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North Shore Community College Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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  1. "Highly recommend"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative and friendly colleagues, they are fantastic at promoting from within

    Cons

    Working in academia can lead to painfully long processes


  2. "Used to be a great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at North Shore Community College full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful faculty, staff, students- NSCC used to be a wonderful place to work but under the present leadership it has become a toxic environment.

    Cons

    Terrible senior leadership, poor morale among faculty and staff.

    Advice to Management

    President is a terrible leader, killing morale and damaging long-term community relationships, reputation.

  3. "my experience at this school"

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    Former Employee - Assessment Specialist in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Assessment Specialist in Danvers, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Location was near my residence.

    Cons

    staff and students were rude. Students were NOT interested in their studies.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to set fixed rules and not change rules on a whim and based on their personal student preferences.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynn, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynn, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at North Shore Community College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great camaraderie among colleagues. It is what you make it. The college is active in the community...there is always something to participate in. The college is located near the ocean, so you will have a great place to go for a lunch break.

    Cons

    You may have to sometimes deal with cliques, power/control hungry managers who micromanage/abuse their position, and witnessing that those around you may not be under the same HR policies as you.


  5. "Community Colleges can be great places to work - or study!"

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

    I worked at North Shore Community College (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've never worked with such a highly dedicated and educated staff and faculty anywhere. The faculty staff is also organized and active in promoting its interests and benefits. Overall rating from me - excellent.

    Cons

    Nothing much - other than that many of the opportunities are temporary, contract, grants, adjunct - all common in higher ed. But even a relatively short time working there is rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing a great job for some many students - keep it up! And keep pushing for more funding for students and staff - keep up the good work!


  6. "Peer Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Peer Tutor in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Peer Tutor in Danvers, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at North Shore Community College (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a lot of fun working with students, peers amongst myself and the coworkers are a great group of people, very supportive.

    Cons

    Very unorganized, first come first serve kind of deal and no real training structure. Kids usually just come to get help with a graded assignment than trying to learn anything supportive.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly Place - Your Experience Will Depend on Your Department"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Lynn, MA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Lynn, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at North Shore Community College (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A very favorable full-time/part-time faculty ratio when compared to other community colleges. Respect for academic freedom. Friendly coworkers. Opportunities to take on interesting side projects and explore professional interests on an ad-hoc basis. Many of the individual faculty and professionals on the support staff are skilled, creative, and amazing. NSCC recently hired a new President and VP so the institution is in a state of transition--there are potential opportunities for faculty and administrators to positively impact the future of NSCC.

    Cons

    Heavy workloads and challenges with gaining administrative support can make it difficult to organize side-projects with other faculty. Very low pay for the Boston Metro area. Professional development funds for organizational memberships and conferences are very limited and difficult to procure. Declining enrollment is a challenge, though one that institutional leadership seems to be planning for. Departmental politics can get ugly and there can be an aversion to change.

    Advice to Management

    I see the need to build institutional capacity and admire your efforts in this area, but continue to listen to and respect your faculty. Don't skimp on professional development--one, because it's so important for instilling a positive institutional culture, and two because this is one area where you can either retain or alienate your top performers. NSCC is an incredible and important institution on the North Shore--I'll continue to wish you the best.

  8. "A good place to work--though lots of changes happening"

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    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at North Shore Community College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid benefits for union employees.
    Some great colleagues.
    Many people passionate about their work and excited to be involved with education.

    Cons

    A lot of senior management changes and changes as a result that has been creating low moral. Independent departments try to have flexibility, but HR generally doesn't support schedule flexibility.


  9. "Adjunct Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Lynn, MA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Lynn, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    The students are great. Very interested in learning.
    The services that the college provides are helpful to so many people.

    Cons

    Adjunct faculty isn't as well connected as full-time faculty.


  10. "A Great Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    laid back, respectful, family-like environment

    Cons

    I personally didn't experience any cons


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