Sierra College

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Sierra College Reviews

Updated June 23, 2014
Updated June 23, 2014
9 Reviews

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  1.  

    Friendly Environment

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor

    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
  2.  

    Great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
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  3.  

    Awesome place to work.

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

    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
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  5.  

    Great

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

    Pros

    Great environment, basic hours, great staff

    Cons

    Advancement and veteran employees not willing to change

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Math Tutor

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

    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
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  7.  

    Disorganized

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

    Pros

    Friendly people who care about their work.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    get comfortable, were not going anywhere fast.

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Auburn, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Auburn, CA

    Pros

    This job was very easy as far as stress level and responsibilities. The company was incredibly compliant with working around a 2-3 day a week college schedule and still giving me enough hours to stay around. The people i worked with became very close friends and the management was even very friendly as long as you were a good worker. This was also a good place to meet other emplyment opportunities due to the large amount of regular customers that i got to know. Was a very strong stepping stone to having a good resume right out of high school.

    Cons

    There is almost no room for advancement here, and even when you do finally get to step up the pay is a joke. Some days i would work until 10pm, then be back at 5am opening the next day. When I would go out of my way and do something worthy of noting I might get a thank you if anyone noticed. But when I did the basic list of tasks I got acknowledgement. Took 2 years for my 90 day raise to go through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As far as the store managers, they were very helpful. But district managers could show a little more enthusiasm when trying to motivate employees. Management should also actually give atleast a 25cent raise yearly to employees who exceed expactations without you having to harass them about it. Overall I liked the ease of this place, especially with a school schedule. It just isn't a placeto make into a career.

  9.  

    Very flexible job

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    Former Employee - Student Worker  in  Rocklin, CA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Rocklin, CA

    Pros

    Hours can be arranged based on the student's schedule for most positions. Some days I was able to work 2 or 3 hours between classes.
    In many cases, positions allow you to do work related to your major.

    Cons

    Salaries for student workers have a cap, no matter what type of job or skills you have. (i.e. cleaning tables at the cafeteria pays almost the same as tutoring physics).
    The college is so broke that they've been cutting hours and even positions in the past few years.

  10.  

    Great collaborative culture; leadership lacks innovation.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fabulous collaborative culture that respects the voices of all employees equally.

    Cons

    Poor facilities, depressing budget outlook, little innovation in strategic planning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inspire change by leading by example.

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