Dominican University of California

  www.dominican.edu
  www.dominican.edu
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A small university with big potential

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA

I have been working at Dominican University of California (more than an year)

Pros

It's a creative, intellectually stimulating environment. The campus is situated in a picturesque park-like setting. The staff and faculty are friendly and help support each other. Nice perks include use of the athletic facilities, free access to performing arts, some public lectures and reduced tuition, or the option to audit classes.

Cons

Certain departments are understaffed and underfunded. Getting policies and procedures approved can be arduous. Pay rates (other than faculty) for this non-profit University is under industry standards.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There could be better communication around career development. For staff retention, the cost of higher compensation should be compared to the cost/time for hiring new staff and determining the overall negative impact on business.

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    Collegial environment, bringing organization in line with the modern world

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dominican University of California

    Pros

    Colleagues in academic world are genuinely committed to students and strengthening of the University. Relatively strong new president with a challenging board of trustees. Some great staff members who tirelessly support the mission.

    Cons

    HR function worse than bad and totally bloated while the rest of the organization is tightening its belt. I don't know of anyone who feels they can trust HR or its "leaders", rely on HR to do its job or rely on expertise of HR. Hiring is a nightmare. Many strong candidates lost because of lack of professionalism and support in HR. Weak technology department. Dorms in disrepair which causes students to move off campus. Weak admissions department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on students.

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    Adjunct faculty

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in San Rafael, CA

    I worked at Dominican University of California as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    New science building has all the necessary services and tools to provide a great lecture. Great group of students in the MS in biology. Program has grown significantly in the last 4 years.

    Cons

    Almost no interaction with other adjunct or full-time faculty. Parking can be issue from 8 to 5 pm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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