Library Media Specialist (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – July 5, 2018
Planning time and research support for local students during the first two hours. Class arrives, support and assist many students and teachers for 2 hours. Lunch time and return to a few students to support and/or teachers support for resources. End day and exit or attend a meeting.
Financial Aid Advisor (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 23, 2018
Collecting and reviewing of files, meeting with students discussing ways to reduce duplicate work. Meeting with outside sources to answer students, parents, and counselors questions. It is a wonderful place to work and advance on all levels.
Note Taker (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 8, 2018
I loved working here, however, anyone in my position was only part-time getting 29 hours/week... and the starting pay wasn't conducive for living. Quarterly raises helped, but it was a relaxed environment so that was able to motivate me to come to work. Unfortunately, there's no career advancement if you don't have a bachelors degree.
Free class, business casual, meet great staff/students
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 7, 2018
My department was a wonderful place to work at. It could get very frantic at times, but overall, I enjoyed working with the colleagues in my department. Due to the state budget crisis, City Colleges was forced to eliminated 180 positions and mine was unfortunately one of them.
Trustee (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 4, 2018
On a typical day I would talk to students to see what issues they had at the school and see how they would like for them to be handle.I would than speak with the other 7 City Colleges of Chicago to see if they were having the same issues so we could come up with a common solution to solve everyone's issues.
District Office Employee (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 26, 2018
Given City Colleges of Chicago's position within the city, the most critical decisions regarding identification and acquisition of the best leadership talent has been subjugated by political desires. The current leadership team at the district office and the seven colleges are there due to political connections rather than qualifications. This is a sad situation since the children of Chicago, and the whole city lose.
Higher Education Professional (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 24, 2018
City Colleges of Chicago would be a better place to work if communication was prevalent. Administrators tend to show favortism over certain departments when each department play an integral part of the institutions success. Depending on which campus you are employed at you do feel a sense of racist tension that isn't well hidden. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to assist students to their satisfaction and seeing a smile on their face. Management lack professional development and the City Colleges is very selective in who they allow to attend professional development seminars.
General Laborer (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 23, 2018
Terrible attitudes and too many politics and poor leadership, too many reactionary initiatives, terrible systems, policies don't fit operations, union employees cannot be fired despite poor performances and attitudes
CIS/Online Adjunct Instructor (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 23, 2018
My typical day at work includes lecturing, demonstrating technology skills and then having students work on their own or working in groups on a class project with my assistance. I would then assess their understanding before they leave the class. I would assign projects and then have them email me with any questions, or meet me at the school for lab/office hours to assist them further.
Adult Educator (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 5, 2018
Went in in the evening stayed til 10:00. Learned how hard my students were working. Management assigned a lot of tasks. Culture was hardworking individuals who didn't always like each other. Hardest part was writing curriculum, most enjoyable was the wonderful students.