City Colleges of Chicago Reviews

Updated Apr 29, 2020

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3.0
58%
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26%
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City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Juan Salgado
Juan Salgado
23 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fundraising is good for CCC, direct opportunities for students Ability to be on tasks forces to work for greater good of students(in 12 reviews)

  • "Good Benefits, Solid pension plan(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "CCC will be going through a long period of dysfunction until hopefully a new leader will be brought in based on merit rather than political payback(in 15 reviews)

  • "Very low pay compared to others(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Stay positive"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coach in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City Colleges of Chicago part-time

    Pros

    Great to help people become and sustain being lifelong learners. Team environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes parking is tight.

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    City Colleges of Chicago2019-12-12
  2. "administrators havent had a raise since 2017"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City Colleges of Chicago full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fundraising is good for CCC, direct opportunities for students Ability to be on tasks forces to work for greater good of students

    Cons

    overwork administrators that work at the campus and district office work less Union contracts allow for seniority hire instead of qualified hires Overworked administrators doing jobs of 2 -4 people at schools Administrators get no professional development

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    City Colleges of Chicago2020-04-29
  3. "Working at the City Colleges of Chicago"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at City Colleges of Chicago part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Diversity, free classes for employees.

    Cons

    Minimal opportunity for career growth.

    City Colleges of Chicago2020-03-30
  4. "Frightening environment"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at City Colleges of Chicago full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Provides income for staff and affordable education for students.

    Cons

    No accountability, zero expectations for performance and unprofessional staff.

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    City Colleges of Chicago2019-12-29
  5. Helpful (1)

    "The take the Community out of Community College"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Library Faculty in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City Colleges of Chicago part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nice newish building. Many people are very nice. Work is not hard.

    Cons

    They forget their service is education. The business people care more about not spending money than helping students be their best.

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    City Colleges of Chicago2019-12-06
  6. "Wonderful work with students needing training for architecture and adjacent"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architecture Instructor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity and inclusiveness are the benefits as well as location.

    Cons

    Lack of funding for technology software, training and maintenance agreements, may be a hindrance at times when students need access most.

    City Colleges of Chicago2019-11-21
  7. "Decent Place to Work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City Colleges of Chicago full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good health benefit package, good working environment,

    Cons

    Too heavy in upper management, micro-managed from district office, extremely lengthy to get required approvals, all stakeholders are not invited to the table.

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    City Colleges of Chicago2019-10-28
  8. "Growing"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker 

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

    Pros

    Relaxed management Meet interesting people

    Cons

    Barely meets state minimum wage

    City Colleges of Chicago2019-10-15
  9. "Financial Analyst"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City Colleges of Chicago full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling and good location Good benefits

    Cons

    No room for growth or advancement

    City Colleges of Chicago2019-10-26
  10. Helpful (2)

    "This place is a god-awful mess."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City Colleges of Chicago full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Important work with amazing students. Amazing staff.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Political environment. Inability to direct funds to areas our students need them. Continuously shifting directives. Inability to look at or critically examine problems. Nightmare bureaucracy.

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    City Colleges of Chicago2019-11-07
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