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Kingsborough Community College Reviews

Updated Nov 15, 2019

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3.7
71%
Recommend to a Friend
33%
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Kingsborough Community College CEO Peter Cohen
Peter Cohen
4 Ratings
  1. "Secure environment, great benefits, low promotion potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kingsborough Community College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Secure City job, union for all workers except Executives, regular salary increases and great benefits package

    Cons

    Nobody ever leaves/retires! People get stalled in their careers. There are many low level positions but few mid to upper levels ones to advance to.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage retirement. Many people work here 40-50 years taking up positions that younger people desperately need.

    Kingsborough Community College2017-05-31
  2. "Great Campus and People, Horrible Pay"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Assistant Professor in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Kingsborough Community College part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The campus is absolutely lovely since it is located by the ocean. Most of the people who work in the offices are friendly and helpful (with some exceptions).

    Cons

    As at all CUNY schools, the pay for adjuncts is abysmal and raises happen very rarely since it takes forever for a new contract to be negotiated. Also, the HR department is a bit of a mess. If you do any extra work (fill in for another lecturer, etc) expect it to take months to be paid.

    Kingsborough Community College2017-05-21
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work.....Little advancement opportunities"

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    Advisor in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Kingsborough Community College for more than 5 years

    Pros

    KBCC is a great placate work. The campus, which is on the water has resort like feel, hence the nickname Kingsborough country club! There's a great mix of people and the campus always has something going on.

    Cons

    Sadly very little advancement opportunity. No one retires...people stay FOREVER...Literally until they die! So job openings are few and far between. In addition there's a great deal of nepotism so most job postings already have a friend or family in mind before they even hit the classified ads. From an educational point of view, the fact that people never leave means there's little to no innovation which affects... the quality of learning for the students.

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    Advice to Management

    More new blood with innovative teaching methods.

    Kingsborough Community College2017-04-27
  4. "College Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Kingsborough Community College full-time

    Pros

    Great ocean view during the summer.

    Cons

    Cold in the winter. If you don't like kids this isn't the place for you.

    Kingsborough Community College2017-02-11
  5. "Not Good! Go elsewhere! KBCC is NOT a place to learn English!"

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    Former Employee - ESL/GED Instructor in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kingsborough Community College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None. Near the beach, but not a congenial place to learn English or GED (TASC)

    Cons

    No Benefits at at!

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your teachers like labor workers! They are professional with BA or MA in TESOL. Don't be dictatorship! Autocratic! The is NOT Russia or the Ukraine. This is the United States of America!

    Kingsborough Community College2017-03-04
  6. "Doing the best for students"

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    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kingsborough Community College full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The students, the view, the programs. The one on offered to students is amazing. So many staff and faculty members really care and go to bat for their students.

    Cons

    Big system takes a long while for change but that's expected working for a larger system. Some offices could benefit from more full time staff.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those in the trenches!

    Kingsborough Community College2016-11-16
  7. "Professor Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Professor Assistant in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Kingsborough Community College part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Free to work at my own pace and good hours

    Cons

    - I didn't experiences anything

    Kingsborough Community College2016-11-07
  8. "Director"

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    Director in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Kingsborough Community College

    Pros

    It was great and wonderful

    Cons

    There are none it was perfect.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work

    Kingsborough Community College2016-09-25
  9. "student aide"

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     in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Kingsborough Community College for more than a year

    Pros

    You can learn a lot working in the office

    Cons

    slow pace long distant a lot of walking

    Kingsborough Community College2016-08-31
  10. "My Feelings"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Kingsborough Community College

    Pros

    Great hours if you want Part Time work

    Cons

    No full time jobs.... Nepotism is great in this school. They hire friends and family only.

    Advice to Management

    Start getting involved in the school.

    Kingsborough Community College2016-09-12
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