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Foothill-De Anza Community College District Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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Foothill-De Anza Community College District Chancellor Judy C. Miner
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  1. "Teacher Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Los Altos Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Los Altos Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Foothill-De Anza Community College District part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everything was good. Respected by a professor.

    Cons

    I didn't have any issues at all.


  2. "Nice and sweet"

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    Former Employee - CCR in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - CCR in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foothill-De Anza Community College District full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Iy was a verry unique expiriance with the comp. It was great

    Cons

    But like all thing nothing is dor ever and sometimes we all have to let go

  3. "IT Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This is the place where you can balance your work and family life. The career growth may be limited to the job area. You have the respect from the employees. Salary raises are bases on steps. Medical benefits are good. Retirement plan is great. Good campus location.

    Cons

    In the area of promotions which seems to affect all colleges from management not being strong in working with their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Lets your employees use their skill sets and don't micro manage your worker bees only those that need it.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "De Anza College"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Foothill-De Anza Community College District (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good health benefits, work with some excellent professors, can enjoy the same numerous holidays that students experience, great career if you are a tenured professor,

    Cons

    No opportunities for career growth, mediocre salary based on longevity rather than merit thereby creating a culture of complacency and even abject laziness, managers (specifically department deans) have very little to zero management experience, questionable to unethical hiring practices, compared to faculty and administration the staff are treated as second class
    citizens.

    Advice to Management

    Don't become a manager -- just for a pay raise -- unless you want to actually manage people.


  5. "Part time Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Altos Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Altos Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Foothill-De Anza Community College District part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Lots of good energy. The people are the best

    Cons

    Each year a shuffling of personnel is disconcerting.


  6. "Review for FHDA"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Skills Instructor in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Skills Instructor in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The college provides great flexibility for students to easily manage school and work simultaneously.

    Cons

    The college could provide more opportunities for growth and bring in more job/internship opportunities for students.

    Advice to Management

    All students should be able to participate in a quarterly career fair that brings companies who are interested in De Anza students.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Strong reputation being destroyed by corrupt management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Foothill-De Anza Community College District full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, decent benefits, beautiful location. FHDA had a strong reputation for being a leader in 2-yr community colleges, academically and professionally.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement, management unwilling to invest in their employees, questionable fair hiring practices, management heavy (and often hiring managers with no experience) creating unmanageable workloads on staff.

    Salary doesn't match cost of living for area. Technology = 2010.

    Poor management, from the Chancellor on down, has eroded FHDAs reputation for excellence into mediocrity much to the detriment of students.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees, train your managers.

  8. "OEI Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Director of International Marketing in Los Altos, CA
    Former Employee - Director of International Marketing in Los Altos, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    A great group of people

    Cons

    no real cons I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the contractor's side before reducing or terminating a contract


  9. "California History Center"

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    Current Employee - Staff Assistant in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant in Cupertino, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great place for students to come and learn all about California history

    Cons

    Even though it a non profit foundation on a college campus it is considered part of the college but do not treat it like so. The building up keep is very over looked


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great opportunities to work with students but difficult to get a full-time teaching position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Altos Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Altos Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Foothill-De Anza Community College District (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment and you get to interact with students on a daily basis. There is a lot of freedom and you can create your own schedule.

    Cons

    Full-time teaching positions are very hard to come by. Adjunct teaching positions can be very draining - no benefits, no compensation for commuting between classes/campus, hard to grow "roots" since you're not really a permanent part of the family.

    Advice to Management

    It's worth it and more respectful to the adjunct faculty by just creating one or two more full-time faculty positions while decreasing the number of adjunct faculty to support a division.


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