William Rainey Harper College

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William Rainey Harper College Reviews

Updated July 1, 2014
Updated July 1, 2014
13 Reviews

3.6
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    This was a fun and challenging set of experiences where my expertise was valued.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator  in  Palatine, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Palatine, IL

    Pros

    Good projects, great work life balance

    Cons

    Less room for growth than in non-educational comparable roles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While most employees have a good amount of self motivation, fun incentives will put a smile on employees faces.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great opportunities along with great people and a safe environment.

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    Current Employee - Library  in  Palatine, IL
    Current Employee - Library in Palatine, IL

    Pros

    Flexible, good hours. Great, laid back supervisors

    Cons

    Majority of jobs are minimum wage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Have the opportunity to help people improve their lives.

    Cons

    There is a high volume of work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palatine, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palatine, IL

    Pros

    I worked in an international students' office. It is good.

    Cons

    As a community college, it is good

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  6.  

    Nice place to work.

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    Former Employee - Classified Staff  in  Palatine, IL
    Former Employee - Classified Staff in Palatine, IL

    Pros

    Friendly people. Paid time-off between Christmas and New Years.

    Cons

    Management doesn't always keep staff informed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Registration Assistant

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    Current Employee - Registration Assistant  in  Palatine, IL
    Current Employee - Registration Assistant in Palatine, IL

    Pros

    Fast paced, decent pay, and flexible hours

    Cons

    Management could be a little confusing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    No vision and fifty shades of disrespect

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palatine, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palatine, IL

    Pros

    Some are paid well. You get free continuing education courses.

    Cons

    HR is very nice but nothing is written down unless you are in a union. So, everything is up to the subjective nature of your supervisor. No lunchbreaks. Everyone is scared and overworked which means that they try to push their work on to you or blame you for delays.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Dipatcher

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    Former Employee - Dispatcher  in  Palatine, IL
    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Palatine, IL

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Retirement and Flexiable with Scheduling.

    Cons

    They run this college like a corporation, they will do anything to get rid of long term employees to hirer cheaper paid salaries. Breuder is paid over 300k a year to be a president at a community college.

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    Need to communicate with employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Specialist  in  Palatine, IL
    Former Employee - Specialist in Palatine, IL

    Pros

    Great team, great people, good President

    Cons

    Depending on the division not having enough info about enrollment

  11.  

    Try and Work Somewhere Else

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palatine, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palatine, IL

    Pros

    Good benefits, free schooling but with the economy there going to change that. There is many different jobs at Harper College

    Cons

    Do not try and work here, they do not treat this like the public sector, there is favoritism here and if they don't like you they can will get rid of you no matter how good of a job your doing.

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