Chapman University

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Chapman University Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
30 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Practice

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer, Digital Art and Animation in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer, Digital Art and Animation in Orange, CA

    I worked at Chapman University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked a number of jobs at Chapman during my time as an undergraduate student here. If you're serious about making some money while here it's totally possible. There are plenty of easy office jobs with very flexible hours, you can work as much as you want really. For more specialized positions that might pertain a bit more to your studies ( for me it was design, film) those are a little more competitive. Still, I wouldn't pass up that AV tech, or Front Desk assistant role, they're fun in their own ways. Most of the time you'll be working with other students and you'll probably get to spend more time with professors depending on your position.

    Cons

    Hourly pay across the board is pretty low. Finding anything higher than $9/hr is pretty tough, but for the amount of work you do it's not bad. For students I think it's a pretty fair compensation considering how flexible the hours and positions are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    As a seasoned instructor, my experience at Chapman university has been a unique one.

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor, Design in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor, Design in Orange, CA

    I have been working at Chapman University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The campus is beautiful and it is located right by the Orange County old town area. I am impressed with how wonderful and dedicated my colleagues are.

    Cons

    Smart students, however, they like for their hands to be held. I have noticed that students put a lot of energy in talking and complaining about other people (students and faculty), problems (assignments and project) vs. than just rolling up their sleeves and solving the problem by just doing it. I see more talk than action.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To give more information about the students background and demography for new hires.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Non-tenured positions not valued

    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor, Music in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor, Music in Orange, CA

    I have been working at Chapman University as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good facilities, especially if in favored department. If not, second class status. Science programs the weakest, though buying their way to a traditional program.

    Cons

    If non-tenured, not job security and the politics of who gets hired is probably typical for a university but not what the outside would expect. Mixed students. Some a pleasure, others feel entitled to an A if they just show up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is a for profit university, but support cannot go just to glamour

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  5.  

    Great work environment and place to grow!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chapman University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Positive work environment, personal growth, work-self balance (Chapman offers many programs, free activities, and social outings for employees)

    Cons

    Most movement is done from within, stuffy cubicles, some management is 'set in their ways'

    Recommends
  6.  

    Tolerable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chapman University

    Pros

    time off policies are good, work life balance is good, salary is tolerable, people who work here are really amazing

    Cons

    compensation, lack of advancement opportunities, lack of grievance forum, no work from home policy, students dont seem to understand how the world works

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    The best work-study job I have had to date

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Orange, CA

    I worked at Chapman University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I was working part time as a student while in the music program at Chapman University. My hours were flexible and able to be fitted around my schedule. The work was simple enough without being exceptionally mindless, and the working conditions were quite acceptable. I got to work with friends, peers, and professors.

    Cons

    Low wage is the largest con, but it was acceptable and helped me pay for school. Minimal working hours, so even if I wanted more, there was only so much work to be done per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are really no complaints that I have. The conditions were friendly and very nice, and the company values its students, which I benefitted from (being a student).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A great learning and entry level job experience.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Editor in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Editor in Orange, CA

    I worked at Chapman University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I loved my time there. The atmosphere was great and so were the coworkers. Easily and quickly promoted as long as you're willing to put in the hard work. They are great at working with your schedule and will give time off if requested far enough in advance. I learned more at this job then I did in my actual editing classes at school.

    Cons

    My supervisors were awesome but our overall boss could be a little questionable at times. Seems like she would lay people off for no reason.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Chapman University

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    Former Employee - One Stop Specialist
    Former Employee - One Stop Specialist

    I worked at Chapman University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great college to work for. Management was enthusiastic, humorous and nice.
    I greatly enjoyed working for Chapman University.

    Cons

    Chapman sold their adult learner portion/satellite campuses to an unknown university, Brandman.
    New management came in stripped our job titles, and overall made very unwise business decisions.
    We lost a lot of our long term faculty because of the unfavorable changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ASK campus directors about impending changes. Changes were made without realizing they would have an adverse effect on faculty, staff and students. By the way "One Stop" job model doesn't work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Chapman is a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Resident Director in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Resident Director in Orange, CA

    I have been working at Chapman University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    As a private institution there are many opportunities to work with other faculty and students.

    Cons

    Not having a multi-cultural center on campus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fantastic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chapman University as an intern

    Pros

    The school is on the up and up, there's great weather, and the business school is top notch. Jim Doti is the best president.

    Cons

    The school is still small and the student culture too closely represents the stuck-up, snobby stereotype of Orange County. Not always the friendliest school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a Greek Row

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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