Dominican University of California

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Wonderful Community, Faculty Grossly Underpaid

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Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

I have been working at Dominican University of California as a contractor (More than 8 years)

Pros

Amazing community of students, faculty, and admin. Colleagues are like family. Beautiful campus conducive to study. One-on-one faculty and student rapport. Faculty have a real commitment to students. A peaceful place to work but . . .

Cons

. . . Faculty members are grossly underpaid, especially adjuncts, many of whom have hung in there for several years with "promises" of significant pay increases that have not come to pass. No benefits for adjuncts. Adjuncts make 2/3's or less of other Bay Area adjunct positions, not even counting the absence of benefits and recognition.

Advice to Management

Get serious about wage increases for adjuncts - we've been more than patient for a very long time. It's becoming embarrassing, don't you think? Dominican is a private, high tuition institution that should make a better effort of practicing what it preaches, beginning with fair pay for its dedicated faculty committed to the students and to the Dominican values.

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payables in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Accounts Payables in San Rafael, CA

    I worked at Dominican University of California full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Intelligent co-workers, higher education experience. Friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Nothing, it's a wonderful University. I wish that I could have stayed but new management always seem to change policy & procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing I can think of. They all are professional co-workers.


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dominican University of California

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits (health, dental, vision, classes)
    Open environment with a beautiful campus
    Student focused
    Welcoming environment
    Knowledgeable colleagues
    Flexible management

    Cons

    Back room decision making
    Poor communication among departments
    'Kick the can down the road' management in some instances
    Poor parking
    Dated buildings and working environments (think retro)
    Colleagues are sometimes overworked and unwilling to join take on new responsibilities voluntarily (happens, if rarely)

    Advice to Management

    Tackle issues head on instead of waiting to see what will happen. Make decisions and stand by them. Be more open.


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