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Palmer College of Chiropractic Reviews

Updated May 6, 2017
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  1. "Palmer College of Chiropractic"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Rock Island, IL
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Rock Island, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Palmer College of Chiropractic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love working with a variety of students. I love to see students reach their educational goals

    Cons

    Pay is low. Not a lot of advancement.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Great benefits and time off"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davenport, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davenport, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Palmer College of Chiropractic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits and time off are excellent, very diverse environment also free chiropractic care. Most coworkers are great, hardworking people.

    Cons

    Way too top heavy, management makes changes without regard to whom it will affect, very little understanding of the work required when making said changes and often making more work for already over burdened staff. Salary is substandard. Only 2% raises yearly which covers cost of insurance premium raises.

    Advice to Management

    Before making changes, come up with a plan to train and a plan on how to roll it out rather than dumping it on mid management to figure it out. Pay employees decent salaries.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great College, great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davenport, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Palmer College of Chiropractic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great workplace culture of caring for employees, patients, and students. It is amazing how many people have been here 20, 30, even 40 years +! Good people come here and stay here. The Quad Cities Area is a well kept secret best place to live in America, especially for families with low cost of living and tons of activities.

    Cons

    Parking can get tight, just like at all colleges.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Staff member review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Staff in Davenport, IA
    Former Employee - Staff in Davenport, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Students are awesome
    Work schedules
    Time off
    Benifts

    Cons

    Administration
    Staff are thought of as secondary to faculty and disposable
    Salaries

    Advice to Management

    Burst your ego bubble and start acting as if employees matter. Your words say this but your actions do not.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davenport, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Palmer College of Chiropractic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, average pay for education and for the most part the people are great to work with. There was a wonderful family feel there as if you were part of something great.

    Cons

    The family feel is gone. Employee turnover is increasing rapidly. It is just another business at this point, chewing up the good people and spitting them out like a machine. At least you don't get paid as much as you would in an actual business.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like people instead of machines. Return to the family first environment that used to be there and you will go much farther.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good job with some part-timer perks, if you are well-connected."

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Davenport, IA
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Davenport, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Palmer College of Chiropractic part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stong company work ethic, values and supports the community. Makes you feel like you're making a contribution with the right mindset. Good leadership. Good hourly pay with perks for part-timers. Paid holidays off. Quarterly free lunches, phone plan discount, retirement plan automatically deducted from paychecks. Community involvement opportunities. Paid job training.

    Cons

    Impossible to obtain a full-time job internally unless extremely well connected.
    Little chance for advancing unless you are well-connected to upper management. Fierce competition for work and job tasks. Too many cliques. Full-time employees complain that they could be better appreciated. Strict uniform in clinic.

    Advice to Management

    Management could focus more on internal team-building, and less internal competition. Bring a little more fun back!


  8. Helpful (4)

    "A Great Release"

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    Former Employee - Faculty, Assistant Professor in Port Orange, FL
    Former Employee - Faculty, Assistant Professor in Port Orange, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Palmer College of Chiropractic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits like healthcare, with partial payment, generous vacation and sick time, opportunity for scholarly activity and remuneration for such, travel abroad with chiropractic clinic abroad program, continuing education opportunities, literal hands on educating and free chiropractic care at each campus clinic.

    Cons

    Centralised control structure, such as the old USSR. Three different campuses, three different demographics venues. Demands of a uniform curriculum despite two schools operating on a 4 quarter plan and the main campus working in a trimester framework. A dishonest and disingenuous senior management layer. Very poor communication on the local and institutional level. Very poor technology infrastructure used in class and clinic environments for an institution that prides itself as "The trusted name in Chiropractic Education".

    Advice to Management

    If I had a dollar to the reference for each time I heard about the "Self Study" and the need to work on communication for over five years and it does just not happen. Talking & dictating is not communication. When a campus president tells an employee that "I can replace you with a Wal-Mart greeter" somebody should be thinking of retiring.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Palmer College of Chiropractic full-time

    Pros

    I have enjoyed my employment. Great people!

    Cons

    Nothing! Only positive experiences here!


  10. "Pay is good, but management is TERRIBLE."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Palmer College of Chiropractic full-time

    Pros

    Pay, and a lot of downtime to do other things at work

    Cons

    Management, work environment, boredom - yeah, getting paid to sit around and do nothing most of the day is nice, but it does get annoying, especially when management expects you to be there for 8 hours when you ask for a shift in schedule

    Advice to Management

    A good manager is unbiased and fact-checks before deeming accusations are true. A manager who blatantly takes an accusation as fact before any investigation is done is pretty stupid and lazy.


  11. "Great place to work with great benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Palmer College of Chiropractic full-time

    Pros

    Palmer has a great benefits package and has a ton of great people. Free chiropractic care is always a nice perk. Palmer is making a lot of changes from new managers, new positions, and investing in the future.

    Cons

    It's education, so salary is not always the best, but benefits and great work/life balance help to offset that.


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