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Community College of Philadelphia Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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  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.


  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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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.


  8. "The best Job ever!!"

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Community College of Philadelphia (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They work your schedule around your courses. The atmosphere is excellent. Very great place to learn the business field and responsibilities.

    Cons

    pay is not very good.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Top-heavy bureaucratic ivory tower"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay rate is pretty good for most part time faculty, with some partially paid benefits available. Bring able to work directly with students is the best part and keeps me coming back despite chronic institutional problems. Some pretty good professional development opportunities too.

    Cons

    Senior management does not believe in the college's mission, is more interested in making the college more corporate and looking good on paper than in actually educating. The organizational culture is stagnant, bureaucratic, and increasingly intrusive with surveillance. HR has a paternalistic attitude toward staff and contingent faculty, assumes employees are slackers and scammers; have known to dig through security camera footage and ID card swipe logs to 'get' employees on minor technical violations. FT faculty whine about reduced availability of sabbaticals while adjuncts and lowest paid staff can barely make ends meet. Adjunct faculty are second class citizens and actively disrespected.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating employees like naughty children, listen to feedback and act on it, reduce the number of administrators instead of cutting benefits or work hours for part time faculty. Board needs to be transparent: no more secret "executive sessions"


  10. "Office Administrative Associate B"

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    Current Employee - Office Administrative Associate B in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Office Administrative Associate B in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefit and time off packages

    Cons

    Not easy to move up in the organizatio


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Improving all the time"

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    Current Employee - Faculty in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Faculty in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    New leadership is making a real difference in great ways. Many, many wonderful and talented people. The best is simply the amazing students that you get to work with. It's an exciting time to be there.

    Cons

    Entrenched departments and a "fiefdom" mentality of some.

    Advice to Management

    Really ask and listen to comments about obstacles to success. Focus on human capital instead of rules for the sake or rules.



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