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Not quite the same warm & fuzzy place it was when I first started

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Current Employee - Finance Professional in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Finance Professional in Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Santa Clara University full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

* Generally, most staff/faculty are very nice and approachable.
* It is small enough that you can be on a first name basis with a lot of people in different departments.
* Good work/life balance.

Cons

* Pay is low
* Career growth/pay growth is non existent.
* Tend to hire from outside than give opportunities to staff within.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You need to give staff some sort of career path. To always hire outside is incredibly discouraging. Also, they need to get away from hiring these controlling middle aged women managers who have no lives and who make their employees lives miserable.

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    fabulous paid internship experience at the Santa Clara Magazine

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Santa Clara University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    positive work environment, beautiful location, institution upholds high ethical standards, i got a lot of hands-on experience, met wonderful people and made great connections. all around the best work experience ive ever had, out of 7 jobs

    Cons

    they use Groupwise for their email client, which many people find frustrating, not user friendly, and out of date. Raiser's Edge is another program used internally that is tedious and not very efficient, slowing you down and wasting valuable work time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide better cloud storage

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Teaching at Santa Clara University

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Santa Clara University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The warmth of students and their eager attitudes about learning at SCU is inspiring. It was a joy to engage in intellectual pursuits with all the fine young people who attend this school, whether they were part of my particular department or from the wider University. The SCU student is highly engaged and also seeks deeper values in life. My own intellectual knowledge increased and solidified while preparing and teaching courses over the years, but the emotional and spiritual depth of many students was what appealed to me the most. If you plan to be tenured, then this is a terrific place to hone your skills alongside great colleagues. Your salary will be decent and the rewards go far beyond money.

    Cons

    Over the years I observed as a faculty member, the middle and sometimes upper administration increased its involvement regarding decisions on a departmental level. The faculty and Chairs know far better how to steer the course of each department and what skills and courses are required to achieve a career in their particular fields. The continuing struggle between faculty and administration is both tiring and detrimental and not in the best interests of the students who are ultimately the customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out the results of the education your students are receiving and how well that education has been preparing them for graduate school and their work life beyond the University. Back out of micromanaging each department, because the quality of the SCU undergraduate education will ultimately suffer if you don't.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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