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"Great people to be around."

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook

I worked at City Colleges of Chicago full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Awesome people. Great perks to working for the city. Most campuses are located by public transportation, so commuting is easy. Helping students grow and develop is a treat.

Cons

Sometimes hard to communicate with different departments in different buildings. The employee database is not always up to date, but that happens with so many employees. Some of the facilities are getting old. Technology can be lacking in certain areas.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work

Other Employee Reviews for City Colleges of Chicago

  1. Helpful (6)

    "how the government really 'works'"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay, very easy going, nice people, stress free, faculty seemed to actually care.

    Cons

    What a joke this whole system is. I'm almost positive that nobody there actually has a clue what they are doing. Friends hiring friends with no background or knowledge of the job. People hiring their children as Part-time to do the work they are supposed to be doing. Faculty seemed to be the only people to care yet were most likely the least paid. Chancellor hiring friends and her fellow 'church' members for six figure salaries that never existed before she got there. The whole mentality of the place is that there is unlimited money from the tax payers, so nothing gets done right and then they just spend away and up the budget for next year. People move money in the budgets, so it seems money was spent where it was supposed to be but actually wasn't. Compare this to a private sector schooling system and it will probably be better in every aspect. Glad to have left there and moved on in my life.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who actually know what they are doing. Stop making this a job for people to work a few easy years and retire with a fatty pension on the tax payers dime. Stop hiring your friends to do a job that they have never done before. Realize that the money your spending is out of hard working citizens pockets and its not unlimited.


  2. "Supportive and friendly place to work."

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working here. The people are nice and supportive. I like that often times different departments reach out and help other departments. There is definitely a sense of community.

    Cons

    The politics can be somewhat hard to navigate. Funding for certain programs may be cut without much warning which is very frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure career opportunities are in place whether in the form of promotions and/or training and development.

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