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    Nice place to work

    Records Specialist (Current Employee) Santa Barbara, CA

    ProsHealth insurance benefit is pretty good. The HMO provider in the area, Sansum, has been good for me. You can accrue up to 200 vacation hours as any given time, amounts to about 5 weeks paid time off. Administrative offices are in Santa Barbara, CA which is a beautiful place to work and live. Overall I have felt appreciated at work my leadership. Day to day tasks to contribute to helping students achieve advanced degrees. Organizational Values are worth wild.

    ConsSanta Barbara is an expensive place to live and so it can be challenging as Fielding offers good, but not great salaries. Organization is relatively small. There are not many opportunities for advancement. Enrollments are down in Graduate Education industry wide, Fielding is feeling the crunch as well. Solid leadership is in place and I believe that to organization will survive, if not thrive, but this is not a place to work if the goal is to make lots of money.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fielding is going through a difficult transition.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Santa Barbara, CA

    ProsDecent pay and good benefits. 37.5 hour workweek for full-time. They
     Would like to be an excellent place to work.

    ConsLeadership lacks energy and motivation to implement necessary actions to make Fielding a great place to work. Many staff have been around for too long. There is a lack of creativity within the staff, and no programs to encourage learning, reaching, and exceeding.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Talks the talk, but does not walk the walk

    Middle Management (Current Employee) Santa Barbara, CA

    ProsSome employees are very devoted and competent.
    Some flexibility once at middle manager level.
    Decent benefits in this economic climate.
    Provides laptops and good technical support to most employees.

    ConsLong hours for very little pay, especially at the middle management level.
    A large number of mean, nasty, arrogant employees who have worked there forever who enjoy forcing out competent and new employees.
    No accountability or logical processes. People make end runs and lie all the time.
    Dumb HR team.
    Bad behavior is a lifestyle at many levels and not just tolerated but often supported.
    Certain teams are very, very dysfunctional.
    Managers who shouldn't be managers as they have poor people skills and no prior management experience.
    Wimpy leaders who are scared of conflict.
    One building is overcrowded (where the work gets done) and one is underutilized (where upper management is based) and one is hardly ever used (only one person has an office there).
    In flux due to new President with the worst of corporate values increasing and the best of non-profit values decreasing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWeed out the "old guard" and train your managers - and yourselves - in how to manage today's workers. Treat your employees as well as you treat your faculty. Get an HR team that is extroverted like the rest of the companies in the U.S. have - then have them start really listening to your employees so you understand what it's really like working under you. Stop hiding in your ivory tower.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Once a great place to work, now a place if just want to collect your check.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat vacation time
    Great health benefits
    Good people

    ConsLack of professional development/professional opportunities for staff
    Lack of leadership, vision or inspiration at the senior level
    Lack of strategic thinking at the senior level
    Lack of accountability for senior staff and directors
    Little to no financial incentives - raises or COLA
    Personal agendas and political games is ruining the once-cool and loving culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSTOP hiring people who are about to RETIRE! Get rid of faculty who are not doing anything but collecting their checks and benefits. The students deserve a better faculty.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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