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Sinclair Community College Reviews

Updated July 23, 2018
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Sinclair Community College President and CEO Steven L. Johnson
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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
  • "Full-time faculty hires almost always go to friends, family members and those sleeping with faculty members" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Low pay, no health insurance, required job training not compensated" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Adjunct"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Lecturer (Level II) in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Adjunct Lecturer (Level II) in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A fantastic employer at least as far as my department goes, as I can speak for all departments.

    Cons

    The students often expect to be spoon-fed information and lack critical thinking skills.


  2. "Work/Study"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sinclair Community College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Being able to walk from class to work is convenient. Work in a friendly atmosphere while gaining job experience.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy makes simple tasks a lot more time consuming than necessary. Not allowed to work more than 20 hours per week.

  3. "Administrative Aide"

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

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

    Pros

    My coworkers are awesome and the best part of working at Sinclair

    Cons

    no benefits for PT employees, hiring for fulltime positions is NOT merit based, but based on who you know period. Current layoffs are occurring that are being kept very hush hush. Older employees and veterans are being let go Very unethical employment practices. Loyal, long term, part time employees are treated horribly. More concern about enrollment numbers than graduation rates.

    Advice to Management

    Start appreciating the people you have working for you. Get rid of top heavy management and department heads.Maybe President Johnson could take a pay cut.


  4. "SCC Overview"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sinclair Community College full-time

    Pros

    Sinclair is always focused on the best interest of the student.

    Cons

    Continue to find the need and endeavor to meet it.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Workforce Development"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice State of Ohio benefits

    Cons

    Adolescent leadership - all kinds of petty politics and questionable morals - no professional development - people treated like assembly line workers

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and understand the value of competent management


  6. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sinclair Community College part-time

    Pros

    Balanced level of supervision with great flexibility to work while taking classes. I was able to work around my class schedule.

    Cons

    There were really no cons to this position. Sinclair was a great place to work while I was taking classes to expand my options.

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advice to management, but this requires a 20 word minimum, so here goes: Great Place!


  7. "Library Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible schedule and friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Low pay and work is repetitive

  8. Helpful (1)

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

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    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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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