La Valencia Hotel, San Diego, California, Matico
Experience with agency Matico was positive.
Done everything that was expected of them .
Experience with location San Diego, CA was negative.
The city is cool but not for J1 students. The accommodation is expensive, a second job is a little harder to find outside Downtown or part of town called Pacific Beach because of the large number of Mexicans who are there cheap labor force and generally pick up all the jobs that none of the Americans will not work . I have applied to more than 20-30 places and only at 2 I was invited to an interview . At once I got the job Busser , but I had to refuse because the restaurant began its work on 17 September ! There are a lot of events in the city during the summer, on the half hour are Tijuana in Mexico, LA at 2h , 1h by plane to Vegas . Mile-long beach , etc . Monthly transportation tickets are $ 72, with a bicycle can easily go everywhere. In the end, I'm not sure if I would recommend anyone to come here to work . Any other reason is ok . Who wants to come here, i would recomend to seek for a job or in the center or at the Pacific Beach.
Experience with employer La Valencia Hotel
Wage per hour : 11 Hours per week: 40 Average tip ( week) : / Description Employer : Helping maids , meet the demands of guests, not too physically exhausting drawback is that it does not tip , circus $ 50 for 4 months. Free food at hotel all friendly and helpful in anything we needed. I noticed that unlike the East Coast, in California they really respect their laws, every hour of overtime work , which you paid 50 % more , after 12 hours of work during the day and 200 %. Every 30h of work you get 1h paid sick leave , which is paid on a full schedule , and I used to leave :) They have required a break of half an hour during the eight-hour shifts and breaks , and they do not pay , etc.
This review represents personal opinion of manconi who was participating Work & Travel program in year of 2015 with agency Matico, working at La Valencia Hotel in San Diego, CA.
Jul 29, 2016