Sierra College Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
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  1. My Terminal Career (Full Time Tenure is a Blessing)

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    Current Employee - Professor in Rocklin, CA
    Current Employee - Professor in Rocklin, CA

    I have been working at Sierra College

    Pros

    My Colleagues and Administrative Support have been positive. A key reason for going into education is you can make a difference in the lives of others. The time off is appreciated.

    Cons

    Getting thing done (this is a system wide problem). By this I don't simply mean at the College. It is a challenge for all community colleges, particularly when it comes to curriculum, to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not direct employees into action. Make them think what you want accomplished is their idea.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. The Basic Skills Department is a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sierra College

    Pros

    The head of the basic skills math department is a pleasure to work with. Very supportive and encouraging.

    Cons

    The Dean and Admin teams, don't support the basic skills department as they should. It is a fight for everything they have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Great Community College

    Former Intern - Volunteer
    Former Intern - Volunteer

    I worked at Sierra College as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice People, Dedicated Instructors

    Cons

    Cutbacks in funding and class schedule conflicts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The counselors should all be saying the same things to the students, and know what classes transfer to State Colleges

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    Teach Somewhere Else

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    Current Employee - Professor in Rocklin, CA
    Current Employee - Professor in Rocklin, CA

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

    Pros

    Close to freeway, minimal smog and low taxes, Salary scale is OK.

    Cons

    Traffic jams on Interstate 80. Poor inexperienced Deans. Limited awareness among higher level administrators of the classroom environment.Never see Deans or higher level administrators in the classroom areas. Dean has never visited my classroom but she has all of the answers. Lots of politics. Most students feel entitled and are generally lazy. Little respect by Deans given to professors, both fulltime and adjuncts. Non diverse atmosphere with nearly all white student body and faculty.Generally low morale among staff and faculty; just ask them privately. Poor communication between Deans and faculty. The college is on accreditation "watch" and the college is considered a "diploma mill" according to some college and university faculty and administrators.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some experienced, professional and respectful Deans. Replace higher level administrators. Hold students accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Friendly Environment

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor

    I have been working at Sierra College part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Compared to other nearby community colleges, Sierra College has a more friendly environment.

    Cons

    Compared to other nearby community colleges, Sierra College does not pay well--about $20 less an hour for adjuncts.

    Recommends
  7. Great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sierra College part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good environment, good coworkers.

    Cons

    Politics are terrible. Keep your head down and do your job and don't get involved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Awesome place to work.

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    Current Employee - Part Time Employee in Rocklin, CA
    Current Employee - Part Time Employee in Rocklin, CA

    I have been working at Sierra College part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive managers, office culture very relaxed and easy to get time off. Students and fellow faculty are very nice. Would definitely wanna work here again. The Dean is awesome, was very supportive and was always there and receptive to questions. The Dean gave constructive feedback too.

    Cons

    Nothing much really. Work life balance was great. The location itself is in a very hot area of California and the drive to work can be taxing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sierra College full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, basic hours, great staff

    Cons

    Advancement and veteran employees not willing to change

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Math Tutor

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    Former Employee - Mathematics Tutor in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Mathematics Tutor in Roseville, CA

    I worked at Sierra College part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice work environment and interesting people to be around.

    Cons

    The pay was pretty low, but that's to be expected with a student job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Disorganized

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    Current Employee - Professor in Rocklin, CA
    Current Employee - Professor in Rocklin, CA

    I have been working at Sierra College

    Pros

    Friendly people who care about their work.

    Cons

    Too many adjunct faculty. Do not hire full time faculty.

    Doesn't Recommend

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