Pepperdine University

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Pepperdine University Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
65 Reviews
4.0
65 Reviews
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Pepperdine University President Andrew K. Benton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great atmosphere and great people (in 9 reviews)

  • Great Job Security, benefits, tuition reimbursements, and work-life balance (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay compared to IT industry wide (in 3 reviews)

  • Not much opportunity for growth within the IT department (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A university with a great reputation.

    Current Employee - Recruitment Manager in Encino, CA
    Current Employee - Recruitment Manager in Encino, CA

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

    Pros

    There are various degree program offerings.

    Cons

    There tends to be a lot of restructuring.

  2.  

    Great University to work for.

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

    I have been working at Pepperdine University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Paid time off, work-live balance that is amazing

    Cons

    location that I work from is a bit far from my home.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place

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

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and great people.

    Cons

    A little bit of Bureaucracy. Not very efficient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good jobs for students

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant

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

    Pros

    nice pay, work-life balance, training, friends working there, downtime

    Cons

    personal growth, departmental drama, lack of communication, schedule, politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more communication

    Recommends
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Need for diversity

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

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

    Pros

    Tuition benefits is a plus

    Cons

    There is a major issue with inequality for non White employees. This is a very conservative White Christian university that is set in the "good old boy" mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk when it comes to Christian values

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I'm sure this a a great place to work, it just wasn't for me.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Gaining experience teaching a wide variety of students is always beneficial.

    Cons

    Like most places with a "higher purpose" they often forget that we live in the present and are not all gifted with religiosity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Student Worker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Malibu, CA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Malibu, CA

    I worked at Pepperdine University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work close to campus, make great contacts, decent pay

    Cons

    Not much responsibility, not taken too seriously

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your student workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall a good experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TEACHERS ASSISTANT in Malibu, CA
    Current Employee - TEACHERS ASSISTANT in Malibu, CA

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

    Pros

    Pleasant people to work with, beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Far commute, overworked on some weeks because hours vary week to week. Low pay compared to other jobs for Masters-level students in LA area.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Many opportunities at minimum pay. Great for building administrative experience while in college (part-time)

    Current Employee - Student Worker in Malibu, CA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Malibu, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people and warm faculty. If you just ask around you can find a part-time job.

    Cons

    Might not get a lot of hours.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great to work for, Not so great to study at

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

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with Pepperdine very much. For the most part the staff are warm and welcoming, there is a vibrant office culture that I have fostered many friendships and the compensation is satisfactory. The location of the University is wonderful, beautiful place!

    Cons

    Avoid the administration at all costs. The front office is rigid, unwelcoming, unhelpful and rude. I would rather visit my local DMV without an appointment than deal with the Administration. Leadership is blind and deaf to employees and students, discriminatory policies against LGBT and the religious rhetoric ,that is sometimes legalist, will make you feel a bit out of place if you are not religious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline your bureaucracy, end discriminatory policies and listen to the input of students and employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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