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Kirkwood Community College Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  1. "Kirkwood Community College offers opportunities for employees to soar to success!"

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    Current Employee - Department Assistant in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Department Assistant in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kirkwood Community College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Kirkwood will pay for 6 credits of schooling per semester if taking courses here! If taking courses at Mt. Mercy University...50% tuition is paid by my employer!!

    Cons

    Since I have been at Kirkwood, I have not found one con to speak of!!


  2. "Facilities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Awesome job.

    Cons

    Nothing really wrong with anything there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  3. "Excellent company to work for. Fast advancement. Very friendly co-workers and understanding supervisors."

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    Former Employee - Banquet Server in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Banquet Server in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kirkwood Community College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Outstanding company to work for all the way around.

    Cons

    Double shifts because of call ins.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let so many employees get away with being late, standing around, bickering back and forth.


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  5. "Marketing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kirkwood Community College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Employees genuinely care about students. Cutting edge community college under outstanding leadership (President Starcevich). School very involved in community.

    Cons

    Because Kirkwood is such a great place to work, it can be tough to be promoted in the area you begin working.


  6. "Kirkwood Community College is a great employer. Very supportive of its employees."

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    Former Employee - Director in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Director in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kirkwood Community College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment. Collegial atmosphere . Lots of collaboration between departments and new ideas are encouraged. Apply for a position here.

    Cons

    This is a great place to work. The only minor con may be that there are sometimes issues with communication because it is so big.


  7. "Great Student Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales &Customer Support Associate in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Sales &Customer Support Associate in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kirkwood Community College (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly Management, flexible hours, interesting work

    Cons

    It is not always easy getting enough shifts or hours assigned.


  8. "Great School, great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Kirkwood provides an opportunity to work with all different types of people and in a variety of different fields. Whether it be as an instructor or in administration, there is something for everyone.

    Cons

    There are times when you don't get feedback and you don't know how you are doing. Also, depending on what you are doing, pay can be great, or it may not be.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more feedback to employees. It would also be nice to be made more aware of positions that open up that you may be qualified for that provide you with a career advancement opportunity.


  9. "I obtained both professional and personal skills that benefit me in the real-world."

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    Former Employee - News Editor and Writer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - News Editor and Writer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends

    I worked at Kirkwood Community College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As a student working on campus, it was very convenient for me. The senior employees understood the busy lives of students and were flexible with schedules. The working atmosphere was always comfortable and encouraging.

    Cons

    Given the majority of employees were students, not all of them took their job as seriously as others.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic goals for individual employees. Maintain constant communication. Continuously provide feedback. Ensure that necessary training is provided.


  10. "great overall place to work"

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    Current Employee - Banquet Supervisor in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Banquet Supervisor in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Kirkwood Community College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, good people

    Cons

    long hours/weekends no room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    They need to listen to there employees for advice instead of just assuming they know whats going on.


  11. "The first few years were good, then the polotics really started to take hold."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kirkwood Community College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You do good for people who need a boost in life

    Cons

    Hierarchy often gets in the way of people doing what's right. Too many politics to play between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to what made it such a great place to work for


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