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  1. "Keep Looking"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Chula Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Chula Vista, CA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Computer and Internet in the classroom.

    Cons

    Difficult to be hired as a full-time professor once you're an adjunct.


  2. "Generally a good experience"

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    Former Employee - Project Technician in Chula Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Project Technician in Chula Vista, CA

    Pros

    A good place to learn office etiquette and team work.

    Cons

    Project funded positions never feel stable. Union can stymie opportunities for advancement. The National City campus felt a bit unsavory at night.


  3. "Secretary"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Secretary in Chula Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Secretary in Chula Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southwestern College (California) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Decent pay. Tradition holidays are off. Set hours. Defined workload, tasks, and responsibilities. Sometimes you may find coworkers are are considerate and work together effectively.

    Cons

    To much politics. Poor policies and procedures. Essentially no training to do your job effectively. People back bite and throw you under the bus.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to classified staff sometimes. Provide more training to staff in order to increase morale.


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  5. "Overall, a nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Chula Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Chula Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Southwestern College (California) part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leadership can be good depending on the leader, but there's definately room for improvement! Most of the employees are helpful and enjoyable to work with. There are frequent training opportunities. 'Promotions' are achieved by applying for available positions with higher pay grades.

    Cons

    Politics! With so many department heads and positions of influence, there are a lot of behind the scenes agreements. I was frequently required to do 'busy work' that really didn't contribute to effective resolution of some of the projects I was responsible for.

    Advice to Management

    Too many meetings!!! Too many chiefs and not enough Indians - management creates much more work for the support staff that is not actually productive.


  6. "Excellent Program"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Chula Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Chula Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Southwestern College (California) part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Cisco program was piloted at Southwestern College.

    Cons

    The administrator of the school/division did not do enough to build the Computer Science / Information Systems program.

    Advice to Management

    See above


  7. "It is all about students"

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    Current Employee - Advisor in Chula Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Advisor in Chula Vista, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great students, beautiful campus, there are a lot of people here who really care about education. I believe it would be easy for anyone to find people of like minds here to build a program.

    Cons

    Hard to make in house transitions. To go from staff to administrator or faculty can be extremely difficult if you haven't built your network well.


  8. "OK Job"

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment and nice people.

    Cons

    Old technology & messy system.


  9. "Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    The students are great! I people are very nice.

    Cons

    Infighting and campus politics. The upper management needs to get themselves together.

    Advice to Management

    Get outside impartial help to resolve your issues.


  10. "Adjunct Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility in scheduling and great students.

    Cons

    Poor pay. Would like to see more opportunities for part time adjuncts to gain full time opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Overall cannot complain about management, but new hires often need to learn much on their own how to work within the system. Would help to provide more guidance in this aspect.


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