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Reflective work enviornment

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

I worked at Seattle University

Pros

live out their jesuit values

Cons

communication amongst offices, collaboration, communication from senior staff

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    A mixed blessing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seattle University

    Pros

    Seattle University has an inspiring mission and purpose (educating leaders for a just and humane world); many interesting, committed people doing meaningful work; a tuition benefit for employees after 3 months, and for children of employees after 3 years; 37.5 hour work week; beautiful campus; central location.

    Cons

    Management is top heavy; culture is patriarchal and often secretive. Many departments are understaffed, which means heavy workloads and reactive, rather than thoughtful, decision-making. Both salaried and non-salaried employees work overtime. Policies aren't applied consistently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make better use of your human resources by treating people fairly, utilizing their talents and sharing information. Re-evaluate the current heavy reliance on outside consultants.

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    Good folks, good benefits, but hierarchical and hardnosed under the feel-good exterior.

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seattle University

    Pros

    Lots of ethical, dedicated, smart people. Generally a good student body overall. True commitment to undergraduate education. Intellectually rigorous, ethically sound, progressive and inclusive environment, even though it's a religious school. Beautiful campus. Far better pay than community colleges.

    Cons

    While most students are serious about their schooling, there is no shortage of entitled, spoiled brats in the student body. This private university also balances its budget on the backs of adjunct employees, just like public schools do. Despite the feel-good image, there is a strong hierarchy and some hardnosed business in the culture--it'd be better to be more upfront about this sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to be all things to all people. If you want to be an intellectually serious campus, dial back on the athletic program--the recent push to accommodate the expanding athletics program is producing worthless *academic* programs that appeal to the student-athletes.

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