La Sierra University

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La Sierra University Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good atmosphere in Math Department

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at La Sierra University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Small department. Helpful faculty. Work-life balance. School values.

    Cons

    The Pay is on the low side.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    very easy going job

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    Current Employee - IT Tech Support in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - IT Tech Support in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at La Sierra University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    easy job. and they basically let me work unsupervised once I proved I was competent.

    Cons

    Sexual harrasment from superiors. (you just learn to ignore it)
    Laziness from your supervisors.
    Blame always placed on the lower employees even when they're undeniably not at fault.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need some efficiency and work ethic training. In my time working at La Sierra, In about 3 months I found myself doing 50% of my department's work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Not a bad place to work, but not somewhere to work forever.

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at La Sierra University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's close by my house.

    Cons

    The pay is considerably modest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Security officers and on-call supervisors can't expect not to be called during their time off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    I really enjoy the people and the working environment. Overall, a positive experience.

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at La Sierra University as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Positive environment--friendly, genuine, and encouraging. Small School allows for more connections to form. Many services are offered to students to be supported outside of the classroom as well--helpful writing center, librarians, etc.

    Cons

    The salary is not competitive, which makes staying for a long term difficult. There is not much training or collaboration to offer room for growth (besides on your own, in isolation). Quality of teaching is not often monitored for adjunct professors, which may hurt the school in the long run.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good place to ease into the workforce.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at La Sierra University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy, laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes there isn't much of a sense of urgency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work smart instead of working hard!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good people, Poor mangment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at La Sierra University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great campus grounds, And some great people. The small campus makes it easy to know everyone on a first name bases

    Cons

    The leadership encourages and promotes workplace bullying, many workers have left on medical leave due to stress, no employee rights, and in a recent court case it was revealed the university will use recordings obtained under less then honest means, to fire them for activities at home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its time to fix your low pay scale, and learn to respect and honer your employees. Student see this abusive workplace and think why would i want to become an Adventist if this is how we treat one another.

  8.  

    Friendly at first, but then the mask comes off.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at La Sierra University as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name... People were welcoming and friendly. There are weekly worships for students and staff is encouraged to go too.

    Cons

    The University doesn't fire many people, leaving a lot of employees working in jobs in which they should not continue working. If the University was concerned with quality, they would fire the rotten eggs and hire people who really were concerned with the well-being of the University.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do yourself a favor and change up the management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Contract Staff Accountant in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Contract Staff Accountant in Riverside, CA

    I worked at La Sierra University as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great family work environment that actually cares for the employee

    Cons

    No overtime unless it is audit season. On the low side of pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Going downhill fast

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    Former Employee - Faculty in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Faculty in Riverside, CA

    I worked at La Sierra University

    Pros

    A beautiful campus and a friendly community are the major benefits of La Sierra University. It's location in Riverside is also a plus, putting you within easy reach of the ocean, mountains and desert.

    Cons

    Pay is low, because you are working for a church institution, so your low salary is seen as service to God. University is mired in controversy over the teaching of evolution as fact! Recent high-profile resignations are the latest sign that La Sierra may not be around ( as it currently exists) for much longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Divest the university of its church affiliation, hire faculty based primarily on their expertise and abilities as a teacher, rather than their faith, which severely limits faculty quality.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Great community

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at La Sierra University

    Pros

    understanding people, friendly environment that is constantly trying to be better in the world, because of religious affiliation the workday ends at noon on Friday to prepare for the sabbath.

    Cons

    student work pay is low, sometimes there is lack of communications between departments, can be frustrating when trying to get things done.

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