Waubonsee Community College

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Waubonsee Community College Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
Waubonsee Community College – Sugar Grove – “2010 Student Senate”

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    Keep looking if you want to be full-time faculty!

    Adjunct Faculty (Former Employee) Sugar Grove, IL

    ProsThere are many amazingly nice people to work with here.

    ConsVery, very few full-time positions. In 2012, there were 4 full time and over 80 adjuncts in the department where I worked. To boot, their policy is to not hire from within because they'd have to fill that adjunct void then.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire the people who work for you already! They know the students better than an outsider walking in the door.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Loved my job! Management Out of Touch.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe hours are decent and opportunity to work with and assist students a plus. Nice environment, pretty campus and support staff and faculty easy to work with.

    ConsHigher ups do not pay attention to what is happening with their managers and how they treat employees. Revolving door due to employee/student verbal abuse by long-time manager in one key department overlooked and ignored. Part-time employees generally treated as second class citizens and became more apparent when the college chose to cut hours due to the Affordable Care Act.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay Attention! There are many capable, caring employees who want to do a good job but due to poor management the ability to actually offer new and innovative ideas is practically impossible.

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

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    Cadet (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of experienced Officers to learn from

    ConsAurora, Oswego, and Yorkville Cadets get free tuition at Waubonsee, but not Waubonse Cadets. Not allowed to do anything but sit at the front desk, and there are no opportunities to get sponsored by the department to go to police academy. Forced to work holidays at straight time due to being a student worker.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow Cadets more time patroling with Officers. Provide tuition to anyone selected into the program, and sponsor them through police academy to provide them an actual chance of getting on a department after they have gotten their degree and thrown out into the streets of testing against 400 other people for a department with 0-1 open positions.

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

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    the good and otherwese

    Site Manager (Current Employee) Aurora, IL

    Prostruly student centered, great dedicated, talented staff, always seeking improvement and innovation. solid college upper level administators having superior leadership and vision

    Consunwilling to allow middle managers to make routine decisions wihout it passing thru a slow pipeline

    Advice to Senior Managementtrust and empower experienced managers to do the right things more often than not

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    Reconsider that Offer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe Campus has a few very dedicated and professional employees. Most of these are instructors or members of the support staff team.

    ConsWithout collective bargaining, employees serve without recourse under managers or executives who sometimes have a reputation for treating their people badly. The burden of working under such conditions can be stressful. Very oppressive atmosphere and politically charged environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare a little.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Sugar Grove, IL

    ProsNo bosses hounding on you

    ConsEnrollment is down, making it hard to get work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet more students!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall dececent experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Sugar Grove, IL

    ProsGreat hours at Waubonsee Community College and typicall work a Monday through Friday schedule.

    ConsVery difficult to get changes implemented in a school setting. Need to have plenty of meetings to finally get approvals.

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    An interesting place to work, but did not usually feel as if I was working in Education.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTry to be competitive with salaries. The students are very diverse and interesting.

    ConsOld school mentality. Too formal for a college environment. More interested in image and branding than the students. Some in management are very insecure and do not like new ideas or being challenged to think outside of the box. Stuck in their ways.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to adapt with the times. The focus needs to be on the students and funding should go towards the students and their needs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work as a student.

    Student Worker (Current Employee)

    ProsAs a student worker, bosses are very understanding when you need to take a day off for classes.
    Their number one priority is that you do well in school. They also start out at $8.75 per hour for first year and then $8.95 for second, which is great compared to other jobs you could have.

    ConsStudent workers are restricted to 20 hours per week unless you get approved to work more.
    The hiring process can be very lengthy.
    You can get stuck with other student coworkers who don't do their fair share of work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would say improve the hiring process. It needs to be sped up, and there needs to be better communication regarding whether someone gets the job or not. Also, try to be more selective when hiring. It's horrible getting stuck with a dud and having to pick up his or her slack.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ok

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits, PTO, 8-4:30 work hours

    ConsThey will never hire you back once you leave even if on positive terms.

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