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Ivy Tech Community College Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Really enjoy working with students and seeing them succeed (in 9 reviews)

  • Helping students go from zero experience to completing full graphic design projects is very rewarding (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • The number of full time faculty is small compared to part time instructors (in 27 reviews)

  • Low pay in comparison to other institutions (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Part of a team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ivy Tech Community College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and the people are amazing!

    Cons

    Budget decisions can take a while to be made before any work can be done.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to continue to ask input from employees.


  2. "Adjunct Professor"

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    Former Employee - Dr of Philosophy in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Dr of Philosophy in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ivy Tech Community College part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's great to see students grow as individuals, develop their own values and politics, and succeed on assignments by acquiring the skills specified in course objectives. It's also nice to apply the pedagogy developed over a long graduate student career and to know one's hard-won academic achievement is extrinsically valuable and practical.

    Cons

    Low pay, no benefits, no job security, long hours grading (depending on subject/course) very little to no recognition with little to no opportunity for full-time employment. This particular school had an issue with the administration asserting itself at will to the point of interrupting instructors' classes and admonishing faculty for voicing concerns about quality assurance programs and rewards which were offered with little to no regard for the integrity of institutional and professional practice.

    Advice to Management

    Consider hiring more full-time teachers to avoid having 70%+ of your liberal arts courses taught by adjuncts with no benefits, no security, and low income. Attempt to value your adjuncts as professors rather than part-time, temporary graduate student assistants.

  3. "Adjunct Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ivy Tech Community College part-time

    Pros

    Very supportive and positive work environment!

    Cons

    Can be a bit overwhelming at first due to the amount of paperwork required.


  4. "Receptionist - Learning Center - WorkStudy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ivy Tech Community College part-time

    Pros

    Absolutely hands down a perfect job for someone enrolled at Ivy Tech. They worked around my classes, very supportive, and positive learning environment.

    Cons

    The pay is better than minimum wage, but is very low. Of course it is a work study program, so it is reasonable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on supporting students, you're doing a fabulous job, especially kudos to John Conklin, Wonderful man, and a great boss!


  5. "It was alright"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ivy Tech Community College part-time

    Pros

    Not a hard job, pretty quiet for the most part

    Cons

    People from different campuses try to tell campuses that they never visit how they would do their best work

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging from so far away


  6. "Academic Support Center Lab Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ivy Tech Community College part-time

    Pros

    Lots of free time to study.
    Great management.
    Respect of faculty and students.

    Cons

    Slow computer system caused problems with testing at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ivy Tech Community College full-time

    Pros

    I really enjoy working with students. The benefits package is decent. The amount of vacation os good.

    Cons

    I wish the college paid higher wages to employees. Other local colleges have been known to pay higher wages.

    Advice to Management

    I feel like Management does care. Keep doing things to show us we are appreciated .

  8. "Adjunct Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ivy Tech Community College part-time

    Pros

    Nice supplemental income. Course curriculum is provided in online courses.

    Cons

    College does little to engage adjuncts.


  9. "Not what it used to be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ivy Tech Community College full-time

    Pros

    I needed a job and I got hired. Please do not stop looking.

    Cons

    Eliminating positions. Misappropriations of funds, bad financial decisions and commitments were made even though it was common knowledge that they were in dire straits. Many lost their jobs because they decided to eliminate positions. To add insult to injury the remaining employees got a raise.

    Advice to Management

    Trying getting rid of those who put the college in financial jeopardy instead of the worked bees. I am sure some of those 6 figure salaries can help pay the bills. After all, they are the ones who were responsible for making the decisions, yet they are still working and there are many who are scuffling trying to make ends meet.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ivy Tech Community College full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. People care about their jobs.

    Cons

    They get in the way of themselves too often.


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