Data Entry Assistant - Financial Aid (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – April 17, 2018
Relaxed atmosphere surrounding a culture of real artists with day jobs. A little slow, as my position was temporary and was created to help with data entry overflow as the school implemented a new information system. Otherwise totally enjoyable and stable.
Program Coordinator (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – January 22, 2018
Great art programs, but a terrible place to work. The teachers are smart and talented, but very egoistical and demanding. The administration leadership does not care or support its inferiors. They are mean, ruthless, and unprofessional. I have nothing good to say about working at CCA.
Film cage operator (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – December 21, 2017
Working at here CCA was a great experience to me, which strongly improved my editing and photography skills. The manager and colleagues were very friendly here, so I felt really happy to work here every working day!
Director of Public Safety (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – July 11, 2017
Organization leadership focused on a perception of innovation rather than actual agility. Hires subject matter experts to assess, guide and design progress but then refuses to engage in the results. Complete disconnect between the upper level management and the middle managers and line staff. Low salary scale is blamed for the high turnover but most staff do not consider salary as the driving force for retention.
Manager of Media Services (Current Employee) – San Francisco – May 12, 2015
People tend to be nice, but the turn over rate is high and the pay is low. If you get the right position, hours can be flexible, and work is low stress. Very little motivation to achieve more than the bare minimum, which works well for lifers, but if you have a good work ethic, can be very frustrating.
Human Resources Coordinator (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – January 24, 2015
Despite having a new VP of Finance & Admin, the same old processes, compensation methods, and poor morale exist. CCA tends to hire from outside instead of professionally growing their current employees and promoting from within. Promotions occur based on favoritism and not actual work performance. The compensation inequalities that exist between newer employees when compared to employees that have been there for years is staggering. Employee morale is so terrible that departments do not work well with one another. Turnover is very high. If you are looking for a stepping stone to get into the higher education industry, this is an okay place to start but it is definitely not recommended for those who are looking to grow with the organization they support.
Dedicated Lower Level Employees, Decent Retirement Plan
Poor Compensation, Very Expensive Benefits (employee share), Bad Management, Archaic Processes & Systems, Old Unsafe Buildings on Campus
Student Coach (Former Employee) – Oakland, Ca – October 13, 2014
My primary position was to communicate with residents to ensure a positive environment. I typical day of work would be spending time getting to know residents, reminding them of important events, paperwork they need to do, and being there in case something happens.The environment was a place where learning was constant, either I was teaching someone about the world or I was being taught. My co-workers were people who were easy to talk to and communicate to about residents.The hardest part of my job was telling myself when enough was enough and making time to focus on myself. The most enjoyable part of my job was becoming more culturally aware and being someone that residents felt they could engage with.
Public Safety Officer (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – April 14, 2014
shift starts at 8:00a.m. students always need help I learn to smile can't say anything to the students Management is get better Some co-worker don't do there job the hardest is when people don't know the policies When everyone together and sometime they have trips
Associate Director for Instructional Media (Current Employee) – Oakland, CA – June 23, 2013
Design/Art in the Bay Area. A very interesting mix of disciplines and programs converges here. A traditional arts college meeting the 21st century - with all the challenges one might imagine that brings.