Long Beach City College

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Long Beach City College Reviews

Updated January 10, 2015
Updated January 10, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long hiring process and problematic management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Long Beach City College

    Pros

    I loved the students at this campus and did have a great relationship with the director of my department and colleagues.

    Cons

    My direct supervisor did not have the education, skills, and maturity to be an effective leader. I have a masters degree and felt like I was working with/for someone still in high school. She would often gossip and blame our director for her own shortcomings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though some staff have been loyal and have been grandfathered in, supervisors should possess an adequate level of education, training, good people skills, be organized, and have the ability to problem solve.

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    Adjunct Instructor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Long Beach City College

    Pros

    Terrific work environment and students

    Cons

    Budget adjustments, new program development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Key Up the Good Work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Enjoy working at Long Beach City College

    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Long Beach City College part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoy working at Long Beach City College

    Cons

    Full-time positions can be hard to come by.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work. The students and the staff are both very friendly.

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Long Beach City College

    Pros

    The students were great. The staff was always very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Low pay for adjunct faculty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More tenure track positions

  6.  

    LAR Tutor

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    Former Employee - Tutor in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Tutor in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at Long Beach City College part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Convenient while attending school, whether at LBCC or not.

    Cons

    Doesn't pay well though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring Chris Glover back!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Tutor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tutor in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Tutor in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at Long Beach City College part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible
    Understanding
    Work around school and other jobs
    Calm environment

    Cons

    Not too many hours
    Not enough time to explicate to students concepts that might be difficult to understand
    Recently hired need to attend a classes, nonpaid

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    I have enjoyed my time here

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Long Beach City College part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I get to work in something I hold dear to my heart; Sports.

    Cons

    There isn't to much to complain about from my perspective considering I asked for this position and knew what it entitled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture is great working with coaches and the athletic environment is very collective.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top Administrators make almost 10 times as much as adjunct instructors....who do much of the work.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Long Beach City College part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    We teach well. We love our students.

    Cons

    Where do we start? There are NINE vice-presidents...NINE at a community college. They are well into the 6 figures. Why do we have that many? And during the recession, why are none of them eliminated to drive down costs? Why does tuition go up for the students? It sure is not because of adjunct professors. (See administrative bloat and shiny new buildings).

     I want to be fair: tenure track profs are not wealthy (middle class)...but over half of the instructors are adjunct...meaning we are poor. We love our work, but this is no living wages. We are "freeway fliers" with other jobs.

     How poor are we? We make one third the pay (plus we have no benefits) as tenure track profs (and some of adjuncts ARE, in fact Ph.D.s) for much of the same work. Again, that does not mean that tenure track are wealthy. I does mean that adjuncts are a lower tier, a lower caste as others doing much the same job.

       If you are on tenure track, you did well and are also lucky. Do not demean or belittle your fellow instructors (most of you don't). But some of our administrators do. One of us was told that we had "no allegiance" at all to any part timers...even after educating here for over a decade. We are vital to our students; to some administrators and most trustees, NONE OF US MATTER.

     Do not become an adjunct. In fact, do not become a professor, as most of us will become adjuncts. I know we often have little choice. But if you can, get out.

    Adjunct instructors are not a "gap" in college education; we are now the majority. If we went away, this college (in fact, ANY college) would disintegrate. Only then would a living wage require the majority of college educators to call us back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The majority of educators (adjuncts) are below the poverty line. If you care about education, and you care about your students, give us a living wage. If you want students to cough up more tuition, consider how many vice-presidents we REALLY need, and why the shiny new buildings are NOT for expanding classes. Oh, and stop cutting vocational programs.

    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Adjunct Instructor

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Long Beach City College part-time

    Pros

    Parking is reasonable for staff.

    Cons

    Horrible job! Power hungry administration. Students are the last to be considered!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supplemental Instruction Leader in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Supplemental Instruction Leader in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Long Beach City College part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a community college, so there's that, but still some of my best memories where here.

    Cons

    The facilities could be much better. I spent a lot time at Dennys because there was no 24 hour study location on campus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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