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Pepperdine University Reviews

Updated January 6, 2015
Updated January 6, 2015
66 Reviews
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great to work for, Not so great to study at

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    • 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
  2.  

    Cynthia Ware

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Malibu, CA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Malibu, CA

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

    Pros

    Very personable, dedicated to her work, passionate about what she does, organized, flexible

    Cons

    She can sometimes be too big picture and does not acknowledge some of the small tasks that need to be done in order to get a big project off the ground

  3.  

    Welcoming

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Career Coach
    Former Employee - Career Coach

    I worked at Pepperdine University as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a contracter for three years, was treated with respect. Pepperdine provided opportunities to learn among other similar contractors and made "us" feel part of the family. The students with whom I worked were mature and ready to do the work they needed to do to further their careers. Was given the opportunity to design and deliver some unique curriculum surrounding careers.

    Cons

    As a contractor, there are no cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None I can think of.

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    Inclusive work environment with holistic care for employees

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pepperdine University part-time

    Pros

    Amazing co workers, good benefits, time off, values of the university are implemented in work environments which can help with difficult situations that may be handled unethically elsewhere.

    Cons

    There are some challenges surrounding growth opportunities and options to switch between departments. Many employees I knew that have been working there for years have difficult switching positions/attaining higher positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a more structured plan for growth and development for all employees to reduce turnover.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pepperdine University full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, wonderful people work here, good mission and values. The hours are never to strenuous and interaction with students are always pleasant.

    Cons

    Nothing outstanding with salaries, promotion can be difficult at times. Sometimes religious tradition gets in the way of implementing change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Teacher's Assistant

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    Current Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Malibu, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Malibu, CA

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

    Pros

    Working with the professor is a very rewarding experience because you get to learn so much about the subject you TA for.

    Cons

    Being a TA can be a very time consuming job, especially when you are a full-time student.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, the professor that I am working with is great. He has demonstrated me to be patient and provided me with a sense of autonomy to accomplish my work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Decent student worker position, menial work but good hours.

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

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

    Pros

    Easy to work here as a student.

    Cons

    Basic work that requires little to no training. Doesn't give much experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give students more meaningful work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Stable company

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

    I worked at Pepperdine University as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent growth opportunities, Strong culture if you share the same beliefs as the organization.

    Cons

    Not the most competitive pay, Strong culture if you share the same beliefs as the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great benefits, but the corporate culture is questionable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Admissions in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    great benefits, beautiful campus, great work/home balance

    Cons

    poor culture; slow mobility/career growth

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Diversity ?

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Malibu, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Malibu, CA

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

    Pros

    I learned a lot. Beautiful campus.

    Cons

    If you're not a practicing christian, good luck. If you're gay, you're going to have even more trouble. Consider staying closeted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversity is key.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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