Hawaii Pacific University Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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  1. University Scheduler

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - University Scheduler in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - University Scheduler in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at Hawaii Pacific University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work loads are adequate and staff are friendly. There is lots of communication between the support staff.

    Cons

    Doesn't use the graduates from the University to fill positions.

    Advice to Management

    More communication with entire university staff not just middle management and department heads.


  2. Student Worker Review

    Former Employee - Writing Mentor in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Writing Mentor in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Hawaii Pacific University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    As a student worker at the school they help you by adjusting your work schedule around your class schedule. In my position I also had time to do my homework at work, as long as I didn't have appointments or meetings.

    Cons

    Everything seem to take a long time, when I was re-hired after a break they had all my information in the system already, but the process still took several weeks before I was officially hired. The same went for any requests for schedule changes, you had to ask well in advance, or they wouldn't look at it and approve before the day of the change arrived.

    Advice to Management

    Try to speed things up a little, or at least inform students and other workers why things are taking such a long time. Also, be clear with who does what, at some instances I did not know who or where I should ask for assistance with issues, and people around me did not seem to know either, so you went around in a circle trying to find the right person to talk to.


  3. Assistant Computer Support Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Hawaii Pacific University (More than a year)

    Pros

    They were willing to schedule work around a student's schedule. It was a good learning environment, if you treated it like one.

    Cons

    There were a lot of office politics. Your position or connections directly relate to the amount of weight your opinions carried.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate management and goals of the department. Establish standard operating procedures. Resources need to be listened to and better utilized.


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  5. It's a work in progress.

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

    I have been working at Hawaii Pacific University part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The people are dedicated, friendly, and hardworking.

    Cons

    There are a lot of improvements to be done within the overall organization of the university. Things are disjointed but surely improving with the people that work there now.

    Advice to Management

    Organize the overall picture more.


  6. Assistant Professor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at Hawaii Pacific University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You get paid. And you do not have to work 100 hrs per week.
    If you are unethical and love giving easy grades for almost no work, this is THE place for you!

    Cons

    You get paid to babysit and give As to spoiled kids, most of whom are not prepared and/or immature and/or not really smart and/or entitled and/or lazy. Everyone is on the same page: students BOUGHT their easy As. The faculty are on it too..... That's how this work-life balance is achieved.
    There is no tenure.
    The school has super low academic standards, so it has a low reputation and is having hard time being accredited. Students are totally not serious and often to not graduate. Faculty are lazy and do not do research and grants. The net result: there is always lack of students, and always financial problems and crisis.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to move ahead, you will have to fire all the slackers and keep only hard working people. That means firing basically most of the old timers. They are too used to super low academic standards i.e. working very little to teach anything. Professors just give easy high grades to keep students writing good student evaluations... .


  7. A great school to work with and for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Instructor in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Hawaii Pacific University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great University to work with/for as they encourage employee development and are generally fun while they do the job of education!

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can see!

    Advice to Management

    Always stay available to students and staff.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Admin.

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

    I have been working at Hawaii Pacific University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Tuition benefit, dress code, some people, time off

    Cons

    TOXIC work environment, horrible managers in most department, no raises in past 2 years, low pay, little advancement for hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen, manage and stop trying to get to the top!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Do they really know where they are taking us?

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

    I have been working at Hawaii Pacific University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Colleagues are hard working and dedicated.

    Cons

    New management changing everything. Sense of unpredictability.


  10. Temporary experience at HPU

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Assistant in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Network Assistant in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Hawaii Pacific University part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Academic atmosphere. Standard institute workplace.

    Cons

    Low-salary. 9-to-5 job. It is okay.


  11. Overall good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant (Work and Study)
    Current Employee - Student Assistant (Work and Study)

    I have been working at Hawaii Pacific University part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Works with student schedules, very flexible hours

    Cons

    can only work 19 hours a week
    mundane tasks
    too much free time which cannot be used for homework

    Advice to Management

    manage tasks according to time frame



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