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Joliet Junior College Reviews

Updated Oct 10, 2019

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Joliet Junior College CEO Dr. Judy Mitchell
Dr. Judy Mitchell
2 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, friendly environment, most people put the students first, beautiful campus, great location, lots of great lunch options nearby(in 4 reviews)

  • "(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Remarkably lazy full time faculty run the school, protected by their claims of academic freedom and tenure(in 5 reviews)

  • "If you desire to be bullied throughout your day by ineffectual and lazy faculty and administration, JJC is the place for you(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Worked in the bookstore"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Joliet Junior College part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Higher administration really doesn't know what's going on

    Joliet Junior College2019-09-18
  2. "Massive ethical and legal issues"

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

    I worked at Joliet Junior College full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    None. There simply is no benefit to working for this college. If you get hired, you will immediately question your life choices that led you to this point.

    Cons

    If you desire to be bullied throughout your day by ineffectual and lazy faculty and administration, JJC is the place for you! If, however, you have any modicum of professional standards or integrity, it's probably best if you look for a different place of employment. Remarkably lazy full time faculty run the school, protected by their claims of academic freedom and tenure. Administration only makes itself known when they grovel to and bootlick the vocal tyrannical faculty members. Compliance to internal regulations and external laws is a fantasy. As an example, faculty frequently outright refuse to comply with ADA regulations. During a recent HLC site visit, administration lied to reviewers about quality control and data analysis. Nepotism is rampant. There are serious ethical and legal concerns over the forthcoming ERP adoption due to a Cabinet member's financial conflict of interest. In short, everything is wrong, staff are woefully abused, and students suffer. JJC is a depressing place to work for those that are conscientious employees. If you expect to be treated with even the most rudimentary standards of professionalism, look elsewhere than JJC.

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    Joliet Junior College2019-10-10

    Joliet Junior College Response

    October 16, 2019Employment & HR Shared Services Coord.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide this review and for being part of the JJC Team. Please be aware that we take your comments and concerns very seriously. As a result, this feedback has been shared with the Executive Director of Human Resources along with others in the President's Cabinet. Additionally, we would like to discuss your feedback in further detail and invite you to contact JJC Human Resources at HR@jjc.edu.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Working for JJC"

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    Former Employee - Facilities Maintenance Superintendent in Joliet, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Joliet Junior College full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of challenges daily to maintain 4 campus locations.

    Cons

    Hourly support staff lacks knowledge to perform jobs efficiently and lack of support from HR in discipline issues

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    Joliet Junior College2019-06-08

    Joliet Junior College Response

    June 17, 2019Employment & HR Shared Services Coord.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide this review and for being part of the JJC Team. We take your feedback very seriously and will be sure to relay this information to the appropriate leadership teams.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work - Understaffed and Overworked"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Joliet Junior College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People are helpful and friendly

    Cons

    Using part time workers to do full time work

    Joliet Junior College2019-05-10

    Joliet Junior College Response

    June 17, 2019Employment & HR Shared Services Coord.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide this review and for being part of the JJC Team. We take your feedback very seriously and will be sure to relay this information to the appropriate leadership teams.

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  5. "Good for a Student"

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    Current Employee - Bookstore Associate 

    I have been working at Joliet Junior College part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly Staff Focus on Training and Education Flexible

    Cons

    Very Limited Hours High Expectations for Relatively Low Pay

    Joliet Junior College2019-04-03

    Joliet Junior College Response

    June 17, 2019Employment & HR Shared Services Coord.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide this review and for being part of the JJC Team. We take your feedback very seriously and will be sure to relay this information to the appropriate leadership teams.

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  6. "CSA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Joliet Junior College part-time

    Pros

    Fun Environment Easy Off on weekends

    Cons

    Doesn’t offer enough scheduled hours

    Joliet Junior College2018-07-09
  7. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Joliet Junior College part-time

    Pros

    Great adjunct support staff.

    Cons

    Low pay. Few classes to choose from.

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    Joliet Junior College2018-05-05
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Very laid back place to work as long as you do your job."

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Joliet Junior College full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Health benefits time off your first year. They were willing to train and let you ease into the position. They have a cafe on site for lunch.

    Cons

    Advancement is slow unless someone leaves. I would like to see growth plans is personal advancement is made. Promote from within to build loyalty to the college.

    Joliet Junior College2017-09-23
  9. "Student Ambassador Tour Guide"

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador Tour Guide in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Joliet Junior College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Helpful and Kind staff and students. Flexible work hours and Accommodations. Light and rewarding work load. Networking and room for advancement.

    Cons

    The school is not open for 24 hours. Lunch room is only open until 6pm.

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    Joliet Junior College2017-09-05
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Adjunct Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Joliet Junior College part-time

    Pros

    Good people, at least at Natural Sciences Department.

    Cons

    The commuting time may be long, unless you live in Joliet of nearby cities

    Joliet Junior College2017-07-30
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