City University of Seattle

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City University of Seattle Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
12 Reviews
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12 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    City University--It doesn't completely suck. Well, maybe a little.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Aid in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Financial Aid in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at City University of Seattle

    Pros

    Steady work; contact with students.

    Cons

    Cheap; too expensive; management can't find their butts with both hands behind their backs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When someone does a great job and you keep him in a corner doing menial work, he's going to quit. Utilize people's strengths, don't give them busy work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    City University of Seattle Response

    Dec 4, 2014HR Specialist Recruiter

    At CityU we pride ourselves on providing opportunities for our employees to grow. We also pride ourselves on promoting an open door policy which allows our employees to come to management with any ... More

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place for a dead-end job!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City University of Seattle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    PTO, tuition benefits, nice building and location. Friendly people. It's always a good day when there leftover food from a meeting in the kitchen.

    Cons

    VERY slow pace, lack of motivation among employees, everything needs to be approved which AT LEAST about a year.-- No joke. Promotion within and room for growth is far and in between. very low compensation and no raises. Not each department is created equal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    show more genuine appreciation for employees. Train managers how to appreciate employees. Review managerial styles. Increase motivation.
    Review your programs-- as am employee, i would not recommend the MBA program to anyone who actually wants to learn. give raises-- and regularly. People are leaving CityU for a reason...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unrealistic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at City University of Seattle full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There's some very dedicated staff with extensive experience. Faculty genuinely care for their students.

    Cons

    Lots of stagnant people who have been in positions too long. Zero accountability for follow through from leadership. The partnership with NU had been disastrously implemented. Unrealistic goals for growth compared to internal resources to make it happen. Cross-departmental communication is horrible. Compensation is reprehensible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a training department. Conduct a needs analysis. Do an employee engagement survey. Make the Edison Idea Box anonymous.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great mission statement and great intentions

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City University of Seattle (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, strong culture, smart people, great location

    Cons

    The culture is academia and that is a challenging overall - those same smart people are too smart and sometimes lack the social skills required in today's business world

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose your mission

    Positive Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a great place for career-oriented, young professionals.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at City University of Seattle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very laid back dress code and flexible schedule. Some cool co-workers.

    Cons

    Poor management, questionable business practices. Limited growth opportunities, low pay, and high employee turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    More opportunities needed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MBA Adjunct Professor in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - MBA Adjunct Professor in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at City University of Seattle part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I liked the variety of courses that were available to teach.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for long term growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bigger emphasis on promoting internal candidates. My experience was there was a glass wall. Either you were in the in crowd or outside you go. Very difficult when you work 1 or 2 days a week to connect. The faculty meetings were not conducive to internal networking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ups and Downs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at City University of Seattle

    Pros

    *Students are, for the most part, great to work with
    *Very helpful and friendly staff
    *A lot of instructor resources available
    *A nice and professional working atmosphere

    Cons

    *Poor communication between interdepartmental faculty when necessary
    *A LOT of instructor 'housekeeping' to do for CityU outside of class
    *Very little contact between associate faculty and senior faculty/management
    *Less than adequate training in technology platform

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *More face-to-face contact with associate faculty

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    So much potential .... but not there yet.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Staff in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at City University of Seattle

    Pros

    There are many good reasons to work at CityU. Tuition benefit, smart co-workers, great mission, and non-profit status. City has the potential to be a great place to work.

    Cons

    The university is slow to deal with poor managers, if you work for one, the options are very limited - however, there are good ones managers as well. Cross department and management down communication can be poor and seems discouraged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide/require leadership/management training to all managers. Protect confidences to prevent retaliation. Lead by example at all management levels... hire managers that manage, inspire and lead not just rule. Address known issues, Take action. Value the individuals contribution as well as the groups.

  10.  

    Decent place to work

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

    I have been working at City University of Seattle full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, students, location, working hours

    Cons

    Pay is not the best and sometimes I think management is naive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to faculty before making decisions that impacts faculty.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great people, who believe in the mission of the university

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City University of Seattle

    Pros

    Good benefits, visionary leader, international university, non-profit, very supportive of work/life balance, high integrity. Many people who work here have strong beliefs about our faculty and curiculuum. Students are number one and the goal is to serve the underserved, to serve those that may not have a chance at higher ed.

    Cons

    Resources are very limited right now so the university has to be careful about where funds are being spent. Have had furloughs here recently which was a hardship for some emplolyees but the administration was creative about how they were implemented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communicating with staff and faculty especially in these difficult times. Look for opportunities to expand our reach locally. It is too bad that the community does not know that much about us and what we offer.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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