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City Colleges of Chicago Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl L. Hyman
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  • Low pay, many students are not disciplined (in 9 reviews)

  • The district office makes the decisions (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Conider very carfully under the current Political Climate."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City Colleges of Chicago full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Making a difference in the lives of young adults.

    Cons

    Very Political atmosphere. There are people placed in positions at CCC that are not qualified to perform the duties of the position and CCC's current financial condition and declining enrollment.

    Advice to Management

    When downsizing, stop protecting political hires that can not do the work.


  2. "Mission is strong, but follow through is not"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City Colleges of Chicago full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Social justice mission, dedicated faculty, great credentials

    Cons

    Administrative disarray, Changing priorities, political pressure

    Advice to Management

    Let each of the seven colleges stand alone

  3. "Tutor"

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    Former Employee - STEM Tutor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - STEM Tutor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City Colleges of Chicago (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and nice work environment

    Cons

    Not many cons except difficulties with some students which is normal


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Changing times for 2 year colleges"

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    Current Employee - Adult Educator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Adult Educator in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City Colleges of Chicago part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is above average for part time employment. Depending on which City College location you are at, immediate management is fair and consistent. Students have diverse and interesting lives which makes for lively classroom point of views

    Cons

    Management can and will change frequently, rarely does it seems people are promoted from within or have actual teaching experience. Administrators rely heavily on the clerical staff for the day to day operations.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and have succession plans. Bringing additional people in from the outside shows little faith in the competency of your employees who are doing the jobs as interim until positions are filled.


  5. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City Colleges of Chicago part-time

    Pros

    Good working environment, and that's it

    Cons

    Not enough hours, and unpaid forced breaks


  6. "Great organization to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City Colleges of Chicago part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Several professional growth opportunities. I have had great experiences working with my Dean, Manager, and colleagues within my department, at my school.

    Cons

    Like many other post-secondary institutions in the state, they have undergone several administrative transitions over the last few years, which creates a sense of job insecurity and instability.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate to all staff (at all levels.


  7. "manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City Colleges of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Able to positively impact students success on daily basis when working on campus

    Cons

    top heavy, disorganized, poorly run administration that make decisions that negatively impact students and faculty/staff working directly with students

  8. "CCC Toxic Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City Colleges of Chicago full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are some excellent people in middle management, instruction, and student services. Some of the colleges maintain a spirit of innovation and excellence, against all odds. There are plenty of individuals who still care deeply about the students and the programs. Work conditions are fairly comfortable and depending on the position and immediate supervisor, there can be room to grow within a role.

    Cons

    Upper management is horrible - disengaged and disingenuous. There seems to be a powerful culture in place of valuing appearances over reality. If the data is pretty but inaccurate, if employees are not complaining about colleagues or programs, if everything appears good, it does not matter what is actually happening. People who genuinely care about quality of programming and helping students in meaningful ways are often shut out or dismissed.

    Advice to Management

    Either focus on what matters or find somewhere else to pose and collect a nice paycheck. Try really listening to people who care. Don't waste so much time in meetings. When sitting in a meeting, work is not getting done. Delegate better.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Loan Default Manager"

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    Current Employee - Student Loan Default Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Student Loan Default Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City Colleges of Chicago full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Supportive staff, flexible schedule for most, laidback atmosphere

    Cons

    Not rewarded based on performance, limited opportunity for growth, need an inside connection to get promoted


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City Colleges of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation package.

    Cons

    To much bureaucracy and red tape

    Advice to Management

    Streamline processes


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