Golden Gate University Reviews

Updated July 11, 2015
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  1. Career Coaster

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Golden Gate University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are looking for a place to work where you won't be pushed too hard and it is a slower paced environment this is perfect. Also, if you are a self-starter and don't need to be micromanaged at all, you will do well here.

    Cons

    Department work in silos and it is run in a very top-down management style. Also, there is no real room for career growth. You can stay in the same position for decades without any promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Get innovative and listen to the people who do the work.


  2. Great Job while studying full-time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Circulation Student Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Circulation Student Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Golden Gate University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best thing about working at the Library while doing my Masters full time is to have flexible schedule and to be able to have some time to study at work. Also, as an international student, it gave the opportunity to have some experience in a U.S. environment.

    Cons

    As an International student I am allowed to work 20 hours a week and usually they don't schedule us that many hours. 14-15 hours a week average.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more consisted with weekly schedules


  3. Student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Golden Gate University full-time

    Pros

    Great adjunct professors at GGU.

    Cons

    There are no cons for this school.


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  5. friendly work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Golden Gate University (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice friendly work environment, but depends on the department

    Cons

    hard to get a promotion or raise from within

    Advice to Management

    promote from within


  6. A DROWNING COMPANY

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Golden Gate University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some great people in certain departments. Environment was laid back and great location next to bart.

    Cons

    There is a lot of politics in this University which leads to drama and favoritism when it comes to promotion. Beware, you are not promoted because of your qualification, instead you are promoted because of favoritism or who you click well with. I'm sure there will be a law suit soon because of this. There are tons of lazy people that are there to just get a paycheck. A lot of demoralizing employees that have been there for years with no advancement and raises. They pretty much put a pay freeze throughout the organization. Everyone is quitting and joining other companies, happens once every two weeks or a month. Management is also a joke and don't know how to lead a team at all. A lot of promises but a lot of backstabbing in this company. DON'T JOIN THIS ORGANIZATION, you will regret it and be stuck with your current position for years. You will not get a raise, you will not advance your career, you will deal with a lot of politics from management, and too many changes. This University is failing period and they need to fire those in power in certain departments.

    Advice to Management

    Quit your job now, you are only bringing down this organization. Quit pretending you have power, you don't. Treat your employees better, be fair, and help them grow, not hold them back. Overtime, you will lose all your best employees and bring down the whole organization. Do us a favor, look for a job elsewhere and quit.


  7. Program Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Golden Gate University full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Worked for this University for many years. I was happy with what I was doing. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities. Management was/is not forward thinking as well as not interested about employees. All what they care is about their career.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees as they are the biggest asset. Think about the University a bit more instead of only thinking about your career.


  8. The economy is better now, you don't need to work here...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Golden Gate University full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Proximity to downtown SF, nice co-workers

    Cons

    No salary increase for THREE YEARS, cliquey management and HR, NO upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    Don't spend $500K on terrible advertising campaigns and give your staff a raise instead


  9. Helpful (1)

    good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Golden Gate University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    provide position opportunity for international students.

    Cons

    should provide more benefits and values.

    Advice to Management

    should provide more benefits


  10. Helpful (1)

    Upper Management your constant change of direction is confusing to your employees. If you make a decision stick to it!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Golden Gate University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, nice people, 2 and up to 4 weeks of vacation depending on how long you have worked for them. Location is great!

    Cons

    I have learned a lot and have met great people. Many people have left lately, possibly because nobody has gotten a raise and there is little to none advancement opportunities. The ones who are there have more work and less pay. No raises, benefits are ok, no room for advancement, some departments work harder than others and there is no recognition for hard work. Raises are given to everybody at the same time (supposedly). So no matter how hard you work or how little you work, everybody will get the same. The only ones who got raises/new titles lately is upper management. Employees are very disappointed about this and feeling betrayed. Many are looking for other jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees! You all ready spent a lot of money training them, try to keep them! Give people raises based on performance! AND don't say there is no money and give raises, and better tittles to upper management! Don't expect your employees to go to every single after work event when upper management is rarely there! ...and PLEASE don't give us more of the "Profiles" books that the president writes for Christmas...NOBODY reads them and they all end up in the trash can!


  11. Nice coworkers, terrible management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Golden Gate University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Proximity to bart station and relatively good benefits, particularly for uper management.

    Cons

    Management does not appreciate their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with more respect.



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