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Sinclair Community College Reviews

Updated November 3, 2017
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Pros
  • The network of faculty and staff work hard together to ensure that the most effective learning environment is maintained (in 4 reviews)

  • They are a great employers with great benefits (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No benefits for part time workers (in 6 reviews)

  • lack of advancement, no benefits (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "I enjoy and appreciate my job and the people I work with."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Kettering, OH
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Kettering, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sinclair Community College full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are many dedicated, wonderful people who work here. The majority of the faculty and staff have a cooperative, helpful, friendly attitude that makes them great to work with. There is a very positive culture at Sinclair. People here are doing good work.

    Cons

    The wages are not high enough for support staff. I don't have many complaints although I wish the food from Aramark was better.


  2. "Treat part-time contract and adjunct faculty poorly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Students are great. Working at Sinclair makes you feel like you are making a difference in young people's lives

    Cons

    Full-time faculty hires almost always go to friends, family members and those sleeping with faculty members. Hiring is by small, biased committee with sign off by department chair and dean. No objective or merit based reviews. Class assignments are made by a single person that distributes assignments at whim.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the deans and department chairs. They are destroying departments, talented faculty are leaving as soon as they can find another position, leaving only poor faculty to teach students.

  3. "Tutoring"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sinclair Community College part-time

    Pros

    Laid back
    Comfortable
    Quality supervisors and co-workers

    Cons

    No real cons except boredom when there are no students to tutor unless you have homework to do.


  4. "Adjunct Professor"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive environment. Awesome staff. Causal and friendly workplace. Creative and flexible teaching strongly encouraged. MOST of the students are wonderful. Great for a first year teacher or side-job. Small stipend every semester on Tartan card.

    Cons

    The pay is not great. FT opportunities very hard to get. Limited options for on-campus dining. Dry erase markers and staplers disappear very quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  5. "End Support Technician"

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

    I have been working at Sinclair Community College part-time

    Pros

    Very low stress job where you treated professionally and fair. Fun atmosphere and friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Hard to advance to upper tier jobs within the school


  6. "Adjunct Faculty"

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    Former Employee - Administrator/Educator in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Administrator/Educator in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sinclair Community College part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities and interesting challenges.

    Cons

    Can not think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Looks for opportunities while problem solving.


  7. "Love my job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Recommends

    I have been working at Sinclair Community College full-time

    Pros

    I have worked at Sinclair for 4+ years now and have loved every minute of it. They are a great employers with great benefits. I am very fortunate to have a very understanding manager who believes that your health and your family come first.

    Cons

    Performance management is non existent, everyone receives the same raise regardless of their position, duties and/or abilities. No maternity/paternity leave for new parents. If you do not have the leave time available you are taking the time unpaid and if you have had to use your FMLA for anything else, you are not guaranteed to keep your position.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a leave policy for new parents, men and women. Update your performance review system/policy.

  8. "Manager"

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

    I have been working at Sinclair Community College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employees are devoted and dedicated to students. The College is continually working to improve the student experience. Team members are well trained, educated and invested in doing what is right for students.

    Cons

    Federal and State policy hinder our ability to design and deliver all that would benefit students.

    Advice to Management

    utilize the knowledge of your front line staff, they interact daily with students and truly know the operational needs of the college.


  9. "Nice but not the best place to work"

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

    I have been working at Sinclair Community College full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Almost everyone on campus seem to care about students success. You can easily get help from anyone on campus. It's a very friendly working environment.

    Cons

    The compensation system is not the best among similar institutions in the States. There is room for IT department to improve in general.

    Advice to Management

    Try to hire the best people on IT (include RAR) work.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "The administration here is no better than K-12 administration - no guts"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Instructor in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sinclair Community College part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I was an adjunct. The pay per credit hour wasn't bad

    Cons

    If you aren't "in" after a term or two, find other work. If you aren't "in" after a couple of terms, the administration is simply not going to schedule you for any courses. When you complain of not being scheduled, they will say, "We have no policy in scheduling adjuncts." Well, that is a lie. I've had courses taken away from me given to other adjuncts because "They were promised that course". Why re-schedule so many of the same adjuncts and repeatedly not others? There has to be a policy; they simply don't tell you it.

    That's why I said, if you don't have an "in" after a couple of terms, go find work elsewhere. For, the department is simply just not going to reschedule you for classes anymore. Then, your school email will lapse. Then, you won't be able to receive anything from them, unless they use your personal email address. And, odds are, they aren't going to do that. It's like their "method of firing" you. They just don't have the guts to do it to you face to face.

    Sinclair CC isn't a "Community College" anymore, anyhow. It is essentially a trade school now. The President of the campus took it right that way. All the development Sinclair has been undergoing has been in the "trades" and "trade education", not "the first 2 years for a 4 year degree".

    Advice to Management

    Step down.


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