Good vacation benefits (if you can find time to use them)
    Good retirement fund pay-in by employer
    Ever-changing community of staff

    Cons

    Compensation severely lacking for administrative staff
    Good vacation benefits, but with how much work you are expected to do, good luck using it without worrying about work every step of the way
    Little upward mobility in most departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees appropriately, they will stick around longer.
    @HR: Allow employees to negotiate compensation without getting defensive like children.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Family-like environment

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

    I have been working at North Central College as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    everyone on campus absolutely loves North Central. Very friendly and laid back envir.

    Cons

    Does lack some structure and training in some departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure appropriate and relevant training takes place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Shuttle Driver

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at North Central College

    Pros

    Very flexibly with schedules. Manager is great.

    Cons

    Overstaffed and you wont get any hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop over hiring.

  8.  

    Great institution to get your feet wet!

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

    I have been working at North Central College part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment for work life balance
    Office culture is good (was better prior to last president leaving)
    Benefits are typical

    Cons

    Pay for the positions and area is extremely low in comparison to surrounding schools. Turnover has increased over the 6-9 months. Previously majority of staff stayed anywhere from 5-20+ years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Participate in a wage comparison, its unfortunate that people who work in Naperville, could afford to live there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great workplace, great people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Grounds Crew in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Grounds Crew in Naperville, IL

    I worked at North Central College part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I was able to pick the hours that I wanted, the workers and bosses were all very nice and friendly, I wasn't looked down on because I was new to the job, and direct deposit was mandatory so I didn't have to worry about picking up a paycheck.

    Cons

    It was minimum wage, there wasn't an opportunity for growth as an employee, and sometimes there was too much downtime in the winter.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    One of the best working environments I have ever been in

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

    I worked at North Central College (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The hours were very flexible for students like me. My supervisors were very friendly and approachable as well as every other person in the IT department. This is the type of environment where you work extra hard because you really respect the people you work for and with.

    Cons

    As I was a specialty student worker, my pay was only 25 cents above minimum wage. As a smaller school, there really is not a lot of opportunity for advancement.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Outstanding, welcomed with open arms

    Former Employee - Computer Lab Assistant in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Computer Lab Assistant in Naperville, IL

    I worked at North Central College part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The staff is extremely friendly. Everyone that you come across just brightens up your day even further. The workplace is such a calm place, you will never feel pressured or out of place.

    Cons

    Since it is a small school, you won't come across lots of people when you're working, only occasionally. I would prefer to be around more people on a daily basis, but you can't have your cake and eat it too. The people that you work with are one of a kind, better than anyone can imagine.

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