Peer Tutor (Current Employee) – Puyallup, WA – January 2, 2018
At the Tutoring Center at Pierce, I learned how to collaborate and help others. This is not really a perfect workplace, however, you can learn a lot from people there. The school has a diversity in culture and background, so you want to expect to meet people in different places and having different ideas
Inputted student (Former Employee) – Steilacoom Wa – November 5, 2017
This job gave me the skills that I could put into another job. It helped with my communication skills, leadership skills, and the ability to multitask as well as organization skills. It allowed me to put my computer skills learned while attending college to use.
Clerical Receptionist (Former Employee) – Woodland Hills, CA – October 27, 2017
Typical day is giving information to students, faculty and visitors. Also, checking mail box for messages and going to a mail room. I've learned to stay calm during crisis interventions like school evacuation and student's personal crises. Managment changes all the time, so no point of telling what it is right now. Academic culture is overall good ,but I've seen some of the Deans and secretaries to president to act out a power trip; expecting their subordinents to supress their individuality and act in servail fashion. The hardest part of the job is not enough hours and pay. The most enjoyable part is to able to serve students and faculty.
Billing Coordinator (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 23, 2017
My typical day is providing quality customer service to adult learners, Billing, tuition, adjustment, cashier backup, payment plans, making sure students are up to date with student accounts. I enjoy the employees I work with. the hardest part is dealing with disgruntle students who want refunds.
Work Study Student (Former Employee) – Puyallup, WA – June 21, 2017
I worked here as a work study student, so I did not receive any benefits. However, the workplace environment was friendly, and welcoming. I learned a lot from both staff and students alike. Everyone was interested in helping further your knowledge and/or advancement.
Barista/Cashier (Current Employee) – Woodland Hills, CA – June 3, 2017
Working for an on campus coffee house was enjoyable as it was intense. With care, we tentatively prepared artisanally hand crafted coffee beverages. Dealt with endless amount of procedures for making and serving drinks as well as for when engaging with customers. I learned how to manage my time since the workload was demanding. I also learned how to supervise the barista crew and resolved disputes between some of the staff and customers. The hardest part of the job was supervising the team during rush hours because there were times I had to make up for an order that my co workers would mess up on but after working out game plans and adjustments we learned how to deter those mistakes to better serve the campus with efficiency. The culture of the workplace was very laid back and relaxing however, the workplace itself had to find a balance between productivity and not seeming overworked per say. This was crucial as it was important for the company to exude the right attitude for the customers. I think the most enjoyable part of the job was the learning experience obtained throughout the course of my employment. I grew a lot as an individual and realized the importance of customer satisfaction and work efficiency.
Short breaks (10 mins for every four hours standing)
Human Resource Assistant (Current Employee) – Woodland Hills, CA – May 12, 2017
I really love working at Pierce College but unfortunately I only work part -time and am actively seeking full time employment. A typical day at work consists of handling new hire packets, helping potential employments fill out their paperwork, job posting, sorting time sheets, and any other projects as needed. I love doing Accounting which I have done for 12 years but I also love doing HR work and working at Pierce gives me the best of both worlds.
Casual atmosphere, Free food sometimes, nice work environment
Library Aide (Former Employee) – Puyallup, WA – May 7, 2017
Loved the working environment, co-workers were friendly, management was amazing, very lax, and the job was easy. The only part that sucked was that since it was a work study position I could only work up to 19 hours and never more. Pay was minimum (but you earned pay through financial aid too).
Great employees, work was easy, culture was welcoming