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Community College of Allegheny County Reviews

Updated April 13, 2019
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Community College of Allegheny County President Quintin B. Bullock
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Pros
  • "Flexible schedule and self-directed teaching opportunities" (in 3 reviews)

  • "There are a lot of benefits even being a part time employee" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "The biggest con is the cap of 25 hours per week for this part-time position" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Difficult to become full-time and lack of benefits" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Best place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Help Desk Support in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Help Desk Support in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Community College of Allegheny County part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They are very supportive and they will train you. They always there for you.

    Cons

    I don’t have any cons, working there was the best thing that could happen to me.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Adjunct Faculty Part-time"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty of Biology in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty of Biology in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Community College of Allegheny County part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good environement, easy to work with colleagues, lots of independance.

    Cons

    Low pay, entitled students, difficulty to improve the curriculum.

  3. "Not recommended for IT"

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    Former Employee - User Support Analyst
    Former Employee - User Support Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Community College of Allegheny County full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, community involvement, & provides cost savings higher education

    Cons

    Vindictive, uninformed, micro managing IT managers, outdated technology, culture that doesn't encourage employees to be their best, but instead kiss up to management for promotions

    Advice to Management

    Remove vindictive management that promote based on how well they employees kiss up.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Lowest morale"

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    Former Employee - Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Community College of Allegheny County full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Time off
    Decent pay
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Low morale
    Overt discrimination
    Favoritism
    Bullies at Dean level
    Out of touch management

    Advice to Management

    There are too many upper level created positions for certain favored people and no support for the front line. Everyone at the front is pushed to the limit while people at the top just sit back call the shots all the time. Morale is horrible because of the injustice. Favoritism is constant... if you are in with the “in crowd” you are appointed to positions. HR takes no action against the Bullies. A dean can scream in your face and that is considered ok! Bullies run the place. Honestly needs to clean house. This is such an un fair place! It’s so stressful to work here.


  5. "Great starter position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Community College of Allegheny County full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    CCAC has a great work/family balance

    Cons

    No room for advancement due to moral


  6. Helpful (1)

    "IT Department - Run Far, Run Fast, don’t Look Back."

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

    I have been working at Community College of Allegheny County full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros to this place.

    Cons

    This department is in shambles. People leave and positions are not replaced. The technology is very out of date.

    Currently everything is in limbo. There are no challenging projects where you gain any experience. You are a server janitor and any design is done by vendors. There is no opportunities for advancement. The development that is done is very juvenile. The developers fail to use any new technologies like Xamarin, Node, Angular, React, etc and just use outdated DotNetNuke as their platform. Their idea of a mobile app is using bootstrap to format a website. Pitiful.

    Lastly, two people that were hired into new positions left the college within 6 months. Yes, it is that bad!

    Advice to Management

    Time to clean house. The board needs to start with the college president and work down.


  7. "Basic Job Quality"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Community College of Allegheny County part-time

    Pros

    They care about their employees. There are a lot of benefits even being a part time employee.

    Cons

    It will take a long time for them to move you from part time to full time.

  8. "Social Media Work Study"

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    Current Employee - Social Media Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Social Media Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Community College of Allegheny County part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hours scheduled around Class schedule, friendly staff, work on campus. Flexible job positions. +$10 an hour if you are a tutor.

    Cons

    Some staff fail to respect student workers. Lack of organization in admissions events, low quality advertising. Basically bottom rung.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your student workers, respect their opinions. They're human beings and often adults just like you.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Hiring methods based on discrimination"

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

    I worked at Community College of Allegheny County full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and time off. It is also rewarding to help students achieve success. There isn’t anything that I would consider positive other than that.

    Cons

    Employee discrimination based on race and gender is prevalent. Job positions, responsibilities and pay are way over due for an audit and reorg.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that can do the job. Don’t hire based on gender/race and pawn work they are not capable of doing onto the capable employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "The school should consider spending its money more wisely"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Community College of Allegheny County part-time

    Pros

    Support staff has been great.

    Cons

    The pay is not enough to make a living.

    There is little opportunity for advancement in some departments -- the school prefers to spend money churning through part-time faculty instead of hiring more full-time faculty.

    This also leads to having too many faculty members, which decreases the per-person class load (and decreases pay).

    Advancement is not clearly related to merit or performance.

    Faculty seem view novel pedagogical approaches unfavorably.

    Advice to Management

    Spend less money looking for part-time faculty and invest in full-time faculty.

    Make advancement tied to merit and/or job performance.