Loma Linda University
3.6 of 5 21 reviews
www.llu.edu Loma Linda, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated May 30, 2014

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Loma Linda University Chancellor and CEO Richard H. Hart

Richard H. Hart

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58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Excellent University

    Resident Assistant - Sub (Former Employee)
    Loma Linda, CA

    ProsDean of Women at Kate Lindsay Hall will work with your school schedule. You are more likely to be promoted to RA position which will give you room-rent compensation instead of hourly pay. Promotions to Full-time Resident Assistant is possible pending you show excellent time-management skills, keep in close connection with other RA's and make your desires clear with the deans.

    ConsPrepare to dedicate time and effort for work related activities all days of the week. Raises are not available unless you are promoted to full time RA or student dean, where pay is compensated differently.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work at Kate Lindsay Hall.

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

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    Great Opportunity to Work Here

    Lab Assistant (Current Employee)
    Loma Linda, CA

    ProsGreat people and consistent hours. I hear the benefit packages are competitive and worthwhile for full time employees.

    ConsBenefits for part-time employees are out of sight expensive. Very difficult company to get into.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A company that still cares for employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Loma Linda, CA

    ProsCaring Coworkers
    Company does many different programs and has many features that benefit the employee. Little things like giving out pedometers to encourage walking, and putting out newsletters to let employees know what is going on are not unappreciated.

    ConsThere is a lot of work to get done every day and it can be very stressful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good atmosphere, and make sure to never forget about the employees.

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

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    A place of excellence

    Graduate Student (Current Employee)
    Loma Linda, CA

    ProsFriendly staff, regular hours, great experience, knowledgeable personnel, Sabbath hours observed, great balance with personal life. Ideal for student.

    ConsThe facility is fairly small, departments seem disconnected, lots of tedious meticulous work to perform.

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

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    The institution does not listen to or involve faculty when making decisions concerning teaching or research.

    Assistant Professor, Biochemistry (Current Employee)
    Loma Linda, CA

    ProsThe weather is mild and numerous cultural attractions are within a days drive.

    ConsThe compensation is not competitive. Most departments in the School of Medicine are very political. Faculty who do their share of teaching and service are not supported.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many staff and faculty on the payroll are not productive (teaching and/or research) resulting in a lack of funds to adequately support research, compensate productive employees, and keep tuition low. You need to hire better department chairs who can actually manage their employees to further the institutional mission.

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

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    Management favors those who are "lifetime friends or family" - nepotism is rampant.

    Registered Nurse (Current Employee)
    Loma Linda, CA

    ProsGood educational experiences because it's a level 4 trauma center. Experience here looks good on a resume. State of the art equipment and newly remodeled atmosphere. If your one of those that are "favored" it can't get better.

    ConsLax atmosphere sometimes leads to patient safety issues that are promptly hidden and covered up by management. Management practices favoritism that is off the charts. Higher management needs to do a unit/department management overhaul with respects to not only unit managers but with charge nurses, as well. In fact, the overhaul should ESPECIALLY be with respect to the charge nurses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLimit gossip. Practice fairness to all employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice place to start at

    Research Technician (Former Employee)
    Loma Linda, CA

    ProsThe people are extremely nice and welcoming-they're very interested in getting to know you. It's easy to get a sense of camaraderie amongst colleagues there. Lots of opportunities for professional development (i.e. seminars, conferences, etc.). It is a place where you can very quickly feel at home.

    ConsPay is not very competitive particularly if you are in the research sector. The research is not particularly "cutting edge"but every one works hard (and late) in order to advance in their studies and become competitive.

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

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    Disappointing at best

    Regulatory Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Loma Linda, CA

    ProsPeople are very nice and the have nice Christmas decor. They work an adjusted schedule so most jobs are 8.5 hours Monday-Thursday and 6 hours Friday.

    ConsHard to get anything done. Paid leave/sick leave is a joke. Have to have 120 hours in sick leave bank before you can draw directly from it--takes about 3 years working full time to ear that. Internal website is hard to use. Facilities and policies tend to be outdated. Strongly relies on paper for research where most institutions rely on electronic submission systems. Lots of passing the buck off to others when things go wrong. No ownership unless it's to take credit for other's successes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiding behind politics as an excuse for poor management and inability to get anything done. Update the policies and improve processes or talent will walk. Don't just keep people because they've been there forever. Make them actually work to keep their jobs.

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

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    Fun and flexible environment, but not much room for growth

    Computer Support Specialist (Current Employee)
    Loma Linda, CA

    Pros* Educational institution that cares about its faculty, staff, and students.
    * Laid-back atmosphere and environment.
    * Flexible hours as long as work is not neglected.
    * Very good benefits at low cost for entire family.
    * Lots of opportunities to cross-train and learn new skills.
    * Continuing education is encouraged and supported.
    * Stable environment where turn-over is very low.
    * Proper ergonomics are encouraged and supported, with on-staff specialists available for ergonomic evaluations.

    Cons* As a non-profit educational institution, base pay is not as high as many for-profit private companies.
    * Not much room for professional growth in I.T. in spite of the encouragements to attend college and other training courses.
    * Greater importance and emphasis by the CIO is given to the programming groups than to the I.T. support staff instead of both being equal.
    * The low turn-over is partly due to an extreme unwillingness to release low-output employees.
    * As a religious institution it is impossible to reach the executive staff levels as a person that is not Seventh-Day Adventist.
    * Annual evaluations can be given up to half a year late, though if a pay raise is given, back-pay will also be given.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive every member of the I.T. group the same support and emphasis rather than focusing on any one group. As a non-profit, Seventh-Day Adventist, educational institution this should be more obvious than actions would indicate.

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

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    Excellent opportunity for students to gain research experience and publications.

    Research Analyst (Current Employee)
    Loma Linda, CA

    ProsVery educational experience for learning statistical analysis and consulting using SAS. Tons of opportunities for publications if you are assertive and speak up. If you are the quantitative employee, expect to analyze data and manage databases. If you are the non-quantitative employee, expect to work on grant writing and literature reviews all day.

    ConsIt can be either a very independent experience or a very very heavily micromanaged one, and there is too often a translational gap between admins and staff. Expect to be working at odd hours and often doing "high priority" tasks out of the blue. Deadlines are never met and admins procrastinate heavily while expecting you not to miss a beat. Pay issues can come up if you aren't properly set up initially with HR, which should be your first priority.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImproving HR support and initial payroll configuration is a must. Deadlines need to be more rigorously set and adhered to.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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