Concordia University Chicago - Their financial and political issues often get in the way of a Servant Leadership attitude. | Glassdoor
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"Their financial and political issues often get in the way of a Servant Leadership attitude."

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Current Employee - (Staff) in River Forest, IL
Current Employee - (Staff) in River Forest, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I have been working at Concordia University Chicago full-time

Pros

CUC has a heart for serving students. Many of the staff are caring individuals, and try to model the mission statement and model servant leadership by example. CUC really excels at Early Childhood Education.

Cons

CUC doesn't have a very coherent vision plan for addressing the many financial, operational and academic issues that face the institution. This is evident from the top down throughout the entire institution. Power struggles and bad politics abound, most notably between the graduate and undergraduate administration. Administration seems either unable or unwilling to make the tough decisions and implement the necessary changes to keep CUC a viable institution. Some areas need some serious trimming of the fat, while others struggle to maintain a minimum support presence due to under-staffing.

Advice to Management

CUC needs a top-down evaluation of all academic programs, administrative practices, and staff distribution.

Other Employee Reviews for Concordia University Chicago

  1. "A growing university with a lot of smart, friendly people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Concordia University Chicago full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The university is growing and expanding - lots of new programs
    If you have an idea and you have a plan, you can easily run with it
    Students are really smart, friendly
    Many local/Midwestern staff, faculty, students
    Close to the L, downtown, Oak Park
    Easy to get to know people
    Beautiful campus in a beautiful neighborhood!

    Cons

    Smaller university that is quickly growing, so a lot of people wear many hats
    Salaries are a little low
    Not very well known school - but has been around since the 1800s
    Some spaces need some updating, but they're working on it


  2. "Everyone is nice here, very caring."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Sometimes very unorganized in the office

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