Los Angeles Community College District

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Los Angeles Community College District Reviews

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
14 Reviews
3.6
14 Reviews
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Marshall Drummond
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  1.  

    Excellent place to work

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles Community College District as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good job for students. Lots of hands on training. Student workers get a chance to apply for testing before the public.

    Cons

    No cons. Love working there as a student worker. Looking forward to becoming permanent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Students, Faculty & Staff are wonderful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles Community College District full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are the only reason most employees stay.

    Cons

    Administration is a joke. Your just a number to them. Very difficult to work with supervisors who don't seem to have any sense of common respect to students or staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Student employment

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Wilmington, CA
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Wilmington, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles Community College District part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I think it's great that they offer students, at their various community colleges, to work on campus to earn money towards their education.

    Cons

    I think half the time I was over-worked and underpaid, or the half of the time, I was not utilized enough!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    my experience has given me more drive to keep pushing and also made me more motivated to learn new things.

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    Current Employee - Office Clerk in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Office Clerk in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles Community College District as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    personal growth and good experience

    Cons

    not permanent so it makes it hard to remain financially stable when certain jobs are limited and hourly wages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open up more position for those that are in need in which will eliminate extra job duties for senior workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A road to nowhere...

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    Current Employee - District Office in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - District Office in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles Community College District full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    LACCD has an array of great benefits available for full-time employees. Full-time employees receive every major and minor holiday off with pay.

    Cons

    No employee is able to automatically be promoted based on experience and knowledge. LACCD relies on testing for everything. Much of the testing is not even remotely related to your actual job duties. If you fail to test in the top three positions for a classified job, chances are that some yahoo with less experience who tests better will receive the job over you.

    The district is very bureaucratic. Nothing really changes or improves because management refuses to listen to staff. There is a huge disconnect between the District Office and the campuses. They do not work well together, and blame each other for mistakes.

    Many decisions are made by management backdoor deals and friendships. Loads of teachers are actually not qualified to teach, but are directly hired through friendships with the vice chancellor. Most of the managers have found ways to overpay themselves through the system software. Many verbally mistreat their staff.

    Finally, LACCD is a dangerous place to work. There are constant threats on the campuses and District Office. There have been fights, theft and bomb threats on a regular basis. If you enjoy being afraid while working, this is the place for you...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating you staff like they aren't knowledgeable. Stop the perks based on friendships. Stop the bureaucracy that fails to let employees do their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles Community College District

    Pros

    Its overall a great place to work

    Cons

    I dont have any cons to emntion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more time for lunch

  8.  

    Great part-time work for a student

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    Former Employee - Tutor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Tutor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles Community College District part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hours worked well with schedule

    Good pay

    Co-workers were friendly

    Cons

    I was asked how long do we plan on working here, and told that they wanted us as long as we could stay, but ended up being let go less than a year of employment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A great educational system with great benefits

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles Community College District part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    *Pay
    *The students are fantastic!
    *Felxible work shcedule if you are faculty.

    Cons

    *Beuracracy!
    *Red Tape
    *Promotions/hiring are based on freindships/hookups
    *Glass ceiling
    *People don't retire often so its hard to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not use the 'old boy's system' in hiring candidates becuase you cheat students out of a valuable learning expereince.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Education can be good if you work for a District like this

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    Current Employee - Senior Personnel Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Personnel Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles Community College District

    Pros

    LACCD supports worklife balance and the potential for growth is excellent. The salary is small for positions like mine, but having opportunities to increase your salary and promotion is there.

    Cons

    Starting salaries are lower than the private sector

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fairness is important

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of lazy, grouchy employees to deal with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles Community College District

    Pros

    Interacting with and helping the students

    Cons

    The personnel system makes it difficult, almost impossible, to fire employees so the staff is heavy with employees that do almost nothing but collect a paycheck for breathing. Staff are rude to each other and to students. Many are allowed to collect a paycheck for doing nothing because it's easier than dealing with the grievances and unions. Some in management are overpaid...100K plus for doing little but attend meetings and travel to conferences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What management? Drummonds left under murker circumstances.

    Disapproves of CEO

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