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Community College of Allegheny County Reviews

Updated April 19, 2018
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Community College of Allegheny County President Quintin B. Bullock
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Growth Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    In the Financial Aid department the Director and Assistant Director provided such great professional support and development because of it you were able to grow within the college. The atmosphere was very relaxed and calm, we worked as a team and had team development opportunities and activities. The staff felt like that of a family. The Directors utilized staffs skills and strengths to better serve the department and the students. Such a great stepping stone into higher education. The pay was good enough for entry level positions and benefits were very satisfactory.

    Cons

    I truly loved coming to work everyday because of the things I noted above and it was very hard for me to find anything wrong with College.

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting the staff and use their skills and strengths to evolve campus'.


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "CCAC Adjunct Faculty is a dream gig!"

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

    I have been working at Community College of Allegheny County part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to an incredibly diverse community, in age, ethnicity, nationality and more, brings classes alive and they are filled with interested students who really want to learn.

    Cons

    Difficult, if not impossible, to move into full-time status, so you cannot support yourself with just this employment


  5. "Adjunct Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, wonderful department heads. CCAC has 4 campuses, each with its own management, culture, and department chairs, so your mileage may vary. Many of the students are interested in transferring to four-year colleges. Very diverse student bodies.

    Cons

    The adjuncts finally have a union, which should help. The pay is lower than some, though consistent with many other colleges in the Pittsburgh area. The differences between campuses can be challenging as well as rewarding.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Work Environment"

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

    Pros

    Time off, vacation time are great

    Cons

    There's a lot to be said about the management at the campuses, not a friendly work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Provide fair, equal opportunities for all employees


  7. "Avoid the IT Department"

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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

    Pros

    Health Care, Retirement (2 to 1 match on 5%, no vesting), Vacation (5-weeks)

    Cons

    There is a reason why there are many openings (7 for department of about 40) because it is a complete mess. We have had 3 different CIOs in three years. The current CIO’s goal is to move everything to the cloud and/or have vendors install everything for every project. Slowly we are all becoming server and application monitors. If there is a problem you are told to just call the vendor. You will not gain any expertise in any CCAC IT position. All you will do is attend committee meetings and be told about project management.

    I would only recommend working here if you are near the end of your career and need a place to stay. If you are just starting out look somewhere else because all you will learn here is how to spot a problem and use a phone.

    CCAC hires at the minimum to up to 5k more than minimum not a penny more. I know a developer that put in a couple of years, just left and doubled his salary.

    Senior leadership at CCAC is horrible. The current president just creates more and more high paying senior positions and wastes a ton of money on stupidity.

    Advice to Management

    Need to clean house and eliminate top heavy positions.

  8. "Online Support Specialist - Front end LMS Administrator"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Learning opportunity
    Vacation time
    Healthcare benefits

    Cons

    The opportunity to advance and to attend job related conferences.
    The salary
    The lack of diversity


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Adjuncts not respected"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Community College of Allegheny County part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are not any pros.

    Cons

    If your an adjunct you are not appreciated
    You work harder than the full timers and are not appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate the full timers , allow input from adjuncts , care about the students not just your own salaries and pensions.


  10. "Okay"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule for part time.

    Cons

    No advancement for part time.


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