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Santa Monica College United States Employee Reviews

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Good security, culture, and benefits
Student Services Specialist (Current Employee), Santa Monica, CAApril 25, 2015
Pros: Benefits, salary relative to other institutions, relaxed culture
Cons: Confusing Merit System hiring process, building construction priorities, Unclear institutional philosophy
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.
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Good work environment
Adjunct Professor (Current Employee), Santa NonicaFebruary 4, 2015
Pros: work environment
Cons: parking
Good rapport with fellow faculty members.

Students seem genuinely interested in their studies.

Historical focus contributes to a vibrant scholarly environment..
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Productive and calm work environment
Clerical Assistant (Former Employee), Santa Monica, CAJanuary 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.
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Troubleshooting and repairing complex desktop and mobile hardware and software, researching non-routine questions
Help Desk Technician (Former Employee), Santa Monica, CADecember 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.
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my short stay
College Instructor (Former Employee), Santa Monica, CAOctober 1, 2014
Pros: working with the don, and the clinical sites
Cons: it was not a full time job
overall the nursing department and the DON was wonderful to work with. the only down side while working in the nursing program was it was just seasonal and not full time.
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Academic Environment
Student Assistant (Former Employee), Santa Monica, CASeptember 13, 2014
. Supervising over Student works
. Learn about the different culturs
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Great Co-workers and Boss but low pay and not enough hours.
Front Desk Clerk Student Assistant (Former Employee), Santa Monica, CAJuly 14, 2014
Pros: great co-workers and balance between school and work
Cons: no more than 20 hours a week and only minimum wage
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.
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Amazing
Student (Former Employee), Santa Monica, CAJuly 2, 2014
Pros: all good.
Cons: carry on.
Studied English, Math, Econ, Art History, and Theatre. It was very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very cool.
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Comfortable environment with friendly employees.
Alternate Media Specialist Student Helper (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CAMarch 17, 2014
Pros: very flexible
Cons: short hours of work
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.
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Great time coaching at santa monica college
Assistant volleyball Coach (Former Employee), Santa Monica, CADecember 27, 2013
Great experience coaching the Womens' Volleyball team. Great environment.
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Great work environment
Adjunct- Professor-Health & Physical Education (Former Employee), Santa Monica, CaNovember 17, 2013
Pros: benefits
Cons: budget cuts
The campus is filled with 20 thousand students trying to transfer to a four year college or be a pre-professional. I learned to build better relationships. Management was great when it came to learning the job. My co-workers were a great staff. The hardest part of the job was meeting the demand of the growth for a community college. I enjoyed the part of the job by being a positive role model to the students.
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Santa Monica College
Reprographics Associate (Former Employee), Santa Monica, CAOctober 29, 2013
Pros: flexible hours, free coffee, free friday lunch
Cons: dealing with morons, irritated teachers, and having to stand for a long time
I learned how to work a corporate copy machine. How to bind and collate books and papers. I would take the teachers class syllabus and print out copies for their entire year course.The hardest part of the job was trying to keeping up with the paper jams and the constant complaints from both teachers and students about the machines not working.
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Volunteer work
Math Tutor (Former Employee), Santa Monica, CAOctober 1, 2013
Pros: free time
Cons: volunteer work
Volunteer work was done to help people with their math and computer troubleshooting problems during free time at school.
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very flexible with school
Library Student Worker (Former Employee), Santa Monica, CAJuly 9, 2013
Pros: highly flexible with school schedules
Cons: not enough hours
Always busy and always had a task to do. daily interaction with students and other staff. it was a very good environment to work in school.
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Fun and energetic work environment
Bookstore Clerk (Current Employee), Santa Monica, CAJune 27, 2013
Pros: flexible hours, incredible pay
- Check in and receive cash for the cacsh register, stand for the entire shift and attend to customers in a corteous and friendly manner
- I learned about logistics and cash functions
- The most enjoyable part of the job was the people and the interaction with cutomers
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Cool team, chill people, the IT team is really smart...
Scholars Program (Former Employee), Cool team, .June 17, 2013
Cool team, chill people, the IT team is really smart...Cool team, chill people, the IT team is really smart...Cool team, chill people, the IT team is really smart...Cool team, chill people, the IT team is really smart...Cool team, chill people, the IT team is really smart...Cool team, chill people, the IT team is really smart...
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Great !
Supplemental Instruction Leader (Former Employee), Santa Monica, CAJune 17, 2013
Show up to the location where the class is and follow the professors guidelines. Report to the manager at the end of the week with your work hours and extra hours. Helping others is what was the most enjoyable part of the job.
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A great place to gain experience and study
Student Lab Assistant (Former Employee), Santa Monica, CAJanuary 30, 2013
Pros: experience, flexible hours
Santa Monica College has great jobs that allow you to gain experience, have fun, and still be able to study and live your life.
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Productive and Relaxing
Office Assistant (Current Employee), Santa Monica, CAJune 14, 2012
Pros: free lunches (sometimes)
Cons: low pay
Productive environment. The employees are nice and they welcome you like a friend. A typical day at work would be every one finishing an assigned task while conversing and laughing. The hardest part of the job is making sure we meet the deadlines ( which is not so hard).
The best part about this job is that you feel comfortable with the employees and the managers are helpful, kind, and not focused on finding mistakes.
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Wonderful for students
Tutoring and teaching study skills to veterans (Current Employee), Santa Monica, CAMay 1, 2012
Pros: the people
Cons: the money
A great opportunity to be able to really know your stuff and pass it on to others.