La Sierra University Reviews

Updated March 13, 2015
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  1. Great place to work, but unique culture.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at La Sierra University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, great values, and a beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Pay is not very competitive and sometimes, it takes times to get things done—I'm told it's a "higher ed" syndrome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Lifeguard

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at La Sierra University

    Pros

    Great hours to balance life/class with adequate compensation for the work. good management.

    Cons

    facilities could use an update.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Friendly environment, Some in leadership were under qualified.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA

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

    Pros

    The people that work at La Sierra are generally nice and contribute to the warm, friendly environment.

    Cons

    The leadership was lacking. Some of the administration that I served under were under qualified for their positions.

    Recommends
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  5. 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 a 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
  6. 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
  7. 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 a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The Pay is on the low side.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. I really enjoy the people and the working environment. Overall, a positive experience.

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

    I have been working at La Sierra University as a contractor (more than a 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
  9. 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 a 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
  10. 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.

  11. Friendly at first, but then the mask comes off.

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    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant
    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant

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

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