Nice place to work, not a good outlook long-term
Classified Staff (Former Employee) – Long Beach, CA – May 4, 2018
The people at Long Beach City College, are really friendly and nice (co-workers, managers, etc). However, the College itself is facing some serious crises and it is very unpredictable as an employer. I was given extra training while I was here, which I was thankful for. My direct manager was really great. The culture is very relaxed for the most part and people are in an upbeat mood. However, the College needs help! Many staff in the Department I was in were working more than one job, with no pay increase. There were layoffs. The College's merit system needs a major revise. They have a lot of people working out of class in other positions, then they open those positions up vs just hiring internally. When jobs expire there is nowhere for people to go. They have a lot of "lifetime" employees who, while friendly and nice, lack higher level writing and comprehensive skills. They could really use more training, and the whole college needs a re-class. Sometimes you could tell the management was playing favorites, even if it made little to no sense whatsoever. The good part? You get a lot of vacation time. However, your pay is grossly lower than the cost of living in the area. I'll put it this way, if you are classified staff, you probably either need a free roof over your head or you have to be married to someone. You can't afford a house or condo in the area without it eating up 60% or more of your salary after taxes.