Southwestern College (California)

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Southwestern College (California) Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
15 Reviews
3.8
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Overall, a nice place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Chula Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Chula Vista, CA

    I worked at Southwestern College (California) part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leadership can be good depending on the leader, but there's definately room for improvement! Most of the employees are helpful and enjoyable to work with. There are frequent training opportunities. 'Promotions' are achieved by applying for available positions with higher pay grades.

    Cons

    Politics! With so many department heads and positions of influence, there are a lot of behind the scenes agreements. I was frequently required to do 'busy work' that really didn't contribute to effective resolution of some of the projects I was responsible for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many meetings!!! Too many chiefs and not enough Indians - management creates much more work for the support staff that is not actually productive.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Adjunct Faculty

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southwestern College (California)

    Pros

    Flexibility in scheduling and great students.

    Cons

    Poor pay. Would like to see more opportunities for part time adjuncts to gain full time opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall cannot complain about management, but new hires often need to learn much on their own how to work within the system. Would help to provide more guidance in this aspect.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Chula Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Chula Vista, CA

    I worked at Southwestern College (California) part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Cisco program was piloted at Southwestern College.

    Cons

    The administrator of the school/division did not do enough to build the Computer Science / Information Systems program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It is all about students

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisor in Chula Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Advisor in Chula Vista, CA

    I have been working at Southwestern College (California)

    Pros

    Great students, beautiful campus, there are a lot of people here who really care about education. I believe it would be easy for anyone to find people of like minds here to build a program.

    Cons

    Hard to make in house transitions. To go from staff to administrator or faculty can be extremely difficult if you haven't built your network well.

    Recommends

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