Foothill-De Anza Community College District

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Foothill-De Anza Community College District Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
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    Great opportunities to work with students but difficult to get a full-time teaching position

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Altos Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Altos Hills, CA

    I have been working at Foothill-De Anza Community College District (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment and you get to interact with students on a daily basis. There is a lot of freedom and you can create your own schedule.

    Cons

    Full-time teaching positions are very hard to come by. Adjunct teaching positions can be very draining - no benefits, no compensation for commuting between classes/campus, hard to grow "roots" since you're not really a permanent part of the family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's worth it and more respectful to the adjunct faculty by just creating one or two more full-time faculty positions while decreasing the number of adjunct faculty to support a division.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Classified Employee
    Former Employee - Classified Employee

    I worked at Foothill-De Anza Community College District (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Beautiful campuses (especially Foothill)
    - Some employees are very nice
    - Decent health benefits
    - Wonderful students.
    - Good instructors, for the most part.
    - Good Classified Senate - they're very dedicated and caring.

    Cons

    - Discriminatory employment practices.

    - Bullying is an issue and management does nothing to stop it; instead, they allow bullies to run the show. I'm not sure if they are afraid of the bullies, agree with them, or just don't care.

    - Hard work isn't rewarded, and slackers get away with slacking, as long as they are threatening and "scary" enough to management.

    - Very hard to move up - people tend to stay in the same positions for years

    - With the exception of a few members, the classified union is a joke. Very corrupt, and most employees have no idea how their dues are being (mis)used. They should've kept SEIU or decided to have no union at all.

    - Almost no training or onboarding of new employees; employees are left to navigate the bureaucracy without guidance.

    - Lackadaisical and/or incompetent management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about the hard-working employees instead of giving into the lazy bullies. You're losing good people, and it's going to continue to affect the company negatively.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    FH, a blight on the record of junior colleges

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

    I have been working at Foothill-De Anza Community College District

    Pros

    A few instructors are competent

    Cons

    The problems start from the top down
    The president practices discrimination in her hiring practices
    The administration is dominated by toadies
    Academic standards are subordinate to faculty and administrative politics
    The administration is scared to death of litigation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Disqualify yourselves from holding the positions you occupy

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Learning Systems Project Analyst in Los Altos, CA
    Current Employee - Learning Systems Project Analyst in Los Altos, CA

    I have been working at Foothill-De Anza Community College District

    Pros

    Good place to work. Very good benefits and more holidays. Compensation is decent compare to private companies. This is the place where you can balance your work and family life. The career growth may be limited for tech jobs. There is fairness and respect fro the employees. Salary raises are bases on steps. Medical benefits are good. Retirement plan is great. Good campus location.

    Cons

    You can not get promotion etc as this is public

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage good employees

    Recommends
  6.  

    Payroll Technician

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foothill-De Anza Community College District

    Pros

    No OT needed. Nice campus to hang out during the breaks.

    Cons

    No benefits for the contractors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more chances to those contractors to become permanent employee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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