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Saddleback College Reviews

Updated October 8, 2016
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  1. "Supportive work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - NBU in Mission Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - NBU in Mission Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You have interaction with students of all ages, faculty, professors, and lifetime learners. I am an NBU but I understand that if a permanent employee, the health insurance is fantastic.

    Cons

    As a large school, there is lots of bureaucracy. It can be difficult to move up. They seem to hire more and more staff without ensuring there is room, and there is staff literally working in closets-turned-semi offices.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and be more loyal to those who have worked hard in their positions.


  2. "Adjunct Professor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mission Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mission Viejo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Saddleback College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Saddleback recruits faculty from the community and, as in any community college, I would imagine, both allows some freedom to teach according to passions (even if a little unorthodox) and with flexibility.

    Cons

    I was surprised at the amount of bureaucracy a school could generate. Sometime this is very encumbering. Salaries are particularly low compared to similar work at almost any other venue.


  3. "CS Department Lab Tech"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Lab Tech in Mission Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Lab Tech in Mission Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Your gaining experience while attending school.
    Your helping others while improving your skills (When your able to explain and help others it really means you know your stuff).
    You get access to Schools First FCU, awesome bank.
    Looks amazing on Resumes/CV, always a good conversation starter in Interviews, perfect for SAR questions.

    Cons

    Had to work for free until i became a senior tech to make some money and very little at that.


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  5. "Great job for students."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very supportive! Great student job. You can get a raise in following semesters. The director is supportive of taking initiatives.

    Cons

    Obviously a student job so no benefits package.


  6. "Facilities Maintenance and Energy Projects Manger"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facilities Maintenance and Energy Projects Manager in Mission Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Facilities Maintenance and Energy Projects Manager in Mission Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Saddleback College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and retirement plan

    Cons

    Limited creative freedom and innovation!

    Advice to Management

    Promote innovation and look for ways to do things rather then looking for reasons not to do things!


  7. "Adjunct Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Saddleback College part-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, important and fulfilling work

    Cons

    Pay, benefits for part-time faculty, no pay for office hours/prep

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  8. "Department Chair"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The joy of working in education

    Cons

    Workload condensed into academic year

    Advice to Management

    Understand that the dozens of academic department chairs are, for all purposes, managers. It is a wholly separate job that is laid on top of the responsibility full-time teacher.


  9. "Great Working Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mission Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mission Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Supportive caring workplace. Employees work really hard to help students.

    Cons

    Part-time with no assurance of job security.


  10. "great job"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Mission Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Instructor in Mission Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great representation and benefits compared to other community colleges

    Cons

    none; sometimes work can be cancelled, though


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    "Lack of respect for Temp employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mission Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mission Viejo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They have good working hours. That is it if you work as a temp

    Cons

    I worked as a substitute program assistant and interviewed for the permanent position. I received no courtesy phone call or e-mail letting me know that I did not get the job. I did not know until the day after my last day after calling HR and leaving several messages. I was basically told don't come back on Monday we don't need you anymore. I was extremely appalled by this treatment.

    Advice to Management

    Try giving your Substitutes and Temporary employees some notice before kicking them to the curb. In my case I would have at least appreciated being told that I didn't get the job. instead of just leaving work and being told not to come back.



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