Loma Linda University

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Nice place to start at

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Former Employee - Research Technician in Loma Linda, CA
Former Employee - Research Technician in Loma Linda, CA

I worked at Loma Linda University as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

The people are extremely nice and welcoming-they're very interested in getting to know you. It's easy to get a sense of camaraderie amongst colleagues there. Lots of opportunities for professional development (i.e. seminars, conferences, etc.). It is a place where you can very quickly feel at home.

Cons

Pay is not very competitive particularly if you are in the research sector. The research is not particularly "cutting edge"but every one works hard (and late) in order to advance in their studies and become competitive.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing at best

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    Current Employee - Regulatory Coordinator in Loma Linda, CA
    Current Employee - Regulatory Coordinator in Loma Linda, CA

    I have been working at Loma Linda University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People are very nice and the have nice Christmas decor. They work an adjusted schedule so most jobs are 8.5 hours Monday-Thursday and 6 hours Friday.

    Cons

    Hard to get anything done. Paid leave/sick leave is a joke. Have to have 120 hours in sick leave bank before you can draw directly from it--takes about 3 years working full time to ear that. Internal website is hard to use. Facilities and policies tend to be outdated. Strongly relies on paper for research where most institutions rely on electronic submission systems. Lots of passing the buck off to others when things go wrong. No ownership unless it's to take credit for other's successes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiding behind politics as an excuse for poor management and inability to get anything done. Update the policies and improve processes or talent will walk. Don't just keep people because they've been there forever. Make them actually work to keep their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun and flexible environment, but not much room for growth

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    Current Employee - Computer Support Specialist in Loma Linda, CA
    Current Employee - Computer Support Specialist in Loma Linda, CA

    I have been working at Loma Linda University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    * Educational institution that cares about its faculty, staff, and students.
    * Laid-back atmosphere and environment.
    * Flexible hours as long as work is not neglected.
    * Very good benefits at low cost for entire family.
    * Lots of opportunities to cross-train and learn new skills.
    * Continuing education is encouraged and supported.
    * Stable environment where turn-over is very low.
    * Proper ergonomics are encouraged and supported, with on-staff specialists available for ergonomic evaluations.

    Cons

    * As a non-profit educational institution, base pay is not as high as many for-profit private companies.
    * Not much room for professional growth in I.T. in spite of the encouragements to attend college and other training courses.
    * Greater importance and emphasis by the CIO is given to the programming groups than to the I.T. support staff instead of both being equal.
    * The low turn-over is partly due to an extreme unwillingness to release low-output employees.
    * As a religious institution it is impossible to reach the executive staff levels as a person that is not Seventh-Day Adventist.
    * Annual evaluations can be given up to half a year late, though if a pay raise is given, back-pay will also be given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give every member of the I.T. group the same support and emphasis rather than focusing on any one group. As a non-profit, Seventh-Day Adventist, educational institution this should be more obvious than actions would indicate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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