It was great while it lasted. The support staff in my department were amazing. I went through a generally detailed training, and had a great director who assisted me through each step of the way.
Working by the hour was difficult at first, but I eventually got the hang of it.
Advice to Management
Just a few kinks with Moodle, but generally a great system.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at ICDC College (Culver City, CA) in October 2014.
I was contacted by a recruiter via email and spoke with him the next week. He said he felt I would be a good after reviewing my resume on Careerbuilder. He asked my what my salary requirements were and he told me they were too high given the position. He then gave me another figure and asked if that would be acceptable and I agreed. I was set up with a phone interview with the manager which went well and then another recruiter contacted me and set me up with a face to face interview with the manager the next week. I met with him and then met with his supervisor the same day. I was then contacted by the second recruiter and set up with a face to face interview with the HR manager. I met with her and was asked my salary requirement and I have her the range the first recruiter told me. She then told me that what was so great about the company is that no position had a salary that was set in stone and that they could work with an individual on what is to be expected as far as compensation. The same day I also met with one of the Vice Presidents. During that interview I was again asked what my salary requirement was. I again gave her the same range that the first recruiter told me. She then asked me if my figure was negotiable and I said somewhat. She then put that figure on my application along with "somewhat."
I had to give references that were checked by the second recruiter. After checking the references, a few days later the recruiter contacted me and told me they would like to offer me employment...at a salary of SIGNIFICANTLY LESS than what I had been told, a LOT less. I told him I had reservations about it and I felt with my YEARS of experience, along with my management experience and track record and cost of living in Southern California, there was no possible way for me to survive on the salary they were offering me. He said that this is what they are offering because I don't have experience in education to which I told him I have plenty of work experience in all types of industries and have been very successful in them all. He said he would speak with upper management and get back with me. The next day, he called and asked what would be the rock bottom compensation I would accept and then again told me he would call me back.
On Friday, I sent him an email asking if there was any word from anyone since he told me he wanted me to start working that Monday. After the email the first recruiter called me and said that what was offered to me is all they are willing to give me as far as compensation and there was no negotiation. I told him I would have to think about it and then sent an email saying that I would not be taking the offer. I also told him I had been asked on several occasions what my salary requirements were and if they weren't even going to come close they should have told me and all this time wouldn't have been wasted. I forgot to mention the fact that HE was the one that ORIGINALLY that told me the amount that I said I could work with.
I was very upset that I was told a figure by a recruiter (who is in the HR Dept), but then told something totally different in the end. It was a total bait and switch (and from the reviews that I've read this is exactly what they do to their students.
I am glad NOT to be working for such an unscrupulous company because I'm more than sure there would have been more problems later on in employment.
Reasons for Declining
They offered a salary way below my expectations
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