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San Mateo County Community College District Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2019

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San Mateo County Community College District CEO Ron Galatolo
Ron Galatolo
2 Ratings
  1. "Flexible hours; Great work environment"

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    Former Employee - Tutor in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at San Mateo County Community College District part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours; Great work environment; Good support; Nice co-workers

    Cons

    Can't complain much. It's an overall good experience.

    San Mateo County Community College District2019-07-05
  2. "Great Opportunity to gain experience in the IT field"

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    Former Employee - IT Student Assistant in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at San Mateo County Community College District part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You have a lot of flexibility in what you want to learn. Supervisors and staff are friendly.

    Cons

    Hard and Repetitive at some points Limited to 20 hours as a student assistant.

    San Mateo County Community College District2019-06-27
  3. "Just okay"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at San Mateo County Community College District full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Professional development, can flex schedule somewhat, convenience of taking college classes without having to travel far.

    Cons

    Career advancement is very limited

    Advice to Management

    Hold regular staff meetings and listen to staff for improvement of student services.

    San Mateo County Community College District2019-07-06
  4. "Supplemental Instructor"

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

    I worked at San Mateo County Community College District part-time

    Pros

    -Engagement with school faculty and staff -Great professional development for students -Pick courses that fit your schedule

    Cons

    -Time consuming -Lack of student motivation

    San Mateo County Community College District2018-11-27
  5. "Adjunct professor"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at San Mateo County Community College District part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The only pro is that you know you are helping students improve their futures.

    Cons

    The pay is horribly low. No retirement or health care benefits. Basically your pay may only cover your commute to work. You will have no hiring preference when a full-time tenured faculty position opens. There are few full-time positions in this district so you may be an adjunct for several years before a tenured position opens up. Then, the district may hire an outsider instead of you.

    San Mateo County Community College District2018-11-28
  6. Helpful (1)

    "It's OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at San Mateo County Community College District full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work is not stressful and people are generally nice

    Cons

    Too much politics in upper management and the Board; loss of focus on students

    Advice to Management

    Walk the Walk

    San Mateo County Community College District2018-08-10
  7. "Political environment"

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    Current Employee - Dean in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at San Mateo County Community College District full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great students, many wonderful faculty.

    Cons

    Very political environment impacts workplace decisions.

    San Mateo County Community College District2018-01-25
  8. "Students are great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at San Mateo County Community College District full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Students are great! Teaching staff care and are great instructors!

    Cons

    A lot of politics. District is slow at getting basic work items to new employees such as a computer and access to database, which is necessary for doing ones job.

    San Mateo County Community College District2017-01-26
  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at San Mateo County Community College District full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, little stress, interesting projects, great working with students and education professionals developing the next generation of professionals

    Cons

    Government doesn't pay very well Can be bureaucratic Shared governance takes some getting used to

    Advice to Management

    Ron does a great job for all classes of employees at the district. I really wouldn't change anything just keep going.

    San Mateo County Community College District2016-02-24
  10. "Nursing instructor"

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    Current Employee - Nursing Nstructor in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at San Mateo County Community College District full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good view of bay, great gym and great skills lab.

    Cons

    Department of nursing is facing accreditation issues since many years and might close in 2017. Unstable job

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to prospective employees about your accreditation status.

    San Mateo County Community College District2015-12-23
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