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City Colleges of Chicago Reviews

Updated May 24, 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. "Education as a business"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Testing Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Testing Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Union Protected position
    Health care options (HMO PPO Vision and Dental)
    SURS retirement
    Life insurance options

    Cons

    -Little room for upward mobility
    -Adding more to your job description (ie. necessary certifications that need yearly to complete job) but offer no form of additional compensation.
    -Not referring to your contract for responsibilities and causes upset when union steps in to hash out the details as they should.
    -Lack of communication between departments and misinforming students about typical office procedures.
    -Lack of initiative in departments
    -Lack of management support
    -Always point out flaws without constructive criticism
    -Never commended for good work or initiative
    -Favoritism within departments (higher and lower expectations within same department)
    -Micromanaging

    Advice to Management

    As a person who has management experience I would suggest seriously vetting management candidates during and after the hiring process especially since they are NBF contracts. We rely on the support of management to be a successful and functional team and it all comes down to accountability.


  2. "Glad its over"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy job
    very flexible with scheduling

    Cons

    management is very nitpicky and will micromanage the heck out of you


  3. "City Colleges of Chicago"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Public Relations in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director of Public Relations in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good diversity among students, staff and faculty. Campuses are situated in diverse Chicago neighborhoods, which makes for unique partnerships with various colleges. (There are seven in all.) Great students overall!

    Cons

    Historically, staff hirings were politically motivated given Chicago's long practice of nepotism and cronyism in government. Political hiring has resulted in pockets of incompetence and a lack of professional development, particularly among support staff .


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  5. "supplemental Instuctor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paraprofessional
    Former Employee - Paraprofessional
    Recommends

    I worked at City Colleges of Chicago part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    the staff is very professional, empowering and have the ability to accommodate .

    Cons

    not being able to keep the job once you graduate

    Advice to Management

    allow student worker to continue with the company once completion at graduation time if this is not something you do at this time you should maybe consider


  6. "Data Strategist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Data Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meaningful work with dedication to continuous improvement.

    Cons

    Education at large is suffering from the lack of State budget.


  7. "Adjunct Professor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at City Colleges of Chicago part-time

    Pros

    The flexibility of being an adjunct was good for my schedule.

    Cons

    The limitation on credit hours allowed to teach per semester applies even if you teach at more than one city college, it is not per school.


  8. "Work Study positions are great"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules. Get to make a difference in students lives.

    Cons

    Low pay for work study employees.


  9. "TUTOR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Academic Tutor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Academic Tutor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    the job is pretty flexible and people are so friendly

    Cons

    others do not work well and so lazy


  10. "Adjunct Instructor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The ability to teach multiple courses

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advice to management


  11. "The Chicago Way"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City Colleges of Chicago part-time

    Pros

    Working in the tutor lab afforded down time to do my own homework. Great if you are a student.

    Cons

    If you are not a student, have very low expectations and consider the position as temporary on your way to better offerings. Pay for degree holders is insulting.

    Advice to Management

    None. They are deaf, dumb, and blind.


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