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Chicago School of Professional Psychology Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible - Stay Away"

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

    I worked at Chicago School of Professional Psychology full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, they offer summer hours, and located in the heart of Chicago.

    Cons

    They have had several layoffs, upper management is horrible and not supportive, and there are better place to work in the city than this dump!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Needs A Lot of Work"

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

    I worked at Chicago School of Professional Psychology full-time

    Pros

    There are some great people that work here. The benefits package is decent as well.

    Cons

    This School needs a lot of work in how they deal with both their employees and their students. Unfortunately there has been a lot of turn over in upper management, and as such policies have been changed time and time again.

    There also seems to be a lack of respect for employees and everyday needs. Nothing is supplied for them, not even plates or plasticware in the kitchen area.

    There are some great people working here, but unfortunately the bad ones take over.

    Advice to Management

    Get things in line and stop trying to change them again and again.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Potential without follow through"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Chicago School of Professional Psychology (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits package helps offset below average salaries. Staff are mostly nice folks but silos remain embedded creating a second class staff which even HR forgets to disclose to new hires.

    Cons

    Faculty/Management are unnecessarily petty, constantly shifting priorities and plan. Strategies come and go. The only consistent investment is at the executive level. Money allocated for professional development only reaches faculty. Staff funds get reallocated to cover budget shortfalls, because they constantly budget for unrealistic enrollment goals.

    Advice to Management

    NA


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Great colleagues, poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The students are great. I really loved working with such a passionate, energetic group of people. Faculty colleagues were also wonderful. They were very dedicated and hard working.

    Cons

    Starting with the top level of leadership, I don't the school was run with a lot of integrity. Top leadership appeared to be a revolving door, which led to a lot of initiatives being dropped near completion, a lot of work lost, and a lot of frustration for the people doing the work.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say you're going to do, when you say you're going to do it. When you aren't going to do that, don't make excuses. Simply acknowledge the broken promise and the impact, and what you'll put in place to deal with the consequences and keep your promises in the future.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Coordinator"

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

    I worked at Chicago School of Professional Psychology full-time

    Pros

    people were really nice, flexible hours, tuition aid for staff members after 1 year of service, depending on your department - really supportive supervisors and department heads, great mission for the institution and its students

    Cons

    leadership was lacking -- politics is unavoidable at any workplace, but that's what drove administration here, staff concerns were not always addressed, promotions not based on merit or seniority - felt like it was at the whim of whomever was in charge, difficult to get answers for issues as everyone will go to someone else who will go to someone else before you get any kind of response

    Advice to Management

    choose leadership more carefully - it's difficult for staff to stay motivated and do good work when all they see is the cracks in the system


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Unsophisticated cult-like operation."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Competent faculty and nice people overall.

    Cons

    Poor infrastructure and leadership results in a languishing institution. A broken record of poor planning led by leadership lacking basic business and interpersonal skills and ability to rally staff.

    Advice to Management

    Management and business training is sorely needed, especially at the executive level. Look at value that employees bring to the table, regardless if they have a graduate degree or not.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "TCS, not the best"

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    Current Employee - Student Services Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Student Services Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The entry-mid level staff at TCS is wonderful. They are all intelligent, engaged, and focused on making the student experience a better one. There is a lot of networking to be done with the staff. Every third Thursday, the School hosts a beer/wine/appetizer happy hour from 4-5. It's a great way to mingle with other departments. They also offer "summer hours" which is 8 work ours off every 2 weeks in June & July.

    Cons

    Organizationally, it's very top heavy and departments are run by people who have little to know exposure/experience in higher education. Unless you work in the academic side, do not expect a promotion or recogniztion of your skills and accomplishments. Those in the services side of the fence, are often compared to flight attendants and expected to act as such. I was told that "teaching only happens in the classroom" and that anyone else should not try to educate students - virtually sending ancillary and student services back into the dark ages. There is no support for professional development and no room for mobility. THe pay here is the lowest I've ever seen in higher education.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your staff tangibly with a bonus/raise structure and have a look at the pay for your entry level employees. Support employees and increase their morale as they are charged with the retention of your students. Train management as needed and stop congratulating those that do poor work.



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