Hawaii Pacific University
3.3 of 5 15 reviews
www.hpu.edu Honolulu, HI 1000 to 5000 Employees

Hawaii Pacific University Reviews in Honolulu, HI

Updated Jun 18, 2014
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    It is a nice place to work, with friendly people.

    Adjunct Faculty (Instructor) (Former Employee)
    Honolulu, HI

    ProsFriendly people, nice students. It's a university, so you get non-teaching days off. I'm sure you can take sick days, but I never had to.

    ConsThe pay isn't amazing for adjunct faculty, but it's ok. Many of the students require ESL help (except for the mainland students).

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate more tenure positions. Look into expanding the reach of the university through grants and outside funding. Consider approaching business (the other university does a terrible job catering to business - you could drive that wagon).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Once a contender, now a disaster

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Honolulu, HI

    ProsThere are none. It is a sham. Benefits have been cut, work load increased, and the policies are not even in line with the education sector. The new structure means there will probably be no long-term faculty building stable careers here.

    ConsNo job security. Climate of fear. No truthfulness on the part of management. Threats and intimidation on a daily basis. A truly toxic work environment. Some fantastic people working here but they are not valued at all. It used to be much better. This is just sad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease leave, and turn the institution over to people who actually care about education.

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

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    HPU, largest private university in Hawaii

    Instructor, Communication (Current Employee)
    Honolulu, HI

    ProsLocation in Hawaii attracts amazing students from around the world. Central location. Generous retirement contributions.

    ConsStaff and faculty are not valued. No one's job is ever secure. Superior pedagogy not valued or even encouraged by upper management. Programs are cut, people are terminated, important guidelines change with little advance notice,

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse faculty and staff as valuable human resources, not as inconvenient "line items."

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

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    Fun, easy going, and flexible hours

    Internal Mail Room Postage Allocator (Former Employee)
    Honolulu, HI

    ProsWorking at the campus as a student offers an abundant number advantages to working at off campus work sites. For one, the school will more than likely be much more flexible with your hours and circumstances that arise because of school activities than other outside companies. My particular job in the mail room was a very fun and easy going environment.

    ConsMy time working for Hawaii Pacific University was very good so its hard to think of any cons honestly. I was always paid on time. If I wanted more hours or needed time off those accommodations were almost always met.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Adjunct Instructor (Current Employee)
    Honolulu, HI

    ProsGreat opportunity to "cut your teeth" teaching at university level.
    Military campus programs allow you to work with fellow military members and trade ideas and knowledge.
    Great response from permanent faculty and military campus advisors. Staff is very helpful.

    ConsPersonally, I'd prefer 1-2 hour classes instead of 4-hour classes; but it's not a bad schedule.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor new adjuncts, consider having a lesson plan for them to follow; making your own from scratch can be intimidating.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Honolulu, HI

    Pros- you can build your career in a respectful environment

    Cons- the pay is just enough to cope with the cost of life

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs far as education is concerned the management is doing is great job to build a good reputation for the university.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fair but could use better leadership in the management area.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Honolulu, HI

    ProsBenefits on tuition
    friendly work environment

    Cons-low pay
    - promotions are based on manager's preference
    - managers & directors need to be trained on how to manage people

    Advice to Senior Managementno comment

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place for beginners

    Assistant Computer Support Specialist (Current Employee)
    Honolulu, HI

    ProsExcept for a few, the people you work with are friendly and very tolerant.

    ConsMaybe too laid back for some.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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