Napa Valley College

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Napa Valley College Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
5 Reviews
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    Alright

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CUSTODIAN II in Napa, CA (US)
    Current Employee - CUSTODIAN II in Napa, CA (US)

    I have been working at Napa Valley College full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Meeting new people, helping students, benefits

    Cons

    Administration, perks, promotions, pay raises, training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, listen to your students

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Napa Valley Community College District

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant II in Napa, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Accountant II in Napa, CA (US)

    I worked at Napa Valley College full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Napa Valley Community College is an excellent employer. I worked at the Business Office and it was a very positive experience because they are very organized and committed to follow GAAP as well as rules and regulations of the the State of California, Community College Chancellor's Ofice.

    Cons

    The health benefits were not very good because the District only covers the employee and not the beneficiaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Mostly positive with some difficult communication.

    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Napa, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Napa, CA (US)

    I have been working at Napa Valley College part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Small college where you can get to know your students well and work with them.

    Cons

    Communication from anyone other than your direct supervisor are limited.

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    The greatest experience of my life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Learning Resources Assistant in Napa, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Learning Resources Assistant in Napa, CA (US)

    I worked at Napa Valley College part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The staff are helpful and do not mind teaching others the job. I acquired many skills and have advanced my career.. I received encouragement to do things better and strive to make great changes. Positive work environment, very professional atmosphere and friendly coworkers..

    Cons

    Temporary jobs are subject to budget cuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Disillusioned Adjunct Faculty

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor

    I have been working at Napa Valley College

    Pros

    It is a small campus, generally attractive other than the new construction. Small departments mean you get to know other faculty members well. Programs are apparently well run, and the politics of the academy are not as vicious as other colleges where I have taught.

    Cons

    Adjunct are second-class citizens. Benefits are limited, and do NOT ask about them to senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have 100 FT instructors and 200 PT instructors; recognize that you cannot exist without the strength, experience, and enthusiasm of PT faculty by treating them with respect, better pay, and improved employment opportunities. Establish seniority among the adjunct faculty to reward the loyalty many of them show the college. Do not tout claims of growth in FT hires when you fail to mention they were offset by retirements.

    Doesn't Recommend

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