Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Whittier, CA – August 22, 2017
A typical work day is filing student paperwork and making sure information gets put into the system as well as clerical duties. I learned that office administration can get very hectic, so you should always be ready to deal with situation and bring questions to your superiors if you need to ask them. It is always better to get some direction so you can do it right the first time rather than messing it up because you were scared to ask. The management there was awesome and they were great to me. I originally signed up as a work study job, and I was so happy that I got it because they actually made me feel like family, it was a great connection between everyone in the office. As always, there are some people who you may not mesh well with, but it is a professional environment so any bad feelings were normally addressed outside of work, or put on the back burner. The hardest part of the job is during the beginning of the semesters when people were signing up for classes because everyone has a sign up time and if the website crashes, they are coming to you. Normally you are able to get homework done during slow periods, but during that time period, you definitely can't get anything done. The most enjoyable part of the job, as I mentioned above was the family feel of the office. They would through parties for the holidays and decorate the office. All of the women who worked there were very respectable and kind.
Family Feel & Time for homework if you're not busy.
Peer Mentor (Former Employee) – Whittier, CA – May 23, 2017
I was able to advance in my position over four years, even as just a student worker. I was given a lot of autonomy and flexibility with my schedule, but also taught to take no a great deal of responsibility. I was a mentor and was also mentored.
I.T. User Support Technician (Former Employee) – Whittier, CA – May 12, 2017
Wonderful work environment for learners and experts alike. Allowed personal growth where deemed fit. Loved working on personal and school wide special projects and treated all with the highest quality of HelpDesk service.
Systems Librarian (Current Employee) – Whittier, CA – October 10, 2015
Whittier is a great place to get some early-mid level experience in your career path, but there are few opportunities for advancement or professional growth. The people are friendly and the work environment is rather relaxed but most departments lack strong management and professionalism.
Assistant Softball Coach (Current Employee) – Whittier, Ca – June 19, 2015
Typical Day would consist of checking emails from prospective athletes, helping with compliance, organizing practice plans, providing skills to the players to help improve their abilities to play at a high level, interacting with other coaches from different sport, and attending monthly staff meetings. Also, working with young women as well as young girls during softball camps and helping them grow into well mannered and educated women. The hardest part of the job is being so young and earning respect from the players who were only three years younger than I am. From the beginning, I was able to make sure they knew I was not their friend but their coach who can provide guidance or advice to them about their life after college and softball. The most enjoyable part of the job is impacting these young women in a positive way and helping them grow into respectful women. Although I am a softball coach, I am also a substitute teacher for the local high school district and a student working on her master's degree which should be completed by May of 2016.
Technical Manager/Media Coordinator (Current Employee) – Whittier, CA – January 13, 2015
The environment is great. I love my student workers and most of the staff. It is a very friendly environment that is fun to work at. Upper management isn't tip top. They underpay the staff that gets most of the work done and miss spend money left and right. The upper management is over paid while many key players are vastly underpaid, leading to a high turn around. Catering meetings is more important then hiring a well trained staff to support the existing infrastructure.
Fun environment. Independence.
Poor leadership, High turn around, Terrible compensation.
Student Health Assistant (Former Employee) – Whittier, CA – October 1, 2014
Although it was a fast paced environment, it was definitely a much need experience. The management was excellent, there were no complications because everyone was on task, there were no mix-ups about duties, schedule, or pay. The most difficult portion of this job was the high demand for service.