Loyola Marymount University

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Loyola Marymount University Reviews

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
54 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great atmosphere, great benefits, beautiful campus, laid back (in 9 reviews)

  • great location, great people to work with (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • The senior administration can be really old-school in their thinking - remember that this is a Catholic university with Catholic values (in 2 reviews)

  • Other than that, it is a great student job (in 2 reviews)

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    Dedicated student affairs professionals

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    Former Employee - Intern In A Student Affairs Office in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern In A Student Affairs Office in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Loyola Marymount University as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Apart from it being a beautiful campus, it is a mid-size university where you can get to know your staff but also meet a multitude of other employees from different offices. Well-connected, diverse student population, and in a great location.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic-like procedures make it hard to get things done sometimes, but this is expected. I was only an intern, a work study student to be exact, so I cannot speak to the promotional opportunities as I did not seek further employment here. From office directors I knew however, it appeared that once you reach the title of a director in a student affairs office, there is not much more room for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    assistant coach

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Loyola Marymount University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    location, location, location, location, location

    Cons

    way too many to list

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great culture and people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loyola Marymount University

    Pros

    Treated like an actual person, which isn't always easy to find with entry level jobs

    Cons

    Collegiate atmosphere. Some of the employees acted like they should still be in college

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall positive, though some frustrating situations

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Loyola Marymount University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is excellent, they really encourage you to leave on time and take breaks. Employee health and fitness benefits (like employee workout classes, access to fitness challenges) are excellent. Employees are friendly and helpful, really close-knit (especially those who have been there a while). Lots of really intelligent people. The campus is gorgeous.

    Cons

    The senior administration can be really old-school in their thinking - remember that this is a Catholic university with Catholic values. You have to always maintain a sense of decorum and professionalism, instead of just speaking your mind. Employees now have to pay for parking, which comes out of your salary - and it's not comparable in price to other universities. You have to go through multiple steps of approval before you're able to do things. You are "encouraged" to use onsite catering for events, but that really means you're forced because they'll match whatever quote you get from another company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Assistant Event Programmer/Fellow

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    Former Employee - Event Scheduling Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Event Scheduling Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Loyola Marymount University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to network with working professionals and LMU faculty/staff, gratuitous time to do personal work, encouraged to put forth event ideas which are often put assigned resources and put into action

    Cons

    Office/Front desk manager often gives you tedious clerical or office maintenance work, management inflexible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve student employees in strategic or structuring changes within office management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work and learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loyola Marymount University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Tuition remission is by far the best benefit to working at LMU. Admissions requirements still apply but offers employees low-debt/no-debt options for higher education for themselves and their dependents.

    Cons

    Staff positions are hard to find and land. Many positions are also occupied by "lifers" so opportunities for advancement are limited. Direct pay may not always be market- competitive but overall benefits package is generous and usually quiets any grumblings over wages/salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Event Operations

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    Current Employee - Operations Assistant
    Current Employee - Operations Assistant

    I have been working at Loyola Marymount University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The best place to work on campus for students.

    Cons

    If manual labor isn't your thing stay away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doin what you're doin

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work, you see the direct impact of teaching your students.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loyola Marymount University

    Pros

    Great people to work with, very friendly, helpful and care about students.

    Cons

    No room for growth for adjunct professors

    Recommends
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    Assistant Business Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loyola Marymount University part-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, fun, exciting

    Cons

    Political, boring, childish, I'm a student

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Enjoyed the experience I was given

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Loyola Marymount University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay rate, willing to train you, lets you work at your own pace

    Cons

    Was not given ultimate goal for the job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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