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Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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  1. "Great for student workers!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours for student workers.

    Cons

    No benefits for part-time student workers.


  2. "Hazmat Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District part-time

    Pros

    Organized, Professional atmosphere paired with Community Outreach.

    Cons

    Not Sure What To Write Here.

  3. "Better pay for adjuncts...which is 3/4 of the teaching staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District part-time

    Pros

    Most of the faculty and staff were friendly, nice enough campus

    Cons

    Administrative headaches, terrible pay, very low caliber of student (in general) made teaching disheartening

    Advice to Management

    Pay adjuncts better. No remuneration for outside class time (e.g., grading, lecture prep, etc.) is silly.


  4. "Good school overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District part-time

    Pros

    It is a wonderful college, and there are great opportunities for professional growth and development as well as collaboration with faculty. The students are generally motivated and friendly.

    Cons

    There are some issues in communication with the higher ups. Evaluations for faculty took place in the early-middle part of the semester. They waited until the last week of school to meet with me giving me very little time to address my issues. I wish they had met with me as soon as evaluations were done to better assess the situation and help me with improvement as it is my first semester navigating a new school.

    Advice to Management

    Please conduct the meeting soon after evaluations to help an instructor out to do better. Sometimes there are missed opportunities to connect between that time or to see improvement. Please do not tell faculty to "google" professional development when they ask how they can improve or that the student evaluations are good but may not really count because students may just be flippant about it. It begs the questions as to why student evaluations are needed. I am willing to work hard and make changes as needed but only if I'm given enough time to make them. I would have been happy to invite them to a second evaluation during the semester if I'd been given the opportunity to improve or showcase the improvement. I also think that if different additions to text books are used, older editions should be available. The school also didn't have my log in information and other access until about a week into school. I appreciate the hard work of everyone involved who assisted me and to my supervisor and dean but I believe there needed to be better communication between us.


  5. "Excellent Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Grant Specialist in El Cajon, CA
    Current Employee - Grant Specialist in El Cajon, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits
    Good working environment
    Flexible schedules for most employees
    Good training environment

    Cons

    Grant funding is not always stable

    Advice to Management

    should limit "nepotism" and open fields to new experienced personnel


  6. "Great place for someone who is still in school"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District part-time

    Pros

    A lot of student worker jobs.

    Cons

    Part time student workers do not get health insurance.


  7. "Great School"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District part-time

    Pros

    I have been allowed to tutor students in Respiratory Therapy and while doing so I have been able to stay current in my knowledge of the trade.

    Cons

    It is only a few hours a week.

  8. "Paying Professors Minimum Wage"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Students and co-workers are friendly.
    Campus is visually appealing.

    Cons

    Adjunct faculty are paid only for time spent teaching. Grading, class prep, office hours, and all other activities performed to prepare a class are not paid. Students with grants/scholarships/financial aid are receiving more money than professors.
    Higher-ups assure adjuncts that student complaints are taken with a grain of salt, which is not true- students make false accusations which are taken seriously.
    No benefits (health insurance, sick days, vacation time).
    No job security.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring adjuncts, hire at least 70% full-time professors.
    Pay adjuncts a living wage.


  9. "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in El Cajon, CA
    Current Employee - Instructor in El Cajon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay/hourly rate. Great students.

    Cons

    Part-timer lecturing does not usually convert to a full-time position.


  10. "Chemistry Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Cajon, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Cajon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people here work very hard to provide challenging and comprehensive curriculum to students.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other community colleges


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