Chapman University Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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  1. Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chapman University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership. excellent facilities, generous benefits. An up and coming university

    Cons

    Pay is high for a nonprofit but not quite up to the level of a for-profit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Student Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Chapman University part-time

    Pros

    They work well with your class schedule

    Cons

    It can get very busy with admissions


  3. Helpful (1)

    It's Okay

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chapman University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable work environment, the university is growing and the benefits are great.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, no opportunities for professional development, no challenges, people have been there for quite some time and have a hard time adapting to change or trying to find ways to improve the process / workflow, and low pay

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your team, make continuous improvements to the process for efficiency and organization, manage the people you have been hired to manage


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  5. Business (Math) Instructor

    Former Employee - Instructor in Pomona, CA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Pomona, CA

    I worked at Chapman University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pull down boards with a prestigious atmosphere.

    Cons

    Very crammed drive to the campus. Also, I was recruited by Chapman's Business college due to my experience teaching Business calculus in Cal Poly, Pomona. I am primarily a mathematician and it seemed my commission emphasized more financial analysis than sheer mathematics.


  6. Bad Experience

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chapman University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay was good, fun parties, great benefits. Got a chance to work with a large variety of constituencies. Good President.

    Cons

    I worked in a dept that was constantly stabbing everyone in the back. People got away with treating people horribly because they were the boss's friend.

    Advice to Management

    Have a better H.R. Dept that develops a Zero Tolerance to employees treating others rudely.


  7. Good ecperience.

    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Orange, CA

    I have been working at Chapman University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly supervisor and Senior lab technician.

    Cons

    Cannot really complain. I loved working here.


  8. Fantastic Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chapman University full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful mentors, great professional development, and rewarding work. Chapman University is a fantastic place to work.

    Cons

    Pay is lower, but that is common in Higher Education.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. Former student worker in various departments

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chapman University part-time

    Pros

    Great work experience via work study for students. Staff members understood the priority of school for students and provided a work environment that was flexible to the needs and demands of academic study.

    Cons

    Being a student worker for all four years, there comes a time where the work feel monotonous and pointless. Pay is usually minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing but look for opportunities to challenge students or provide learning opportunities that serve to grow.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Game of Politics

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    Current Employee - IS&T
    Current Employee - IS&T
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chapman University full-time

    Pros

    *The medical benefits, the free tuition are all great. *It is rare, if ever, that an employee gets fired and when they do, those former employees usually file a lawsuit and it gets settled out of court with Chapman

    Cons

    *Highly political workplace - If you are in the "in" with your boss, you will get places. You will get side raises, given computers/devices, promotions. *Lots of staff members get away with low productivity, coming in late, leaving early, lying on their timesheet *Staff members here get away with treating other staff members unprofessionally. You can file a complaint to HR but nothing happens to the offending employee. *There is little to no growth here at Chapman. This job is considered one of those dead-end jobs for people who are looking for a long lasting job.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Fun Envrinment but pay and advancement ops, not great.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great, 401K, a week PTO between Christmas and NYs, working with the students is wonderful/

    Cons

    Pay is below average. Merit increases are small. You may get frustrated by management and outdated process and procedure.



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