Waubonsee Community College Reviews

Updated August 5, 2015
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  1. Great place

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    Former Employee - Public Relations in Sugar Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Public Relations in Sugar Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work. Love the faculty.

    Cons

    Remote location- no restaurants close by

    Advice to Management

    Keep Up the good work


  2. Helpful (1)

    Could be great but....

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

    I have been working at Waubonsee Community College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some truly exceptional students that are a pleasure to work with and for. The campuses are very pretty and well cared for.

    Cons

    If you're a full time faculty member I'm sure this is a great place to be. For everyone else, not so much. No way to get ahead here even though management touts things like having a "Leadership Academy" promotion from within is virtually nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Spend less time meeting, reinventing the wheel and creating "initiatives" that go nowhere. Spend more time actually accomplishing things.


  3. Adjunct Faculty

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Sugar Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Sugar Grove, IL

    Pros

    flex schedule, students are good

    Cons

    no benefits, disposable employee, micromanagement


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Secretary

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Staff is very friendly, pay is decent.

    Cons

    All levels of management micromanage all aspects of their subordinates jobs.


  6. Great atmosphere with better people

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Sugar Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Sugar Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Waubonsee Community College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, culture, environment, pay, and work/life balance

    Cons

    Not able to advance full time

    Advice to Management

    None management was great


  7. Very Good Work Atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The college really cares about students and their success. There are many opportunities to get involved. Most of the employees are there for the same reason...the students. Most of the employees are very caring and collaborative. The Sugar Grove campus is beautiful. All campuses are kept in excellent shape by the grounds crews.

    Cons

    The culture is quite formal. Nothing can be done without many levels of approval...can be stifling.


  8. Good part-time, temporary or entry-level position

    Former Employee - Faculty in Sugar Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Faculty in Sugar Grove, IL

    I worked at Waubonsee Community College part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The faculty and staff are awesome. The tech support is responsive and extremely helpful. Most classrooms are equipped with smart technology. The main campus is beautiful on a lake and grassland setting.

    Cons

    Management is non-responsive to faculty concerns. Salary and benefits are low relative to other area community colleges. Classes are assigned and canceled with very little notice.


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

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Sugar Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Sugar Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    There are many amazingly nice people to work with here.

    Cons

    Very, 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 Management

    Hire the people who work for you already! They know the students better than an outsider walking in the door.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Loved my job! Management Out of Touch.

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

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Higher 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 Management

    Pay 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.


  11. Exploited

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of experienced Officers to learn from

    Cons

    Aurora, 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 Management

    Allow 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.



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