North Central College

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North Central College Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Family-like environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at North Central College as an intern for 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
  2.  

    Lackluster experience - Free education is great though!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrator
    Current Employee - Administrator

    I have been working at North Central College full-time for 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
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    Great institution to get your feet wet!

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    • 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 for 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
  6.  

    Great workplace, great people.

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    • 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 for 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
  7.  

    One of the best working environments I have ever been in

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at North Central College for 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
  8.  

    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 for 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.

  9.  

    Athletic dept is very focused on a few sports

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at North Central College for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of freedom as a coach to try things and work independently.

    Cons

    The school has come a long way since I left, but I know that the Athletic Dept is very attentive to the needs to CC, T & F, Bball, and FB. Other sports take a huge back seat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the little guys some kind of budget, god knows that tuition is astronomical, there has to be some budget to work with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good environment, great hours.

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    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    I could pick my own hours, since I was a student and had classes to work around. I never had to worry about working weekends or late at night, since the office was only open until 4pm, and only on weekdays. My supervisor was knowledgeable, very helpful and kind.

    Cons

    The pay was minimum wage, and there wasn't opportunity to be promoted to earn more. There were not a lot of people working with me, so the work seemed harder sometimes simply having to do it all by myself.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    IT Needs Fresh Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Applications Developer  in  Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Web Applications Developer in Naperville, IL

    I worked at North Central College full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Well-defined hours, good on-site amenities (gym, picturesque neighborhood, lots of local restaurants and shopping), generous retirement plan and tuition benefit

    Cons

    IT manager spent much of each day instigating new, unproductive interpersonal conflicts within the department and with the management of other departments. Strong bias towards developing home-grown solutions to IT problems instead of using trusted third-party solutions. Little room for growth or advancement. Narrow perspective; management rarely considered adopting IT strategy or tactics except those used by local peer institutions. Poor base compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize merit over other hiring criteria (e.g., spousal appointment). Discipline or dismiss employees who create unproductive conflict. Look to broader range of organizations for practices to emulate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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