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Sinclair Community College Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and compensation, community involvement, and great opportunities to interact with students (in 3 reviews)

  • Great place with a large amount of community support (in 3 reviews)

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

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

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  1. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    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.


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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    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.


  3. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker
    Former Employee - Student Worker
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Sinclair Community College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Was able to work and attend school. Very flexible towards students. Felt was part of a team. Great supervisor. Few tasks assigned therefore having time to study.

    Cons

    There was no potential or opportunity for growth. It is basically structured for one to get some money whilst studying which is great for students.


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  5. "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sinclair Community College full-time

    Pros

    Working with students and showing them techniques to show them how they can keep their skills in driving abilities and this also reflects on their daily life.

    Cons

    Politics, I learn to coop with this and how to handle problems carefully.

    Advice to Management

    Good communications skills


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dayton, OH
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    I worked at Sinclair Community College part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Flexible. Caring people.

    Cons

    No benefits for part time workers.


  7. "Sinclair"

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

    Pros

    Most of the faculty are great, and, depending on the department, your co-workers can be awesome. The facilities are generally well-maintained.

    Cons

    Over the past few years, the pay raises have been poor, and at or below average for community colleges. There is no union, so bargaining for better wages is not an option.


  8. "Note Taker"

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    Former Employee - Note Taker in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Note Taker in Dayton, OH
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sinclair Community College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I liked being able to assist the students with disabilities with notes they needed for class and also learning something in a class I might not heave ever taken. The students were friendly and appreciative of the services.

    Cons

    the hours were not guaranteed if a student was ill or missed a class you lost your work for that day.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Academic Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great colleagues (some gossiping, but that's everywhere, right?), excellent manager very patient and willing to answer questions

    Cons

    Very difficult to get a full-time position. Very competitive.


  10. "Great place to teach"

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

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

    Pros

    I was well respected and given the freedom to instruct 5 courses each semester.

    Cons

    The people running the department were too busy with their main job to give undivided attention to my subject.

    Advice to Management

    Get a full time person to devote all of the time and effort to run this department.


  11. "Mixed Feelings"

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

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

    Pros

    Hugely positive reputation in the community
    Strong brand
    Financially stable
    Solid pay for higher education
    As an employee, you wouldn't necessarily know about any of the cons I list if you have a superior who shelters you from them.

    I'm giving three stars, because there's still enough institutional will and experience to halt Sinclair's slide into ruin. Consider it an extra star for potential.

    Cons

    Culture of fear
    Sycophantism encouraged at highest levels
    No independent oversight of administration -- board is in President's pocket
    Line, support staff, adjunct faculty shoulder increasing work load
    Poor performance management and professional development

    Advice to Management

    Restore corporate oversight and governance. Eliminate unnecessary programs, as they contribute to overhead without returning any value to community. Stop trying to emulate for-profit competitors.



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