Functions as office receptionist (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – February 6, 2018
I enjoyed the ability to interact with students and help them as best as could. Management was very fair. Some coworkers are more relaxed than others, but management was the epitome of "how we treat each other" at Valencia College.
This job would be a great start for Valencia students. Since it is a work-study help, they set your schedule up around the students' classes hours. Also, there are advancement opportunities in that working force.
East Campus Technology Service Phone Specialist (Current Employee) – Orlando, FL – July 22, 2017
Company allows you to grow within it. I went from being a work study making minimum wage to making a little extra and i was able to connect to other workers and it allowed me to gain the experience i needed to move up
Admin (Current Employee) – Orlando, FL – July 10, 2017
Almost everyone is very friendly and I've never had any issues with coworkers. You will find the random hard to work with people, but I don't come across many of those. There are many dedicated faculty at Valencia and their work with the students is exceptional. They harp on all the benefits offered, but some of them are unknown until the policy is changing...usually not in a way that is more beneficial. It seems that little by little the "benefits" they always bring up are being stripped away. We've had a lot of budget cuts unfortunately and that doesn't help, but the new VP of finance seems to be changing policies to match the policies of his old job. Finance is apparently now in charge of raises instead of HR. Pay raises are now considered on a first come first serve basis kind of. How I understand the change is that if one person gets a reclassification (promotion) this week, and someone else gets a promotion next week...depending on your salary and other things...you have to wait in line until the finance department sees when they can approve your raise out of the pot of money for raises. It is no longer...you get a promotion and you get your raise. Also, certain requirements can be overlooked for certain positions, but not for others. That policy seems quite unfair.
Free healthcare, generous time off
No merit pay. High turnover in some areas equals distributed workload. Budget cuts.
Valencia is a very processional environment to work, they have great benefits for their employees and also lots of opportunities for growth. I have had the opportunity to work with a large diverse culture while at Valencia. The most rewarding part of the job is knowing that I am instrumental in helping students to prosper. The hardest part of the job is remembering the names of the people that I form relationships with because they are many.
Laboratory Assistant II (Current Employee) – Orlando, FL – June 10, 2017
Depending on which campus you apply at the work environment is relatively stress free and welcoming. Friendly and team oriented work style is among the lab staff at Valencia. Part time workers do not get paid time off or health benefits. However if you do need time off they are more than accommodating to your needs (ex family emergency). Would recommend this place to anyone who would like a friendly and family working environment.
Groundskeeper (Current Employee) – 1800 Denn John Ln Kissimmee, Fl 34744 – June 4, 2017
Overall a great company to work for, great benefits, and excellent opportunities to progress in your career path. I started out as a landscaper and now studying to achieve my Pesticides Applicator License.