Southwestern College (California)
3.7 of 5 9 reviews
www.swccd.edu Chula Vista, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Apr 15, 2014

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Raj K. Chopra

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great experience, poorly managed at times.

Food Service Worker (Current Employee)
Chula Vista, CA

I have been working at Southwestern College (California) part-time for more than 3 years

ProsFriendly attitude from many people. Very lenient bosses. Time worked is only during school periods, so school vacations are also work vacations.

ConsThe work is not evenly distributed, as some workers do more than others, and management does little to nothing about it. Pay does not reflect amount of work done.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay should be relevant to amount of work done, and experience and contribution to the company, rather than a base pay and simply years of experience.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A great place to work for a student

Math Tutor (Current Employee)
Chula Vista, CA

I have been working at Southwestern College (California) part-time for more than a year

ProsIt's a community college, so for those in a technical / math oriented field, it should be easy enough to get a job here. The employees are mostly friendly and open minded.

ConsThe pay is quite low. You won't want to stay here forever, but it is certainly nice to work at the same place that you go to school.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Math Tutor (Current Employee)
Chula Vista, CA

I have been working at Southwestern College (California) part-time for more than a year

ProsGet to meet new and interesting people.

ConsGet paid once a month and not many hours to work.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone that I can think of.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Open Lab Tutor (Current Employee)
Chula Vista, CA

I have been working at Southwestern College (California) part-time for more than 5 years

ProsTalking with people, flexible hours, great atmosphere, great job while you're in college.

ConsLow pay. Every once in a while, getting students who want you to do their work for them.

Advice to Senior Managementhigher pay

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent Program

Adjunct Professor (Former Employee)
Chula Vista, CA

I worked at Southwestern College (California) part-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe Cisco program was piloted at Southwestern College.

ConsThe administrator of the school/division did not do enough to build the Computer Science / Information Systems program.

Advice to Senior ManagementSee above

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It is all about students

Advisor (Current Employee)
Chula Vista, CA

I have been working at Southwestern College (California)

ProsGreat students, beautiful campus, there are a lot of people here who really care about education. I believe it would be easy for anyone to find people of like minds here to build a program.

ConsHard to make in house transitions. To go from staff to administrator or faculty can be extremely difficult if you haven't built your network well.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lack of preparation from management.

Instructor (Former Employee)
Chula Vista, CA

I worked at Southwestern College (California)

ProsNo Micromanagement from superiors. You either sink or swim.

ConsThe first mistake you make, your classes are canceled and you are jobless.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive specifics for expectations and realize no one is perfect.
Time off for family/sick is important. It is unacceptable to not give leave for illness.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Business Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Southwestern College (California)

Prosyou get to learn the business, meet alot of people and learn to deal with a lot of pressure and get things done well and fast.

Consif the advisor doesn't like you you wont advance. I saw alot of people that were really good and had alot of promise get stuck because the weren't friends with management. Because of managements age we never met deadlines even though the work was done.

Advice to Senior Managementretire already! youre too old and ruining the place.

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Great Place To Work

P/T Adjunct Faculty (Current Employee)

I have been working at Southwestern College (California)

ProsFantastic place to work. Deans are flexible,but most importantly the job of teaching young and older students in a communty college environment is nothing short of rewarding.

ConsReally no downsides, of course teaching p/t is always a challenge if you have no other income, but that's what you sign up for, it is clear from hire what your maximum load can be. They do their best to give you the classes.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou care and it shows, thanks for making it a great place to work. I look forward to many many more years.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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