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Modesto Junior College Reviews

Updated June 13, 2017
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  1. "Special Project Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Modesto Junior College part-time

    Pros

    Amazing people and staff on campus.

    Cons

    The location is not the best.


  2. "program specialist"

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    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Modesto Junior College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible time that is suitable for people

    Cons

    summer hours too long but its fun

    Advice to Management

    management more and long hours and they are required to stay a bit longer than any other people.

  3. "Student worker"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Modesto, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Modesto Junior College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great support for students advancing academically.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive and it is difficult to survive on.


  4. "Staff Sign Language Interpreter"

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

    Pros

    Competitive hourly rates with Modesto City Schools and other community colleges within the central valley. Usually a decent amount of weekly hours if you are available during the day as well as evenings. Most instructors were great colleagues to work with and accommodating to the interpreters. Offered hourly-reimbursement for attending professional development workshops.

    Cons

    Not enough interpreters on staff which means most lectures two hours or less are done alone. Video Remote Interpreting became a staffing solution but with great cost. There were many technical problems and working "together" with a lap top was not consistent enough to make a difference.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a Deaf person or a nationally certified interpreter to run the interpreter staff and schedule rather than making it an "added task" for someone working in the DSPS division. Consider working with outside freelance agencies more liberally than video remote interpreting companies as this will increase available job opportunities by word of mouth. Offer bi-monthly workshops to enhance skills of interpreters and financial support should they chose to pursue national certification.


  5. "Student Assistant"

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

    I worked at Modesto Junior College part-time

    Pros

    Comfortable, easy going pace work environment.

    Cons

    Little chance of advancing employment opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Do not underestimate one-on-one mentorship.


  6. "Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Tutor in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Tutor in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Modesto Junior College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed environment. Tutoring environment allowed for freedom, which eased the way by which I taught concepts. Worked around my class schedule, with no pressure to work more.

    Cons

    Not well funded, and a little under developed. Needs to advertise the services more to the students. Some people that were hired to tutor did not know how to properly tutor or had only simple knowledge of the subject.

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective with tutors, and try to screen the knowledge bases of the prospective tutors if they will be in more advanced subjects (math and science, especially).


  7. "Computer Lab Technician"

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    Current Employee - Computer Lab Assistant in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Computer Lab Assistant in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Modesto Junior College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work around your own hours, very student-oriented. Lets you complete homework on the job.

    Cons

    Minimum wage, and you need to know how to still be aloof while maximizing your time.

    Advice to Management

    Consider letting experienced lab techs manage the lab part-time

  8. "MJC"

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    Former Employee - Tech in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Tech in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    flexible, was able to fit a schedule that the workers needed. Plenty of room to do different tasks inorder to keep things moving

    Cons

    downtime and a good amount of it. Basically the only con but this can be a pro to some people because they get paid to not work.

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  9. "Yosemite Community College District comprising Modesto Junior College and Columbia Community College"

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    Current Employee - Professor in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Professor in Modesto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Modesto Junior College full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Most of the classified staff and faculty are committed to serving students. The community is moderately sized at about 200,000 and 2 hours away from either the mountains or the Pacific ocean.

    Cons

    YCCD elects to keep cash reserves at almost three times the legal requirement at the expense of instructor salaries. The district routinely violates California Education Code and Labor Law. YCCD always places in the bottom 15% of California Community College Salaries and the Board of Trustees are exceptionally distrustful of (and out of touch with) the faculty. Gender inequity: Over 90% of the District and college leadership are female.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the Chancellor and cabinet with people who support the U.S. Constitution, California Education Code, and Labor Law.


  10. "Wonderful people, great bosses, and a fair wage for a student job."

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    Former Employee - Student Nursery Worker in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Student Nursery Worker in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Modesto Junior College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful environment, friendly staff, relaxed rules for breaks, and self-made hours.

    Cons

    Doesn't prepare you for the pace and expectations of the "real world".

    Advice to Management

    Provide goals or expectations to students and help keep them on track so they walk away with industry-level skills.


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