Overall, the hours were great and worked for me as I had another career position during the day. I taught evening classes here. We were paid for prep time above and beyond the 5 hour evening class. Work environment is great. Management was excellent.
I was fired for surfing the internet when I had nothing else to do. My ideas for generating new leads on students were poorly received. I was let go regardless of the fact that I was one of the highest producing recruiters and got along well with the rest of the team.
The truth about working at SJVC is simple enough to determine. Look at the want ads, they are always hiring for the same jobs over and over again. You will be hard pressed to fin a teacher or a program director that has more than 2-3 years. If it is such a great and wonderful place to work, then the question would be, why are they losing so many employees? Do not let them tell you its because they are expanding the school, the attendance at this school is in a free fall, the family has exploited the workers, fired them with little cause, made outrageous demands of them for Walmart like pay. Teachers with master degrees command about 22.00 dollars an hour. If you are lucky enough to get full time (which is actually worst) they make you sign a paper that in the event you discover or invent something while working for them (they own it) so make sure you don't do any side work to better yourself. I worked for them in hopes of adding to my resume, but it was a mistake, after a year and half, I realized it hurt my resume, and i have spent the last year cleaning it up. If your hope is to work at a good honest community college someday, be warned (WORKING HERE WILL HURT NOT HELP YOUR CHANCES) they fired about one employee a month (or more) while a I worked at Fresno, Ca. So stay clear, get a good job like shelf stacking at Walmart, a good work history is better than having this monkey on your back. They are concerned about the Kids (biggest lie at the campus) they are concerned about the kids money (period). If the kid missis a payment (out) if not enough students for the class (selfmore... study). Money is first all else is unimportant. The Fresno campus last Program Director for CJ, was fired from his previous two jobs, harassed the female students, didn't even have an AA degree (oh he was working on an SJVC AA degree online) he had taught there years before with a paper only fake degree. So be warned, do not work for this college, stay away, do something else!less