Pasadena City College

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This employment was definitely a laid back experience; Having even a minimal amount of competency is sufficient.

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Current Employee - Office Assistant in Pasadena, CA
Current Employee - Office Assistant in Pasadena, CA

I have been working at Pasadena City College

Pros

A major benefit is definitely the incredibly flexible schedule (although that may vary depending on who manages your department). The pay is reasonable; Nothing more should be expected from a student-worker position at a college.

Cons

The downsides, (although almost every student-worker job has this downside attached to it) are that there is no possibility of career advancement and there is no chance of receiving benefits and/or a pay raise.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Delegate more responsibilities to eager and competent student workers, as well as offer incentive to better performing workers. Having a few dedicated interns per department as compared to two assistants per teacher would make sense in a financial downturn that we're currently facing.

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    Assisted a professor in the grading, recording, and distribution of exams.

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    Former Employee - Grader in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Grader in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Pasadena City College

    Pros

    Hourly wage is inflated. The pay is pretty good for what is expected. Grading is straightforward and so is the program used to record scores.

    Cons

    Generally disorganized with employees who are slow at their jobs because they know they're safe. Some people just stop caring when they've been somewhere for too long.

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    At PCC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Pasadena City College

    Pros

    Good direct management. They allow for personal time, and it's not a job where you have to sweat in order to complete the day. In fact, many people just glide through doing next to nothing.

    Cons

    If you like being bored out of your mind, then work at PCC. Also, be prepared to be frustrated. At home, most of us are used to good technology, and we're used to companies trying to expand their technology to entice new clients. At PCC their technology is a joke. They're back in the 80's at best. Their MIS department is horrendous. They are undereducated and next to worthless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that you're looked upon as being completely outdated. There hasn't been any significant changes to increase the operational effectiveness of the 2 year university in ages. And it's your fault. Your subordinates are scared of change, and you lack the courage or enthusiasm to confront them and mandate change regardless of union disapproval. Fire everyone in the MIS department and get some fresh CS majors.

    Disapproves of CEO
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