Great Co-workers and Boss but low pay and not enough hours.
Front Desk Clerk Student Assistant (Former Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – July 14, 2014
God work environment but because it is a student work study job the pay is only eight dollars a hour, you cannot work more than twenty hours a week, and you cannot work during the summer and winter semesters.
Great Co-workers and balance between school and work
No more than 20 hours a week and only minimum wage
Interesting work place. Very useful for students seeking money and experience.
Peer Mentor (Current Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – June 20, 2016
Working at Santa Monica College is a great experience. Learning how to communicate with low english level international students has improved my communication skills. A typical day at work would be to look at the new e-mails, checking with staff members if they need help and look at the schedule for any specific task of the day. The following of the day would be influenced by the amount of the student seeking for help coming to the office. There are some repetitive and boring tasks which are not enjoyable. On the other hand, the help we can provide to international students through e-mail and direct interaction is the best part of this job. The organization is very good which make you feel confortable all the time even when you make a mistakes. The co-workers are greatly experimented and joyful. They make some harder day more enjoyable.
Clerk/Math Tutor (Former Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – June 7, 2016
An excellent school and a great place to work. I broadened my mathematical understanding and helped others to broaden theirs. It is great to help someone have a new insight. It is fun to see them light up with understanding.
Office Assistant (Former Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – October 20, 2015
As a student worker, I enjoyed working here because they understood the need for a flexible schedule. I was able to grow and develop and my supervisors were kind and supportive throughout my learning process.
Lab Assistant (Former Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – September 19, 2015
Working at school was convenient for me to go to after class. Professor was reliant on me, which made me more responsible for me job. Developed organizational skills as a result of keeping lab clean, washing equipment, and tallying up utilities. Having taken biology classes made helping students with their work much easier.
Great program within a respected community college
Instructor of Interactive Media/ Web Design (Former Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – July 27, 2015
Santa Monica College is one of the best two-year colleges in California and a major transfer school into the UC and Cal State system. The AET (Academy of Entertainment and Technology) was the first program of its kind.
Student Services Specialist (Current Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – April 25, 2015
College is a solid place to work that offers good treatment of employees for the most part, My particular department may be below par when compared to the rest of the departments. There exists a lack of complete trust between the management and staff. The culture is relaxed and very diverse. Working in international education presents a multitude of challenges specific to international education as well as the general challenges students face.
Benefits, salary relative to other institutions, relaxed culture
Confusing Merit System hiring process, building construction priorities, Unclear institutional philosophy
Clerical Assistant (Former Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – January 22, 2015
A typical day at work involved me completing clerical tasks such as completing work on the computer related to inputting data on excel spreadsheets and double checking other files and correcting errors, running errands, communicating with other staff members. I learned more about the excel program and attained time management to complete my daily tasks. A few co-workers that I was able to work it without problems and get along with. The challenging part of the job was to learn step by step to work through the excel program. The most enjoyable part was the smooth running environment and being able to gain more knowledge on computer work.
Troubleshooting and repairing complex desktop and mobile hardware and software, researching non-routine questions
Help Desk Technician (Former Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – December 1, 2014
Troubleshooting and repairing complex desktop and mobile hardware and software, researching non-routine questions. ◆ Provide general technical support for the SMC, students and employees, including set up of staff and faculty computers. ◆ Installs and maintains classroom and desktop software and hardware and maintains equipment. ◆ Research, evaluate, and install software and hardware as requested by Department of Technology. ◆ Manages academic computer labs. Maintains supplies for computer labs. Creates and monitors lab policies, usage, and procedures. Assists students in the computer labs with Microsoft Office applications
Received outstanding Lab Supervisor on performance reviews in customer service, communication skills and technical problem-solving.
Alternate Media Specialist Student Helper (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – March 17, 2014
A typical day at work was a calm day, there wouldn't be conflicts and everyone was friendly. I wouldn't really work with co-workers because It was an individual position but it was stress-free position. There wasn't really a hard part of the job but what I really enjoyed were the friendly people who were around.