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Community College of Philadelphia Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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  1. "Community College of Philadelphia"

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    Former Employee - Art Teacher in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Art Teacher in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Great institution and diverse student base

    Cons

    only 2 year and adjunct positions


  2. "Math tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Chance to practice with math and expand the relationship in school

    Cons

    Kind of boring, and the vice president in that office is tricky

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Worked here for 9 years - great benefits package"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Community College of Philadelphia full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Free benefits, Fridays off in the summer months, spring break and winter break and the fact that you are helping students to further their educational background.

    Cons

    Collective Bargaining Agreement makes it hard to get anything that is more up to date implemented.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Office Administrative Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Office Administrative Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are phenomenal -- high-quality health insurance with 100% of the premiums covered by the College (note that this may not continue once new contracts are negotiated). Working with students can be challenging, but ultimately rewarding. Tons of vacation, sick and personal time, plus Fridays off in the summer.

    Cons

    The unionized environment yields the great benefits mentioned above, but makes the advancement process difficult. There is an internal bidding system for union jobs, and positions are filled based on seniority only (assuming the candidate can pass the typing, Microsoft Office, etc. tests that are required). This means that mediocre employees who expend minimal effort on the job are often promoted over much more talented or hardworking employees, which is frustrating to watch. This also means that someone with no experience in a particular department may get a job over someone who has been there for years, simply because they have more overall seniority at the College. Similarly, there are no raises for merit, and even when you move to a higher salary grade, the increase in pay happens on a fixed scale -- no negotiation. So if you accept a job here, fight for the highest pay rate you can manage, because if you begin with a wage at the lower end of your salary grade, it will stay that way the entire time you're here.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Community College of Philadelphia Adjunct"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Community College of Philadelphia part-time

    Pros

    Gives you the opportunity to interact with a wide range of students and faculty and be a mentor to students who need the guidance.

    Cons

    No clear transition from part time to full time, politics (i.e., faculty have been working without contracts for a while with the possibility of a strike, without seniority there's no guarantee of course assignments, there are reports of racism within faculty hiring at CCP from time to time, etc.).

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the concerns and grievances of employees - regardless of their title/position - and try to be more accommodating to their needs and requests.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Assistant Professor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Wonderful student population, excellent health benefits, pretty good pay. Automatic tenure after five years.

    Cons

    Horrible institutional culture. Very top-down structure, lots of within- and between-dept in-fighting and turf-warring. Admin disrespect for faculty.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic"

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

    I have been working at Community College of Philadelphia full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Summer Hours, Spring Break

    Cons

    Favoritism and racism no room for growth. New Leadership doesn't care about the people

    Advice to Management

    Do right by the "good" employees.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are great students! Great value! The Walmart of education in Philly.

    Cons

    I've never encountered such dark attitudes in a place set aside for enlightenment. Rude, discourteous, surly and devoid decorum are the bulk of those that work there. Unprofessional!

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with your purpose-built your mission! Discontinue to condone bad behavior; it's not becoming.


  9. "Good place to work"

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

    I worked at Community College of Philadelphia (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary is excellent - wel paid

    Cons

    Union was a hinderance to staff success.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate that union


  10. "Tremendous room for growth as a new student"

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    Former Employee - Orientation Leader in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Orientation Leader in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Leadership, diverse socialization and networking skills on a professional level can be achieved.

    Cons

    Effort, empathy, and active listening skills have to be applied, most importantly helping others is a necessity.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build team work projects and follow through to achieve goals.


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