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Joliet Junior College Reviews

Updated May 30, 2017
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Joliet Junior College President Dr. Debra S. Daniels
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Pros
  • Great people, friendly environment, most people put the students first, beautiful campus, great location, lots of great lunch options nearby (in 4 reviews)

  • Co-workers are the best, they will go out of their way to help (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • It was only a temporary job and nobody got hired on full time out of about 100, I was one of the last three to leave (in 3 reviews)

  • The math department at JJC does not care who is teaching their classes, as long as they get taught (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Chief Information Officer."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL

    I have been working at Joliet Junior College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Joliet Junior College will be the first choice.

    Cons

    Higher Education compensation level vs. corporate and pace/reluctance of change.


  2. "Instructor (Adjunct)"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Joliet Junior College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good staff, department works more like a team than other community colleges.

    Cons

    Low wages, some of the lowest in Chicagoland. Lab coordinators are rude.

    Advice to Management

    Build teams, work on synchronizing department materials. Lab coordinators should be more helpful.

  3. "Managed to death"

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    Former Employee - Peer Tutor in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Peer Tutor in Joliet, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Joliet Junior College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work is interesting the majority of the time, and most of your coworkers will be wonderful at best and bearable at worst. You are fairly self regulated and usually work at a relaxed pace.

    Cons

    The pay is abysmal and the wage gap between different levels of tutors is huge (8.25-30.00 +). As a peer tutor, I was expected to perform at (and often above) the level of the professional tutors (tutors with bachelors degrees) all while being paid a third their hourly wage. Being the only person capable of tutoring math at or above the level of calculus, as well as the only one able to tutor physics of any kind, I was often saddled with the most difficult tutoring appointments. All this would have been fine had I also been treated in such a way that acknowledged my lower level of compensation.

    Advice to Management

    An incentive program is sorely needed for the peer tutors, because as it stands the position breeds resentment and separation from the rest of the employees. Hard work is not acknowledged or rewarded and this quickly disillusions any and all employees. I now get paid more to teach kindergartners how to read than I did teaching college students calculus and physics, that is a sad state to be in.


  4. "Worked for Student Newspaper"

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    Former Employee - Photo Editor in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Photo Editor in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice group, very friendly and fun to work with.

    Cons

    There weren't any cons to really speak of.


  5. "JJC LAB ASSISTANT JOB"

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    Former Employee - Senior Logistics Analyst in Frankfort, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Logistics Analyst in Frankfort, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Joliet Junior College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    loved it helping blind student pass human biology 125

    Cons

    higher pay NEEDED AND MORE SUPPORT FROM ADMIN

    Advice to Management

    solicit more people to do this kind of thing


  6. "Favorable"

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    Current Employee - Grants Accounting Manager in Crest Hill, IL
    Current Employee - Grants Accounting Manager in Crest Hill, IL

    I have been working at Joliet Junior College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice working condition.

    Cons

    Career advancement is a challenge.


  7. "Professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Joliet Junior College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Schedule and $$$ and union benefits

    Cons

    Politics and management. Inconsistent policies.

  8. "Fun place to learn and work."

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    Current Employee - Support Technician in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Support Technician in Joliet, IL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Joliet Junior College (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, Others are always willing to help, Very supportive of learning new areas in technology.

    Cons

    Lack of communication, internal issues not always resolved properly


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Going down hill fast"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Romeoville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Romeoville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Joliet Junior College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, friendly environment, most people put the students first, beautiful campus, great location, lots of great lunch options nearby.

    Cons

    Politics, lack of leadership, overspending, nepotism, Unions make this place a mess, HR doesn't help but instead protects the bad management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff, they have been telling you what is wrong for years.


  10. "JJC Tutor/Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist, Tutor in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Receptionist, Tutor in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Joliet Junior College (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of freedom and opportunity for growth. Great people to work with. Many are still my mentors.

    Cons

    Could have been more organized.


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