Notre Dame de Namur Reviews

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  1. Great people to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Notre Dame de Namur

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great to work with.

    Cons

    Some departments are located away from the University, and can make it difficult at times.


  2. A small school with a wonderful mission, but disorganized management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Notre Dame de Namur full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A focus on teaching, passion for community service and engagement, the ability to work closely with students, a beautiful campus, generally very nice people to work with. Innovative approach to program development (NDNU will have the first PhD program in Art Therapy in the country!) A mission to ensure educational access to all students (NDNU was the the first women's college in California and the first in the state authorized to grant the baccalaureate degree to women!) There is good support for professional development (access to materials and resources, conference attendance) - this may vary by department and employee role.

    Cons

    For candidates: we do not advertise salary ranges like many other schools, we do not offer relocation, we generally do not provide travel/housing for in-person interviews. Benefits: insurance for partners/spouses/dependents is expensive (very little to no subsidy from employer); a pay-as-you-go philosophy (meaning there are no cost-of-living increases, or "bonuses" in the traditional sense. If we do well, financially, in any given year, there could be salary increases or retirement contributions the following year. There's nothing wrong with this philosophy, but it may be different than other employers. There is an inadequate focus on performance evaluation and so some employees are never taught how to do their jobs better. Lack of good communication between decision-makers and everyone else. Human Resources department is inconsistent and has primary concern for the university, not the employees. There are a good number of employees who have been here a long time and/or are disgruntled, which sometimes makes the working environment negative. As a small school, many of our offices are understaffed, leading to people feeling under-appreciated and over-worked.


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    Under appreciated employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions in Belmont, CA
    Current Employee - Admissions in Belmont, CA

    I have been working at Notre Dame de Namur full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great faculty, sincere students who stuck because most courses wont transfer out

    Cons

    management is ungrateful, sloppy dress code, unprofessional HR

    Advice to Management

    need more driven employees



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