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Parkland College Reviews

Updated October 25, 2016
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  1. "Student Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Parkland College full-time

    Pros

    Lots of time off here

    Cons

    Low salary, benefits being reduced


  2. "Peer Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at the Parkland College. It was good opportunity to communicate with other students.

    Cons

    It can be really busy during exam weeks.


  3. "Assistant Dean"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Parkland College full-time

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere. I look the mission and core values.

    Cons

    The state of Illinois budget


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  5. "English instructor"

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    Former Employee - Shoe Sales Person in Thomasboro, IL
    Former Employee - Shoe Sales Person in Thomasboro, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Parkland College part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Teachers are given a list of things to be taught and the instructor may use any means to teach the the listed items. I was given the luxury to be creative and to teach to the students' needs.

    Cons

    There were a wide variety of student skills and needs. Trying to make sure I reached every student was a challenge.


  6. "Adjunct teaching"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Spanish Faculty in Bradenton, FL
    Current Employee - Adjunct Spanish Faculty in Bradenton, FL

    I have been working at Parkland College (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful community college, autonomy for teaching, professional environment.

    Cons

    As a part-time instructor you do not have any job security or benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Increase full-time hiring opportunities, part-time instructors need to have more security and benefits available.


  7. "Much better place to work ten years ago"

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    Current Employee - Mid Level Staff in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Mid Level Staff in Champaign, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Tons of paid leave. Easy access to current technology. Some truly great people in the organization. Internal positions open somewhat regularly.

    Cons

    Useless "yes men" are in leadership positions. Leaders won't make hard decisions because they're too concerned with being liked. Supervisors tend to not be leaders, which wastes the potential of great staff. Health insurance gets worse every year.

    Advice to Management

    Make a decision! You're in charge so it doesn't matter if you're liked or not. Morale is low for a reason. Connect with staff and make them feel valued instead of expendable.


  8. "Solid mid-level collegiate experience"

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

    Pros

    Good leaning experience, lots of upward mobilIty. President and the board of trustees are caring and loyal. Great people to work with and students come to learn.

    Cons

    Some offices can be cliquey or standoffish. Inneffeciencies can make it hard to get the job done. Not a lot of independent working skills as each end of the college uses each other to make things happen.


  9. "Vibrant, growing community college"

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    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Parkland College part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Parkland College is expanding their programs to better serve their students by tailoring the courses with career placement in mind. The adjunct faculty are mostly graduate students working on their Masters or PhDs which guarantees a high-level of commitment, knowledge, and enthusiasm for the subjects they teach. The campus is beautiful, well-planned, and has numerous new buildings such as a state of the art Theatre/Art complex and Student Center. They have comprehensive financial aid programs and helpful staff.

    Cons

    Part-time faculty are not given the option anymore of keeping a class that has not made enrollment. This makes being an adjunct very sketchy in terms of income each semester. Also, there are no health insurance buy-in options.


  10. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Parkland College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits were wonderful! Free tuition for children and spouse, FSA account, Health Insurance.

    Cons

    Wish there would have been more opportunities to take classes to better myself with a completion of an associate degree.


  11. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Parkland College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Caring workers, good community support, benefits, time-off policies

    Cons

    Lower wages, promotion potential, management doesn't always understand non-academic units and their role/importance to the College

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate standardized pay scale--pay for performance instead. Reward good employees instead of driving them out with lack of opportunity to improve position within College.



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