Triton College Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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  1. Great for College Students

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    Former Employee - Audio Visual Equipment Assistant in Schiller Park, IL
    Former Employee - Audio Visual Equipment Assistant in Schiller Park, IL

    I worked at Triton College (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. My supervisors accommodated my work schedule around my school schedule. Employees receive one free class per semester.

    Cons

    Low pay, at least for my position.


  2. Adjunct Professor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Triton College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A great place to work and collaborate. Expanding departments offering good growth

    Cons

    Pay could be improved, adjunct should be allowed to teach more that 12 credit hours per term.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  3. Instructor

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    Current Employee - Instructor, College Or University in River Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Instructor, College Or University in River Grove, IL

    I have been working at Triton College part-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Triton has a good faculty.

    Cons

    The quality of the students is not very good. Although there are some excellent students, there is a growing number of students who show disrespect towards authority and are more interested in playing with their cell phones than in paying attention in class.

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive of faculty who refuse to tolerate disrespectful students.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Teaching Adult Education and College Readiness courses

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    Current Employee - Adult Education/College Readiness Instructor in Melrose Park, IL
    Current Employee - Adult Education/College Readiness Instructor in Melrose Park, IL

    I have been working at Triton College

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Relaxed setting Nice summer and winter breaks

    Cons

    Poor pay for adjuncts Corrupt hiring practices Fund larceny

    Advice to Management

    Why tell them something already know


  6. Helpful (1)

    State Run Pseudo-Monopoly kept afloat with Good Intentions

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Triton College

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance is unparalleled, due to low Expectations and and little Accountability. The Campus and its Buildings are beautiful, since significant funding is spend on aesthetics and perks (New Gym, Olympic-size Pool, major Landscaping/Construction projects, "SMART-Boards" in every classroom <--lol ). Coworkers are friendly, and often quite intelligent. Many positions are a good mix of technical challenge, interesting social interaction, and independence. Moreover, the the nature of the work itself allows one to take credit for positive outcomes, and to blame students for negative ones (much like parenting). All this makes for work that is emotionally fulfilling for most.

    Cons

    There are a multitude of Depts, seated with employees waiting for something to do, (aside writing spreadsheets that purport to justify the continued existence of the Dept). This gives the appearance that the number of managerial/non-instructional staff outnumber the core, bread & butter positions that ultimately determine the Quality of instruction. As a result, most are paid poorly, making it is difficult to retain Talent. (High Quality Instruction requires a Silver-Tongued, Deep-Thinking Tactician, to captivate and marshal ranks of the Unmotivated and Ungifted. Talent, who can dazzle using only Ideas of a Tedious Nature, will seek out other opportunities).


  7. Part-time instructor's first teaching job.

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in River Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in River Grove, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The faculty and staff are wonderful colleagues, and the atmosphere between full and part-time faculty is very healthy. The students are (largely) eager to learn and responsive to teachers.

    Cons

    Adjunct pay isn't great, even compared to other area community colleges, and the ability to choose one's schedule is limited, which can make it difficult to pick up classes at other schools.


  8. Helpful (1)

    faculty

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Triton College

    Pros

    Love the students and the freedom of not being micro managed. Very good environment for teacher/change agent.

    Cons

    Very political, some F/T faculty very insecure about adjuncts who have "real life" experience versus the academia bubble.

    Advice to Management

    You definitely need more diversity. It's 2014 the world is diverse.


  9. Laborer 1

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    Former Employee - Laborer I in River Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Laborer I in River Grove, IL

    I worked at Triton College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Go to school and work.

    Cons

    Only part-time, no possible full-time work,sexual harassement.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together.


  10. Okay

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in River Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in River Grove, IL

    I have been working at Triton College

    Pros

    It's a job, nothing more, nothing less

    Cons

    There is no room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    None. It's who you know.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Leadership is clueless

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in River Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in River Grove, IL

    I have been working at Triton College

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Pros The best part about Triton College is its location. River Grove is a great town with wonderful people, places to eat, and shopping. Helping students realize their potential is a wonderful role

    Cons

    Cons The board president is not educated, resents people who are, and only cares about the 40 million dollar budget. His hires reflect this. The most frustrating part of working at the college is being managed by an administration that is clueless about educational pedagogy and principles. The administrators NEVER visit the classrooms. They have convinced themeselves that they know their students and they have no idea or desire to know what is really going on. The standards at the school have declined consistently in the past five years, with valued, seasoned teaching staff leaving out of frustration. There is NO respect for the teachers from the administration, and any attempt to question constantly changing policies can be met with dismissal. Since the administration has no clue about the students, they can't begin to address their REAL needs.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Senior Management Start being professionals. The perception is that you are self-serving and there seems to be no evidence to the contrary.



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