San Jacinto College

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San Jacinto College Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    I have been working at San Jacinto College full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excelent time off - Great medical and Dental benefits - Constant week day schedule - Weekends off - Overtime is unusual, however when necessary has not much notice

    Cons

    Friends & family plan seems to be the way to get hired for an open position in the school presently - Fortunately, when I was hired that was not the case

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees who feel valued & appreciated alway do more than is expected of them

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for Adjunct Jobs, But Don't Expect to Get a Full-Time Position

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at San Jacinto College part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The instructors in my department were highly skilled in their field of expertise and truly dedicated to helping students succeed. If you have a full-time job during the day or your financial situation allows you to teach part-time it is reasonably good work.

    Cons

    Like most community colleges, San Jac tries to hire as few full-time instructors as possible. Adjunct instructors are paid between a fourth and a third of what full-time instructors are paid for the same work. This figure does factor in the additional time required of full-time faculty. There is a balancing act for the college, however, because SACS accreditation metrics penalize the college for having too many courses taught by adjuncts.

    Do not expect that teaching as an adjunct will lead to a full-time position at San Jac. The problem is that for every full-time position that opens up (which is itself rare), there are 5 other, equally-qualified people who have taught as adjuncts at the college for multiple years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your administration, which was already top-ready in the 2000s has become even more so. Moreover, you are alienating your best faculty, some of whom are considering taking early retirement, rather than endure an increasingly unpleasant workplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Good jobs for students

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Children's Center Aide in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Children's Center Aide in Houston, TX

    I have been working at San Jacinto College part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pros of working here are it is good for those needing work study or a convenient job. The schedules are also flexible for students.

    Cons

    The cons of working here is you will most likely get paid minimum wage and they usually stop you at 20 hours.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Some staff members "catty" and nothing done about it.

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    Current Employee - Teacher Aide in Pasadena, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher Aide in Pasadena, TX

    I have been working at San Jacinto College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Provides a nice job while attending the college for some extra money.

    Cons

    Complaints about members of staff who are toxic to the work environment seem to be ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow disciplinary actions, or at a minimum, listen to your employees when they report bad behavior in other employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great benefits and co-workers. Mediocre pay.

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Pasadena, TX
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Pasadena, TX

    I have been working at San Jacinto College full-time

    Pros

    Holidays, lots of vacation time and sick time, great co-workers and very accessible leadership.

    Cons

    Less than average pay. Difficult to be promoted more than one or two tiers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more competitive salary studies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Adjunct Math Instructor

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at San Jacinto College (more than an year)

    Pros

    My boss is a wonderful person! Each semester you are given a choice on what classes you want to teach in a "first come, first serve" basis. I love the flexibility. You also have the choice from semester to semester if you want to teach so it is not hard to take time off in the event that you may have "life issues" to deal with.

    Cons

    As an adjunct there are no guarantees that you will teach a course from one semester to the next but that due to factors that cannot be controlled. I have not seen any posting for full-time teaching positions in the two years I have been employed at San Jac.

    Recommends
  8.  

    "meh" ... pros and cons

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    Current Employee - Professor, College Or University
    Current Employee - Professor, College Or University

    I have been working at San Jacinto College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the people I work with are very nice

    Cons

    ghastly hours and low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    we professors are highly educated, highly skilled, and highly motivated ... why not help us do our work rather than interfere? ... just leave us alone to do our thing, we know what we are doing .... administration, please, get over yourselves - you are not the life-blood of the institution ... the students are the life-blood of the institution and it is we profs who are educating them ...remember that without profs there is no college

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Solid job with good learning opportunities, but poor advancement.

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    Current Employee - Endpoint Analyst (Tier II Tech Support) in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Endpoint Analyst (Tier II Tech Support) in Houston, TX

    I have been working at San Jacinto College full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot, no overtime, most of the time, and management was open for communication.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of job movement, unless you are a star performer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More life-balancing perks to match those in other departments would be great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    On the cusp of great things...

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Pasadena, TX
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Pasadena, TX

    I worked at San Jacinto College full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Chancellor, working on leadership and employee development, making change

    Cons

    Speed of change is slow, politics/status involved with education

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start thinking outside of the box!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Love it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professor, College Or University in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Professor, College Or University in Houston, TX

    I have been working at San Jacinto College full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good hours, good people i don't want to say any more - I'm in a hurry and wish I had never started this but I had to to get the information that I need.

    Cons

    none that I see right now- I'm in a hurry and wish I had never started this but I had to to get the information that I need.

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